thrift store shopping

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On this particular day, Geoffrey and I went to three different stores for our deals. We started out at JYSK where we bought many items that were on sale, then to the local Salvation Army, and finally to Value Village. I came away with some amazing purchases from the later two places, including a silver and antler serving tray for $2.00, a large woven and framed racoon picture for $3.00, and a vintage dress for $7.00. These were documented on my Instagram, so if you would like to see what they look like, you can follow me here. The only thing that would have completed my thrift store outing would have been a trip to the dollar store. However, there’s always the next time.

Emory

diy antler motif.

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this project is one that i had actually created at the beginning of the summer. because it was so simple, i felt like maybe my followers would not care to see how it was done. after months of being on the back burner, and because the end of summer is nearing, i thought that i had better post now! it’s better late than never, right?

you will not need very many supplies for this project. there are also many different ways that you can go about making an antler motif. i sort of cheated with mine when i kept the cutout for this guy and was able to use the cardboard as a ready-made stencil. obviously, you will have to make your own stencil if you haven’t yet purchased buck jr. from urban outfitters. (that, or hand paint the antlers on!)

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step 1: start with some wood

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step 2: use a suitable stencil

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step 3: spray paint the stencil onto your wood

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step 4: let dry, and hang your artwork up for all to see!

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as a bonus, you can ask your significant other to straighten your newest diy so that you can photograph it for your blog. then, when he is stepping back over the fence, get him to trip and fall and bend the fence, and then proceed to photograph him instead. ;-)))

p.s. did you like this diy post? if the answer is yes then click ‘like’, or better yet, leave me a comment!

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  • Welcome, friends! My name is Emory. I am a wife and mother to three (two on earth and one in heaven). This is our life on the Canadian prairies.
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