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Thrift Store Refashion into Little Girl’s Dress

One of my top tips when on the hunt for a thrift store find, is to keep your eyes open for patterns and prints that you love. That was the case with this oversized women’s button up shirt.

As my sister and I walked through the aisles of clothing at our last thrift store hunt, this bright print caught my eye. I wasn’t exactly sure what I wanted to do with it, but the print yelled “spring” at me. So for $3, I snatched it up!

Easy way to take your thrift store find and refashion into a new girl's dress. Easy DIY sewing project to makeover your thrift store find. Continue Reading →


August 2016 Thrift Store Haul

It doesn’t happen all the time but when it does… euphoria takes over! For us frugalistas, it’s when the stars align just right as you walk through the doors of your favorite thrift store and everything you touch seems to be hand picked just for you!

Do you know what I’m talking about? With thrift stores it can be completely hit or miss. For example, just yesterday I wandered into our local Goodwill Store and there was nothing. Not a single thing I was interested in. Oh well, better luck next time. Right?

But! On this particular beautiful Monday morning, things worked out just right!

She found such cute things in her thrift haul! Motivation to do my own thrift haul and find cute clothes for cheap! August 2016 Thrift Store Haul Continue Reading →

3 Ways to Refashion Your Wardrobe for Summer

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The feeling you get when the warm sunrays shine down on your face trickles through your entire body. Summer is almost here and you might be wondering where you are going to find the money to replenish the sad remains of a winter wardrobe lingering in your closet.

Not all of us can afford to go out and buy brand new clothes with each season. Or maybe you can? If that’s not you, then you are in the right place!

My mind is telling me that I really need an entire new closet full of clothes but my wallet is telling me that I am only allowed to go pick out one item from the clearance rack.

With these three ideas on how to refashion your winter wardrobe into summer, I think we will be able to satisfy both our minds and wallets!

3 Easy and cheap ways to refashion for $0! FREE refashion ideas. Summer Refashion Tips to transform your winter wardrobe into summers favorite outfits. Continue Reading →

$5 Thrift Store Makeover

Does anyone else get as excited as I do when I head out to the thrift store? I’m not sure exactly what it is but the excitement of not knowing what I’m going to find just makes me so happy! I guess it’s kinda like a treasure hunt!

When it comes to repurposing or refinishing thrift store finds, spray paint is your best friend! It makes anything look new again and you can make any thrift store treasure match your home décor perfectly.

Thrift Store Makeover project for only $5. I love how this thrift store makeover turned out and for so cheap! Learn tips on how to transform thrift store finds into something fresh and new. You will never know it came from a thrift store! Continue Reading →


Thrift Store Finds – Dainty Side Table

I know I have told you before but I just love going thrift store shopping on Mondays! If I miss a Monday I get a little depressed. Just ask my hubby! Well… this last trip was one of those golden thrift store shopping trips! I found a large set of cooking dishes, some cute books for the kiddos, a couple vintage books for a different project, and this cute little thing!

I didn’t even know I needed it but as soon as I saw it sitting all by itself I knew just where I was going to put it! Our living room has a nice big comfy chair but no end table anywhere nearby but not a lot of space for one. So this cutie was the perfect solution!

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How to Make Your Thrift Store Finds Match

Paint is your best friend when it comes to making your thrift store finds match. If you are in the market for something in particular like office organizers or kitchen décor, there will pretty much always be a good selection at a thrift store but chances are they aren’t going to match. A very easy solution is to paint! Let’s use the example of these boring old vases.

When you walk into our local Salvation Army thrift store the first thing you are sure to spot are vases, vases, and more vases! There is literally an entire row dedicated to glass vases and table settings. Sometimes, the selection even leeks over into a second row! My guess is that this is not unique to our particular local thrift store.

I have been to a “few” thrift stores in my day and it is pretty much a 100% guarantee that you will be able to find a nice selection of vases. You can also find them at the dollar store but at a thrift store you will have a lot more of a selection when it comes to the style.

Painted Glass Vases Pin - penniesintopearls.com - Tips on the easiest and cheapest way to get all of your thrift store finds to match. Come see how easy it can be! Continue Reading →


Thrifty Chic Inspiration

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End Table Collage

You may have heard of “Shabby Chic” before. But what is “Thrifty Chic?” That is when you find something super cheap, it may be second hand or it may just be something new you found at a really great price. Add your own unique twist and wa-la, you have a one of a kind pretty piece for your home. Thrify chic!
The best place to be inspired for a thrifty chic masterpiece is a second hand store. I have started making it a part of my weekly routine to stop by a few thrift stores in town. One in particular that’s not too far away has really great prices and really great gems.

I thought it would be fun if we could all share these soon to be chic projects that we find with each other. I’ll start! I have a corner in my living room where blankets are piled up, toys accumulate, and clutter finds refuge. I have been in search of the perfect thrifty end table to put there. This week I may have found it. What I love about this piece are the curvy lines and the texture of the drawer. In the past searching, everything I found in my price limit was very boxy. Not this little baby. The only thing I am not excited about is that it’s not solid wood. Major bummer for durability! But I figured for this phase of my life with little kiddos climbing on anything they can reach, this was a great investment towards my décor transformation. Originally priced at $30, marked down to $20, then take 50% off. I got this piece for only $10!


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The plan. Sometime in the not too far future (I hope) a simple make over I think will help this thrifty find turn chic. Sand it down just enough so I can get some paint to stick. Put a few coats of paint and then a little rough sanding to give it a rustic look to match my TV stand.

This one is for my kitchen. Ever since we have moved into this house I have wanted something to go on a blank wall right behind our kitchen table. I decided I wanted to make a cute bulletin board that I could display kids art. After looking into how much corkboard cost I realized I would need to either find a different material to use or find a used board somewhere. Here she is! I only had to pay $1 to take it home!

The plan is to take the frame off the board then cover it with some kind of fabric batting to soften the edges and cover that with a cute green print fabric to tie it into the kitchen. I love the color green in the kitchen. It makes it seem fresh in there. Probably add some kind of boarder. Stay connected to see these frugal finds get their chic makeover!