Monday, March 4, 2013

Thrifty tip for home decor


Last week I dropped off some donations at Goodwill, then popped into the store for a quick look around.  There wasn't much to see, but I did find two of these for $1.29 each:


Not the most beautiful pillows, but very well-made, and guess what was inside?



Wonderful goosedown inserts!  $2.58 for two!

I brought them home and popped them straight into the washing machine.  Hot water and bleach should take care of any unwanted critters. . . just in case.  Then I dried them in the dryer on high heat.

Now I have two high-quality down inserts to make new pillows--for less than the price of a bag of poly-fil.  I'm planning to make pillows for my new living room with this fabric (Scoma.519 by Kravet):


Next time you're in your local thrift store, take a quick look at the bedding!


9 comments:

jackie jade said...

awesome find! can't wait to see what you come up with!
-- jackiejade.blogspot.com

Living Life in the Lowcountry said...

Wow, what a great find! I will definitely start checking that area out!

NanaDiana said...

What a find! You can't beat that!!! xo Diana

Olive said...

Well done. I got a down pillow with a lovely cover Saturday for two dollars. xo, Olive

Kathy Olson said...

I have a friend that keeps her teens beautifully clothed from Goodwill. She says you have to be willing to spend quite a bit of time there going through the racks. It is amazing what name brand deals she finds there.

I am going to have to look at their pillows now!

craftythriftydecoratingwifemom said...

I just donated two more down pillows to Goodwill!! I used to be allergic to down, but it had gotten better over years. Then my asthma flared and good-bye pillows. Two king size bed pillows :-( The ones for today are smaller decorative pillows. I took the covers off to wash, there were feathers. Oh, allergies.
Janet

Lilly @ HGV Training said...

Wow… hope you have got a good deal. Sounds interesting…

melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle said...

Score on those pillow inserts! I LOVE thrift stores! Life to the full, Melissa

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

You know I love thrifting and that was such a great find! Finding Goosedown pillow inserts is wonderful!

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