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Decorating with Thrift Store Finds
by Monica Resinger
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There is so much variety at thrift stores that it's hard to not find anything 
that would fit into your home. With a little creativity, the sky's the limit. 
Here are some items I have found with ideas for use in decorating. 
Sheets. They can be cut and made into curtains or pillows. You can also use 
sheets as a slipcover for chairs and couches. Of course you can use the sheet 
as a sheet; there is such variety that the chances are great that you'll find 
something to fit into your decorating theme. 
Shelves. Plastic, wood and metal shelves can be found in a myriad of designs 
and colors. If you like the design but not the color, spray paint it. 
Area rugs. These can be a great instant change. 
Wicker Baskets. These are great used in decorating themes because they serve 
two purposes: decoration and storage. Sit one on an end table and use it to st
ore remote controls. A larger one can hold magazines. One on the kitchen table 
can hold in-season fruit or vegetables. 
Knick Knacks. Whatever your decorating theme, you're sure to find knick 
knacks to match. 
Pictures. If you like the picture but not the frame, you can either look for 
a different frame while you are there, or spray paint it. 
Picture frames. Family pictures always warm the room. You'll find a wide 
variety of frames with great prices at the thrift stores. 
Silk Flowers. Put one or more in a pretty vase and you have a decorative 
item. You can also hot glue individual flowers to picture frames or lamp 
There are many other decorating items to be found in thrift stores.  If you 
want a new decorating theme, going to the thrift store may inspire you. For me, 
it's a great way to get the creative juices flowing. Look around and take 
note as to what's catching your eye. What colors or themes are emerging? 
Decorating this way not only brings creativity and unique items, it saves you 
a ton of money. It's so cheap in fact, that you can change your decorating 
theme on a whim. Keep in mind that you don't have to get everything all at 
Decorating is an on going and ever changing process and going to the thrift 
stores over a period of time will give you an even bigger variety because each 
time you go, there is different items. 
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many fun and informative home and garden e-books, tip sheets, articles and 
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