I Brake for Yard Sales And Flea Markets, Thrift Shops, Auctions, and the Occasional Dumpster (Paperback)
|"Good Morning America" correspondent Spencer is a self-confessed frugalista with a passion for shopping at yard sales, thrift shops, and estate sales. She shares her secrets for bargain hunting in this book.|
From the Publisher:
Good Morning America correspondent Lara Spencer is a self-confessed frugalista with a passion for shopping at yard sales, thrift shops, and estate sales, and for decorating her home and friends’ homes with her fabulous finds. In I Brake for Yard Sales, Lara shares her secrets for bargain hunting and tells you where to shop, what to look for, how to pay for it, how to restore it, and finally, where to put it in your house. Looking for the newest arrivals at your local thrift shops? After busy Saturdays and no-pick-up Sundays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays are generally the best days to shop for fresh items. Peppered with wisdom from world-renowned appraisers whom Lara knows from her previous work on Antiques Roadshow as well as contributions from well-known designers, this book also features the house of comedienne and good friend Kathy Griffin, which Spencer herself refurbished and decorated.
Customer Reviews of I Brake for Yard Sales
I don't know much about interior design so I was a little skeptical when my mom gave me this book. I like watching Lara on GMA but I wondered how it would relate to my very non design oriented life. I admit I was totally shocked. She gives so many practical tips on how to find amazing deals at flea markets, yard sales, and estate sales. I bought a bureau for twenty five dollars from a flea market and using her refurbishment tips, I spray painted it with a black glossy spray, added some cool new knobs (which I never paid attention to before...but what a difference they make) Now I have a piece in my bedroom that literally looks like a thousand dollars. It was easy and fun and while I probably won't have time to venture out every weekend, I really want to try this with a few other items and see how it works out.