It’s been a while and my oh my have things changed! After signing up for, and dropping out of, the ORC last fall I officially wrapped up the kitchen and home renovations in February – here’s a peek at the finished kitchen on my Instagram, @duckuglydesign:
Since then, I have been focusing more of my time on a “spinoff” of Duck Ugly Design…*drum roll please*….Duck Ugly Decor! While DU Design focuses on home renovation stuff, DU Decor is dedicated to rehoming preloved vintage & secondhand home goods. This came about very naturally as an extension and growth opportunity from my DIY home renovation adventures.
If you read my blog post on my office makeover, you know I decorate on a budget. I turn to places like the Facebook Marketplace, estate sales, and thrift stores to find one of a kind pieces to decorate my home. Aside from loving how budget-friendly this is, I also found that I LOVE the hunt for these one-of-a-kind treasures…maybe even a little too much…or so I thought.
You see, I found that I love the hunt so much that I often end up with more things than I need or have space for – so in an effort to get rid of the stuff I didn’t end up needing I decided to resell some of my beloved treasures. At first, this way just a way to get rid of the things that I didn’t end up needed but I soon found, and was told, that I have “a great eye” for finding beautiful things. And thus, Duck Ugly Decor was born.
I decided to continue searching and sharing wonderful recycled treasures with the world as a way to both make a little extra money AND help the environment by helping to avoid this stuff ending up in landfills. I have so fun hunting for beautiful preloved pieces, I get to help find these goods new homes, AND, together, we help reduce waste! It’s a win-win-win.
I recently started an Instagram page dedicated to the decor side of Duck Ugly.
Here’s how it works:
- Follow me @duckuglydecor OR search for the hashtag #DUDstillavailable to see just the items that are still available
- For first dibs and sneak peeks at items to come, watch my stories
- If you see something you would like to claim and purchase, comment your zip code on the photo. The first person to comment gets the item
- Wait for me to message you directly with further instructions
During this strange and interesting time, I am am offering another way to shop online by bringing these preloved goods to your fingertips, offering no contact local porch pickups in Grand Rapids, and offering shipping at cost for smaller items.
I hope you take a peek at my Instagram. Also, if you ever want me to keep an eye out for something for you on my hunts – please don’t hesitate to reach out!
Keep it quackin’!