Friday, April 4, 2008

Friday's Fabulous Finds

Okay--I am not sure if my finds are fabulous as the title indicates. There were no garage sales today, not a one! I realize we are under a winter storm warning (or a it's really supposed to be spring storm warning!),but I thought there would be at least one or two sales. So, to fulfill my craving for crap ( and by crap I mean awesome, incredible junk!) I hit a few thrift stores.

I found this table, metal tray that I will make into a chalkboard, candlesticks and glass plate all for $10. The table needs a good sanding, but it is sturdy and look at the legs, I like their detail. The wood stick thing is, I think, a chair part. I thought it would look good as a trim piece on something.

At Habitat for Humanity I found this awesome, very heavy window by the dumpster. I went in and asked if they were getting rid of it and they said yes and I could buy their garbage for a couple of bucks. I only had $1 on me, so I paid that. It is a metal framed window--look at that peeling paint patina (say that 5 times fast!). It must be leaded glass because it is way heavy. One of the panes is broken. After I figure out how to remove the broken pane, I think I will see if the other window can be used as "white board" and then put a bulletin board in the bottom half. I also got this suitcase for $3. I love the aqua color and the inside is in pristine condition. I will probably paint something on it--maybe a nest like I did on the coat hook in my earlier post.

Have an amazing weekend! Check back soon--I plan to work on some projects this weekend.


  1. You found some great stuff!I love to go to thrift shops!You never know what you will find.Even if I won the lottery Iknow I would still go to thrift shops and look for bargains.Its just so much fun.

  2. Great the 'peeling paint patina' (we gave up after three times!) LOL!! Thanks for the link...we linked too!

    kari & kijsa

  3. I can't believe I just found your blog! I used to visit the HGTV boards on a very regular basis, then started getting busy with things that keep me doing a lot of things that I enjoy. Love your re-dos!
    Sher (Grinnin Gramma on the boards)


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