Thrift Store Shopping 101


Lesson Info


So always scan the furniture section because you just never know what you're going to find. Even if you're not looking for furniture. We redecorated my daughter's bedroom, and I let her come to the trip story picked out of ten dollars, desk, and we painted it, made it look really awesome. So pieces like this, where the finish isn't great, you could take this home. You can re finish it, or you can just paint right over it, and you'll have a nice table and really inexpensively. The other thing I looked for chairs, I love mismatched chairs, on the dining room tables and just throughout the house, and I noticed these chairs. They're really interesting because of the backs. You could do some fun things in the backs, and often I will take yarn and fabric and weave through the cane ing in the back. But, you know, keep it open mind, because again, it's, not a large investment, and you can have a lot of fun with the furniture that you find here.

Class Description

For lots of folks, thrift stores are treasure troves, teeming with opportunities just waiting to be uncovered. For others, thrift stores are chaotic collections of junk that are best overlooked in favor of more organized outposts. For members of the latter camp, Blair Stocker has a transformative approach to thrifting that’ll completely upend the experience of being overwhelmed by secondhand shops.

In Thrift Store Shopping 101, Blair will teach you a systematic approach to scoring at the thrift store. Blair is personally and professionally committed to the art of upcycling and, over the years, has developed a tried and true approach finding salvageable goods in unlikely places. In this class, she’ll teach you how approach thrift store shopping so you stay organized, get great deals, and walk away with pieces you can add to your craft closet. You’ll get insider tips on the best days to shop and which departments carry the most sought after items.

Thrift Store Shopping 101 will transform the way you think about buying secondhand and help you navigate the Goodwill like a serious expert.


Carol Willyn Maple

I loved that the class gave me actionable ideas that I can use when I visit thrift stores. I shop for yarn and fabric for thrift stores, but had not thought of using clothes outside of their intended purposes.