Thrift Shop Glam Feature #1

 We are starting a movement people! 
Its called Thrift Shop Glam.
Its for all of us DIYers whose junk is too butch and colorful for Shabby Chic, and a little to old and eclectic for Modern.


Thrift Shop:  a retail store that sells secondhand goods at reduced prices.

Glam: full of glamour; charmingly or fascinatingly attractive, esp. in a mysterious or magical way. Full of excitement, adventure and unusual activity.

The way that I define Thrift Shop Glam:

Going to your favorite Thrift store, craigslist, garage sales, and the curb and finding awesome and completely random junk.  Taking it home and refinishing, refreshing, and repurposing it.  Its an eclectic and eccentric mix of things that wouldn’t normally be put together.  For example:

Normally you wouldnt see a chandelier with a sign that says “Please Drive Slowly and watch for Old Horses, Blind Dogs, and Unruly Kids  for the next 2 miles.” Ha ha I love that thing.

Its for those of us that like old worn out stuff that others would not even give a second glance.
Its distressed furniture that’s funky colors.
Its being unique and having things that no one else does.
Its putting something in your house BECAUSE YOU LIKE IT!  Not worrying if it “goes” perfectly.  (You can always paint it!)
Its spending more $ on the paint than the actual piece of furniture.

Its letting your creativity be the driving force.
Its chandy’s, baroque frames, strange figurines, old wood, and lots and lots of spray paint.

Its a hodge podge of junk that makes you happy!

So I am excited to introduce you to Vintage Revivals FIRST EVER Thrift Shop Glam feature!

Meet Adri from {Dream Book Designs}

This picture makes me want to go and kiss Macho.

On to the Glam!

I would literally trade my first born for this:

I am being serious people.  LITERALLY.  TRADE.

Oh and look at this:

 to this:

Oooh Oooh and this:

In my best Rachel Zoe voice “It’s Ba-Na-Nas”
(What, you didnt know that I was a Bravo TV junkie?)

So make sure you go and see {Adri’s blog}.  She is so awesome and funny and I love her!  She has killer ideas that I pretty much lust.

**If you have a project that you want to be featured as our 
Thrift Shop Glam Story of the Week 
you can email me {here}**


  • Mandi 03.11.2010 at 14:31

    Ooh I like this thrift shop glam idea! You ladies make me want to go thriftin’. Dang.

  • JOY 03.11.2010 at 14:44

    Love it!! Glad I can say that my style is “Thrift Shop Glam”!!!!

  • That one girl 03.11.2010 at 14:52

    Tell me about it! I think thrift shop glam is in Colorado for SURE! I keep finding fabulous junk for free on CL and think NO ONE will want this but I can make it AWESOME and people fight over it.

  • skurin 03.11.2010 at 16:09

    This is definitely my style! That card catalog unit thingy is incredible. I’m uber jealous too.

  • Jennie 03.11.2010 at 16:14

    OH MAN! I’m totally in love with that piece too. SO stinkin’ FABULOUS! I already HATE HER:)
    I’ll be sure to go and check her out. Thanks.

  • sheena 03.11.2010 at 18:47

    WOW. If she’s up for trading babies I’d trade my two for that piece….awesome!!

    thanks for stopping by….LOVE your blog:)

  • Holly Do. 03.11.2010 at 20:25

    Love it…I have always called my style “Cottage Glam” since I love color and a little sparkle here and there…but may have to change it to “thrift store Glam!!”

  • Kathi Oram Peterson 04.11.2010 at 02:19

    Love the chandelier over the awesome desk. You have a good eye. :)

  • Dharma 04.11.2010 at 15:42

    YES! I am a convert….I’m not much for painmting everything white, you see. I dig the shiny, the painted aqua or red, the do over of ths strange which makes people say “You did that from what?” when they come into my home! Love your stuff, Lady!

  • Melanie {The Tiny Tudor} 04.11.2010 at 19:37

    Love it- I think I may have finally found a way to describe my style- Thrift Store Glam!

  • Mandy 05.11.2010 at 03:29

    YES! Finally a way to describe my crazy way of decorating! WOot WoOt to all my other thrift store Glamourista’s! LOL

  • Holly 08.11.2010 at 03:35

    Thrift Shop Glam! Oh beat still my heart . .that is my kind of style. Great idea…I look forward to so much more!

  • Anonymous 18.04.2012 at 02:45

    Love your ideas, I have so many of my own, just no time and no place to put them once finished.

  • Susan Strickland 11.04.2013 at 09:19

    You are so funny! I love reading your stuff & love your ideas too.


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