How to decorate with thrift store finds

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I have to give mad props to professional interior decorators.  They have a unique talent to find the perfect thing to pair with your individual style.  An interior designer I am not.  But I have been on a quest to decorate our new Mid Century Modern Danish Antique find in a svelt {does anyone still use that word?} way.  Here are some things that I have learned along the way…

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Look for items that will compliment your existing decor.  Don’t plan to find everything that you envision quickly or all together.  It is best to have a list of items that you want to find but be flexible.  For example maybe you are looking for a white set of antlers but can only find natural ones…  buy them!  Then paint them.  Try to keep the upcycle potential in mind.

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It can take a long time to find a specific item.  Go thrift shopping often and recruit friends.  Tell them what you are looking for and they can be a second pair of eyes.  This white cookie jar was not exactly what I had in mind but ended up being a perfect find for our teak shelving unit.

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Here’s a sneak peek of what I have in the works.  I am still looking for a set of 3 or 4 plain white ceramic canisters… wish me luck and keep your eyes pealed!
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