I have a secret. I don't shop at the thrift stores as often as you might think. I know, I can't believe I'm sharing this either. I buy a lot while I'm there, then write out a bunch of blog entries and schedule them to appear daily. This makes you think I blog every day (yeah, who has time for that!?), and that I go thrifting a lot. Once again, who has time for all that, especially with a child or two?
Phew. Got that off my chest. Thanks for listening. You're such a good listener.
Now, onto a few more things I've found recently. I usually steer clear of items at thrift stores that are hard to clean. Sometimes pillows fall into that category. Call me brave, but if I see one with "good bones" but a not-so-pretty "skin," I will smell it to make sure it's not possibly beyond repair. That doesn't always bode well for me. Or my gag reflex. But, I feel it's imperative....if anything is "imperative" when thrifting.
So, I find some super ugly pillows, smell them and they smell fine, so I snag them up. I can't remember right now, but I'm pretty sure they were like $5 each, which is pretty good for the good shape these were in.
I get home and after JD gives me a funny look, I do what I always do and take photos of them.
Through the magic of digital photography, I look at my handiwork and I think "wow, those look really ugly on camera."
I'm thinking they're definitely not THAT ugly, maybe if I take the picture from another angle, they won't look so bad.
Nope, they're still ugly.
ahhh, that's much better.
Just a side note, for those of you who don't have great thrift stores around (ahem, San Antonio, TX). Big Lots has pillows for $5 all the time. Some of them are pretty big too. They're brand new and you don't have to do the smell test. Some of them are actually nice just the way they are. But, if you want to make pillows for your house and don't want to buy the forms or the poly-fill, check out Big Lots.