Have I mentioned lately how much I love thrift stores? Hmmm… I don’t think so.
Well, I love them. You can find the best things if you are willing to do a little searching. I haven’t been in a while and I’m itching to do a little thrifting soon…. but first I need to finish (ahem, start) a few projects I’ve already got planned with thrift store purchased.
A month or so ago, Carrie and I went to the thrift store by work to get items to craft for our second craft day. I picked up a set of three black hexagonal wall shelves for $6! These shelves range in price from $25 to $80, so I was happy to dish out a whole six buck to make them mine.
I didn’t want my shelves to be black, and they were a little beat up, so I painted them white. I also hung new hardware onto the back of each shelf because the preexisting hardware was placed in a weird spot. One was also missing… Since the shelves aren’t very heavy and I didn’t plan on hanging any boulders on them, I hung them with a simple picture bracket. They haven’t fallen down yet, so it looks like it will work just fine.
I didn’t do the worlds best job painting them, but I think they look adorable. They are hanging in our dining room right next to our kitchen walkway.
The hubby is gonna looooove that he’s in that picture doing the dishes haha. Let’s focus on the shelves — cute, huh? I haven’t totally figured out the accessories yet, especially since the shelves were much smaller than I originally remembered.
My new silver birds that I brought home from New York are definitely staying. I love them to pieces.
What awesome things have you found thrifting? And if you live in Maryland, what’s your favorite thrift store?