Thursday, July 5, 2012

A Few Thrifty Kitchen Finds!

Hey guys! 
Wanted to share with you a few of the thrift store finds I've scored recently.
Some of them were perfect when I bought 'em. 
A few of the others needed a bit of tweaking.

This pretty little glass cloche and blue wooden base didn't start out quite like this.

And these scales were crying out for some help with their lovely shade of copper and brass.

Here they are just as I found them at the thrift shop.




Ok, so they're functional, but not really ME!

At all.

Just a bit of blue paint and Annie Sloan dark wax and the cloche is now allowed to hang out in my kitchen.

The scales were in need of a good cleaning and a few coats of Rust-Oleum Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint.

I found the perfect little cheese knife and a few glass milk bottles. They were ready to go with just a bit of soap and water.

All in all, I'm happy with my finds!

Thanks for dropping by today. Hope your weekend's fantabulous!!!


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  1. Ok, I'd love to see a picture of the dark wax you used. Would that work on my letters vs shoe polish? Is that a Michael's/Hobby Lobby item? Inquiring minds want to know!!!

  2. Those are beautiful! You really have an eye for decorating, and for seeing the potential in ugly items.

  3. Love your redone items! they look like them came straight from a high end store vs thrift! Wonderful job!
    dee dee

  4. love the choice of colors in your re-do. I've passed up the trays thinking they wouldn't look good no matter what I do to them. Now I'll be buying the uglies too.

  5. Ahh so cute, I love what you have done with your thrifty finds! I just found your blog through Funky Junk and am now a follower! Stop by sometime and say hello!

    -Adriane @

  6. So creative and clever! That's some redo there! :)

  7. You really made the board into something new and beautiful. That old 70's feel wasn't cutting it. Love the new look of it.

  8. So pretty! And great pictures too =)

  9. Awesome! I love that scale and such pretty photos too. thanks for sharing with the newbie party.

  10. Very thrift stores!

  11. Such amazing photos! WOW! You got some great stuff! :) Coming over from Debbiedoos Newbie Party!!

  12. Fantastic job on both items! Visiting from Debbiedoos Newbie Party, I'm now a follower!

  13. how many times have we passed on items like these? what a great job you did bringing them up to date. REALLY love that cheese board and cloche! just joined as a follower. you have so many wonderful projects! thanks for joining in for Vintage Inspiration!

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  15. You did a fabulous job upcycling! I love bringing new life to things, and I see you do, too.

  16. I - love your kitchen style and decor items. I found you via Brooke at Inside Out Design, who is so dang cute! I'm your newest member as of 7pm on Tuesday.... hahaha. Pop by my place and join me, ok? please? ok? hahaha.

  17. J'ADORE Jeannine!!! Everything is soooo beautiful!!!! Can I move in?

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality! :)

  18. Wow! Great color choices - love what you did! Thanks for sharing at the Creative Corner Hop.

    Holly's Stamping Addiction

  19. Wonderful makeovers! I loved the finish on the scale and the color of the cheese board. Came over from Elizabeth & Co.

    Distressed Donna down Home

  20. Seriously gorgeous! Omgosh! I love every bit of it! the colors you choose are just lovely! and that's the lovely thing about being thrifty you have the satisfaction knowing you made it that way! :) We'd love it if you'd share this at our link party - Home is Where the Heart is!

  21. Your thrifty finds make a beautiful vignette.

  22. I've nominated you for VERSATILE BLOGGER AWARD details here>

  23. very vintage ;) I love it !

    New follower from the Blog Hop
    My Wonderfully Dysfunctional Blog

  24. I agree, great finds, so the new life you have given them.

  25. Great finds! Amazing makeovers :)
    Greetings from Australia♥

  26. What great treasures! I love that you've given them a new life! :)

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