Saturday, April 30, 2011

Slightly less sophisticated

Today we go from Candice Olson to the thrift store. Um, slightly less sophisticated.

I had a ball (really!) piling up the kids in the ol' mini van and making the trek to a few favorite thrift stores. On the way there I told my two boys if they were good (no screaming, no running, no fighting) then we could go to McDonalds. Worked like a charm--for once! ha!

I ended up spending $60 on this craptastic-ness.

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What did I get? Two upper cabinets ($30 for the brown one and $15 for the white one).

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A couple baskets ($2 each) and a frame ($4).

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A pretty little vintage rose painting ($2), a heavily tarnished silver dish ($2), and that white strip that isn't photographing well is vintage wallpaper (thrown in for free when I bought the cabinets!).

Here's a better view of the wallpaper. The outside is heavily battered, but unroll it a bit and it looks great.

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I think it's quite modern. I actually really like it! I won't be wallpapering with it, instead I'll use it to line cabinets.

I bought the baskets at a separate store than the cabinets, but was happy to discover they fit! WOO HOO

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Going to try to polish this dish. I thought it'd be a perfect spot to rest jewelry. Maybe even a soap dish? If it doesn't polish well I'll spray paint it.

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So what do you think? Trash or treasure!?

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PS. good thoughts to all dealing with the aftermath of the tornadoes. Be well.

3 comments:

  1. I LOVE that wallpaper! Can't wait to see what you do with it. :)

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  2. Oh---there are TREASURES in there-can't wait to see what you do with them! ; ) Blessings, Sharon

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