I love shopping at thrift stores because it’s kind of like being on a treasure hunt–a hunt that changes each time since their stock changes daily. I do my best to shop at the ones that I know will donate their proceeds to a good cause.
If there’s one thing you’ll learn fast when shopping at the stores it’s this: not all branches of the same thrift store are created equally. I’ve gone to some stores and they are not set-up nice nor do they get good donations while others are very clean places to shop at and are like hitting the jackpot each time.
Always remember to keep an open mind when it comes to items in the store. Here is one example of what I mean: a picture is not just a picture. I found this frame at a Goodwill and it had the worst picture inside it. When I was carrying it around the store I was getting raised eyebrows like, “Why does this woman like that photo?!” It was almost comical. But you see, I looked beyond the picture and saw the frame for the beauty that it was. It was very durable and the photo above really doesn’t do it justice as far as beauty. I think I paid a whole $2.99 for it–a frame that would have cost far, far more than that!
For a while I used it as a regular frame that held a picture of mine until it fell off the wall and the glass shattered out of it. It was then that I came up with the idea of using it to frame a Dr. Seuss wall decal I already had above the kids’ bookcase. It truly made the decal pop off the wall. The end result is the picture that you see above.
It is one of the first things you see upon entry into our house and I’ve received a lot of compliments on it. People love the idea of a frame for a wall decal and can’t believe how little I paid for it.
So next time you are in need of a frame or an accent to a decal, start at a local thrift store near you!