Saturday, March 26, 2011

A few trips of thrift store finds

So I found a few things at our local thrift store when they were having 50% off day, but I really scored some finds when I discovered our Salvation Army. I went twice and cleaned them out of anything wood that I thought I could prim up. Here are some pics of items from one thrift store trip and two Salvation Army trips, one on their 50% off Wednesdays (love that!). The SA prices are already so low that I just couldn't resist some things on Wednesday.

Not so sure on the wicker tissue box, but we'll see after a spray of black paint. The pineapple thingy was cracked along the leaves so I got it for 20 cents cheaper. Nothing a little glue won't fix. Love the rooster and chicken! The sifter will be used during my first attempt at a shoofly cover. Little kitty will get a coat of paint for sure. I love expandable coat racks, so I grabbed two. One will go in my craft room for embroidery hoops and what not.

I couldn't resist these guys as they were already so warn. Unfortunately when I got home I saw the
handles stamped 'Taiwan' but that's okay. I will find a place for them near the fireplace in the living room.

Lots of painting to do here. I will be on the lookout for some prim honey labels for the little set. Love the mail slot
 box in the back right. It even has hooks on the side for keys. Maybe hubs can keep track of them!

The mug was interesting. I figured for a few pennies I will give it a coat of paint and see what happens.
Yes, that's a cheesy ice bucket, but with some love it will be the closest thing I will ever have to a firkin.

I have no clue what the original intent of this little guy was, maybe keys,
but I'm going  to hang salt dough ornaments from it.
 So that's about it. Oh, I did get a well-loved wooden trash bin that needs cleaned and some love, but he is out in the garage. My husband's aunt paid a bundle for her's, so I couldn't resist the $2.99 price tag at SA! Hub's was even happy with that purchase and wants to makeover that. : )

Enough collecting for a while, now it just needs to warm up so I can get to sanding, painting, and staining!

Have a good weekend.



Anonymous said...

Looks like you found quite a few goodies to prim up. Can't wait to see what you come up with. I too love to do makeovers from goodwill, salvation army and other sources of cheap bargain shops. You never know what you will find.
Tamera Country at heart

Debbie said...

You found quite a few goodies! I am not sure what the one is but it reminds me of a tie rack or maybe a necklace tree????

Hope you have a good weekend!

lilraggedyangie said...

Looks like lots of great bargains to me . Good job pickin! Hope you have a great weekend. happy painting hugs
lil raggedy angie

Julia said...

Michelle, you got loads of stuff to paint this time. You must be a master at finding those little wooden treasures. I'm positive that your creative mind will end up with something special. JB

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

One of the best thing a gal can do--haunt the thrift for makeover items! Can't wait to see the end results!

Carmen at Primcats said...

YAY! Thrifty treasures! SO much potential in it all! You are going to be a busy bee for a while!:)

Carmen and the Primcats

Michelle said...

I love thrift shopping! You got some great stuff. Have a nice weekend.

Cabin Fever Primitives said...

Thrift Stores are my fav...looks ;ole you hit the Jackpot. Looks like hours of fun crafting ahead.

My Primitive Creations by Tonya said...

YeeHa...Girlfriend you had a Thrift store week like I had the last two trips... Oh what fun you are gona have Primming all of your goodies...
I sure could use those Spice Bottles..hehe
Those chickens are cute and will really look cuter when primmed!!
Yep you did good..have fun redoing them all...