I remember being very young, maybe 7 or 8 years old, complaining and trudging all the way through a thrift store with my stepmother as she shopped for second hand items. I used to absolutely "hate" going to these stores. "Why can't you just be normal and shop at Walmart, Meijers or any other store besides these dumb stores?...more
The better title for this post would have been: Making over 2 Thrift Store Lamps, Googling “Why doesn’t my lampshade fit my lamp”, “How do I make my lampshade fit my lamp”, “What the heck is a Slip Uno Adapter” and “How do I know what kind of fitter is on my lampshade”… then finally finding something at Home Depot to MAKE IT WORK Tim Gunn-style.That might have been a teensy bit of overkill though…It all started with these:...more
When I bought this "secretary desk" at a thrift store...I wish I had taken before and after pictures.....the bottom had cheap, paneling sliding doors in it. We took those off and built country chicken wire doors. I love this piece. Best of all, it cost $8.00!...more
2012 is almost upon us and I know I am not the only one clinging to hope for the new year, desperately dreaming of the things that may come. For me, the year holds exciting plans: moving in with my sister, travelling for clinical rotations for school, a white-coat ceremony where I get to finally feel like a doctor, and potentially even an engagement and wedding planning! (Shhh..at 26, this bloggirl is still a little superstitious). ...more
I have a confession.
I rarely set foot in real stores, yet my closets and drawers are overflowing. I was forced to buy two packs of hangers last week and cleared out the guest room closet to handle the overflow. My Kiddo has a wardrobe stocked with the next two sizes up just waiting for him to grow into. And I would rather slit my wrists than pay retail.