(Closed) Tips for home decor shopping

posted 6 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’m not sure this falls into your category, but my husband and I have furnished almost our whole apartment with second hand things (Thrift stores, yard sales, Classifides etc.). If you enjoy that kind of things you can find great quality stuff at really reduced prices. We got a Papasan Chari like this one this weekend for $10. I was also helping my sister set up her dorm a few weeks ago and was amazing at all the stuff she got for so cheap. It’s more time consuming, but it can also be really fun 🙂

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Do they have to be online?  The reason I’m asking is that my favorite stomping grounds for those items are HomeGoods, TJMaxx, Marshalls, and, occasionally, Tuesday Morning.

ETA: And, by the way, I think it’s so cool you posted today, because I was JUST thinking about you this very afternoon and was wondering how you are doing!!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@MrsDrRose612:  Yeah, it defnitely takes time to develop an eye for things. My husband is really good at it, but it took me a while to get the hang of it. I hope you find the things you’re looking for soon!

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Are you in VA or NC?  IF you’re in VA, I can give you an awesome list of the best second hand stores to visit. 

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Check Pinterest for Home Decor and DIY ideas too.

Post # 12
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

http://www.google.com/prdhp

Google shopping is a good tool for price comparison

e.g search for black picture frames then sort by price- lowest to highest

Post # 13
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Ikea is always a good place to at least take a look… beyond their furniture standards (such as Billy Bookcases), they always seem to have some interesting “decor” items like picture frames, lamps, throws, rugs etc.

 

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@MrsDrRose612:  Awesome.  Then I have a GREAT list for you.  I actually found all of these places through YoungHouseLove.  Me and the Hubs went to five thrift stores this past saturday.

My most favorite is Diversity Thrift.  Second is Consignment Connection in Lakeside.  Love of Jesus Thrift in Midlothian is kind of hit or miss.  It’s NOT in a good location but if you do some digging, you can find some good stuff.  They have the largest selection of furniture – especially if you’re up for repurposing.

The Midlothian Salvation Army Family Store is good too.

I’m from Northern Virginia and i could never find anything at the thrift stores up there.  It’s like a gold mine here in Richmond for me.  I don’t shop anywhere else! 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

TJ Maxx!! My pillows, frames, lamps, end table, book shelf runner, candle holders, clock, etc. are all from TJ Maxx. Everyone always loves my apartment! You just need to look around and go often because they get new shipments all the time!

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