Thrifted Beads - a #swapitlikeitshot sneak peek

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It's every creative bloggers favorite time of year- Swap It Like It's Hot! It's back and it's exciting because I love being surprised with thrifted goodies and a challenge. To keep you in suspense, I'm not going to show you what my sender sent me. But rather something I thrifted to use on one of the thrifted items I received.

A lot of thrift stores will have bags of miscellaneous crafts and decor items. I like to take a chance on these bags because every time there's been something I love in it. One of the last bags I picked up had these pretty light switchplates. I painted them with Rustoleum's oil rubbed bronze to match the other switchplates in the house and I love the feminine detail.

thrifted light switch plates

In that same bag was this little jewelry box and beans. Looks like they belonged to one or two broken pieces of jewelry. I love those turquoise beads though. And I used them in one of the projects I'll be sharing tomorrow!

sneak peek look at what I made for swap it like its hot!

And because I'm not showing you anything worth looking at, and the features were just that dang good, here's another couple for you to oggle and heart and maybe even give the IGer a follow.

Wanna Play? Here’s The Rules!

  • We want you to participate! Hit up your local thrift stores, craigslist, yard sales, estate sales, side of the road, anything! Thrifty doesn’t necessarily mean from a thrift store. We want to see your good deals, wacky finds and treasures.

  • Don’t feel like you need to save those finds for Thursdays! Yes, features are shared on our blogs and Instagram on Thursdays, but we’re all checking in on (and using!) the hashtag all week long. So, when you see/find it, feel free to share it!

  • Want to get featured? Add the #thriftscorethursdsay hashtag, Follow the hosts (@the_gathered_home, @primitiveandproper, @adesignerathome and@maggieoverbystudios) and tag a friend to play along, too!

  • Each week, Cassie from Primitive and Proper, Brynne from The Gathered Home, Maggie from Maggie Overby Studios and Myself (A Designer At Home) will pick a favorite thrift score or two to feature! So please note that by linking up with #thriftscorethursday, you are giving us permission to share your finds via social media or on our blogs.


All Instagramed out yet? I sure hope not! Because you're not finished. Yup, you've got more thrift scores to look at. I know you're not disappointed. Ha. Click on my beautiful cohost's faces below to check out what they've scored and featured.

Thrift Score Thursday Brynne color

Thrift Score Thursday Cassie

Thrift Score Thursday Maggie


  1. Truly would love those turquoise beads! Such a great find.

  2. Lots of Boho goodness here! I'll have to stop by tomorrow tho see what happened to those little beads, the suspense is killing me!

  3. love those beads!! so fun and i always look through the crafts, too! and awesome features- it was hard to choose once again!

  4. Those switch plates are so fun! I had a little comment in my post today about how I love that thrifting turns up so many fun and unique alternatives to boring home essentials, and those switch plates totally make my point! :D

    I had my eye on so many of those features as well! Love them all!


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