Friday, January 22, 2010

Breathing New Life Into Someone Else's Junk

I've been reading a few blogs lately that have posts about thrift store finds. I've never been much of a yard sale kind of person. Not that I don't like a good bargain, I just never find anything I can use. But since I've been seeing all these neat things people have been finding and fixing up, it's made me want to try it too. So this afternoon, I hit up one of the local thrift stores just for shits and giggles. I discovered that I actually liked browsing through the store. I saw lots of cute stuff too. Never would I ever thought that I would have bought something. But there I was purchasing someone else's junk within an hour.

What did I buy.....



An old mirror that I figure I can paint a fresh coat of white and make it look new. I think it will work perfectly in the girls' bedroom. I also bought a pair of candlesticks that just needed cleaned up a bit. I spent $4.22 on everything. Not such a bad haul, in my opinion. And the funny thing is, I'm eager to go again. Crazy, huh? This is where I put the candlesticks....Looks cute, doesn't it?

24 comments:

Noel Giger said...

Welcome to the grand world of thriftin'! It's my favorite pastime (or vice, ddepending on who you ask!)

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JDaniel4's Mom said...

It is great when you can use things again.

Vivienne said...

Finds like yours always make me wish we had such thrift stores in Germany too! :D the mirror looks really nice. And thanks for stopping by my blog, happy SITS sharefest to you too :)

Latsyrc728 said...

Thanks for the follow! I am following you back now too. : )

starnes family said...

I have grown to love "repurposing" (is that a word?) other people's junk. Just like used books....I love that idea of someone enjoying something before me. And, the world has enough "stuff". Maybe if we worked hard on finding more things to repurpose, we'd help the environment, too!

Anonymous said...

Wow, great finds... I love, love, love the mirror!
Droppin' in from SITS

Marcia @ Pretty Things said...

Great mirror, thrift shopping is always good for the soul ... there's less crowds and you can stick it out a bit longer.

:) Marcia

Michelle @Flying Giggles said...

You are probably going to be hooked now. I have been wanting to try doing something like that.

Following now from Follow Friday. I look forward to reading more of your posts.

Marie said...

great post, i love making old stuff new. visiting from sits.

JennyMac said...

Who doesnt love a great deal! Bravo on your finds.

Helene said...

Those are all so cute! You did get a great deal! I've never even thought about going to thrift stores...we hit the Dollar Store every once in awhile though!

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mrsofficer said...

ooh good finds! one candle stick alone is worth 4 bucks! Happy Monday to you, visiting from SITS hope you swing by

www.circlerice.com said...

I wish I was craft like that. I had an old shabby chick mirror I wanted to paint and hang on the wall, but didn't know how to do it. I finally just threw it out. I wish I still had it. :( By the way, I love your "about me" section. Very Funny!
Visiting from SITS!
Amy

www.circlerice.com said...

That would be Chic, not Chick. ha ha.

Amy

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Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

Cute finds!
Stopping by from SITS!

Unknown said...

i love that someone else says things like shits and giggles!
popping by from sits

oh..great finds, by the way

Charlene Juliani said...

Christy...LOL!

And yes I'm addicted to it now, can't wait to go again!

Anonymous said...

You'd think in our rural area we'd have some great thrift stores, but, alas, we are severely lacking.

However, I did find a 145-year-old fixer-upper farmhouse to "repurpose." Saved a ton of money. Of course, the fixing it up part is taking a long, long time...but, hey, I only bought one thing! :-)

Meredith said...

Without others junk I'd have practically nothing decorative in my own home:) love to re purpose! great post! check me out, sitstah: http://meredithtuttle.blogspot.com
thanks!

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