Tag Archives: thrifting

A love of Afghans 

It’s no secret that I have an addictive personality, and you may have noticed that one of my obsessions is crocheted or knitted afghans. I can’t crochet or knit, something I lament regularly. Despite every crocheter telling me how ridiculously … Continue reading

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Embroidered Tablecloths and Vintage Glassware 

Naturally when I bought that little wall cupboard I didn’t walk out of the op shop with just that!!! I found all sorts of other pretty bits and pieces, including these gorgeous vintage glasses, which will be perfect for the … Continue reading

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Wall Cupboard Makeover 

I always find it hard to walk past a forlorn, unwanted piece of furniture in the op shop. I’d been thinking of putting a shelf up above my bed for a while when I came across this obviously home made … Continue reading

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Another Lampshade Gets a Makeover 

A while back I updated the lampshade in my studio with acrylic ink. I was going for an Under the Sea theme. It didn’t quite turn out the way I envisioned, but I stuck with it. Well I decided it was … Continue reading

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Upcycling a Lamp

I purchased this cute brass lamp base at the op shop a few weeks ago…. It needed a good polish, and a new shade. On my most recent op shopping expedition I bought this shade for a measly $2. All … Continue reading

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$4 Occasional Table Makeover 

When I saw this ruined little table in my local op shop for $4 I wasn’t sure exactly what I’d do with it, but I knew I couldn’t leave it behind! It had what looked like pink nail polish all … Continue reading

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African Inspiration 

I keep seeing images of African baskets on walls, such as these: Source:West Elm Source: Decoist And these Source: Maria Killam I was really wanting to do a basket wall display just like this in my entry hall. I had a couple … Continue reading

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