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Back to the question at hand:
What's in your toolbox for thrifting construction and renovation? What 'tools of the trade' do you find most useful in your thrifting adventures?
First off, I love that Sally titled it 'dear wallet' ♥! Secondly, I encourage you to check out my thrift clothes cleaning post if you haven't already. It's a gem of information and already gives you some of the items I'm about to mention. Stay tuned for November when the thrift furniture cleaning post comes out!
Thrift Clothes Restoration & Decoration Toolbox
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• Sewing Kit: I'm not a sewer myself, but I do have a little travel sewing kit which makes mending tiny holes, or replacing buttons easy.
• Bleach Pen: This can save a white item from the trash bin, or can make bland shirts/pants awesome!
• Plastic Kitchen Tub: [See cleaning post for this, and other cleaning items]
• Jewelry Pliers: To fix loose or damaged jewelry or just to make your own statement pieces! [See Guest post coming October 23rd!]
• Leather Cleaner: Not only to help clean a leather item, but to moisturize it and give it new life!
• Permanent Markers: [white, brown, and black] To fix scuffs and small marks on shoes and bags!
• Guerrilla glue: To fix just about anything!
• Rhinestones, pearls and glitter: To make anything shiny and glamourous!
• Safety Pins: Keep things together, or give it a punk look!
• Fabric Glue and Pens: Give things new life by attaching things, or decorating them!
• Beads Buttons, and studs: Always fun for decorating or making jewelry!
• Ribbon: Makes great trim, patches and decoration!
Thrift Furniture Restoration & Decoration Toolbox
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• Steam Cleaner: Give new life to upholstered furniture by steam cleaning it.
• Tape Measure: You know, to make sure it fits...
• Dust rags & Q-Tips: Used for dusting, staining and painting.
• Wood Oil: Give new life to old wood!
• Wood Stain: Bring something from another century, into this one!
• Spray Paint/Can: Hello to a new life!
• Sandpaper in varying types: So you can stain, oil and paint your new goodies!
• Leather Cleaner: To make your goodies shine like new, and keep them healthy for a long time!
• Permanent Markers: To fix small scratches or scuffs.
• Walnut: (Yes, the nut) Try it, use it on a wooden surface with knicks! It fills it in, even colors it. A little touch up stain and you're good to go!
• Wood Glue: To put things back together.
• Light Bulbs & Batteries: You know, to get these things to work!
• Screws, Nails and a general toolbox: For all the little things. No fancy tools, just a hammer, screw driver, and mallet.
Do you have more to add? Let me know what my toolbox is missing!