Tuesday, August 30, 2011
I have the fever- the thrifting fever!
Dirty Money is the much watch if you love a good thrift. The show is about two brothers in New York City- they do everything from dumpster dive, pick up broken junk from antique dealers, and plenty of haggling. They basically turn old junk into vintage treasures and sell it at different flea markets all over New York City. The brothers are a little crass but they call their love for junk- the fever. So anytime they see a hoarder- they say that person has the fever. The show is funny- and completely inspiring to fix up old junk. My fav is when they turn a broken busted up Schwinn into the Pee-wee Herman bike.
Storage Wars- is a show about when people default on their storage locker they go up for auction. This show is completely addicting because they are all treasure hunters. Even though they are looking to just turn the unit into fast cash. I love seeing what's inside the units and they all make highschool jabs at one another. A couple of cast members own thrift shops- and it's neat to see more of a whole sale end of a thrift shop.
Picker Sisters- is a show were they go into the south and literally go through people's rusted old junk. It's two ladies who are interior decorators that turn an old tractor chain into a coffee table. Even though they don't do the dirty work- their business partner does- it's pretty remarkable what something can become. The show is a little candy coated but the show has some great thrifty ideas.
PS- I have some DIY's and paintings coming this week. ;) Photos courtsey of Pinterest.