The Pink Room

#4: Op-shop karma

Evie Kemp

Pre-loved treasures! Why we love them and where to find them. Michelle & Evie discuss op-shopping and the rules of the game.

This episode features a LOT of recommendations for documentaries, as apparently when we're not thrift shopping - we're watching movies.

A good friend thrifts and pick with you, a true friend helps you hide the stash when you get home.
 Michelle's $5 Brass Chairs

Michelle's $5 Brass Chairs

If you wait until you have enough money to decorate and make your home your own it will never happen. If you wait until you can afford to buy everything new you are missing the point. It is the old, the new, the made, the hand-me-down, the collected, the worn (but loved) things in your home that make it your own.
— Stacy Risenmay
 Evie's $100 Zebrawood sofa.

Evie's $100 Zebrawood sofa.

It’s not about what it is, it’s about what it can become.
— Dr Seuss
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Removing the object from its surroundings to imagine in your own home - this is so key, things are totally brought down by the things around them. You have to look at them independently. We've summarised tips for op shopping here. 

 Michelle's $250 Ottoman/Slat Sofa Bed

Michelle's $250 Ottoman/Slat Sofa Bed