Wednesday, April 7, 2010

things from my bff, goodwill

as you know, i'm thisclose to my fav store, goodwill.  (remember how i did the super genius comparison to social groups? )

yeah, well, my bff didn't disappoint me on my last round there, either.

here, a, um, lovely floral print that cost all of a quarter.

and after some chalkboard paint...
it's going in my friend lindsay's cutie patootie house!

and more old bill sorter, a cute wooden pedestal bowl, silver candlesticks, a vase and a lantern

 loved those vintage silver candlesticks....aged just right, so i didn't do anything to them. they just found a new place on my mantle.  the little lantern got a candle and is added to my back porch and the cute little glass vase is perfect for holding skewer sticks for s'mores by the fire pit!

the little wooden pedestal became a perfect orange stand.  and that little owl beside it? oh yeah, 10 cents plus a few sprays of turquoise paint.  whooooo thinks he's cute?

and the wooden bill sorter became a sorting station for coupons, stamps and bills:

the only thing i did with this cool, vintage maryland tray was ship it off to my friend, jenn, up in her new state of maryland!  (you should get it TODAY, jenn!)  :-)

and last, but certainly not least, is a little chair that i couldn't pass up for $5.  it looked pretty ratty before i spray painted it and used up the remnants of my bird fabric.  unfortunately, i forgot to take a before photo of it, but i'll paint you mental picture.  very beat up, chestnut brown with a peach colored chair pad.  yeah, not cute.  but it sure is now!

oh, goodwill, i love you so.  it's getting pretty serious, will you accept half of my necklace?


Dreams of Perfection said...

Great finds and transformations! I feel the same way :o)

Lindsay said...

woohoo!! i'm excited about my new addition :) it's so cute!!

About Us said...

look at all your finds! i love them all and am so impressed at what you've made of them. what is one's trash is someone else's treasure! good work