Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Recent thrifty finds

I haven’t shared many of my thrifty finds lately so thought it was time to post some.  Here are some of my finds from this week. 

It was quite a box of goodies.

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A large wall pocket, a couple taper holders and some frames.

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I’m not sure but it looks like the wall pocket has has two makeovers already.  It was tan on the inside…

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and a light purple on the outside.  Purple, really?   I’m glad that I don’t have a home that I light purple wall pocket would fit in.

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I must be channeling my inner Donna, I found another Syroco piece.  This one a taper holder.  I love the details of this piece and the fact that it holds two candles.

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I looked at a pair of these frames last week but wasn’t sure how easy it would be to turn into a corkboard or chalkboard because of the backing.  This week there was only one left and it was half off so I knew I needed to grab it.  I’ll figure out how I will transform this frame and hang it later.

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Look at the details.  This frame is plastic not wood but I sometimes like that as they are so lightweight and easier to hang with 3M Command Adhesive strips.

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I found some great metal frames too.

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I especially love the details of the smaller one.  The larger ones have a sort of funny texture that I thought was just grease and dust but I couldn’t get it to come off when I cleaned it.  I might try to soak them for a longer time to see if I can get a smoother finish.

100_6264 I don’t usually pick up pillar holders but this one just called to me.  I love the fact that it is graduated for different size candles.  It is 6 inches wide.

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It is cold today, below zero this morning and not warm enough for me to get out the spray paint.  Tomorrow it is suppose to be around 30 so I might just try to get a little painting dome on my recent finds so I can use them around my apartment of list them in my etsy store

I did list a couple fun, retro owl items today.

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This ceramic owl that I painted solid white.

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This owl called out to me this past summer.  I couldn’t resist but it did need to go into quarantine for quite a while because of all the bug holes in it.  I didn’t want to bring any critters into my apartment.

What thrifty finds have you found lately?

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2 comments:

  1. I love finding things at thrift stores to repurpose!! I need to get busy and get mine posted.. lol

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  2. I love the metal frames best of all ! :)
    my daughter of course would love the white owl.

    gail

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