Thursday, February 26, 2009

Thrift Store Fever

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.


Janene said...

I am so very disappointed with this post!
How could you tell us about your GW finds and not show pics at the same time?
Now, I am so excited to see what you have found! Please don't keep us waiting long!
I do love your spoon holder! What a great find that was!

Laurie said...

The spoon rack looks great! I also can't wait to see photos of your new finds, lol. You are having such wonderful luck lately. I guess it's better that we aren't able to go thrifting together, we would be fighting over the same things, haha.

Kath said...

Love how your spoon rack truned out. Very nice :)