You May Be A Thrifter If…

 
Do you know which days are half-price days at your local thrift stores?
Do you fall asleep Pinning more than one night a week?
Have you ever been extremely ill (on your way to or from the store for medicine) and stopped at a yard sale?
If you missed a weekend of thrifting do you feel slightly on edge and worried that you are missing the deal of the century?
If you have answered yes to any of these questions, you are not alone.  There are a lot of us.  We are DIY’ers, thrifters, crafters, dumpster-divers, upcyclers, roadside rescuers, and professionals at seeing what could be. 
 
 
I love, love, LOVE to create something pretty out of something not so great.  In the first grade I was banished to the back of the classroom for the majority of the year for talking too much and wondering where the heck the awesome toys from Kindergarten went.  I spent recess convincing my classmates that the rocks and pieces of pretty colored glass I found were treasures.  The next 15 years were spent creating strange outfits, sporting Flock Of Seagulls hair, and painting all of my pink childhood furniture black because it was chic.

 
Do you remember when you started on this journey of making something beautiful out of a piece of discarded decor, or dilapidated furniture?
For most of us it was out of necessity as poor college students or newlyweds.  But somewhere along the line, a love for helping a swan emerge from ugly duckling status grew and he were are.
 
 
This dresser has held all of the sweet baby clothes for my little girl for the past two years, and is now ready for hold big girl items like tights and tutu’s.  I couldn’t help myself, I had to do a little tablescaping before bringing it upstairs and filling it full of her favorite things.
 
Do you have a piece of furniture you are working on right now? Maybe you are on the hunt for your next rescue, and instead of bringing home lost kittens, you are on the hunt for tables and pallets.
 
I appreciate you so much, thank you for coming along on these thrifty adventures with me.  It’s so much more fun together.  Plus, if we all end up in a support group for hoarding then we have each other right?
 
Hugs & Blessings
xoxo, Tanya

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Comments

  1. So true! Great post! Thanks for linking up to the CHQ Blog hop! Hope to see you back this week!

  2. What a great post, Tanya. I also know I'm a thrifter because my daughter who is two asks me each day if we are going to a yard sale tomorrow. 🙂

  3. yep! I second all of it!
    thifting is a way of life 🙂

  4. Beautiful dresser. Lovely table scape. Yes, I am well on my way to hoarding! Let's stick together. 🙂

  5. I'm so torn, because this Saturday is our community garage sale, but my daughter is moving in to her first apartment here in Texas….. Wonder if I could just show up late for the move? I must be a thrifter!!! But hey, I could find her some really great stuff for her new apartment – right?

  6. Dear Tanya

    Loved this post so much. I was laughing and smiling all the way through. We all have it in our souls, just kindered spirits loving that found treasure. Great job on this dresser. Have a blessed week

    xoxo
    Kate

  7. A thrifter I am not…. but I do admire those of you who are! Love your dresser.

  8. Last week I stopped at a thrift store on the way home from five hours of dental work. I figured as long as I was numb I could shop! I love the color of this dresser. The first big thing I remember doing was arranging the "pretty" rocks in designs on the playground! Thanks for the memories!

    Distressed Donna Down Home

  9. Fantastic job on the dresser! She's pretty now!! Great post. Thanks for sharing. Visiting from $20 Below. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/10/make-it-pretty-monday-week-18.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  10. You did a great job on this dresser. It is beautiful. I have a link party on Wednesdays, and I would love it if you would link this and any other posts. It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party. It runs from Wednesday to Sundays.
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/10/almond-sugar-body-scrub-and-wednesdays.html
    I hope to see you there.Have a great Day.
    Debi

  11. Totally guilty!!! :)I love thrifting and yard saleing– to the point that if you ask my kiddos where practically anything in the house came from, they'll say "Goodwill!" or "a garage sale!"
    Love your blog– hopped over from Two Yellow Birds to check out your sunburst mirror, and found myself scrolling back through and reading all your old posts 🙂
    One idea– the

  12. lol great post but I dont think there could be support group meetings since we would all be stopping at yard sales on the way and never get there lol have a great weekend awesome job on that dresser

  13. Love this! I'm your newest follower now 🙂

    Bobi
    http://westernwarmth.blogspot.com

  14. LOVE the dresser! I totally agree with you! Your newest follower!!!

  15. Wow, that dresser looks great! I love the little details on the sides of the drawers. 🙂 Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

  16. that dresser is super cute – and yes, I'm totally a thrifting junkie 🙂

    Thanks so much for linking to "20 Below Thursday"! 🙂

  17. lovely dresser! I love the color! Thanks for linking up at my Submarine Sunday link party!

    T'onna

  18. I wish I could take on furniture projects! Yours is lovely. Your post cracked me up. Thank you for linking up at the Wildly Original party.

    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!

  19. so pretty….makes me itch to go yard sale-ing and paint some furniture too!
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