Thrift Store Throwdown: The Preview

I hope you all had a fantastic weekend! We have been busy prepping for the little bathroom remodel we have going on this week, and celebrating the end of the baseball season with the kids and their teammates. Nothing like looking forward to Monday to recover from the weekend!

So, I have joined with this great group of gals to do a "Thrift Store Throwdown" this month. (Be sure to check out the list of participants at the end.) We were each tasked with picking up an item, or items, from the thrift store and sending those items to someone else in the group. Once you had your item(s), you had to get creative and turn your thrift store treasure(s) into something awesome!

I went shopping for Courtney from All Things New Again, you will have to head over to her blog to see what I sent her! And let's say, my space planning for shipping was way off; I had to use 2 boxes because of the variety of sizes of items, and the fact that I had to use what boxes the post office had available. (I'll plan better next time!)

Suzanne from Shop at Blu sent me a giant box!! In it was a metal stool (that nicely folds flat) and this fancy silver serving tray. There is one obvious project in my mind for these 2 items, but I'm pushing myself to come up with some alternative ideas too. I would love to hear what you would do with  these, tell me in the comments below, maybe it will help me get my creative juices going!

If you haven't been over to Suzanne's blog before, you need to visit and take a look around, she has all kinds of great project ideas that I am sure you will love. Here are a few that I think you might like:

Mid Century Modern Console Upcycle

How To Make An Industrial Style Handle

Succulent Decor

Now, head out and visit all the other participants to see what they have received. On July 25th we will all be revealing what we created for our Thrift Store Throwdown, so be sure to come back and see all the fun!


  1. OHHHH WOW! Great finds. July 25th can't come soon enough!

  2. I think I'm seeing the obvious upcycle with those great treasures but I'm hoping you go beyond that! I can't wait to see the big reveal!

  3. You got some big treasures! Can't wait to see what you make!

  4. You have two pieces with so much potential. I can't wait to see what you do!

  5. This should be a really great project with such neat items! Can't wait to see what you create!

  6. Love the huge silver tray! So excited to the Thrift Store Throwdown blog hopping with you. I can't wait to see what magic you make happen!

  7. Love the stool and the tray - both are great as is but have so many possibilities!

  8. What a great stool! Both such fun items with a lot of potential ... I can't wait to see what you do!

  9. Hope you liked these little treasures! It's my first swap so I'm learning as I go. Can't wait to see what magic you work!


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