Thursday, July 23, 2009

Thrift Store Thursday

I definitely haven't had any luck what so ever when it comes to thrift store shopping lately. I decided to take my Mom and show her my local thrift store. Well, Mom isn't too into thrift store shopping. She pretty much thinks it is all junk, but you never know when you might find some gem that you can re-do to look brand new. Mom must have been my good luck charm because when I took her to have a tour.......well, I found a diamond in the rough. I had passed it and then I was looking back and noticed this gal looking at something wooden. I asked my Mom what it was and she said that she wasn't sure. Well, the nosey person that I am had to check it out. I knew that I didn't want to miss something so I headed back to see what it was. This is what I found........
It definitely needs to be cleaned up. My Mom thought that I was crazy for getting such a dirty thing and paying $5.00 for it, but I told her that with a little scrubbing and sanding and a new paint job that it would look brand new in no time flat! I am pretty sure that it is a trash holder and that is what I tend to use it for. I thought that I could put my trash can down in there and hide it away from everyone. Seriously...... who wants to see some ugly and dirty trash can sitting out in plain site? I had a friend of my Mom's make me a trash can, but she made it so small that you could probably get a few tissues in it, a roll of toilet paper and an empty box. Ok, it isn't that small, but I must admit that it is REALLY small.
I am definitely looking forward to starting on this little gem. The possibilities are endless to say the least and I can paint it any color and I could even add a stencil or two to give it a little pizazz, but I guess you will all have to wait and see what I come up with. I know how you all love to wait (lol).
Well, it is 7:00 in the evening and the sun has FINALLY decided to come out. We needed the rain that is for sure, but I am happy to see the sunshine. I am definitely a sunshine type of gal. I had some new daylilies bloom yesterday while it was raining so I had to snap a couple pictures of it to share with you. Hope you enjoy them!!
Until next time......hope you all are enjoying your summer and enjoying some sunshine! ((HUGS))


appleberrycottage said...

Wow! I LOVE the garbage can. I was debating over one at a craft fair earlier in the summer, but didn't want to part with the $110 for it. I wish I could find one for $5 instead! :)

Black Sheep Lisa said...

I cant believe only $5!!! Wow what a deal, it is gonna look awesome i just know it!

Ann said...

Lisa, What a great find! I can't wait to see the redo. ~Ann

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

OOh, great find! Can't wait to see what you do with it! Your flowers are lovely!

Char said...

I would have snagged that baby up too!...I purchased a garbage can holder sometime last I thought the same thing about my trash can sitting in plan site!...but, I am certain you could use that as a large laundry hamper too!...oh the possibilities!

Anonymous said...

Great find on the trash can holder!! Can't wait to see how you finish it.
I've not had much luck at the thrift shops latey either...not locally or in near-by towns.


Brenda said...

You were so lucky to find that bin and for that price even!! Can't wait to see what you do with it!!

~Judy~ said...

Great price Lisa. I just recently found one on clearance at A.C. Moore for $40.00{they were $90.00!} And I thought I got a deal HA!

carolyn@primitive~devotion said...

WOW! Great find! Do the front doors also open? If so, it might be a hamper for dirty clothes. But will make a great trash can. I also have a wooden trash can, and love it! Mine is made so that it can hold trash or dirty laundry. It also has the pegboard backing for air circulation. I can't wait to see the transformation!

Your lilies are beautiful!

Have a great weekend!

Janene said...

I have that EXACT SAME trash can holder!
You definately got a better price than me...I bought mine for $9 at GW!
I painted mine black, sanded and stained looks perfectly prim.
I love it, Joe loves it and even my non-prim kids love it!
Yeah Lisa!!!

Susannah said...

Lisa, you found a good prim piece. I know you will do wonders with it!

Your lilies are beautiful!


Artsy Fartsy Junkin Finds said...

Ooooh, what a great Thrift Store find, you will have to post pics if you make it over!! Blessings, Janna

Sheila said...

You could use it for a potato bin otherwise...I have one that my aunt and uncle made for me that is similar. :)