Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Thrifty Finds

I feel like I haven’t been to the thrift store in a long time, so, to beat some cabin fever, my daughter, granddaughter and I hit the local Goodwill today.  While my daughter looked for some clothing to upcycle, I headed to the home décor section.  Here’s what I found and came home with.

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This long wood piece ~ $3.99.  This will, of course, be getting painted.  I think it would make for a great sign and it would fit perfectly over the front door.  Now I just need to figure out what to paint on it.  Seen any interesting signs lately?

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This French inspired clock ~ $4.99.  The first thing to grab me was the shape of this.  I don’t know if the clock even works, but if it doesn’t that’s okay.  I will take the clockworks off and this will be ready to become another sign.

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The last thing I came away with was this wood candleholder ~ $1.99.  It looks like it has not been stained or painted and has some lovely detailing along the bottom portion.  This will be getting painted and I will have to make sure that detailing stands out.  Notice the little hooks? If I have any extra crystals left, I may hook them on.

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I did not find this at the thrift store.  This nosy girl is Misty and she will be 14 in March.  She had to come over and get all up in my space while I was taking these pictures so I took hers.

All in all, a good trip to the thrift store!  We got out for a little bit and came home with some nice finds.

27 comments:

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

love all of them, but that candle holder would look wonderful as a cake plate by attaching a round tray to the top and painting it. Could I talk you out of it???? no? didn't think so!

Holly @ Down to Earth Style said...

I have cabin fever too. My family and I are taking turns being sick so I am stuck home.
The wood sign you picked up will be great above the door.
Have great rest of the week.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Misty, what beautiful eyes!! I think you got some great finds!! I know you didn't thrift the chair...But I love it!

Carol

Blondie's Journal said...

You can find a lot of quotes on Pinterest if you've joined. I like the shape of the clock, too. You have a great Goodwill. Ours has mostly clothes and mismatched dishes.

XO,
Jane

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Hubs and I went to the GW after dinner tonight and I found some neat mugs - nothing as nice as your finds, wow!

If you don't have extra crystals I may have a couple, let me know.

I have good news, check out my tea post today. : - ) Hugs.

White Lace and Promises said...

So need to have a day to hunt junk. Yes, I could make a couple of signs with these! Always good to find wood.

NanaDiana said...

Those are some really GREAT finds, Kathy. Love that last candle holder. That decoration will really pop when you paint it.

Hope you have had a good day! xo Diana

Okio B Designs said...

You found some great stuff! Love the candleholder with the hooks. Wow, Misty still looks like a puppy. =)

Jeanine

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

Those are some great finds! Can't wait to see what you do with them. Your dog is beautiful.

Gail said...

Great finds Kathy! I can't wait to see what you do with them. Charlie and I have cabin fever too!! We were just saying last night that we need to do something fun this weekend!! Enjoy your day, Gail

lynn said...

i went to my gw today,-nothing:( great finds, kathy. love your chair! and misty is darling!

Cynthia said...

You always find the best stuff Kathy. Misty is a beautiful dog!

Cynthia

SheilaG @ Plum Doodles said...

Those are some great finds, Kathy. I love finding fun shaped wood pieces that I can repaint. I'll bet you could find some pretties in the jewelry making section to hang on the candle stick.

SheilaG @ Plum Doodles said...

Oh, and Misty is absolutely beautiful!

Celestina Marie Design said...

Great Finds Kathy. Misty is a darling and those eyes are gorgeous.
I'm sure it feels great to get out after so much indoor time with the bad weather.
Hugs

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

great finds - can't wait to see what you do with the clock!

ARod Rodriguez said...

oh misty is adorable and you got some great finds love thirting

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Great finds, Kathy! I know you'll have fun with these. Misty is so pretty! Her eyes are stunning! What a precious fur baby!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Glad you got out and found some great things.I used to have something similar to the wooden plaque many years ago...Misty is beautiful !!!

Susan EvelynAndRose said...

Great finds, Kathy, and I love that you're already able to see past their current look and have ideas on how to transform them. Great vision!

Stacey said...

Misty is beautiful!!

You did find some great things to work with at the thrift store. That sign will definitely be perfect. You know what gets me about those clocks? Remember when they first came and out and they were kind of expensive? I remember paying $80 or $90 for one because it was so pretty. Now look at the prices. :) Just goes to show you that things come and go.

Thanks for the compliment on my coffee table tray. That was an inexpensive find with my Hobby Lobby coupon. Love those!

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Misty is beautiful!!

What great finds Kathy! I love the shape of the clock - that'll make an awesome sign. No I haven't seen any interesting signs lately. I see mostly the same Graphics Fairy transfers all the time!

Missy George said...

Looks like you have a lot of painting to do, Kath..Hope Misty stays out of your way...

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

You’re the best at finding great things!!!

Little Miss Maggie said...

Great finds, Kathy. I can't imagine having to cope with the severe weather some of you are going through. Misty looks right at home with your black and white color scheme. She certainly looks young for her age.

Mona Bøhle said...

The hooks on the candleholder are just great, got lots of inspiration :)

Susan Clayton said...

Misty is a darling girl and of course she needs her picture taken!

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