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Last week, my friend Kristen and I found ourselves in a small hole-in-the wall thrift store and ended up departing with some great finds. This woven straw bag was one of them. We found it in perfect condition, ready for a face lift. I've been all about the pom pom embellished bags that are all the trend right now, but I'm sorry, there's no way I'm dropping $80 on a 'trend' that will fade as fast as the seasons come and go. Of course, this has lead us here. Welcome to my latest DIY, where I show you how you can get the look for less. Below are inspiration photos that drove the color palette and design decisions of this DIY. Since the end of summer is fast approaching, I wanted the colors to be neutral and easy to transition into fall and winter. Even though, lets be honest, we don't have any other season than summer here in California.
After leaving the thrift store, we made a quick run to Michaels to buy the white pom pom trim and I found the black pleather trim at Jo-Anns! The whole process only took about 15 minutes to hot glue the two layers and finish it off with a black bandana.
I hope this post inspires you to recycle something old, give it a fresh look and a brand new identity. Also, give your local thrift store a chance! You never know what you'll find and repurposing items is much more sustainable for our entire planet. I know it's hard for a lot of people to dig through thrift stores and sort through old items, but you never know the treasures you'll find and that's my favorite part about the hunt.