Decorating with Thrift Store Finds

A bit ago, I featured one of Myra’s projects.  But I haven’t given her a full feature as she deserves.  Because we all know I feature more than projects, I feature people, blogs.   She is a thrifty gal after my own heart, finding the best thrifty deals and then recreating them so beautifully.

Thrift Shopping

The CasaBella Project

I LOVE her before and after creations.  Makes me want to hit my local thrift stores NOW!

Combing thrift stores for bargains, she has found the best stuff.  You gotta be able to look beyond, look for potential.  Without that, you’re not gonna find those hidden gems.  Always know you and a can of spray paint can change the world.

I am SO jealous of this find.  I want them.

spray painted thrift items

Thrifty Decorating

No, actually I want this desk.  I could place the finials on top of the desk.  That apple green is to die for.   Makes me want to re-decorate just to incorporate that green.  Hmmmm.  thrift store painted desk

Thrift stores are the perfect place to find things that have already seen their time.  Those big spoon and forks were so big (no pun intended) in the 70’s.  I think my mother had a set.  But I do remember them being a bit chunkier, not so craftsman looking.  These are gorgeous.before and after thrift items I want those too.  Looking pretty good in that display don’t you think?

I know what your thinking……’re looking for your shoes so you can head to your local thrift store or Goodwill.  Before you go, be sure to head over and leave sweet Myra a sweet comment.




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Since 2007, Kim has been sharing tips and tutorials on how to live a creative life. Owner/Founder of Today's Creative Blog and where inspiration happens everyday! From the Pacific Northwest, Kim is a busy mom who adores her teen son, her middle aged husband and is constantly wiping the muddy paws of her adorable Labradoodle Maybelline. In her spare time, she teaches fitness classes and loves to decorate with thrift store bargains. You can also find Kim once a month on Portland's AMNW Morning show as their "creative expert". Life is more fun when it's creative!





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  1. catie says

    gah! i’ve been looking for a desk exactly like that for like TWO YEARS! dang it…i need to go to goodwill now. :)

  2. alicia says

    Wow! They are all awesome transformations. Can’t believe something so drab can turn out that cool. It has inspired me to start looking around.

  3. Myra @ The Casabella Project says

    KIM!!!! I’m blown away! You are so sweet. So so kind! I just randomly clicked over to your blog today and wow. So surprised!

    I hope you have a wonderful day girl! xoxo

  4. Tara says

    Love seeing all the before and after pics! So inspiring! I do have a small request though. Could you possibly post what you paid for these items as the thrift store? Just to show the difference between shopping new and shopping gently used? Thanks!

  5. says

    Love these projects! Yes, I love to thrift! Hoping to get some some in this week. I love that green desk (a favorite color of mine). 😉

  6. Lynn says

    ooohhh that desk – i am drooling and will definitely be looking for one i can redo. Thanks for sharing the CasaBella site!