Monday, July 27, 2009

Thrift Store Finds - Gotta Love Em' - I know I do!

I took Stacey to my local Thrift Store here in London and I found some wonderful goodies. I think I was squealing and grabbing at everything. Stacey probably thought I was some maniac (lol). She picked up a few things as well, but I ended up spending more money. I ended up spending around $10.00 for all of this stuff. Are you ready to take a look? Well, my first buy is this dry erase/chalkboard for Cameron. It was on 90 cents. I had to write you all a little note on it (lol).
I am so silly........for one split second I thought I was a teacher (hahahaha).
Anyway, I thought he could take it on road trips and color away. I knew he loved writing on Daddy's dry erase boards in Daddy's classroom so I knew he would love to have one of his own. The neat thing is that the chalkboard part pulls back for storage of chalk and markers. Any kid would love it and for only 90 cents - well, you can't beat that!!
My next find was this old spice rack. At least I think it is a spice rack and for 50 cents. Uh yeah, I knew I could do something with it. I thought I could put some more bowls up there for display, but we will have to wait and see. I see great potential with this puppy!!
This one "might" be my favorite find or maybe it is my last picture. Anyway, I thought this one would look great painted a prim color with some cuties displayed on the top and maybe some sweet annie sticking out of one of the drawers. I am definitely going to look for new knobs. For a price $2.92 - well, you couldn't find something that cute in a prim store for that price. A little sanding, some black, yellow ochre or barn red paint and some new knobs and it will be prim perfect!!
It is super heavy too which made me look instantly in the drawers to see what was in there, but I guess it is just made out of some hefty wood. It appears to be in great shape minus the white paint on the front and those pull knobs. The knobs are barely hanging on so I know I will be ripping those off real soon. I guess you could say that I am quite excited to give this pretty little thing some attention (lol).

I have been looking for new molds for pantry cakes and I found another one so I had to pick it up.
AND........ This is probably my largest purchase for the day. This ended up being around $4.00. I don't remember the exact price, but it was probably closer to $5.00 then $4.00. Anyway, as I sit here and ramble on, I get quite excited just looking at this wonderful beauty. I am pretty sure that it was used as a medicine cabinet which would be a nice idea, but I am just not sure I will use it as a medicine cabinet. I was even thinking that I could take off the door and it would be cute just like that, but then I realized that I liked the door too much to take it off. So, I guess I will just have to play with it a little bit and try to figure out what I want to do from there. I should have taken a picture of the inside, but it has 2 shelves and then that little area at the bottom which would look cute holding some sweet annie and some candles or some dried flowers. This beauty definitely has wonderful possibilities. It just needs to be primmed up and decorated. Don't you love it?!? Stay Tuned for the make-overs coming soon. I am sure you all can guess which one/ones I will makeover first. Hmmm, decisions decisions!
I also wanted to let you all know that Cameron's fever is gone. I am just making sure that he rests today and still drinks plenty of liquids. I can clearly tell that he is feeling better. He is currently watching Blue's Clues and screaming at Joe about where the clue is on the wall. He cracks me up!! Anyway, I am just so happy and relieved that his fever is gone and hopefully it stays that way. Nothing worse then having to worry about your little one. Thank you for all your sweet comments regarding my son. I appreciate it very much!! Hope you all have a wonderful week. I will hopefully be back soon with a makeover or two. Which one do you think I should makeover first? You know what..... I will let my prim friends decide which one I should makeover first so go ahead and leave me a comment and let me know your thoughts. Thanks Ladies!!

18 comments:

Farm Field Primitives said...

Great finds. I would work on the 2drawer cubby first. It looks like it wouldn't take very long. I'm all about getting things done quickly. I am a bit short in the patience department!!

