What’s a girl to do when it’s too rainy to work outside in the “shop” aka driveway? How about a day of thrift shopping—aka junkin’.
The stops of the day include, Peddler’s Mall, American Council of the Blind, Harbor Freight, Toys R Us, and of course my favorite—The Home Depot.
As you can see the sun is shining—this is the day after the torrential rainy day. It was so miserable, I just left everything in the car, went in the house and buried my head under the covers.
I had a 25% off coupon good only for July 4th at Harbor Freight. I used it to buy another swivel handle for one of my wooden dollies. I LOVE the other one I have. I feel like a little kid pulling a wagon of treasures every time I use it. 🙂
Most of these items are from the Peddler’s mall. I love that little box, it’s from Rubbermaid.
An oval pink (plastic) frame that will make a great chalkboard after some good ole chalk-like paint.
Two more oval frames. They are about the same size as the pink one, but the pink one is much more heavy.
How about a great pair of real shutters! I’ve never bought shutters before. I call my stuff shutters, but they are really 1/2 of bifolding doors. These were $5 each. I couldn’t pass them up. Ideas? what do you think they want to be?
I got a great deal on these tarps at Harbor Freight.
A closer look at the frames. Not bad art, but would look so much better in a different color frame, don’t you think? I see every cheap frame as a chalkboard.
Another great piece for some chalk-like paint. Might stay a mirror, or may become a chalkboard.
Two extra large cupboard doors aka chalkboards.
This is a miniature shelf I picked up at the American Council of the Blind. Everything but blue was 50% off on July 4th.
Last but not least, check out all this fence. This is only about 1/3 of it. I had the truck half empty when I realized I hadn’t taken a picture. This is why I needed the tarps. Another 1/3 had already been delivered by my nephew Kevin and his wife Jennifer. A couple of days after I got back from Cleveland, I went to help clean up this portion of the fence. All the nails are gone, and it’s ready to become new signs in the Etsy shop. The wood is a little more narrow and thinner than typical dog eared fencing, so the new signs are a different style.
So, that’s how I spent my rainy 4th of July.
A couple of these items will be used to help complete the kid’s kitchen center. Do you know which items? What will they be?