Thrifting for the Kitchen

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We love thrifting&mdash we could end the post right then and there. We try to go thrifting every weekend and if we don’t make it, it’s just that much more exciting when we get to go again. We’ve come home with plenty of treasures for the home, but it hasn’t been until recently that we’ve started looking at items for the kitchen.

We previously mentioned in our What Is Your Favorite Kitchen Must-Have post that we really wanted a cast iron skillet and had been eyeing up the one in our boyfriends mothers kitchen. We wanted one that was already seasoned and didn’t see the point in spending a lot of money on a brand new one.

While scouring the land of New Jersey, we went to our favorite thrift store &mdash Village Thrift. My boyfriend (who is usually one to go straight to the artwork and if he doesn’t find anything, just sits there and waits for me) called me over to take a look at something. When I realized he was holding not one, but, two cast iron skillets &mdash I was thrilled.

We noticed the rust right away and turned to our iPhone. We googled how to get rid of rust on a cast iron skillet and found instructions (just need a potato, vinegar and an oven). Once we realized how easy it would be to remove the rust, we scooped them up. The larger pan sold for $10.90 and the smaller one for $4.90.

During the same trip, we also happend to come across a wonderful green glass bowl (sold for $1.00). We always have lemons, tomatoes and pappers around the house &mdash so we figured this would be perfect! We have white walls in the kitchen (we’re not allowed to paint) and the green mixed with the vibrant veggies really pops against the white background and table.

What Kitchen items have you found at the thrift store?

(Images: Kristen Lubbe)