8 #thriftscorethursday 330 Gallon Totes

Hello friends, did you miss me last week? I sure missed each and every one of you! Lately I've been coming up short on my thrift store runs, however we've been able to score pretty big on Craigslist. And today's find is no different, although not very pretty, is extremely functional for our water storage needs.

#thriftscorethursday Week 65 | Trisha from Black and White Obsession, Brynne's from The Gathered Home, Cassie from Primitive and Proper, Corinna from For My Love Of, and Guest Poster: Shavonda from SG Style

If you're new 'round here, my co-hosts Brynne from The Gathered Home, Cassie from Primitive and Proper, and Corinna from For My Love Of and I, invite you to play along with our fun hashtag party on Instagram. The rules are simple: snap a pic of your thrifted treasure and throw the #thriftscorethursday hashtag so our hosts, followers, and amazing TST community can marvel at your goodies.

Occasionally, we're blessed to have a few of our favorite hashtag blogger friends guest hosting alongside us. This week, please give a warm welcome back to Shavonda from SG Style!

Let’s kick this party off with my find:

Like I said, this week’s thrift score isn’t really the prettiest, but it’s tremendously practical for our yard. We scored two 330 gallon totes previously used to store a food-based lubricant (no idea what kind) from a local farmer. 660 gallons of water storage is essential (perhaps a bit overkill) for our precious garden. Here’s a tip if you’re ever considering collecting rain water and go the craigslist/secondhand route: be sure to inquire about the type of chemical they used to store in the barrels, the barrels/containers should always be food-grade.

If you remember waaay back, we scored a bunch of smaller rain barrels from a farmer and collected rain from our gutters and spouts. It’s was a great start and all but our garden is at the VERY BACK of our property (roughly 3 acres) and trolling back and forth (with a handy home-made water cart) was not only time consuming but extremely inefficient.

We decided that having permanent storage near the garden would give us the freedom to fill the barrels when it was convenient for us (probably after cutting all that grass) as opposed to every time we needed to give our veggies a drink. So we trolled Craigslist, for about a year, to find the right kind (and price) of large water storage for our garden. We found a few but they were all within the $65-$80 range which usually included pick up a couple hours from our house. We were about to pounce but then we spotted these guys. Not only were they nearby, but they were a much better deal at $45 each. It totally paid off to wait it out.

The beau is already concocting some type of automatic watering system. Since we’re in a cold climate, he’s engineering it to be removed after the planting season is over.

And now for the dreamy features from our #thriftscorethursday Instagram crowd:

Don't you think these Neumade Cabinets are such a great shade of blue?! Especially dying over the fact that they don't need any work!

I have a soft spot for a lot of things, but Asian decor- it can fit in ANYWHERE. I have a heavy solid wood Budah that's made the cut every move and decore style change!

Can you believe how amazing this Brass Sconce is? Erica sure found a beauty!

Well that’s all for week 65, my dearies! We thoroughly enjoy scrolling through your entries every week and hope to see your thrifted treasures. It’s pretty easy to play along:
  1. Snap a photo of something that catches your eye or you decided to splurge on from anyplace secondhand (Craigslist, Thrift Stores, Auctions, Garage Sales, etc).
  2. Share your photo with the hashtag #thriftscorethursday on Instagram (if your profile is public) and/or Twitter, any day of the week!
*You could be featured next Thursday as your hosts Brynne, Cassie, Corinna, and I (+a surprise guest host) dish out our favorite scores every week.

>>>Looking for even more amazing thrift scores? Pop by Brynne, Cassie, Corinna & this week’s guest host: Shavonda to see what they found this week (by clicking the images below).

#thriftscorethursday Brynne's treasures from The Gathered Home
Or click here. You can also find her hash-tagging on Twitter and Instagram.

#thriftscorethursday Cassie's treasures from Primitive and Proper
Or click here. You can also find her hash-tagging on Twitter and Instagram.

#thriftscorethursday Corinna's treasures from For My Love Of
Or click here. You can also find her hash-tagging on Twitter and Instagram.

#thriftscorethursday Shavonda's treasures from SG Style
Or click here. You can also find her hash-tagging on Twitter and Instagram.

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Still not satisfied?! Check out our past thrift score’s here.
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  1. the light the light! oh i love that light. and great score on your part! functionality plus!

  2. Oh wow! You guys are so creative and handy! An automatic watering system is so beyond my DIY capabilities - give your beau a round of applause for me!

    1. I'll be sure to do that, he sure appreciates the sweet comment!

  3. I almost featured that light! Maybe jealousy won out, haha. I'm pretty jealous of your containers. We finally put up a rain water collection system on one of our downspouts but its filled after the 1 rain!

    1. They sure do fill up fast. We have seven rain barrels attached to three down spouts and they all fill very quickly as well. We have a lot of baby trees, an infant orchard, and a huge garden so it really helps.


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