“ What the heck is Thrift store chic? And is that even a home decorating style?”
You bet it is, and it is becoming one of my most favorite interior design styles of all!
Thrift store chic has become a very popular home decorating style. You may even describe it as being vintage, rustic, or antique. Whichever term you choose, it is a great inexpensive way to add character or charm to your home by shopping at consignment stores or second hand stores.
That character or charm is what makes your friends say “ooohh lala” when they walk in the front door! It’s what makes your home different from any other. And that’s a good thing.
I love a treasure hunt! I mean I absolutely love going on treasure hunts, especially at my local consignment stores or thrift shops like the Salvation Army, or flea markets.
I’m telling ya, it’s part of my home decorating style and I love it.
I have even been known to buy shoes, purses, or even clothes if I find a really good high end deal.
Shhh, my girls don’t know that, they would be so embarrassed if they knew!
Remember,” it’s not about where you buy it, it’s how you use it!”
Oh and using that Coach bag from the thrift store with a pair of Miss Me jeans, a cute top, great shoes, and some vintage jewelry has now made me feel like I got to go strutting around like I just stepped out of vogue magazine.
Just like using that great piece of furniture that you have recreated into something spectacular, has now made you want to host that party you have been thinking about for some time now.
Picture frames, lamps, old window frames and wood furniture are just a few things that can be recreated or repurposed into something current for your home.
Here is a brass lamp that I bought at the Flea Market for $2 .50. I bought the pair for 5 bucks! I know, big splurge right!!
I spray painted them both yellow for my dining room and living room makeover that I just completed. They give the room that pop of color that I love so much!
And when recreated or repurposed, these treasures can add drama or be a focal point in your room.
Like this bold beauty. It’s got to catch your attention when you walk in the front door!
For those of us who like the newest home decor trends, but don’t want to spend the bucks for it, buying a piece of furniture from a second hand store is perfect! I would not want to spend the money on a mellow yellow accent piece because in a few years, I may be into purple or something!
Who knows, we could even move again and not have the space for it!
Maybe you need a dresser for a bedroom, media console for your your large flat screen, or just a little something to brighten up a room.
It’s amazing what paint and new hardware can do to an old piece of wood furniture!
Check out this before and after by all things thrifty. Amazing!
and she got that piece so cheap! Only 40 bucks people!
How about this beautiful white dresser. I would love this in my guest room
Have I ever told you I have had so much damage done to my home decor and furniture throughout the years of moving. If a treasure gets damaged, it doesn’t hurt as bad as a quality piece of brand new furniture!
The one thing that I have learned that I will never do again, ship my quality furniture overseas. Never again! I know, never say never, but that is one lesson I learned the hard way!
Next time we move overseas, (if there is a next time) I will make sure I send my great thrift store chic treasures.
Make sure to check out allthingsthrifty.com, Painting Furniture 101, for great inspirations and tutorials for painting and glazing furniture and other treasures!
Check out these 2 blogs for great ideas! I love them!!
Do you love a treasure hunt? Any of you near Tampa should let me know when you want to go!
What are some of your recreations? Send me a picture of your before and afters so I can post them!
What’s your home decorating style?