Thrift Shop ‘Til You Drop

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There was a little thrift shop around my university, so sometimes after my internship or class  I would run over there to look for diamonds in the rough. When I told Rachel I was at the thrift store she was like, “WHAT?! We aren’t poor!” She was born in a very poor district of the Philippines and always had hand-me-downs.

So I said, “We’re in a recession, lady! Plus they have nicer clothes than I’m wearing right now!” They’ve got brand-name stuff now, ya know.

Anyway, clothing aside…thrift stores have odds and ends you wouldn’t expect…

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Refinish a Wooden Desk or Tabletop

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One of the benefits of fixing things up yourself is that you get to try out some new toys! Not to mention you end up with a piece you can really enjoy because you had a hand in making it. Maybe that’s why people like their children so much?

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