Wednesday, July 11, 2012

New Thrifty Finds

Today I went thrift shopping and boy has it been a LONG time since I've done that.  In fact, I had the whole day to myself...without my 2 kiddos.  I took advantage of an opening at my awesome home daycare that I use during the school year and enjoyed some alone time since school got out in early June. 

I thought I'd share a few of the finds I purchased today. 

The first was this glass jar and top.  It's funny because they don't really go together.  I think the lid is from something else, but they work together and for $1.50 you can't beat it.

The next item I found was this simple wooden it a crate?  I thought I could either stain it or paint it and this fall, fill it with some small (fake) red and green apples.  I can also envision flowers in it during the spring.  This, too, was around $1.00.

One of the pillows on my couch has colors in it that I am pulling from:  turquoise (muted), mustard, and dark red.  This piece caught my eye because it fell into the "mustard" category.  It was $2.00.

The above picture makes it look a bit darker than it actually is.  This picture is lighter and truer.

The last piece I purchased today was a candle holder.  I was pretty excited about this one being priced at $3.88.  It was hollering "SPRAY PAINT."  The colors are endless, but I will probably stick to something close to the natural color..maybe rubbed oil bronze at this point.  Some day though, when I want it for another place, I would love to spray paint it a vibrant color.

This is the truer the natural light.


So there you have it--my thrifting for the day and all for under $10.00.  

Hopefully soon I can write another post about how I am utilizing all of the things I bought today.


  1. Thanks! It felt great to be able to look around (slowly...without kids.) I look forward to seeking out a few more thrift stores soon.

  2. Have you refurbished any of these finds yet?? If so, post some pix :) I am dying to see what you did with that crate.

    1. I did spray paint the candle holder a oil rubbed bronze and am pleased with the turn-out. I haven't done anything to the crate yet...waiting for fall. Stay tuned!