[TIP# 1 for a budget makeover]

it is really exciting to know so many of you are inspired to visit your local eco-friendly stores (thrift stores) and are finding amazing treasures. 

although i create budget inspired spaces, the truth, there is a careful mix of both new and old pieces in a room. i admit it can be a challenge to create a room totally filled with eco-friendly and second hand pieces (tho i do it often), but if you are willing to wait and curate over time, you can achieve a great space. rome wasn't built in a day...eh?

what you see on tv is an ACTUAL makeover. 

please be aware that designing these spaces for tv is a HANDS ON job for me. it is much more than just painting and flopping pillows around. there is a legal and safety component as well. 

so a BIG thank you to Nate's entire team who help me in every way. 

over the course of the blog i will drop tips on how to achieve a budget makeover.
every item you see in a second hand store has the potential to be something amazing. if you remember i blogged here about the above chairs. i can promise you, if a boutique shop owner had seen these chairs before i did, they would have quickly picked them up and placed them in a client's home with a much higher price tag. i'm not mad at that. had these chairs not been for this client i would have bought them and shipped them back to rock hill...STAT!

so don't think because it is in a thrift store it doesn't have value. yes it does. some of you may think it's beneath you to step foot in a second hand store. trust me, some of the most sought after designers bop into the same places you drive past. well...there assistant anyway.

Rashon aka Mr. Goodwill Hunting
LifeStyle Blogger

If you would like help creating the perfect space for you and your family, please email me at rashon@rashoncarraway.com for rates and availability.