We are coming to Columbus this weekend for a little R & R. We have promised the kids for two years to take them down and look around Easton and OSU campus. DH and I go down at least once a year, usually for an OSU football game. (Yeah, it's almost time to start again!!!!), if not twice. I love that town!!! Anyway the kids are looking forward to it. We have told them about Bucca di Beppo. Have you eaten there?? To die for!! I'm drooling just thinking about it. Take care. Have a great day and I can't wait to see the make overs.



~Melissa~

simple~needs said...

lia, you got some great goodies!!! well worth the $10.00!!!!!!
stop over by my blog, i found almost the same cabinet and see what i did. :)

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

I am so happy that Cameron is feeling better.
And you finds are just great. I love the little shelve with drawers, I can see Roosters and biddies..lol...

carolyn@primitive~devotion said...

So happy to hear that your baby is doing better! Life is good....

And great finds! WOW, I love them all! I'm sure they will be really awesome once you put your magic touches on them. Can't wait to see!

Have a great week!

Susannah said...

Lisa, It is good to hear that your Cameron is feeling better. A good day of rest is a good idea.

Which make-over first?---the two drawer "thingie" that you said was your favorite. I am dying to see that. You will do such a great job with all the things that you got! Be sure to show us.

Friends,
Susannah

Kris said...

Okay Lisa, that's not fair!!! I never find anything great at my TS or GW. :o(
I can't decide which goody I want to see madeover first. So....how about all of them? LOL I guess I'll just have to wait and see which one you choose.
I'm glad Cameron is feeling better!

Take care my friend,
~Kris~

Black Sheep Lisa said...

So thankful Cameron is feeling better. I love all your thrifty finds and really good prices too!
Cant wait to see them made over, especially the cabinet!!

Grammy Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

Okay girl, you are becoming one thrift store queen! Great stuff!!

girliegirl said...

Lisa,

I'm glad to hear Cameron is better. I would love to see either one but I prefer the little hanging cupboard if I had to choose. Lol! Great finds!

Carey

Denise said...

You sure found some great stuff! Love the things for Cameron!

I'm glad that he is feeling better.

XXDenise

big city prims said...

What great finds!! I am sooooo jealous! I can see my wooden bowls on that shelf...LOL. I haven't found a thing in weeks. I think I need to find some new thrift shops! I love that drawer thingie, too! Do your magic, girl! Can't wait to see them primmed!

big city prims said...

What great finds!! I am sooooo jealous! I can see my wooden bowls on that shelf...LOL. I haven't found a thing in weeks. I think I need to find some new thrift shops! I love that drawer thingie, too! Do your magic, girl! Can't wait to see them primmed!

Sherrie said...

Great news about cameron!!! You know how to work that GW shop. I made my first trip to one last week, took lots of boxes of goodies to them. I'm sure you would find something to re-make!!! You have definitely got an eye!! Well, I would like to see the spice shelf primmed up first. Have fun with all your goodies! Sherrie

Sherrie said...

Great news about cameron!!! You know how to work that GW shop. I made my first trip to one last week, took lots of boxes of goodies to them. I'm sure you would find something to re-make!!! You have definitely got an eye!! Well, I would like to see the spice shelf primmed up first. Have fun with all your goodies! Sherrie

cynthialeedesigns said...

Great Finds Lisa!! You did good!!
I'm so glad to hear that Cameron is feeling better.
Have a great week and I can't wait to see the redos!!
hugs, Cindy

the primitive country bug said...

Hi Lisa~ I'm so glad to hear that your little Cameron is feeling better.
Those are some great finds! I can't wait to see your After pictures.
Hugs~ Birgit

DJ said...

That little cabinet is awesome - what a find for the price!

Kindra said...

I have almost the same wood shelf with 2 drawers! And mine is super heavy, too! I found mine at a fleamarket earlier this year for $10 so you did great on yours! I posted it on A Primitive Place forum when I got it and another gal has one almost identical! She said she got hers at Gordmans. LOL Here I thought I got some old piece or something.

I love your other finds as well! Have a great weekend!