In keeping with my never-know-what-I-will-say-next personality I’m writing about a recent thrift store find. I absolutely love thrifting! This love has been enabled/encouraged/made stronger? by the fact that I live very close to a handful of local thrift stores.
My love of thrift stores started at first as a way to have new to me clothes at a price I could actually afford and has morphed in to somewhat of a way of life. I love the thrill of the hunt and find that when I am stressed, a quick trip to a thrift store is somewhat relaxing.
You have to be willing to hunt in order to find anything worth buying at a thrift store. You also have to see the possibilities in things that others don’t. With house items it’s especially important to imagine how the item could look, not how it currently looks.
I’m always on the hunt for artwork. I don’t want fill our walls with things that are mass produced but I also don’t have the budget to spend hundreds or thousands of dollars on art. While I’d love for our house to feel completely “decorated” I’m in no rush to fill the empty spaces with things I don’t love. Thrifting rewards patience and that’s exactly what I am when it comes to thrifting, patient.
Earlier in the week I found this painting for $3. The frame was hideous but also very in line with the date signed on the painting, 1980. It appeared to be in good shape so with some dusting and a new frame I felt like I could make it come alive or at the very least it would be something I enjoyed looking at in my office.
When I got home I was pleasantly surprised that one of my favorite yard sale finds fit the painting perfectly. I paid $1 for this vintage wood frame years ago when we lived in South Riding.
And just like that – new to me art for $4.