My bedroom was in need of a quick and budget-friendly refresh so I headed to my local antique mall to see what treasures I could find to make it happen.
Since I’m on a decluttering journey in my home, I have avoided going to thrift and antique stores for the past 6 months. So, it was a treat to go antiquing after a short hiatus.
When I go antiquing and thrifting, I always look for unique artwork – especially artwork framed with gorgeous baroque frames.
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As I was searching through a trunk full of artwork, I spotted a beautiful piece but instead of putting it in the cart right away, I hid it in the back of the stack and pondered buying it as I shopped in the store.
There was a time when I would impulse buy while thrifting but I have since learned that I was buying as an escape from reality. During my emotionally buying period, I was taking care of my mom who suffered from Dementia. I had to quit my job, and I was also going through some physical and mental distress and thrifting became my escape.
This period of my life went on for 2 1/2 years and, since then, I’ve done a lot of work on myself and was able to identify the reasons why I was overbuying at the thrift stores.
This time when I visited the antique mall, all of those impulses and triggers were gone. It was such a great feeling to “window shop” and only purchase the items I loved and wanted for this bedroom refresh without bringing excess items into my home.