Thrift Store Finds

Today, Friday, September 24, is my birthday. I won't tell you how old I am. Just that I am old enough to know better!

Anyway, after spending two hours with the dentist yesterday I decided to hit the thrift stores this morning. Here is what I found....

The picture has the perfect colors for my bedroom. I am not that into beach scenes but I really like the colors. I removed the glass to start with and I will paint the frame white I think. The doll's head I removed from her body, popped her eyes out and stuck her on top of a Dollar Tree pumpkin. The birdhouse I will paint black and put crows on. The white dish was only .25 cents so I will add that to my stoneware collection.

I have to buy anything that is black and white so the mug was a no brainer! The plates are made in Portugal for Williams Sonoma.

See Sparky's tail on the left? He wouldn't stop barking at the chipmunk!
The console I found at Salvation Army. Originally I planned to put it in the upstairs hall but, it is too large. I guess it will stay where it is. I plan to paint it black to match the dining table. I might give it to a friend for Christmas.  Shhhh...don't tell!

I have already removed the hardware. The details will really pop with some sanding/distressing. I love the look of painted furniture. My grandpa was a furniture stripper in the 70's. He would flip if he saw what I am doing to furniture! I don't paint good quality furniture though, usually inexpensive items or pieces I find at the curb!


  1. What a wonderful day at the thrift shop! Great buys and I love the painting. Can't wait to see what you do with the console!

  2. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! Sounds like you found some fabulous treasures for your birthday. Love the chest, it will be stunning painted black. Your other finds are all great pieces and will be such fun to decorate with. Have a super day. Hugs, Marty

  3. Happy Birthday! Great presents you got for yourself.

  4. What great finds! Can't wait to see how they turn out! I love the chest, it will be beautiful painted black.
    Happy Birthday!!!!!!