I’m excited to announce the next eBook in our AOC library: 21 Inspiring Thrift Store Transformations! Since I’ve said that our healthy eating-weight loss ebooks are near and dear to my heart, this would be like the other side of my heart – taking items others have thrown out and making them useable again. I know it’s probably super dorky, but I just get such a thrill out of it – whether I’m decorating with old oil paintings, baking in vintage tins, or changing a hopelessly outdated item into something beautiful again, I LOVE it.
And apparently many of you do, too, since some of my most popular posts have been these ‘thrift store transformations.’ This eBook was born from a 31 days series I did a couple years ago (the same one that convinced me I was not cut out to write every day for 31 days…) which was so well received that I continued adding to the series whenever I found something to make over. So Brian helped me put some of the best projects into an easy to read eBook form – and not only easy to read, but completely motivating (I think – and I’m totally impartial, aren’t I?) to see what you can do with items I see ALL the time at thrift stores, flea markets and garage sales (think little animals, glass vases, chairs, and such). And what can you do with your transformations?
- decorate with them
- create a new item you use (like the book cover’s organizing tiered stand from pie tins)
- gift them (really- they look so good, you’ll be proud to give them!)
- remodel with them (make dressers into vanities)
All the transformations included give either step-by-step instructions on how you can recreate a similar project or give you the basic tools to transform your finds. I’m also sharing tips to shop second hand, what are some good things to look for and more. See? Seriously all the stuff I love.
Visit this page to read more about what’s included in this book and to purchase it directly from our site (we’ll be adding it to Kindle within the next week, too). And tell me – have you used any of the redos I’ve written about for any of your own second hand transformations? I’d love to know!