How to Create Children’s Spaces With Thrift Store Finds

How to Create Children’s Spaces With Thrift Store Finds

Known for her ability to add style to any place with just a few bucks, Krista Byers of Goodwill Glam shares some inexpensive ways to decorate your children’s spaces. Children’s bedrooms are transitional as their needs change every couple of years, all the more reason to decorate with budget-friendly finds.

Your local thrift store is teeming with usable items at fantastic prices for virtually any project and any room. It may take a bit of patience, vision and some imagination but you can create something that works for you. Children’s spaces are no exception

Local Finds — Fox & Fawn in Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Local Finds — Fox & Fawn in Greenpoint, Brooklyn

A colorful look into Fox & Fawn in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

Residents of Greenpoint, Brooklyn might not remember a time when buy-sell-trade vintage boutique Fox & Fawn wasn’t a retailer on Manhattan Avenue, or its original location eight years ago in the Lower East Side of New York City. Both the store and its curators feel like a permanent staple of the neighborhood

Not Just for Kids — Vintage Themed Children’s Rooms

Not Just for Kids — Vintage Themed Childrens Rooms

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No matter your living situation, space is always a hot commodity. I’ve lived in spaces hardly large enough for a full-sized bed, let alone a second bedroom. As I’ve gotten older, my space-related priorities have changed; I need a home office, covet kitchen counter-top space and (in the not-for-a-long-time-so-calm-down kind of way) anticipate making room for a baby.

As shared living spaces and communal dwellings become more popular for those on a budget, we find ourselves giving up privacy and getting creative to maximize the potential of our homes. Whether your child shares a space with your home office, a guest room, with another sibling or is lucky enough to have his or her own room, the inevitable day will come when he or she flees the nest. In (perhaps premature) anticipation of this day, I’ve always wondered why parents spend so much on baby-centric decor. Sure, it’s fun to have a new reason to shop and you might be able to pass some of it on as hand-me-down goods, but why buy products that have an expiration date in your apartment? These vintage child-friendly decor themes will make the adults in the room happy too with decor that will remain relevant even into the empty nest phase of life

In Search Of — Dogs

In Search Of — Dogs

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Welcome to the daily series, In Search Of, where we look high and low on Krrb for one-of-a-kind items that we must have now! Today we’re looking for dogs!

Man’s best friend deserves only the best, and so do you! We’ve rounded up the finest in canine fashion and more

In Search Of — Cats

In Search Of — Cats

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Welcome to the daily series, In Search Of, where we look high and low on Krrb for one-of-a-kind items that we must have now! Today we’re looking for cats!

You don’t have to be a cat person to appreciate these one-of-a-kind feline finds

Critical Decor — Kids’ Bedrooms on Television that Set Our High Decorating Expectations

Critical Decor — Kids Bedrooms on Television that Set Our High Decorating Expectations

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We love television and movies as much as the next guy. But we get particularly giddy when we get to pick apart the decor in search of deeper truths. Join us as we investigate the who, what, when and especially the why of interior design drama.

It’s important to mention that the first time I saw these bedrooms, I was a mere child myself. Kids’ bedrooms in television and movies were always a point of jealousy and inspiration for me. Jealousy because, of course, the set designer on the shows was more interested that the room look “cool” and reveal a deeper side of the character versus worrying about whether or not the hot pink color you so desperately wanted would be easy to paint over and convert into an office once you left for college (Thanks, MOM!). Inspiration because a designer with a huge budget was able to invoke the imagination of a child on such a larger scale. What would our rooms have looked like had we had endless money, a carpenter and no load-bearing walls? Would we have had a fire pole in the bedroom so that we never needed to used the stairs? Would we have had a bed that was also a trampoline? Would we have had…dare I dream…a dimmer switch for setting the mood of ghost-telling sessions during slumber parties?

Perhaps. But an endless budget might also have meant that we wouldn’t have felt the need to write Radiohead lyrics on our ceiling as a small gesture of rebellion against the practicality of the parental units imposed upon us. And who were we, really, without that rebellious streak?

