Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Thrifty Treasures

Here are some of the thrift store finds from my recent travels:
I bought this fruit basket in Fort Worth. It was pink when I got it, I just spray painted it white. Much better! Now I just need some fresh fruit brimming over. Like this:This picture is terrible and I'm sorry because this is such an exciting piece. My grandparents had a close friend die earlier this year and one of the things from his home was this tapestry. It's about 5' long and 12" wide. It's great! I assume his wife, Barbara, knit it and felted it. There is a hand embroidered "B" in the bottom left corner. We went to see Bill's house and this was hanging in the kitchen. It was sort of camouflaged by some horrendous wallpaper. The house was pretty much empty and I snagged it off the wall. My grandpa and his wife said they had never noticed it before.

These are some items I picked up from San Angelo while Casie and I were thrifting:
I picked both of these up for under $2. I sprayed them yellow. I know it's bright but don't worry I have a plan.

These were some ceramic pieces we found. The mouse was just to exaggerated to pass up. Plus, he was around 60 cents! The deer was gold with black painted eyes. I painted it white and covered it with acrylic gloss.
I purchased the mirrors and the figures specifically for my third bedroom. I plan on making it into a guest bedroom. The idea is to get something similar to the pictures seen below. I have an old, rod-iron bed that is quite a bit fancier than the one seen below but I think it would look nice painted a bold color. I plan on painting the walls a similar color; light, clean gray. I like the way she uses vivid pops of color against the cool gray walls. I'm still scavaging knick knacks for the shelves and hopefully sooner than later I will have a fresh coat of paint on the walls. Wish me luck!

1 comment:

  1. Yay!! The grouping of items you purchased while down here look great together!! I can't wait to see the finished room!!