Saturday, July 18, 2009

Thrifty Treasures

I'm participating in Southern Hospitality's Today's Thrifty Treasures.  Drop by Rhoda's site to see more great treasures.
I found this wreath for $2.00.  I plan to take the flowers off and do something with it.  If you have any ideas please let me know.  I want it to go out on the sun porch.
This next picture shows a few things that were just t00 cheap to pass up.
The foam board was a new unopened pack for 25 cents.  The wood plaque was 25 cents.  Will probably do something with chalkboard paint on it.  The paint (both almost full) was ????

That's right.  Each can was 1 cent.  It's old (2004 I think) but it may work on some little project. This lady had tons of stuff.  Everything I bought was 25 cents or less.

These two leaf things were $1 for both.  Not sure that I really like them but didn't want to regret not getting them.  So I will have to think about them for a while.  Any ideas?  The fabric was 5 cents.  

These picture frames were 25 cents each.  The plate stands were 5 cents each.  The picture holders were 25 cents.  I also got two big frames that were new for $1 each.  One still had the tag for $19.99 on it.  

I needed a gate to keep our puppy out of the kitchen while I cook.  This one was $1.

This lamp was 50 cents.  It already has a new coat of black paint on it.    Now I just need to figure out how to redo the lamp shade.  I've taken all the fabric off and just have the bones to the lampshade.  The little oval picture frame in the corner was also 25 cents.

This chair was free.  I got it and the sofa from a friend a while back.  Both are in perfect condition.  The only problem was the awful brown color.  I finally got the nerve to paint the chair.  I love it.  Next week I'll be painting the sofa.  

Thanks for stopping by.  If you have any ideas of uses for my treasures please let me know.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

New to Thrifty Treasures

This is only my third week yard sailing.  Who knew it could be so much fun.  After reading about everyone's great treasures, I decided to see what my area had to offer.  Here are a few of my "treasures" found this week.

This cutting board was 50 cents.  I plan to paint it white and put my initial on it.

This magazine rack was $1.00.  This was one of the things on my list to find.  It will get a  nice new look with some white paint.
Both of these things were a quarter each.  The tin I plan to paint with chalkboard paint.  Not sure what I plan to do with the cake stand.

This great iron shelf was only $3.  Surely, I'll find some place for it.

I love this picnic basket.  It is big and in perfect condition.  Price - only $2.  Also, in the picture is a new set of Pampered Chef fondue forks that I couldn't resist for only $1.

This is not exactly a yard sale find but is special because my teenager actually thought of me.

My son works at a major craft store.  A customer broke this and his manager "sold" it to him for 25 cents.  He was sure I would find something to do with it.

Thanks for visiting and I would for you to leave a comment or two.   Also, make sure you visit over at Southern Hospitality to see more great thrifty treasures.

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