Monday, October 25, 2010

Evalyse Goes To Goodwill

This should be entitled "Evalyse Goes To The Plaza", but grandma hasn't won Lotto yet! 

Well, it was bound to happen.  This weekend I went out with my daughter and granddaughter, and in our quest to find some lamps for my daughter's apartment we hit Goodwill {and Pier 1 as they had some on Clearance}.  We saw a few possibilities but came away with these darlings.

I have a small shade that I picked up at the Restoration Hardware outlet over the Summer for the smaller lamp.  She will use this on an entry table/shelf by their door so when they come in they can switch a light on.  I will be spray painting this little one black.  It had a paper shade, but it was crap so I threw it out when we got home.
We also found this larger more solid lamp {no shade} in a sage green color.  It would be okay "as is" but I will also be spray painting this lamp black.  It has a little crack in the base, but once I fix it up, it will be hardly noticeable.  Both lamps are wood.  I'll pick up a shade at Target for this one.  She decided to go with black on these lamps to go with the black one we purchased on Clearance at Pier 1. 

Of course, we couldn't leave without my looking things over and I came away with these items.

A brand new cloche!  It has a gold band along the bottom that seems like it is painted on, so I may just paint over it or see if I can attach ribbon or something.  It would be great if I got lucky and it just peeled off smoothly.

This cheese dome.  The dome itself is plastic and that hit the garbage once I got home.  I really wanted this for the wood base.  A clean up, some Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint and I have a base for my new cloche.  If I can find a wood candle stick somewhere along the line, I'll glue that to the bottom of the base to give it some height.

Lastly, I found this wooden dish/tray/stand/thingy.  I had seen this on someone else's blog awhile ago{maybe Thrifty Decor Chick or Beneath My Heart} and it was spray painted ~ white, I believe.  I'm not sure if I want to go with Heirloom White, ORB or black with this one.  So, I'll think on that one for a bit.

Update: I managed to get these pieces spray painted {except for the large lamp which I patched up with wood fill} on Sunday.   The smaller lamp is now black.

The wood base from the cheese platter/dome is now Oil Rubbed Bronze.  I still need to deal with the gold rim on the cloche before I pair these two up.

My favorite so far is this stand, which I painted in Heirloom White.

Not sure where it's going yet, but for a picture I put it on my kitchen table. 

Evalyse loved everything we got!  Although someone got a little cranky when we were waiting on line; but that's only because I didn't have my breakfast.  : )  It was lovely to spend a little time out shopping with my girls!

Linking up with:

Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm

Bobbypins Boardwalk Bragfest

Frugalicious Friday at Finding Fabulous


LuLu Kellogg said...

Great re-dos Kathy! Evalyse is such a little beauty!


Blue Creek Home said...

You always work magic on your Goodwill finds. The lamps have great shapes and I love working with the wooden ones.
Let me just say that your little Evalyse is one beautiful baby girl!

Chrissie said...

What a sweetie. Great pieces too!

Jane said...

Your granddaughter is a doll! Teaching her thrifty ways at a young age :)
Love all of your projects. It's amazing how paint can transform pieces from blah to beautiful!

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

What a sweetheart! You're teaching her young. Like Mother, like daughter, like grandaughter!
I love it!
All your thrifty finds are great! You have a gift for seeing past thrift to the treasure!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh my Kathy you always come home with the best stuff my the tray and I remember them from the 60's long time ago ha ha!! Your grand babies is the best thing you brought home she is so freaking cute girl..Hope you have a GREAT week my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

deb said...

What a little doll!! She's adorable.
Great finds!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Looks like a fun time shopping and great bargains! I love the wood bowl painted white...awesome! Your granddaughter is a cutie!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Thanks for coming to my NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS PARTY with all your GW treasures. That wooden square bowl is my the style!


Red Door Home said...

Your granddaughter is a cutie. You always seem to find great pieces at Goodwill.

Anonymous said...

You really found some great stuff.You had a great day at goodwill. The baby is so beautiful.


Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Fantastic finds and makeovers, Kathy!!!

That's right, get Evalyse trained early!! What a cutie she is!!

