Thrift Store Blog

Do you know the quickest way to check the quality of wood furniture, while also getting some clues about its age? It's Amanda, your Creative Expert and I'm here to tell you it's all in the joints!

The first thing I do when I'm looking at a piece that I'm considering buying, is pull out the drawers (if applicable). Looking at exactly how the drawers are constructed, tells me... more


Back to school shopping is a family right of passage, every August. With kids activities starting back up too, it’s an expensive time of year! We cut some of those costs by visiting The Salvation Army Thrift Store.

My kids quite like thrifting, actually. They Enjoy perusing the odd and unusual things one can find in the housewares section and imagine them into crafts and Faery garden decorations. Thrift stores... more

Do you ever see a great vintage couch or chair at The Salvation Army Thrift Store, and wonder if it's worth it to reupholster?

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How often have you found little treasures at The Salvation Army Thrift Store, but pass them by because you aren't sure how to make them an addition to your decor, and not just another dust collector?

One of my favourite things to do is to collect meaningful pieces (ones that 'speak' to me in one way or another), and create ways to use them in my space that are practical and pretty.

Don't be afraid to use items in ways they weren't intended ~ get creative and think outside the box!

Want to give an older piece of furniture a new, chic and trendy look?

Our Creative Expert, Amanda of Rechic Studio and Design, has some expert paint mixing techniques that makes the finish look professional and oh so good looking!

This is Style Hunter Fox, your Creative Expert! I want to share some thoughts on the great prizes that you can find in thrift!


Hi everyone, Amanda from ReChic here! First off, I would like to say... more

I even go thrifting on vacation! Today, my kids and I pulled into The Salvation Army Thrift Store on 241 Lonsdale Ave. in North Vancouver.  Things I'm pretty much guaranteed to find, no matter what thrift store I visit, are pencil... more

Amanda Braun is the artist and designer behind ReChic Studio... more