I have to admit that I have become addicted to shopping at thrift stores. After all, how can I resist when I see so many ideas on all of the crafty blogs I follow. Due to the poor economy, my full-time job has been cut to 32 hours a week so I am now able to dedicate every Thursday to crafting. Of course I always seem to find the time to leave the house and hit the thrift shops. Today I managed to visit a Goodwill, 2 Kiwanis, and a hospital auxillary TS. I didn't go home empty handed. I found a 5-piece wooden bowl set for 75cents, and a firkin planter that will hang on the wall for $1.00. I'll take photos later.
This morning I refinished the spoon rack planter that I picked up a couple of weeks ago. See the before and after photos. I refinished it in black paint and added a walnut stain. The two spoons are souvenirs of Venice and Rome, Italy where we visited last year. I'll need to find more on eBay to fill the four remaining slots. I can't put it on my wall empty, can I? I still need to get a smaller artificial plant to add to it. The African violet in the photo is borrowed from the firkin planter I picked up today and is too large. I found the perfect spot to hang it - between my pantry and fridge.
I need to finish working on the bunny I started this morning also. I'll post a photo when I finish.