The other day on my instagram stories, I shared my latest thrifted find, a little glass jar with a lid, and I shared it to my stories asking for suggestions on how/where I should use it. I got some suggestions, but was more shocked at the conversations it struck up with people about my thrifting habits, so today I thought I’d share some of our thrifted home with you and a few of my thrifting tips.
Now, you may already know about our table, but in case you haven’t seen it, here’s how we did our DIY Rainbow table.
Our dining room area doesn’t look quite like this anymore, but a lot of these are thirfted (that desk included!)
Thrifting and clearance finds are my jam. I just love them. The hunt of them, the waiting to find the perfect thing that just screams at you.
I’ve been known to grab things I love just to hang on to them until I could find where I wanted them to go. I even have a hashtag on Instagram if you’d like to follow along from my thrifted finds and hauls. It’s #ambersthriftingfinds
Some tips I have include:
Think the piece through. What will you do with it, where will you put it, etc etc? I have came home with items that I have loved but never found a place for so I ended up donating them. But, I have also stored items until I have found the perfect place for them. Know whow you think/work and what you like.
Don’t overpay. Just because it’s thrifted doesn’t mean that it’s worth that price tag. What would the retail cost be? Is the thrifted cost fair to that? Fair for the wear & tear aspect of the item itself? Don’t overpay just because it’s on sale.
Check it thouroughly. I can’t emphasize this one enough. I can’t even tell you the amount of times we have grabbed something only to discover a hole or tear or stain later that we didn’t originally notice in our excitement of the find.
Be okay leaving empty handed. This one seems self-explanitory really, but… be okay with leaving empty handed. It is totally cool to not find anything too. Half the fun of thrifting is the treasure hunt itself.