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    September 22, 2014
    Furniture Shopping At The Thrift Store

    One of my most recent regrets was passing up a thrift store find a few weeks ago. See, I am a huge dork. I love getting together with friends and playing board games and card games. So, when I found a poker table at Goodwill for thirty bucks (it sat eight people, and even had cup holders!), I was completely heartbroken because A. I had nowhere to put it and B. My car wasn’t large enough to bring it home anyway. To me, it will always be the one that got away. I will probably always get my furniture from thrift stores- it’s way cheaper, plus there are plenty of options for upcycling and customization. But, how do you know when it’s worth it, and when a piece of furniture is just too far gone/ a waste of money? Read this guide by Virginia at Live Love DIY for help:

    -Look for colorful pieces, and build a collection over time

    -Keep an open mind- almost anything can be repurposed!

    -Go often, but be patient. Hold out for items that you truly love.

    -Always look for quality furniture: look for solid wood pieces with a nice shape, good lines, and that can be easily refinished.

    -Know when you don’t need something, and when to walk away. Don’t become a hoarder!

    Photo Credit: Orin ZebestĀ 


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    September 10, 2014
    Wordless Wednesday: Living Room With Natural Light

    Photo from Amy Butler Design


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    September 1, 2014
    Happy Labor Day!

     

    I hope all of you has a lovely day– whether you have to work or not.

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    August 13, 2014
    Wordless Wednesday: Gallery Wall Inspiration

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    August 6, 2014
    Wordless Wednesday: Coffee Bar!

    Photo from The Schaaf House blog


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    July 4, 2014
    Happy Fourth Of July!

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    July 2, 2014
    Wordless Wednesday: Fantastically Modern Loft

    Photo from Domaine Home


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    June 18, 2014
    Wordless Wednesday: Charming Breakfast Nook

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    June 13, 2014
    Friday Fun Video: Thrifty Summer Decor
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    Perfect for a beach house or nautical themed room!


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    June 6, 2014
    Friday Fun Video: Laundry Room Makeover
    http://www.dailymotion.com/videox1bwfyg

    Beautiful and functional!


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