Sunday, February 15, 2009

Thrift Store finds and a Re-do

Morning all. Im a little behind on posting my thrift store finds. Wesley and I got up Friday morning and hit the thrift stores. I had several things in mind that I was looking for, but didnt find them. I did come home with a few things though and I have revamped one of them already. I spent a total of $22, I dont think that was to bad. This is what I picked up:

2- oval wooden bowls
1- wire rug beater
1- Candle sconce(blue)
1- Set of sconces
1- Soon to be wooden candle sconce (left) not sure what they are called, but gonna make it a candle holder
1- Wooden slotted thingy. Not sure what I will use it for, but I'll think of something. Any ideas will be appreciated
1- Set of canisters. They have some ugly potpori (sp) in them. Gonna put some labels on them and use'em in the bathroom.
1- Little wooden peg thingy, hard to see that one. In front of canister set.

My plans for Friday night were to finish them all, but with things goin on here I only finished the canister set. I hope to get the rest of them finished soon. Here is the completed canister set. I "had" to order more labels I got these from blue*cupboard*primitives on ebay. 54 in the set. Love'em.

Now for the Re-do part of my post. After visiting Lisa's shop yesterday, and getting all my goodies I had to find a home for them.

I have a cabinet that I have been wanting to paint for the longest time. I dont know why I have been putting it off. So, yesterday after returning home I set out to paint that cabinet. It took me the longest time, but I got it finished. Im soooo glad I painted it and now some of my items have a new home.

Before it was just a country looking cabinet with chicken wire on the doors on the top.

I think black is all the rage and it seems that everything I find or have I want to paint black. That was my color of choice. I had a wonderful little helper too. I cant forget to mention my helper. He did such a wonderful job painting the drawers and doors.
For those of you who have met my youngest, this is Wesley he is 4. He loooves to help his mama paint. I dont think it's so much that he thinks he's helping me I think it's the thrill of getting to paint. LOL

Here he is again thinking really hard about what it is he's doing.

Ok, ok back to the finished project. Here it is:

I replaced the wire with some homespun fabric rather than using the wire. I love how it turned out. Here are a few more of the items I chose to add to the cabinet.

There is one of the flicker candles and holder and the trivet I got from Lisa.

Sorry the fabric doesnt show very well in this pic

This pic is blurry, but I put the candle and some fabric in the top slot.

Well, that's all I have. I think everything turned out wonderful. Thanks for stoppin by. I hope you have a great day.

Prim Blessings, Tammy


Autumn Rose Crafts said...

I love what you have done, brilliant! Cant wait to see more pics. Sarah x

basketsnprims said...

It all looks just wonderful. I love the cabinet and your little helper is so cute.

Lisa said...

that's fantastic your finds and the cabinet is awesome. I wish I had more time. Maybe I just lack organization to get everything done.

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

You done good thrifting! I like that assortment of items you got, expecially that rug-beater and the wooden bowls...all of it good...

What a difference to see the cabinet painted black! It looks GREAT! I'm getting sold on that black look...

~Beth~ said...

Everything looks so nice! I love seeing make overs!

Back in the Day said...

Tammy - I love how the cabinet turned out. I painted an ole cabinet of my grandmas a while back and love it now that it is black!
Looks like you had a lot of help with Wesley too! Too cute!

Kath said...

Tammy-that turned out FANTASTIC! I love your fabric idea....very very nice, just love it! :)

Have a wonderful day-Kath

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Love it, love it! It turned out just great and everything looks so prim on it, I love those little braided mats to put under prims:)

Karen said...

Hi Tammy, I sure enjoyed this post - you got so many wonderful things at the thrift shop - wish ours had goodies but it's mostly junk. Never found anything of value yet!

The cannister is wonderful....and what a SWEET LITTLE HELPLER...he's soooo cute.

Hugs, Karen

Angie said...

Love your finds!!! Aren't thrift stores so much fun? :)

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

wow you've been busy..I love the black cabinet all the stuff you got...what a great road time take me...:)

Blondie ~ Vintage Primitives said...

wow, you did great!