When shopping at the thrift store for your home you may think of getting items like tables or glassware but don’t pass up other items. Here are five things that I always look for when thrifting for your home and may not be on your radar.
My mom is an artist, so most of the artwork that graces my walls is hers. But I still always check the paintings at the thrift store no matter what. I have found some awesome pieces to hang alongside my mothers world-renowned art (which you can find here by the way:).
Yes, I have found essential oils, candles and plug-ins at the thrift store! These finds have mainly been at Goodwills because they have a deal with Target.
Some items from the Target clearance section make their way to Goodwill stores and are resold. You can also find scented candles and I’ve even stocked up on essential oils.
I have found living plants at estate sales and was lucky enough to get a large umbrella tree for $10 (and they came with a lovely couple). I talk about it in the video below.
I don’t come across many living plants in the thrift stores, but I do see fake plants all the time, some that are really realistic.
The price you would pay for a large plant in a retail store is over $100 compared to $20 or less (usually) at the thrift store.
While you may not think of purchasing a throw or any type of bedding for that matter from the thrift store I wouldn’t pass up this section.
I have lucked up and found a couple of great throws to sit across my couch, one of my favorites is a cashmere blend!
They look great and add a nice touch and were a fraction of what I would have paid in retail.
Most don’t think to head to the thrift store to get supplies for crafts to make around the home, but many times you will find them.
A lot of times the craft supplies are unopened, which is always a plus.
You will most likely find these close to the check out line so keep an eye out as you wait to check out.
Vintage chairs are usually pretty sturdy, so if you find one that you like or can easily reupholster I wouldn’t pass it up!
Most thrift stores have a ton of lamps and most people seem to pass them right up. Just be on the lookout for dents and scratches. If there are a couple minor scratches determine if it’s something a quick coat of spray pain can fix.
If possible ask to plug it in to see if it works.
If you are shopping specifically for lamps bring a light bulb with you as the ones on the floor may not have one inside.
When I go to the thrift store I usually see a ton of mason jars.
They are great to have on hand as decoration or as functional pieces to hold items.
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