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!
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