I have friends who think thrifting is disgusting. I can see their point. I don't buy anything that can't be cleaned well. No stuffed animals, pillows, etc. In fact, almost everything that comes into my house goes straight in the dishwasher or washing machine. If I buy a piece of furniture, it also gets a good cleaning.
My aunt is the queen of thrifted furniture. She can re-make almost anything! Example? My daughter's room. She wanted a "big girl" room. Her only direction? Purple paint, and a zebra rug. (Huh?) We decided to go with a Parisian theme. Sue helped me track down furniture to replace her broken/outgrown little girl pieces.
Here are some awful before pictures (she switched room's with one of her brothers):
|These lamps came from Target, dirt cheap. I hot glued a beaded fringe trim to the edges.|
See?! Thrifting works!
Now go try it!