In Love with Linens: Thrifted Bedding Tips for the Win

I don’t just live thrifted, I sleep thrifted- literally.  So when I heard that Goodwill is having a “stuff the bag” sale this Friday and Saturday- I decided that I must must, jump on the bandwagon and share my excitement for all things linen and thrifted with you all.  I’ll be honest, there was a small part of me that wanted to keep all the  lovely linens of the world  for myself- but being the believer in abundance that I am- I figured I must share all of my bedsheets and pillowcase wonder with the world.

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These thrifted sheets are the cutest…

Shopping for unique retro linens is one of the things that turned me into such a hardcore Goodwill regular. For my Monarch clothing line- I used all sorts of beautiful thrifted sheets to create lovely clothing (I’ll be sharing more of this tomorrow) but one day while a friend of mine was casually talking about the wonders of bleaching their white bedsheets- it struck me: I could be pimping out my bed with adorable retro sheets as well! So off to Goodwill I went to find all of my sleepy treasure.

I now own a plethora of duvet covers, adorable floral sheets, pillow cases and I even have a  retro comforter  (which you can find in my Ambassador feature) with the same  exact print as one of the couches on Mad Men.

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Green quilt and pillows created by my lovely mom- adorable owl pillow from my sis- everything else is thrifted (except the dog of course)
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If you don’t have a sweet Grannie to make you pillow cases like this- you can thrift them!
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I’m so in love with this thrifted curtain for my bathroom…
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Always good to have your own collaged journal. I’ve also been super in to my Kindle lately (so obviously I’m going to post a DIY on how to create a Kindle holder out of thrifted sheets.)
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Remember when I made a crop top out of a thrifted pillow case? Well paired with some thrifted pants- its the perfect pajama set for my adorable bed. #whenyourclothesmatchyourhouse

Granted, there are going to be people in the world- who are never going to feel fab about second hand linens, but for those of you who are interested in taking the plunge- here are my tips:

Go for light colors: I personally have a light color theme for my entire house- but particularly- when you are buying bedding- it makes it easy to coordinate all of the designs.  I also like this option because I throw everything in the wash on hot with bleach- so I know it’s all squeaky clean.

Bleach: like I said above- wash it on hot with bleach and you will be a sleeping sparkling princess.  There are of course plenty of other cleaning options for those of you who don’t have all white decor. 🙂

Coordinated Chaos: The key to thrifted home decor is to know your color palette and stick to it-  that keeps the door open for you to find unique thrift gold- while still having the ability to create a cohesive look with style and design.  This is true for linens, clothes, dishes- you name it.

You can bet your thrifted hat that I will be at my neighborhood Goodwill bright eyed and bushy tailed tomorrow morning when they open to stock up on all the goodies I can stuff into my bag.  I suggest you get your own bag and follow me here all weekend- for all sorts of fun things you can create with your thrifted sheets and linens.

Love and Thrift,

Elisabeth

 

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