Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Thrifted Home {Ideas and Inspiration}

I came across this lovely list/ideas on Re-Nest, (a new site to me) called:

10 Common Thrift Store Finds
and ways to use them for DIY projects

I found a slew of cool, interesting and potentially fun projects to pursue to decorate our place and make it feel more homey.

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I would love to try and do something similar myself. Inspiration Here

Things to thrift for:
3 matching frames
a small shelf
a large hook
Question? How would one go about cutting a ceramic vase in half??

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I actually have a slew of glass spaghetti jars saved.
My baking cupboard is crying out patiently waiting for me to
organize it with them. But this caught my eye and I think it’s so cute!

Things to thrift for:
canning jar lids

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This crate on casters is so adorable for children’s toys or books.
Maybe I can convince my mom to give me one of hers for my birthday!

Things to thrift for:
four casters

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I wish I would have seen something like this before
we went and  bought our butcher block island from Lowes.
To me this pieces is 100% more functional and has a lot more character.
I’d definitely find a dresser with two big drawers at the bottom to fit our
bulky items like the crockpot and mixer.
Do you think I can convince my BFF to try sell our block on
Craigslist and opt for this instead?

Things to thrift for:
my parent buy and sell antique furniture, so I’ll just have a  look in their barn! *wink*

4 comments:

Jacqueline Lee Valenti said...

I really like the kitchen dresser! I might just mimic that idea in the future too-- it's so homey and ideal for space!

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

These are such cute idea. I love the jars and I really like the coat hook. I am ready to try a few of these right now. Thanks for the tips.

grunge-queen said...

You're so creative; I love the jar idea - practical yet pretty too!

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