Color me thrifty! I’ve always been as big of a frugal shopper as I can be, looking for sales, racking up coupons and going to traditional discount stores like Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc., so I really can’t believe I’ve lived this long without enjoying the epicness of a Thrift Store. But when it came time to start finding pieces for my craft room and my budget was negative $5, I knew I would need to get really creative with my decor. I set some money aside to buy the actual furniture (from IKEA, more on that on another post coming soon) because thanks to Pinterest, I was dead set on what I wanted the layout to look like, but everything else would have to wait a bit…
When it came down to the decor, I wasn’t really sure what I would find, but I had an idea of what to look for since I already had my color palette and a few items in the vintage theme like the typewriter and the turntable/record player. A friend had told me about a strip mall with a few thrift shops about 20 minutes from my house, so I decided to go on a Saturday with another friend to see what treasures we would stumble upon (side note: going on a Saturday might not be such a good idea, it’s always PACKED!) Fortunately, we didn’t have to dig too deep to hit the jackpot, and I started finding gems within moments of walking in:
The first thing I saw was this Greek/Roman looking clock, very distressed with a hint of pale pink and overall perfect. Once I cleaned it and put in a brand new battery, it looked and worked as good as new!
Then, this pink globe caught my eye, because what office is complete without a globe? That’s right, not a single one! I didn’t notice at first, but the globe actually had a cable and a switch, which I was elated to find out still worked when plugged in! Illustrated by the gif below 🙂
Next, I saw the cutest little lamp base with two pink vintage boots, and it was equal parts adorable and nostalgic, exactly what I was looking for. I found an old timey looking lampshade nearby, and bam! Another thrift find complete –
I rounded up the trip with a few more items like a pink vintage tray, some mugs for a soon-to-be-on-the-blog project, a magazine rack, and best of all, some vinyl LPs for my dear record player!
In total, I spent less than $30 for all of these items, and they’re absolutely perfect for the vibe I’m going for in my craft room, and I didn’t even know I needed/wanted them before seeing them ❤ I am officially in love with thrift shopping!!! Have you had cool thrift finds recently? Do you have any tips on finding awesome stuff? I’d love any help I can get since I’m new to this world 🙂