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:
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.