Saturday, April 23, 2011

Treasure Hunt Finds

Hello Fellow Thrifters and Friends,

   I am saving my dollars (as Mr Joyful Thrifter puts it) for a barn sale that I am going to this upcoming weekend with my sister in law, so I took a thrifting break to prepare for any awesome finds that I might find on this upcoming adventure. That being said I decided to do a bit of repurposing on some previous purchased thrifted treasures.

Mr Joyful Thrifter and I had a blast redoing these pieces. We have had them on our to do list for quite some time, and today was perfect for working on a project.

Here are the "Before's" of the project. All of these items were thrifted or gifted. The shelf was bought at a swapmeet for $8.00, and we use him as a shoe rack. However the rust on this shelf was getting on my boots, so it was time for a redo. The watering can was given to me by my sister who was moving, and did not want to take it with her. I of course take anything free, so I took it home thinking I might spray paint it a new fun color. The mail box I found at Goodwill for $5.99, and Junken daddy was kind enough to build the stand for it and put it all together for me!

Here are some of the in process shots...

This project was great fun! We were enjoying ourselves so much. It was fun to take something that we got for such a great deal, and make it just perfect for us!

Here are the after pictures...

I love the robins egg blue I used on the shelf and the watering can. I have wanted to incorporate this pretty blue into our home, and this was such an easy way to do that. 

I put the watering can on our table right away, and I think it make such a cheerful center piece.

What treasures did you find this week? Or perhaps you got to re-do some already purchased treasures. Please feel free to link up your lovelies so I can share in your fun!

The Joyful Thrifter

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  1. That watering can turned out darling. It looks lovely on the table with the sunflowers in it. I see your little Avon perfume bottle from last week too. Great finds and what a creative way to decorate them up! Thanks for sharing.

  2. I really love that blue color. I have a wire stand I need to paint. Maybe blue? hugs, Linda

  3. Great finds and great makeovers. Love the blue.

    Have a wonderful Easter, Tam x

  4. Your painted watering can looks so nice on the table! What a cute centerpiece.

  5. robbin's egg blue! perfect for easter, huh? ;)
    you have done amazing jobs! and so good you have enjoyed doing all this too!

  6. No wonderful treasure to write home about sadly and my oppys are shut till Thursday So sad but have been crafting and buying gypsy coloured paint for some frames I have Love that blue you chose

  7. Happy Easter! I love your makeovers, the colour you chose is beautiful. I think I'm going to have to make a trip to Hobbycraft soon

  8. Wow I love the paint colour. The sheen is amazing! I didn't realize that spray paint could result in such a great finish.

    Happy Easter!

  9. What great ideas! Love that blue color...

  10. Wonderful spring projects. Right now my mailbox is attached to a very leaning pole with zip ties. And I am guilty of never saying NO to something free. I am going to my first organized barn sale in May. I hope it is as good as those I hear tell about online.

  11. Great thrifty finds~! Love the redo color of blue. They look wonderful! Thank you for joining TTF!

  12. Love, love, love that blue...and you're right - the watering can makes a wonderful centerpiece!


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