Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Thrifty Finds ~ The Restore

Friday I went to our local Habitat Restore with my main objective being to find some kind of wood or a cabinet door to use to mount my rolled canvas.  My thinking is that the cabinet door would already be finished.  Of course, I did not find anything for that project. I did find small pieces; drawer fronts or cabinet door samples.


I picked these up for a project I’ve been wanting to do.  That project is in my Etsy.  Just when I thought I was ready to leave, I saw this.


I thought it was cute and for the price I couldn’t pass it up.  Moving into a smaller space might allow me to use something of this scale.  Since I have a small entry, it might work there.  “Might work” being the key words, because I hope it works!  


I don’t care for the glass and it needs some cleaning up.  So I’ll wind up removing the glass and see if I can’t get some Oil Rubbed Bronze before we move to paint this.  I’ll probably leave the glass out.  What drew me to it was the filigree along the bottom.


I thought that was so pretty and, really, for $2.00 and some spray paint I don’t think I could go wrong! 

Linking up with

Thrifty Treasures at Southern Hospitality

Time Travel Thursday at The Brambleberry Cottage

Treasure Hunt Thursday @ From My Front Porch To Yours



Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hi Kathy,
Isn't it fun thinking about the new decorating ideas for your new home! I love this sweet light fixture and also your ideas for it. I also love the restore and always find great stuff there.


Sandy said...

Great find! Can't wait to see it with
the glass out and painted. I never thought of taking the glass out, good ideal! Guess I need to "think out of the box more".

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

That lighting fixture is so cute - what a deal! It'll look fabulous with ORB paint. I'm going to have to find a restore here! Linda.

Home & Wine Anita S said...

Lovely things you found

Love from Norway, Anita S

eleven-o-one said...

I love my Restore. That's a great lamp and i can't wait to see what you do with the doors.

Jane said...

That is a great little light fixture and what a price! It will look beautiful painted ORB.
Have a great week.

Paula ~ castleandcottagesigns said...

its just adorable Kathy and you're right...definately worth $2.oo!!

stefanie said...

I love those stores!!!

Our Hopeful Home said...

What great thrifty Club G.W.-like scores! I really like the light, the scrollwork is so delicate and makes it unique! Party is ON over at my place!


Megan (Best of Fates) said...

That's definitely a deal at $2 - I love how the top looks!

Always Nesting said...

Yep, the filigree would have reeled me right in too. Can't wait to see the results.

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

What a sweet light fixture. I know you'll turn it into something adorable! I've told myself that I'm not buying anything else until I've completed the projects I've already got started or need to start! It's not working. It's hard to pass up a bargain like your light fixture.

Kathryn Griffin said...

Love all of your finds! Especially the light fixture. Found you via Southern Hospitality. Tootles, Kathryn

Okio B Designs said...

Great finds! Wish there was one of those around here - Restore I mean.


Debra from Bungalow said...

Hi Kathy,
There's a great habitat store near here that has lots of similar fixtures.....can't wait to see what you do with it. I thought of maybe turning one into an indoor lantern. You can get lots of inspiration from the Pottery Barn site. :) Great finds!

KimMalk said...

What fortunate finds--the brassy light fixture will look much better in ORB. I can't wait to see what you will do with the headboard in your previous post, that is stunning.

Anonymous said...

The light fixture is adorable. I know when you finish it it will be wonderful! Great find!

Nancy said...

I need time to hunting too!! I Love the Etsy Project that you did, but nothing yet for the Uprint roll? What size is it? Like the rest that fixture is really neat, I think it would look nice hanging in a bathroom once painted or polished up and hanging over a Jacuzzi tub. Just so many things... Have a Great week Kathy!!

Huggs, Nancy

Pamela said...

Love the light Kathy and you are right you can't go wrong with it! Thanx for sharing!

Lynn said...

Great finds! Love to go to thrift shops....they have all kinds of great stuff. Especially feels good when your purchase will help someone else. I just signed up to follow your blog.....I hope you can stop by my blog for a visit and become a follower too. Found you at the blog party, From My Front Porch to Yours. Lynn at www.fleamarketlady.blogspot.com

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

You scored some fabulous finds, Kathy! That little light is terrific. I know you will make it "shine" with your makeover. ;)

Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday. I love having you join the fun.

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

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