Monday, January 3, 2011

Thrifty finds

This past weekend I was able to do a bit of thrift shopping and I found some great deals.  I don’t think I’ve found this much thrifty stuff in a long time.

My finds…


I found three matching gold frames that I quickly added a first coat of paint on them to bring out their features.


I love the details all around these frames.

I’m undecided if I should make them into corkboards or sell them as they are.

What do you think?


This metal frame has a perfect patina on it already.


I thought this basket would be a great storage space for some of my handmade greeting cards.


Only after I got home and reread the tag did I realize that I left part of this easel at the store.  It had a faux open bible displayed on it.  I thought I saw a tag on the bible so thought the easel was a separate piece.  Oops.  Well the shop has one more thing to sell, I only wanted the easel the book was hiding anyway.

This was a faux wood color when I got it.  It still needs a final coat of white and some glaze to bring out its lovely details.


I’m thinking I might try to keep this as a clock if it works but it definatly needs a color makeover.  I can’t decide if I should go aqua, pink, or maybe a buttery yellow.


This display might just be a new piece for my craft to help me organize my supplies.  That is if I can manage to find some wall space to hang it on.


I can’t wait to get all of these items cleaned, painted and revamped to show off their great new looks.




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  1. Wow, you hit the jackppot! I am always on the lookout for Syroco, so I am drooling over all of your treasures! Love the wall pocket, and the easel turned out just gorgeous!!

  2. Love the frames! I have a basket that's similar than yours but larger (a hand-me-down) and I store my homemade handbag patterns inside. It's great for storage. Nice finds!

  3. Love the frames, June! I have frames in mind for my next trip to Goodwill. They are just so useful for so many things. I think corkboards are a great idea for these. Sometimes people just don't know how to deal with open frames like those.

  4. Love the colors you painted the fun!

  5. Love your thrifts...great buys I'm sure. Especially the frames. Terry

  6. great finds! I love love love the frames! I would leave them as they are, but that's coming from someone who loves a wall of empty frames. I'm a new blogger, I'd love if you'd stop by!


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