Are you a second hand shopper, a shopper wanna-be, or just wonder what it’s all about (or why anyone would want to)? If you do go to thrift stores or flea markets, do you wander the aisles, overwhelmed by all the junk choices? Then you’ll love this book.For each transformation, you get step-by-step instructions, with lots of pictures, making it easy for you to turn your own thrift store bargains into treasures.Youll learn how shopping thrift stores, flea markets, yard sales and Craigslist will help you to:-save money-find unique items-discover actual antiques and treasures-give new life to cast-off items (the ultimate in recycling)-give back through charity shops-be entertained (it’s fun!)Author Jami Boys says, I’ve been enjoying all these ‘benefits’ of thrifting for years and in 21 Inspiring Thrift Store Transformations I give you tips to navigate the tons of stuff you’ll find, ideas about what to look for and how having a mental ‘list’ can streamline your shopping.
You’ll find encouragement to look at thrifted items in new and different ways – to see beyond their current condition or even what they were initially intended for – by the twenty-one projects included that turn those items into beautiful and useful gifts and decor (i.e., we’re not talking kitschy here).About The AuthorFormer teacher Jami Boys started An Oregon Cottage blog in 2009 as a way to share recipes, frugal tips, garden successes (and failures!), remodeling adventures and the joys of a simple life—always from the mindset of what she would’ve wanted to know when she was first starting her family and raising her kids.Jami has had DIY articles published in Old House Journal Magazine and Cottages & Bungalows Magazine.
Her projects and recipes have been featured online at Apartment Therapy, Good Housekeeping, Disney Baby, Knock Off Decor, HuffPost Taste, Bob Vila, and allParenting.