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What Is Thrift Diving?
“Thrift Diving” is a word that not many people have ever heard.
But if you ask them, “You’ve heard of dumpster diving, right?” their eyes widen, their mouths form a perfect “O” and a look of understanding settles upon their face.
You see where I’m going with this… LOL
But since this blog’s formation in 2012, it’s become more than just about thrift stores and my love of decorating my home with thrift store scores.
It’s become a place of inspiration for the many of creative readers (mostly women) who want to flex their creative muscle while also decorating their home without spending a lot of money.
And it’s not that everyone who comes to this site is cheap and refuses to pay full price for anything.
Rather, it’s that we hate spending a lot of money to make our home look good.
It’s also that we absolutely love creating things with our own two hands…
It’s that if we can make it or do it ourselves, then doggone it, we’re going to try it!! And who’s gonna stop us!
If You’re a Newbie
I may be a professional blogger, but it doesn’t mean I’m a professional DIYer that claims to be the Almighty DIYer who never does wrong (although I am currently enrolled in a Carpentry program at my local community college so that I can become skilled in all-things-carpentry!).
You’ll find in many of my posts, the mistakes I’ve made, along with the Lessons Learned so that you don’t make the same mistakes that I did!
There’s no shame in my game. Screw-ups happen.
But my goal is to inspire you to keep going, despite your own mistakes. My goal is to encourage you to try new DIY projects, just like I try, even if it seems scary.
And if you are a newbie to painting furniture, power tools, or thrift stores, you might want to check out some of the resources below to get you started.
Best Resources For Furniture Painting and Staining
- What’s the Best Paint for Furniture?
- When Should You NOT Paint Wood Furniture?
- How to Strip and Re-Stain Furniture
- Recommended Book on Amazon (affiliate link)- Furniture Makeovers: Simple Techniques for Transforming Furniture with Paint, Stains, Paper, Stencils, and More
Best Resources for Learning to Use Power Tools
- How to Use a Jigsaw: The Easiest Tutorial For Newbies (includes a 29-min in-depth tutorial)
- Power Tools 101: What to Buy and How to Use Them
- 10 DIY Accessories That Make DIY a Breeze
Best Posts for Learning How to Shop Thrift Stores
- 10 Things You Must Know Before You Hit the Thrift Store
- 10 Tips for Scoring Good Deals at the Thrift Store
- How to Shop Estate Sales
People ask me all the time about my favorite tools and materials that I use in projects. To make it easier to find, I have created a Resource page that will list those items.
Some of the links listed on the Resource page are affiliate links which means I may earn a commission if you make a purchase. However, I only recommend things I love and use. My commission doesn’t increase your cost at all. Lastly, the commission I earn helps keep this blog going, so thanks for your support!
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Thrift Diving inspires women to decorate, improve, and maintain their home themselves...using paint, power tools, and thrift stores! Use these 5 printables, checklists, and ebooks to get started!