Can you tell if the gold band is painted on with acrylic paint? If it is, you can remove it with acetone (fingernail polisth remover).


Michelle Palmer said...

I LOVE before and afters... but especially sweet Evalyse... oh my!!! Her shopping day was enjoyed!
Wishing you the best of days...

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Sound like a fun day. What an adorable baby...and her name is so pretty. Love the lamps you painted but I especially love that wood box on a pedestal that you painted Heirloom White. Totally changed it!

bj said...

I love everything ya'll found...and the bell cloche is so pretty..just rub a little paint remover over it, and it will look like a million dollars, perched upon that pretty ORB base..You did good, girl !!

Room to Inspire said...

It looks like you guys had a great time! You totally scored with all of your great finds - seriously! I really love that bowl/pedestal piece - very fun.


Donna, The Decorated House said...

Hi Kathy~
What a sweet baby!
Even if you came home with a bag of dirt instead of the lovely finds, it would have been a wonderful day with the girls!

Enjoyed the makeover pictures, too.

KimMalk said...

How fun, Kathy. You really got some treasures, plus you got to hang out with your cutie grand-daughter. I'm sure your redos will turn out wonderfully (they've already started). :)

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Kathy, Your granddaughter is so precious! Looks like you got some great things.
xo, Sherry

Anonymous said...

I was loving the post and your transformations, then with that last picture, you really caught me. Evalyse is such a sweetie! I laughed out loud at her darling smile. I bet she had a wonderful time with you. You're teaching her well, Grandma! Oh, thank you for sharing this at the Boardwalk Bragfest, Kathy!

Karena said...

Kathy great job, I love the Heirloom White stand, I have to just Open my Eyes and go looking!!!You are a great inspiration. Lovely images...

Art by Karena

Sonja @ Craft-Werk said...

Sooo jealous of your Goodwill stores in the US. Great finds and great revamps!
Found you via Bobbypin's Bragfest Link Party.

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Now, that's what I'm talking about! Break that little Beauty in the right way!! Who needs Tiffany's?? AND what awesome finds you got! Your Goodwill is better than my Goodwill...and my Goodwill has gone up on it's prices! What is up with that??

You might be able to scrape the gold band off with a razor blade...just be careful! lol

Lou Cinda :)

Evalyse is a DOLL!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Kathy,
what great finds at GW and the cloche, wow, that one is really fab!
And your little granddaughter is so cute and so sweet looking!
It's so fun isn't it!
Have a great week,

Heather Henderson said...

those lips! i'm jealous :(

Jane B. said...

What a little cutey!! I can't think of anything more fun than shopping at Goodwill or any thrift store with my adult daughter and precious grandaughter!! You are one lucky Grandma! Oh and love the lamps too...they'll look great all gussied up!


The French Bear said...

Awww, Kathy, just look at that smile....melt Gramma's heart!!!!
Love the finds, you are so good at finding the right thing!
Margaret B

Pamela said...

Kathy she is super super sweet!!! Just adorable! Love your finds as well!:)

Decor To Adore said...

What a cutie!

Happy Birthday~ I always knew you were spooktacular~!

Scrap for Joy said...

Your transformations are wonderful! What would we do without heirloom white? Love it! Miss Evalyse is a precious jewel...I bet you had a fun day!

Moe said...

Hey there, I love all your finds. Its so funny to see that wooden dish thing everywhere now. One of my friends bought something like that for her craft table displays at craft fairs & now I see it everywhere!

Love your blog, stopping by from Finding Fabulous!

Anonymous said...

Kathy, I made a new button for your feature. The other was not only ugly, but didn't work. I was using another computer which didn't have any photo software on it, so it was definitely "winged". This newer one is more to my liking, and actually works :)

Phyllis said...

I so enjoyed reading about your GW shopping with your beautiful little granddaughter.....LOVE her and her name, too. You have quite the eye for a bargain and know just how to make it into something "wonderful".....very talented lady!! I see you like Dorothy Draper..I do, too. Many years ago, I was blessed to get to atttend Carlton Varney's decorating seminar at the Grand Hotel on Mackinaw Island.......He autographed Dorothy's book for me......What a treat!

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