Last week I called my friend Cathy to see if she wanted to go do some junkin’ with me. It’s been a long time since we got together to pass the time wandering up and down the aisles of some great thrift stores.
Our first stop was the ReStore where I got all those cabinet doors for $1 each. There had been two pallets of them, and now they.are.gone. One person bought them all. I knew I should have gone back sooner to get some.
I found this small kitchen cabinet that needed a new home. It had been at the ReStore since April 25. Lucky me, it was only $5.
We left there and went to a Peddler’s Mall. It was a really big place. Cathy picked up a vintage sewing cabinet (ugh! I didn’t get a picture—bad bloggler) It was a steal at $15.00.
I picked up some scrap plywood pieces for $1 each.
I bought these corner pieces in case I make a corner bench. If not, I’m sure I’ll find another use for them.
I got this lamp for $3, and over the weekend I picked up some paint at my local Sherman Williams store. My first visit. A nice young man named Don was very helpful. I selected some Krylon Spray paint for an upcoming project called Mystery Box (stay tuned) and a couple of cans of mistint. A red and a light yellow.
Here’s a better picture of the cabinet.
So, that was last week. I told her I’d be going to Indiana next week, and she said “call me”. That I did! Monday was warm and muggy, with a cool front coming in later in the week. I knew it was the perfect day to do some more junkin’.
Our first stop was Salvation Army. I scored some of these great hangers for .50! Cathy found one for a quarter! Have you seen what Linda (Coastal Charm) does with them? Linda—if you’re reading this, I thought of you and tried to find you on FB or Twitter so I could find out if you wanted me to pick some up for you….
I have been looking for some “smalls” to paint at some upcoming night classes I’ll be teaching in the fall. I’ll be doing a couple of paint classes, to show how easy it is to change up these cheap thrift store finds.
Those of you who know me really well, know I’m not a fan of gold. These pieces are for my classes too. One of the classes will be about spray paint, and the power of paint to change things up!
I looked all day for a cheap frame with a mat. I finally came upon a booth that had a bunch of these prints for $3. Cheap! $2 under my limit, and I will get 2 projects out of it.
Another one of my classes will be making chalkboards out of cabinet doors. That’s the whole reason we went all the way to Indiana to do some junkin’. I found several of these at this Peddler’s mall during our Spring Fling. The bungee? It’s to make the gate “self-close”. I go in and out of the gate so much while working on projects, I depend on it shutting itself. The old bungee is losing it’s elasticity.
I found a ouija board game. I’ve had someone request a table made out of this game board. I have been looking for one for about a year. Not sure how I’m actually going to make it into a table yet.
So happy the weather is going to be so nice this week. Wednesday and Thursday in the high 70’s. Very unusual for August!
Thinking of my mom’s mom today—Nana was born August 13, 1906. This is one of my very favorite pics of her. I imagine she spent many a day hollering for the Harrison Hooligans from this window.