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28 Ways to Hack, Update and Repurpose Thrift Store Finds


Oh, the thrift shop. It’s been a friend of ours since junior high when we realized that vintage/retro things might actually be cooler than new ones. For a lot of DIY enthusiasts, making updates to thrift store finds is what helped them catch the creative bug, especially when on a budget. The act of thrift shopping is similar to a treasure hunt — you never know what you’re going to come across, and you are probably going to find something you love! It’s invigorating to see potential in patterns, textures and materials, and you can make any piece your own unique item with a few simple DIY tricks. Well, guess what else? Thrift Shops now have their very own holiday, and it’s coming up — August 17!

We teamed up with Savers to share a collection of DIY hacks that are all about updating, upgrading and modernizing the types of goodies you can find at a thrift shop. If you’re not familiar with Savers, it’s time to get in the know. This epic thrift store family includes Savers, Value Village, Village des Valeurs and Unique Thrift, boasting over 330 locations throughout the US, Canada and Australia.

Oh, and be sure to follow the hashtag #ThriftShopDay on August 17 to get the scoop on all the National Thrift Store Day activity — we’ve even got some of our own new projects up our sleeves to share with you 🙂

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