Saturday, July 31, 2010

Thrifty Finds

Summer is coming to a close. Like most moms out there, I am trying to cram the final weeks full of fun times and good memories! Unfortunately, this means I have not had a lot of time to spend on my projects/blog. But fear NOT! I have a garage full of project goodness waiting for the blog.

Here are a few of my recent thrifting finds. The frame below was a garbage pick. It was in a trash pile on the side of the road. I spotted it, stopped and backed up and my accomplice in yard sale finds (Suzanna) grabbed if for me! :) It was dark brown and scratched up, but has a coat of lovely green on it now. It is going to look great finished! So tune in....
This mirror came from the local Catholic church garage sale. I spotted it when I walked in the door. It was $5.00, but I think it is a great buy (considering the Pottery Barn price tag on the back!) I probably won't change it a bit, just have to decide where I am going to hang it and if I want to put our monogram on it in vinyl. I LOVE monogrammed mirrors!

This is a silver cake plate. Really it is. It looks almost black, and I am not sure it will clean up. I paid $3.00 for it. If it won't polish, it will get a bright enamel paint job! Probably a fire truck red!

This lovely little metal sign was $.50. It has already several coats of white enamel paint. I am trying to decide what is going to happen to it from there!

Those are just a tiny taste of the yard sale and thrift goodness I have found lately! I also found a $5.00 hardwood kitchen table.I yummy, chippy yellow frame. I think my sister wanted to steal it from me. But it is mine, all mine! I am not changing it a bit, but do want to seal it so it's perfect chippy-ness doesn't get ruined. There is also this:

(this picture is not of mine, but from a listing on an antique gallery, I'll post pictures of mine when I can get to it! )
When I bought it, I loved it! The woman who sold it to me told me it was an antique bedside step chest. When used in the past there is a door on the top that opens to hold your slippers, and the middle step lifts to hold your chamber pot.
Each step has inlaid green, tooled leather.
I paid FIVE dollars for mine! FIVE!
Check out this link:
I am thinking I may not paint mine!
Anyway, I am going to enjoy this last week of summer with my babies! We have great plans! They include grandma and grandpa's house, the lovely beaches of the Gulf Coast, and lots of shopping!


  1. OMigosh, what wonderful finds!! $5 for a Pottery Barn mirror!!?!? Score!!

    And I love the bed-steps - they are so cool, I have heard of steps before, but didn't know there was storage under awesome!!!

    Thanks for sharing!

  2. OH my gosh I love your blog! I found you from Funky Junk, and I too am a fellow junker! I am just staring my blog but I am starting "Look What I Found Friday" for everything thrift store and I would love if you wanted to join! Hopefully we will see you soon!

    Mandi @ vintage revivals

  3. Love it. I am addicted to finding frames right now.

  4. You know, I am thinkin' the little metal sign is just right the way it is. That's just my 2 cents worth.

  5. I now follow you and by the way "AWESOME" blog... I will have to attempt a few of your projects!!!

    Check out my blog... I am new to the blog world.