Apr 9, 2011

Why I love the thrift store . . .

Thrift stores used to scare me.
I looked around and all I saw was other people's crap.

Now, I get excited to go to the thrift store!
There are so many hidden treasures waiting to be discovered there.
Things that just need a little . . . something to make them special.

Here are my thrift store treasures from this past week:

Each and every one of these things will get some spray paint.

Don't you love that mirror??  It's a mirror-tray, but after it gets a few coats of some spray-paint, it may be hanging on my wall somewhere . . .

And that lamp - I'm so excited about that lamp!  It will be gorgeous when I'm done with it.  Mwah ha ha ha!

And the plate and the vase will become one project.  Just needs a little glue and, you guessed it, spray paint!

Now if only it would warm up around here so that I could actually get these projects done.  It's been snowing here, which means no spray paint.  Which means no projects.  Which means :( for me!

So cross your fingers and send good thoughts my way so that we can get some sunshine and let spring appear!!!

Hope you are all having a FABULOUS weekend!
Did I mention that I turned 30 last week?
Well I did!  And I'm excited about it!  After all, 30 is the new 20, right??? 

12 Nuggets of Love:

The Crafty Gals said...

I like that theory, 30 is the new 20. Sounds good to me, I turn 30 in July. Glad you had a nice birthday! I love that mirror/tray. Can't wait to see what you do with all that!

Melissa said...

I love thrift stores, too. I also like that have recipes, and your pink wreath. I'm a new follower on Google and FB, from the Tater Tots blog hop. I gave you the Versatile Blogger Award. You can go to my post to see: http://www.meldreamsoften.com/2011/04/versatile-blogger-award.html

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The Yoder's Four said...

Ooo are you going to make one of those dessert platters like I saw on Centsational Girl?? Can't wait to see the "after" pics of everything!

Happy 30th again--we still need to celebrate! :)

Natalie said...

Ooh, I can't wait to see what you make!

House Revivals said...

Looking forward to seeing your transformations! Thanks for visiting House Revivals -- I'm following you back!

SavannahGranny said...

Love your thrift store finds. I also love thrifting. It's like that box of chocolates "you never know what you are going to get".
That mirrored tray is going to be fab. I love anything with mirrors.
Happy Birthday, I turned 71 on Saturday. Maybe that can be the new 50? If not I am running out of time. LOL
I am following you from the blog party. Please visit and follow me as well. Ginger

c.w.frosting said...

Love your finds & love that GW! Happy 2nd annual 29th birthday =) Following from Homemaker on a Dime's blog hop!

-caroline @ c.w.frosting

♥ Miss Tea said...

Im like you, used to think charity/thrift stores are people's junks, but now im hooked to visit these stores alot and looking for treasures that i could repaint or do projects on them, Love what you find, such treasures and low prices too! Im your newest follower :)

I hopped from TypeAdecorating bloggers Party :)

Susan at http://tea-diary.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Girl, let's meet up at the thrift store and shop!!! I love your neat finds this week. Can't wait to see what you do with them. I found you at the Homemaker on a Dime linky party - thanks for sharing with us. And I "followed" your blog!

Mary @ Redo101.blogspot.com

Jennifer said...

OMG I'm jealous! you lucked out!!!! They used to scare me but I heart them now! but they don't always love me back! I have a lot of strike-outs!

Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

Same reason I like thrift stores - LOL! Great find you have there. Great job! Really appreciate you linking this up at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop.

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