Sunday, January 25, 2009

This week's thrift store finds...

I made a trip by the thrift store on Thursday and found a few bargains. I'm so excited to put it all to use! I spent all of $7 plus tax!

I spotted the glass jar and the two glass canisters and thought they would be perfect for my craft room. All my storage is open shelving, so I thought these might be great to store some fun looking things and they offer easy access. There was one other larger canister that I might go back and get. It was priced at $3 which seemed a little high to me. These three were all $1 each - talk about cheap storage.
As many of you already know, the cheese dish will be perfect to display all kinds of beauties! I plan on painting the base black to match my dining room. It was $2. They had two others identical and they were priced $5! Why?

The framed painting is going to be transformed into a magnetic chalkboard!!! It came in at the bargain price of $2. You can't buy a frame for that.

On the magnetic chalkboard news - some of you asked where I found the sheet metal. Well, I am lucky enough to have a daddy who has EVERYTHING! Everything including rolls of sheet metal and a special sheet metal cutter machine thingy (it makes it simple to cut the metal). I have read on other sites that you can buy the sheet metal at Lowe's and other home improvement stores. A pair of tin snips will work for cutting it to size.


  1. Lucky Day! You must have a great thrift store. We are limited where I live. Be sure to post the great things you do with your treasures. I'm always in need of great ideas.
    Have a good day!

  2. OH! I LOVE finding vintage items!

    Just spotted you over at SITS! Will definitely be back to check out what other googies you find :)

  3. Hi! I just found your blog. I just had to take a look because I always describe my style as "second hand chic". I really try not to buy anything new... ever! I think I'm gunna like it here :-)

  4. Great finds! I love your magnetic chalkboard idea, so fun. Finding things at the thrift store is the most fun, I always feel like I really scored something instead of just buying at a regular store. :)

  5. LOVE LOVE LOVE Your thrift store finds! One of my favorite past times! :)


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