thrifty

What is it about finding someone else’s junk and making it better? I get a bit of a high from it. I found these storage bins at my local thrift store, and even though they were in sad shape, I love the idea of having storage for a lot of little things. Just think of […]

Vintage apothecary jars, or any little glass jar with a lid, are a fun find at a thrift store. They make a ‘sweet’ thank you, that much sweeter. Filled with your favorite candies (lemon heads, sixlets or bubble gum) from the dollar store. It will look like you spent more than a couple of bucks. […]

Guest post by Brandy of Home Sweet Home Redecorating your kitchen doesn’t have to cost a lot of money. Work with what you have! It if doesn’t turn out perfect, you aren’t out any money. If it turns out fabulous—you can do a happy dance and pat yourself on the back for SAVING money! Set […]

There is real talent when it comes to thrift store shopping. I’m lucky to live near two of the top thrifters around, Allison and Kami. These ladies are skilled in their approach and attack! After going with them on a recent trip to the thrift store, I learned a thing or two. Here’s a few […]

This little birdcage was found at my local thrift store. I knew it would be darling in my little niece’s bedroom, who’s nickname is “birdie”. Here’s the Before & After. I always love a good before and after (don’t you?!) To make the little paper birds, I used a Quickutz die cut along with American […]

Hi there, Kami here! I’m thrilled to be regularly posting here on Make and Takes. I’m a big fan of Marie and all the goodness shared daily on Make and Takes. Okay, let’s get to it! Nothing says “Happy Valentine’s Day” like little pink mailboxes with little red flags. As an avid thrifting maven, I’ve […]

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