Whatever may have happened to our bedrooms is beside the point. This is what did happen in kid’s TV show bedrooms that made us revere them so much

Routines — Overcome Challenges to Build Better Habits

Routines — Overcome Challenges to Build Better Habits

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We are nearing the end of February and many of our new year’s resolutions are long forgotten. Why? It’s been said that sometime between 21 and 66 days lies a sweet spot where a new behavior transforms into a habit. But before anything becomes routine in our busy lives, we have to overcome several challenges that can trip us up and send that new behavior out the door. Running a 5k or saving for the future takes more than a vocal contract, so take the time to sit down and plan out your path to success! Read on for tips to better support your new habits

I Want This — Antique Emeralite Desk Lamp

I Want This — Antique Emeralite Desk Lamp

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I’m a huge fan of ditching the glaring overhead light whenever possible. Especially during the winter months, the warmth of a table lamp is comforting. Having recently taken a lamp making class with I Like That Lamp at Brooklyn Craft Company and seeing all the amazing lighting fixtures in Wes Anderson’s new film, The Grand Budapest Hotel, my fascination has only increased. I can imagine myself writing this post by the ambient light of this Antique Emeralite Desk Lamp; it’d be perfect in any office space and the green shade reminds me of the similar one my parents had when I was little. The detailing on the base adds charm and the seller even dates the lamp specifically between 1909 and 1916. Perhaps, armed with this gem, Wes will cast me as an extra in one of his films. For now, I’ll start with the lamp.

Find this Antique Emeralite Desk Lamp on Krrb. $125.

In Search Of — Wall Hangings

In Search Of — Wall Hangings

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Welcome to the daily series, In Search Of, where we look high and low on Krrb for one-of-a-kind items that we must have now! Today we’re looking for wall hangings!

What is a wall hanging? Well, it’s not a painting nor a poster. Usually made from knits and textiles, these decorative pieces add depth and texture to our surroundings. These decorative pieces can confound us, but we still have to have them

Enter to Win a $1000 Shopping Spree

Enter to Win a $1000 Shopping Spree

Our friends at Netted by the Webbys have let us in on a hot tip: they’re giving away a cool grand so you can spruce up your home office.

For some, a home office is an entire room dedicated to getting work done. For others, it’s a spot on the couch, a laptop and a coffee table. No matter what you call your desk or how you use it, this is your chance to win $1000 toward the office space you deserve.

Get a jump start on your spring cleaning goals with stylish organization systems or sleek cabinets, or snag some sweet art to stare at when you’re procastinating. Now is the time to make your workspace work for you.

Enter to win now.

Routines — Nightstands and Bedtime Reading Recommendations

Routines — Nightstands and Bedtime Reading Recommendations

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We here at Krrb care about your well being. Did you know that making your bedroom a relaxing space has also been scientifically proven to promote deeper sleep? Create a bedtime routine that will help you settle down for the day as your mind relaxes and goes into auto-pilot mode. Start by unplugging from electronics and wind down with reading for 20 minutes before turning the lights out. We’ve let some of our favorite nightstands inspire reading suggestions for the betterment of your mind and your decor! Check out these combinations sure to bring you a better night’s sleep

In Search Of — Planters

In Search Of — Planters

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Welcome to the daily series, In Search Of, where we look high and low on Krrb for one-of-a-kind items that we must have now! Today we’re looking for planters!

It’s hard to believe it now, but the spring season is just around the corner. Get out of your seasonal funk and improve your mood (and your home!) with these lovely planters. These containers will make you want to bring the outdoors in

Don’t Wait for Inspiration, Schedule Time for Creativity in Daily Life

Dont Wait for Inspiration, Schedule Time for Creativity in Daily Life

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Creativity is one of those things that one can easily fail to nurture, or one can flat out stifle. A lot of people are creative minded, have interesting ideas and ambitions of how to express those ideas, but without the proper support and opportunity, that drive can fizzle or be funneled down a black hole. There are art crit groups, writing collectives and poetry workshops — all in the name of developing raw talent and feeding the creative animal. I’ve been a member of a songwriter exchange in New York City for nearly 15 years. The group meets every Monday night and the main focus is to foster the creative environment and process. How is that done? There are several methods used, all simple in process but profound in reasoning

In Search Of — Settees

In Search Of — Settees

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Welcome to the daily series, In Search Of, where we look high and low on Krrb for one-of-a-kind items that we must have now! Today we’re looking for settees!

Don’t call it a love seat! These awesome settees will help to add charm and extra seating to any room that may be a bit small to accommodate a full couch. Lucky you, tiny room, you get a settee

Routines — 4 Landing Strip Essentials that Build Good Habits

Routines — 4 Landing Strip Essentials that Build Good Habits

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It’s the last place you see before you leave your home and the first place you’ll unload when you arrive. Building an efficient and effective entry way is key to keeping organized in other parts of your life. Create good habits by making the most out of your space. A landing strip will remain tidy and inviting by adding a few essential pieces of furniture. If you establish a space where you’re able to find things quickly, get out of the house faster and most importantly give a good first impression to guests, this is one routine you’ll have no problem sticking to! Start by finding a home for your keys, shoes and jackets, solving 90 percent of your problems. Here are our favorite ideas to get you started with your entryway redesign

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