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So between the two the last few weeks I have started going to LOTS of Thrift Stores finding "Old things and Making them new again!" I was not good at taking "BEFORE" pics but I will be from now on.
The one of the first things I bought was this wood box that I INSTANTLY knew I was going to do a crackle finish on and set it on our large fire place with some firewood in to tie in with the a mirror I had bought at a thrift store in Tulsa for $5!
I also "rescued" this lamp. When I brought it home it was 1970s brass and I spray painted it silver and picked up a new lamp shade at "Ross" for $7.99. The lamp was priced $10 but it had a blue sticker on it so that week it was 1/2 off so I got it for $5! I bought a $4 can of spray (which I have since used to spray paint two other lamps).
negotiating skills he got it for $5!
We also went to what is one of my favorite places now!
|This place is AWESOME but PRICEY!! I like to get ideas here! Which inspired the hunt for this next pic!|
I did not find this but I told my "estate saleing" friend-Diane if she saw a farmhouse lantern I WANTED IT!
|The Girls LOVE their new chalkboard door!|
|This was a fun idea to paint the side of a cabinet with chalkboard paint and have your menu for the week displayed!|
|This was an organization tip to hang your spray bottle on a tension rod under the sink!|
|This was a cheap "put it together yourself" walmart bookshelf.|
|I popped the back off and bought some FUN fabric and spray on adhesive and put it on the back piece I had popped off and then nailed it back on! I am going to do some other things with this fabric with the curtains and bedding.. pics to come!|