Big Thrift Energy: The Art and Thrill of Finding Vintage Treasures-Plus Tips for Making Old Feel New

Big Thrift Energy: The Art and Thrill of Finding Vintage Treasures-Plus Tips for Making Old Feel New

Big Thrift Energy: The Art and Thrill of Finding Vintage Treasures-Plus Tips for Making Old Feel New

Big Thrift Energy: The Art and Thrill of Finding Vintage Treasures-Plus Tips for Making Old Feel New

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Overview

Learn to find affordable vintage home decor and how to style it in a modern home.

From a Goyard trunk worth upwards of $10,000 (scored for $90) to a floor-length vintage Christian Dior cape (a $10 Goodwill find), Virginia knows how to find deals.

Danielle from Apartment Therapy says "Virginia has total sage sister vibes, helping you score pieces for a song with tips that are so good, I kind of can't believe she's letting us in on these trade secrets.”

Picked as a “Best New Book” by People Magazine, Big Thrift Energy will teach you everything you need to know about shopping for affordable vintage home decor and styling it in a modern home. Antiquing can be intimidating: how do you know if a piece is worth salvaging? How do you navigate the piles of merchandise at a thrift store or estate sale? Part resource, part inspiration, Big Thrift Energy is a comprehensive guide that offers tips for thrifting that you never knew you needed: How to shop for the good stuff, how to upcycle and style vintage treasures in your home, and even advice for flipping your most-coveted items to turn a profit.

Big Thrift Energy will teach you:
• Where to shop for antique and vintage treasures you'll love
• The best things to buy used, and which items to pass on
• How to upcycle something old into something "you" and make it fit beautifully in your home
• How to tell when something is valuable, and tips for reselling it to make a profit

Author Virginia Chamlee has spent more than a decade collecting and selling vintage wares. Her home has been featured on Apartment Therapy and Design*Sponge and her original artwork is available via Chairish, Anthropologie, and Artfully Walls.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781950968619
Publisher: Blue Star Press
Publication date: 07/26/2022
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 402,442
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Author Virginia Chamlee is a writer for People magazine who has spent more than a decade collecting and selling vintage wares. Her home has been featured on Apartment Therapy and Design*Sponge and her written work has been featured in Buzzfeed, Bustle, Byrdie, and other outlets. Her artwork is available via Chairish, Anthroplogie, and Artfully Walls.

Table of Contents

Introduction 9

Part I Know Before You Go 16

Define Your Style 18

Do Your Online Research 21

Design Styles Across the Eras 25

Be Prepared 29

Know Where to Shop 33

Get Out of Town 45

Best Flea Markets in the U.S 49

Part II How to Shop 52

Trendspotting 55

The Go-Tos 69

Material World 79

When to Just Say No 89

Labels to Look For 95

Part III How to Style 100

Think like a Designer 103

Basic Formula of Room Design 113

Tell Your Story 121

Living Large 131

Styling Tricks 139

The Arc of the Upgrade 149

My All-Time Favorite Finds 155

Part IV How to Sell 158

The Investment 161

Other Basics 162

Where to Sell 167

Conclusion 171

Resources 172

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