As I promised yesterday, here is more from Fernando and his exquisite apartment decorated in thrift store finds. In case you didn’t see yesterday’s post, here’s a recap. Fernando is an artist, stylist and an excellent thrifter. His apartment, which is located in the Denver neighborhood of Capitol Hill, is decorated in almost exclusively things he has found at Goodwill or flea markets. You can see more of his apartment here. We have a lot of photos of Fernando’s apartment today, and he will give you some thrift tips along the way.
And make sure to admire his beautiful handmade bow ties at the end of this post!
I’m a big believer in eclectic dishes. And there is no better place than Goodwill to find cool and interesting dishes. There may be only one or two of a glass or mug, but that’s all I need to add to my cabinet of diverse tableware.
I found these frames at Goodwill, they were in good condition but I didn’t care for the art that was in them. I found some prints that I liked that were similar to each other and replaced the old art with them. So easy to do and they look amazing.
In small spaces it’s always smart to have furniture that can double as something else. For instance, my coffee table is also a dining table.
I found this vintage camera at a flea market, and the books and the table are from Goodwill.
Everyone should have a place to keep their keys and other things floating around in their pockets. I found this bowl with twisty legs at a Goodwill, this is an example of using your imagination to make something useful out of an odd item that you will most likely come across while thrift shopping.
The mannequin I found at a flea market a few years ago, he’s very good at holding my bow ties and necklaces from Goodwill for me.
Now I have shown you my apartment and what I do with the cool things that I find at Goodwill for my home . . . but there is a whole other side to Goodwill—clothing and fabric!
I recently started making bow ties from fabric that I have gotten at various Goodwills around Denver. They are very versatile, you can wear them around your neck as an actual bow tie, or you can wear it as a bow in your hair. A few stores in the Denver metro area are carrying them. If you want to know more about my bow ties, email Gretchen at email@example.com
Thank you for spending time with me over the last couple of days, and hopefully I provided you with some inspiration for what to do with your thrift store finds. It’s been fun!