How to Thrift for Your Home: 14 Items You Should Always Look For

Liz Besanson
by Liz Besanson

Ever feel the urge to revamp your space but lack the budget to splurge? Look no further than thrifting! In this video, we explore the wonders of Habitat for Humanity and discover hidden gems waiting to be transformed.

Get ready to unleash your inner designer, because a little imagination and some paint can create a whole new look!

1. Mid-Century furniture

Our journey begins with mid-century modern chairs – a steal at $9.99 each, compared to the hundreds they fetch at retail stores.

2. Designer dupes

Spotted next – beautiful chairs with a Restoration Hardware vibe. Reupholster them, and you've got a designer look without the designer price tag. These were priced at $25 each – a fantastic investment!

3. Dressers

A charming dresser/cabinet awaits! With a fresh coat of paint and new hardware, this piece can completely transform your space. This one had a price tag of just $40!

4. Headboards

The headboard section offers a treasure trove. We found a gorgeous mid-century caned headboard, perfect for a bedroom refresh, at a price of only $9.99.

5. Breakfast nook stools

Cute and functional – white and cane stools ideal for a breakfast nook. Unfortunately, these ones had some damage.

6. Dining room tables

Thrift stores are a goldmine for dining room tables! A little sanding and paint can breathe new life into a dated table.

7. Vintage glassware

The home decor section is brimming with possibilities. We found charming vintage coop glasses (think 1940s-50s) at a steal – only 49 cents each!

8. Unique trays

A cool tray for just $2 – perfect for a coffee table or bathroom display.

9. Decorative bowls

Pretty bowls for display purposes can be found at great prices. We spotted a 1950s bowl for just $5.

10. Baskets galore

Baskets are fantastic for organization! Use them in bathrooms, for hair products, makeup, or rolled towels.

11. Coffee table books

If you've been following along, you know I love a good designer coffee table book find. While we didn't score one this time, they can be unearthed for as low as 99 cents!

12. Tiles

Habitat for Humanity often has a great selection of donated supplies. We found a surprising selection of stylish tiles – a great way to add a touch of personality to your space.

13. Desks

A well-made desk with good bones is a thrifing dream. This one was priced at $65 – a steal considering a mid-century piece like this could cost thousands elsewhere.

14. Vanity

The holy grail – a gorgeous vintage vanity with glass, priced at a mere $64 (including stool and pad!). This is why thrifting is amazing – unique pieces at a fraction of the retail cost.

Thrifted Transformation: It's All in the Details

So there you have it! With a little creativity and effort, you can transform thrifted finds into beautiful and functional pieces for your home. Remember, a fresh coat of paint, some new hardware, or a little TLC can go a long way.

This is a budget-friendly way to experiment with a new look or simply add some personality to your space. With a keen eye and a little imagination, you can find treasures waiting to be discovered!

Join the conversation
  • Anne Anne on Jun 18, 2024
    'coupe' for the glassware
  • Dea103336177 Dea103336177 on Jul 07, 2024
    The habitat for humanity here in my town of Norman Oklahoma prices their furniture so ridiculously high, you could but brand new furniture for nearly the same price. I'm not sure what's going on there but they've lost their minds.