Thursday, September 13, 2012

Thrifty Thursday #2...

It's that time again where I show you my thrifty finds!!!! 

Let me start by telling you the story... I  have wanted a cloche for quite sometime.  I have looked at stores, but have always been turned off by the big price tags!  50-100 dollars is too much for this thrifty girl!!!

Anyway, I was at Home Goods and came across a small one.  I was super excited!  It was made of thin glass, but I could live with it.  I could certianly live with the price tag of 12.99.  In it went into my cart, and I whistled all the way to the register. 

On my way home I decided to make a quick stop at Goodwill.  About 2 seconds in, I came across these!!!!

Are you kidding me???  I couldn't believe what I was looking at!  These two beauties were just sitting on the shelf waiting for me!  When I looked at the price tag, my heart did a little flip flop!  The bigger one was 11.99, and the smaller one was 9.99!!!  But wait!  It gets better!!!  The big one was a half off!!!

These guys are the real deal!  They are make of very thick glass, and are very heavy!  Both were made in France!

 It boggles my mind that these made their way into a Goodwill!  But you know what they say!  "One woman's trash is another woman's treasure!!!"

These are probably my favorite find to date!!!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

All About Detail...

One of the things I look for in furniture is detail.  When I walked by this table, I instantly saw the potential!

 I started off by lightly sanding the whole piece.  Next, I mixed up my own chalk paint in a blue/grey.  I gave it two coats, and then lightly distressed it.  Then I used black glaze to make the details pop!  It's crazy how big of a difference the glaze makes. Finished by giving it a coat of wax.

The hardware wasn't working for me, so I spray painted it with a brushed nickle finish.  Again, I used glaze to make the details pop!

Check out the detail!  Love it!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Thrifty Thursday...

Hi. My name is Wendy, and I am addicted to thrift shopping!  I would go 7 days a week if I could.  There is something about going into a thrift shop, and scoring!

Each week I am going to show you all of my great finds! Just don't tell my hubby!!!

This week was a pretty great week!  I found a Pottery Barn pitcher for a whopping 4 dollars!  I couldn't get it into my cart fast enough!  Then I found two of my favorite things to collect!  An Ironstone sugar caddy for 1 dollar and a Glassbake bowl for 2 dollars!  Gotta love half price day at Salvation Army!

I can't wait to see what I find this week!!!


Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Easy as One, Two, Three...

I promise that I did take the before picture of this guy, but my "Littles" love to play with my phone and deleted the pictures! 

 It took me a while to figure out what I should do with this one.  I finally decided that white was the way to go.

Believe it or not, I have never painted numbers on any of my furniture.   I don't know why, but I am glad that I finally did!  I kind of want to keep this one!

I decided to mix up my own chalk paint again!  I love this stuff!!!  I gave it two coats, and then using 150 grit sandpaper, I distressed it.  Most of the time I use glaze, but I wanted this one to be a bit brighter, so I just put a little wax on to protect the finish! 

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Chicken Wire Picture Frame...

I found this old ugly picture frame at a thrift store over 1 year ago!  While cleaning up my never ending junk pile, I found it!  I knew right away what I wanted to do with it.  I grabbed my paint brush, and my trusty old grey paint!  I gave it two coats of paint, distressed it, and then glazed it.  I had some chicken wire on hand, but the silver wasn't cutting it.  I spray painted it white, and stapled it to the back.  I used some clips that my best friend had made to hang the pictures!  It doesn't get much easier than this!  I think it turned out super cute!

    Check out the flower clips my bestie made!  Super fun!

I love this frame!  So easy to change the pictures out!