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Yard Sale Pro Pointers from Lara Spencer

In I Brake for Yard Sales: And Flea Markets, Thrift Shops, Auctions, and the Occasional Dumpster, Good Morning America host and mom Lara Spencer shares tips on turning castoffs into heirloom-worthy decor.

Here’s how to shop secondhand like a pro:

Double Feature: If you see two of something – like lamps or vases, buy both. They lend balance and symmetry to a room.

Art Smarts: Snag cheap frames for posters and prints by having their dimensions and a tape measure handy.

Shine On: Old mirrors are a steal at garage sales and thrift stores. Pick one up to add light and instant glamour to any space.

Divide and Conquer: Encourage your children to look for small knickknacks while you hunt for bigger pieces.

Courtesy of Family Circle Magazine

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HilLesha O'Nan resides in Southern Indiana with her husband and 3 children. She's a lifestyle blogger that enjoys photography, fashion + beauty, traveling + adventure, gardening, and interior decorating. She is also the founder of To the Motherhood, Fashion Fling, and The Beauty Counter.

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  • These are great tips! I’m trying to go to garage and yard sales, and I’m slowly learning how to redo pieces with new colors and uses. It does not come naturally. =)


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