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Spotlight | Getting Thrifty with Good Morning America’s Lara Spencer

My friend Lara Spencer from Good Morning America stopped by the Revolution last week to talk about three of my favorite things: thrifting, yard sales, and flea markets!

I have to say, she’s really not messing around – the lady knows how to spot finds and refurbish them so that you’d never know they were thrifted.

Take this birdcage, for example:

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When Lara found it at a flea market, it was just a plain old birdcage – she only paid $20 for it. Slap on a few coats of paint, electrify it, and you’ve got an incredibly unique and striking lamp that looks a lot more expensive!

The trick is to think about the structure and the condition of the foundation of an object – don’t fixate on things that are easy to change like color, fabric, etc. If you know you’re going to fix up an item, you can normally get it for a pretty decent price.

Ty Pennington

Ty Pennington is best known as the Emmy-award winning host of "Extreme Makeover Home Edition" and as the co-host of ABC Daytime's "The Revolution." He has been recognized as a home design expert, carpenter and leader in the field of volunteerism. TyPennington.com is a space to share his inspiration, design tips, daily musings and more. Ty can currently be seen on TLC's Trading Spaces.

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