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June Thrift Challenge Blog Hop

Hey ya’ll! I have teamed up with several blogger buddies for June’s Thrift Challenge. This month, we have changed up our challenge a bit. The rules are to purchase an item from a thrift store, yard sale, garage sale, estate sale OR revamp/upcycle a piece you already own which no longer works in our home. As always, there is no set budget but we like to keep it as budget friendly as possible.

With the change in rules, I knew immediately what I wanted to do. When my Grandmother passed away, 11 years ago, I was allowed to go through her personal belongings and pick out what I would like to have of hers. One of the items I chose was this red quilt.

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Over the years, my own little family used it for picnics, beach trips and nap time and as you can see, it had had it share of wear. I placed it in a box in our attic to save and hopefully one day, repurpose it.

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When the challenge rules changed for this month, I literally jumped for joy, at the idea I had to make pillows from the quilt. It was super simple!

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I grabbed a pillow cover that I already had and used it as the pattern for my pillows. I cut two pieces of the quilt for each pillow and sewed together, added poly-fil and wa-lah, the pillows were complete! Quick, easy and free! I had all of the supplies on hand for making the quilt pillows. The poly-fil is super budget friendly. You can grab it at Joann Fabric and Craft Store for around $5-$10, depending if its on sale or you use a coupon. You can check out my under IG highlights “DIY Pillows”.

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I hope you will check out my friends to see what they have found for our June Thrift Store Challenge! I promise you will not be disappointed!

Love, Shae

https://thefarmhouseeclectic.com/2019/06/24/thrift-store-challenge-rustic-bench/
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https://lecultivateur.com/2019/06/24/thrifted-treasure-june/

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https://decorateandmorewithtip.com/mirror-mirror-at-the-thrift-store

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https://throughavintagedoor.com/2019/06/23/thrift-store-challenge-makeover/
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https://www.thehousehouse.com/thrift-store-finds/thrift-store-challenge-june-2019/
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http://www.clochesandlavender.com/thrift-store-challenge/

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Clearance Challenge: Beautiful Décor Can Be Budget Friendly

I have been wanting to add more touches of summer to my front porch décor. I decided to head to my local Hobby Lobby and browse to see what I could find! It didn’t take long for my creative juices to start flowing! I just happened to see this galvanized wall planter for $9 and thought, by adding greenery and flowers that it would be the perfect touch for welcoming guests into my home.

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I knew I had several hanging eucalytpus bushes from Hobby Lobby that I could use in my planter. I always buy them when they are on sale for 50% off or use a Hobby Lobby 40% off coupon, which will make them $7-$8.60, depending which coupon you use.

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I also grabbed one cream wisteria stem , along with a pink flower stem set and one columnea bush . I also purchased a green weeping willow hanging bushes. Remember, all of the greenery and flowers were all 50% off or items i already had on hand! The “hello” sign caught my eye and it was also 50% off and for $12, I thought it would look great above the planter!  I actually took apart the wisteria and pink flowers to spread throughout the planter.

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I spent around $35 dollars to update a beautiful spring/summer look to our front porch. Before shopping, I always check my décor to see what I have on hand, before purchasing any other items. A lot of times, I can “shop” my own décor in my home!

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Check out my friends below to see what they found on their Clearance Challenge for the month of May! I hope y’all have a wonderful week!

Love, Shae

Emily, LeCultivateurTara, Stilettos and ShiplapTerrie, Decorate And More With Tip Lindsay, The Farmhouse Eclectic Dori, This Full Life 5Jodi, The House house