Sunday, 19. August 2012
I found this interesting picture frame in a thrift store. It was empty when I found it. I bought a canvas to put in it. I decided it would be fun to come up with something on my computer that I could print and decoupage onto my canvas. Probably not the most imaginative piece of art, but I like it and it fits in well with the rustic/industrial meets french country feel of my home. Besides, the whole project only cost about $3.00 and around an hour of my time. Not too bad for customized art !
Wednesday, 25. July 2012
I picked this little chest up at my favorite thrift store over the weekend. I don’t know if it was meant specifically to be used as a jewelry box but that is what I was looking for. My daughter has outgrown her old jewelry box.
I had a sheet of scrapbook paper, Mod Podge, and a little craft paint on hand, so this project only ended up costing me the dollar I spent on the chest.
I think this is a good start to my daughter’s room makeover. Yes, I’m still waiting for her to clean her room so I can paint it, but I’m determined to get her makeover started. Wish me luck!
Wednesday, 16. November 2011
I found this little wall hanging at my local thrift shop. I was able to bring it home for only $3.00. I liked it as it was and put it on my desk. It has been there for 3-4 months. Recently, I decided that it would look better up on one of my gallery walls. However, the colors were not going to work with everything else.
Hello spray paint and scrap-book paper. I had some glossy, black spray paint and some paper scraps leftover from other projects so this was a no-cost makeover. It was a quick and easy makeover too, just what I need right now between trying to get ready for Thanksgiving and Christmas. I could have put pictures in the frames but I wanted to break up the photo gallery a little.
I think this is the perfect home for this hanging. Now all I have to do is find something to fill the void left on my desk
Tuesday, 11. October 2011
I wanted to share some of the thrifted treasures I picked up this weekend. I scored a pair of wall hangings.
I thought these would be perfect for my kitchen.
I am not familiar with this store but, I probably would have bought these for the half price that was marked on the back.
Lucky for me, I didn’t have to. My favorite thrift store was only asking two dollars. Two dollars! Are you kidding me?! Um.. heck yeah! You gotta love thrifting!
Tuesday, 30. August 2011
I have been looking for a globe to put in my living room for about a year now. I’ve looked and looked through many a thrift shop. I have found globes but none of them have been just right. They have either been the wrong coloring, the wrong size, to beat up, or too expensive. I started looking online for a globe but they were all more than I was willing to spend (between $75.00-$300.00). Yesterday I was in my favorite thrift store (I was supposed to be dropping off only but of course I gave in to temptation) and I spied this little beauty. I hurried over to it before anyone else spotted it and checked the price. They were only asking $15.00!
I couldn’t get it into my cart and to check out fast enough. Partly because I was so excited and partly because I was a little afraid that they were going to realize that the $15.00 was much too low a price to be asking for a globe that is nearly pristine condition.
Here is a picture of how it looks in the room. The globe and the world map picture look like they were made for each other don’t you think? It’s a keeper for sure. I guess the lesson I learned is to be patient and persistent. All good things come to those who wait.