ASK THE DESIGNER “Do You Decorate with Thrift Store and Flea Market Finds?”

This week our question comes from:

Denise Bryant @ My Thrifty House

“Do You Decorate with Thrift Store &

Flea Market Finds?”

I have been married for 27 years with 4 children and when my husband was in the Navy we moved a lot and we couldn’t afford to make new purchases every time something didn’t “work” or “fit” in our new household. I naturally had to get creative and make things work or find an affordable alternative and that is how my love affair with “junkin” started.

Flea markets and thrift stores are filled with treasures that others have cast off as trash. I can always take something old and make it new again by cleaning it up, painting it or repurposing it. Chairs, frames, wood furniture and lamps are my weakness when it comes to adding flea market and thrift store finds into my home. They are inexpensive, easy to paint and can add such an impact to any room for just a fraction of what you would pay in a retail store.


I love a good flea market find!!! Thanks for asking Denise. Be sure to check out all the designers answers, including mine at Denise’s link below.

Decorating With Thrift Store and Flea Market Finds


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  1. I love to go thrifting and the things I can find. It is one of my favorite things to do. Especially if I can find a fixer upper or upcycle.

  2. I love to go old times antique store to find fun old things. Great post, tons of good advice too.

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