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Monday, August 10, 2009

My weekly thrifty finds

While I missed the Longest Yard Sale, I did find some treasures at His House and Good Will last week. Therefore, I am joining Rhoda's Thrifty Treasure Monday, yet again. I just love Mondays for this reason and no other reason. Stop in at Rhoda's to see more great ideas after you're done here.



Here is what I scored between His House and GW. Total cost was $3.25. And two of them have already been transformed.



See the little mirror I painted. I gave it a light coat of Heirloom white for a more antique look and plan to put it in my daughter's room when we get to move her into her 'new' room. The little frame was also painted with Heirloom white, but a thicker coat. and I plan to take the old picture out and put colorful paper in there and paint her initial on the paper.



A closer look at the mirror before:



This picture came from His House for $1 and it is already 1/2 way redone. I will include a post when it's complete.


Did you see this platter in the above picture with all my goodies. It was one of those silver numbers but I spray painted it Heirloom white and put a decal of our state tree (Palmetto Tree). And yes, I cheated and didn't actually PAINT it. I'm not that good. Ahem.

I gave this to a friends of mine as a birthday present last week.



And I might as well join Susan's Metamorphosis Monday too since I have had an ongoing project that include Oil Rubbed Bronze and my light fixtures and door knobs.
here is a glimpse of my bathroom before. Can you see that dated ugly gold towel rod? Yep, it was all over the bathroom. (sorry couldn't get great before pics)

Well, here it is after a coat of my new love.....Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint! I can't believe it took me 5 years to do this!
Even the door handle got painted. (So did my front door BRASS knob.....someone stop me now!)


Thanks for stopping in....Please don't forget to check out Rhoda and Susan for more great ideas!


14 comments:

Creekmore's said...

You sound like me. Once I start something, I just keep going until my husband says "STOP!!" LOL Looks really good!

Infarrantly Creative said...

Wow thank you for the birthday wishes. I am overwhelmed by the over 100 emails and facebook messages of people wishing me a happy day. Thanks for thinking of me today! And I am loving your refabs!

Jennifer said...

Very nice! You got some great stuff ... and everything looks better with a little spray paint. I love that mirror - I need to find one like that for my bathroom!

Lysana said...

I really like the effect of the oil rubbed bronze in your bathroom. It looks great!

Sigh. I wish I had better taste...you've done a great job with these things!

Mama Byrd said...

LOVE that mirror! Great finds.

Southern Fried Gal said...

Hello! Thanks for stopping over! I finally found the oil rubbed bronze spray paint last week and I swear I want to paint everything I see with it! Great finds. That mirror is so sweet.

smileybella said...

Laughed so hard about your gold rail transformation and how you couldn't believe it had taken you so long - I can so relate! Looks really good. LOVE your blog header photo - gorgeous.

KBeau said...

I'm going to have to check out that oil rubbed bronze spray paint.

Cass @ That Old House said...

Love the new bronzed bath hardware -- great job painting those items. What a difference!
Cass

Embellished Bayou said...

All your projects are wonderful, I love what you did with that oval mirror. Cute platter too!

Arlene said...

I'm going to have to go out and get me some oil rubbed bronze paint. I love it!!!

Shauna said...

I just discovered that spray paint too! I haven't used it yet but I want to do all my doorknobs. The bathroom looks great!

Nissa said...

Thanks for the congrats! I am so impressed by the mirror makeover, it looks soooooo cute! And the bathroom looks great, what a difference a little spray paint makes!

Kitty Scraps said...

Love the oil rubbed bronze! I've been wanting to update my hallway light fixture with oil rubbed bronze and have it on my ongoing projects list *smiles* Your bathroom looks great in it! Love your little treasures you found to redo. And of course your Palmetto tree! I lived in SC for 5 years but now I'm just across the stateline in NC. Have a blessed day!