Thursday, October 8, 2009
Welcome to Thrifty Thursday, junkin and journeys.
Today's junkin takes me on a journey around my house to share past thrifty finds and how I used them. I just love a great deal to makeover in something useful and inexpensive. That for me is the joy of the hunt.
This first bargin redesign I have shared before, but thought it worth showing again. I found the side frame of an old sewing machine that held drawers. Painted it black for my toile studio and hung on the wall for a little showcase and storage shelf.
So let's go back inside the house. As we walk through the garage from my studio to the house, I notice a saw I painted for my DH's garage. He has to have something decorative too, right?
I used to paint and sell these old saws many years ago. Since painting has changed in decor so much, this is not the direction I go at this time, but he loves it, so that is all that matters. Starting with a plain old vintage saw, primed, painted and ready to hang. This barn design is a Deb Toews creation, hand painted by me. The old saw was one dollar! score!
Wood Pedestal, for 2 dollars. Painted the top black added a Tuscan country arrangement I also made for pennies finding the pitcher for 50 cents. All it needed was a little touch up with glass paint. Done~~ a corner decorative touch!
While we are near my dining room, I will share a great little 2 dollar find from my dear friend Ann of Ann's Finds. You may remember me sharing items I have gotten from Ann over the years. She works in resale of vintage and new treasures. She has a keen eye and keeps that eye open for treasures perfect for my redo's and shoppe treasures.
This shelf is one of those great little finds. I painted it black, added the pegs to form stem glass holders for glasses and hung it high above another vintage and inexpensive fine for 15 dollars~~a barley twist sideboard. I love this piece and store my glass serving pieces in here. I added some decorative iron to the doors to pull the look together.
Everything in this display can, or may, at some point be painted cottage ivory for a whole new look with just the stroke of paint. The shelf looks like it has drawers, but that is actually a swing door that opens upward. I keep a few vintage and new salt and pepper shakers here.
Moving through my sitting room or living room. I call this a sitting room because no TV is in here. This little corner chair was also a great little find for 10 dollars. I love chairs and pick them up even if I don't need them. I can always sell a few. This one is redesigned black, distressed and then I covered the chair seat with fabric that is on the loveseat across the room. Added that fabric to the little iron foot stool as well. This makes a cozy corner.
Lots more to share, but I will save it for future Thirfty Thursdays. Tomorrow my neighborhood is having our annual Fall yard sale days. I am not participating this time, but plan to get out and shop around and see the neighbors. I hope the weather holds out. It has been really raining and gloomy the last few days. Cooler is good for the sale though, and I hope to find something special!!
See you tomorrow for Friday Fun and Fashion!
Have a special day and blessings be yours.
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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..
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