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5 Reasons to Visit Your Local Thrift Store

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5 Reasons to Visit Your Local Thrift Store

It’s no secret that I love thrifting! Repurposing is the centerpiece of my business, and I’ve written many blogs explaining the reasons I can’t help hitting the thrift stores. But this blog is all about you. Why should you be thrifting? What’s to gain? Isn’t that just old junk? Whether you’ve never visited a thrift store or you used to go but not recently, I hope to spark your interest and get you thrifting again!

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How I saved THOUSANDS in Home Renovation Costs by Using Craigslist

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How I saved THOUSANDS in Home Renovation Costs by Using Craigslist

Please let me introduce our next guest blogger, Janelle from Hammers and Curls.  She is a big fan of Craigslist and is going to share that story with us today!

Hello Redesign readers! Thanks so much for having me today.  Michele has asked me to share with you the inside scoop on how we saved over $9,000 on our home improvement projects.

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Finding Redesign Gold: Thrift Store Edition

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Finding Redesign Gold: Thrift Store Edition

I talk a LOT about thrift stores, garage sales, and the like. I preach about the great items you can find at bargain prices and the many other benefits—finding pieces with personality, breathing new life into once-loved items, and being friendly to our planet. In this blog I’ll share some of my recent redesign finds in the hopes of inspiring you to “hit the thrifts” and begin a new relationship or rekindle a dormant relationship with sanders, spray paint and bargain shopping.

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Prioritizing Your 2015 Home Projects

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Prioritizing Your 2015 Home Projects

I don’t know about you, but something always seems to get in the way of my home project goals…it’s called a budget. Yep, we all know it, and none of us like it. So, you might ask, what’s the best way to figure out what home projects to tackle this year? Here are a few pointers to help you balance your projects with your money so you can love where you live in 2015.

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The Great Bathroom Makeover

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The Great Bathroom Makeover

What can you do if your bathroom has a masculine feel and is about 20 years out of date? Well, in my mind, you redo it! And that’s exactly what my friend Katie decided she wanted to do with her en suite bathroom. See how it turned out!

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Thrift Store DIY: One-Of-A-Kind Wall Décor

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Thrift Store DIY: One-Of-A-Kind Wall Décor

On a recent thrift store excursion (which for me can cross the line from habit to obsession—just ask my hubby), I came across a set of four mirrors priced right at .99 cents each. Right up my budget-minded alley! I thought to myself, “What kind of thrift store DIY project can I do to turn these into something different and special to hang on the wall?” To be even more frugal, I challenged myself not to buy a bunch of extras to make the mirrors interesting, but rather to search through the mountain of stuff I already have on hand. See what I came up with...

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