One Room Challenge Spring 2019 - Week 3: Thrifting Tips

Well it’s Week 3 of the One Room Challenge Spring 2019. Again this week the weather has not been cooperating so a lot of my plans were put on hold. Honestly I haven’t made much progress overall, in Week 1 I shared my patio makeover plans, in Week 2 I shared some 2019 Outdoor Trends and this week I’m sharing 5 Thrifting Tips because that’s all I’ve been able to accomplish due to the torrential downpours we've been experiencing. As always be sure to check out the Official Participants in the One Room Challenge and the other Guest Participants Week 3 progress.


5 Thrifting Tips:

1. Have an idea of what you’re looking for

Have your phone loaded with your Pinterest pins, moodboards and inspiration for the piece you're hunting for. This past week I went on my routine thrift store run and found this amazing mirror that matches my moodboard inspiration perfectly.

2. Know your local thrift shops
If you’re looking for furniture there are some that carry more furniture than others. Avoid Antique shops as their prices are inflated (unless there is something specific you’re looking for). Don’t be afraid to ask the thrift store employee which day they restock their items (most places it’s every day).

3. Get creative, imagine what things could be
Very often there are items in thrift shops that can be upcycled into great pieces of home decor. For example, 90’s flush mount light fixtures can make an excellent DIY succulent terrarium or a wire lamp shade can be transformed into a DIY lampshade plant stand or you could upcycle some patio chairs with some spray paint and rope.

4. Craigslist and Kijiji
If you can’t find what you’re looking for in the thrift store consider looking online.

5. Don’t buy ripped or stained furniture

Upholstery is super expensive and pretty difficult to doyourself so avoid buying fabric furniture pieces that have been soiled or torn.


I hope you’ve found these tips helpful. And I’m hoping the weather is nice to me next week so I can get some actual work done on my space. I only have everything to do lol.

Be sure to follow me on Instagram for details on my progress and other fun stuff.


Harlow and Thistle

Hi! I'm Andrea, I'm a Momma, a Designer and a hopeless DIY'er. I love finding ways to achieve a lux look for less.

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