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Sunday, August 18, 2013

Thrift Store "Junk"

Good day friends,
How is your day going?
Mine is great because the sun has been shining
five solid days of rain....
Today I am going to show you some great thrift store finds. 
I love thrift store shopping.
You can find all sorts of really great "things"
for really great prices.
( This picture is taken in our very crowded garage.)
A few months a go I was shopping
found these great pieces at one of my favorite stores....
A bentwood chair for $4.99,
a little retro table for $5,
a hat box for $2,
a vanity light for $.99.
So my total expenditure that day was $12.98.
Not bad.
Now, I'm going to show you what that pile of "junk" became....
The retro table became this

which you can read about here.
Isn't it bright and playful now....
I absolutely love the colors.

The hatbox became this:

part of my vintage craft room storage
that you can read about here.
So pretty and dainty now....

The little light is now a vanity light in Miss A's room.
It was spotlighted here.

Isn't it just too adorable now...
with all it's pink and glitz,
just right for a little girls vanity....

And, last but definitely not least
the bentwood chair
has just been given its makeover and here she is...

I painted her with some DIY white chalk paint.
and then distressed her a little...
The original paint was black so it shines through quite nicely.
I then covered the seat with a drop cloth material.
 What would we do without drop clothes?
I am definitely having a love affair with them
using them for everything right now....
I had thought about putting a stencil on the rattan back or the seat
I am very undecided as to where she is going to live
at this time...
Right now she is in our master bedroom
this could change in a moments notice....

Here's a closeup of her as she made her big debut
at the Mustache Bash this week.
You can read about that here.

She looks so regal sitting here holding packages
at the party table...

Isn't it amazing what you can do with a pile of "junk"?

so much fun too....
I think that is why I love to go thrift shopping -
because with a little elbow grease
I can turn a "sows ear into a silk purse" after all.....

What have you upcycled
turned into your "silk purse" lately?

Have a great day and go out there and create
something you love...

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  1. Hey there! I just wanted to say thank you for the follow on Pinterest! I'm following you back :o) Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

  2. I really enjoyed your transformations! I too love the thrill of the find at thrift store and garage sales...and the transforming of it all. I'm an addict!

  3. A lot of great redo's, but my favorite is the bentwood chair.

  4. Great updates! I'd love if you'd link up to The DIYers.

  5. Such wonderful finds! I love thrift stores, but I never know what to do with the treasures I see. Now I know where to turn for inspiration. :)

    Thank you for linking up at the #ShareTheLoveBlogHop!!!

    Cindy from Superheroes and Teacups

  6. I love all of these projects! I'm stopping by to let you know that I nominated you for a Liebster Award and would love for you to stop by and accept! :)