As my new friend Meggan showed me around her house a couple of weeks ago, pointing out all of her fantastic thrift store finds, I thought to myself “hmmm, what is her secret?” I’ve never had much luck at thrift stores. I find the occasional gem, but most of the time I leave empty handed.
So when Meggan offered to let me tag along on a visit to her favorite thrift store, I jumped at the chance.
It’s actually not far from my house, but I had only been there once or twice, and that was quite some time ago. So the other night, Meggan picked me up and we ran over there. Time just flew by while we were browsing around, and Meggan showed me the ropes; the color coding system on the tags, and how that night anything with a green tag was half off. We filled our cart to overflowing, and were shocked when they announced over the loud speaker that they were closing in 15 minutes.
I came home with all of this, plus a few more items that didn’t make it into the photo.
Now, you may be thinking, ‘huh? what was she thinking?’, but trust me. I’m going to transform most of these items into something fab.
In fact, I’ve already begun the process with that little set of 4 plates.
I cleaned them up, and added some of my favorite Tim Holtz rub-ons.
They aren’t food safe, but they would make a great dish for holding your spare change or some jewelry on your dressing table. They would also be sweet hung on the wall.
You will have to stay tuned to see what I do with the rest of my haul. I’m really anxious to get started on this.
You’ll just have to trust me on this one!
Meanwhile, check back on Friday for the full reveal of my craft room makeover. See you then!