Friday, June 4, 2010

Old Spools and Thrifty Finds


Last year I bought this set of three vintage looking spools at a yardsale for $2.  The colors weren't quite my style so I changed them up a bit yesterday.


Ahhh.  Much better.  I removed the colored yarn and wrapped different sizes of jute around them. They are thanking me.


I picked up these decorative balls at a yard sale last week for $2.  The metal basket was given to me.


At the same yard sale last week I got four of these large baskets for $10.  They fit perfectly on the shelves of my $3 yardsale table.


This shelf sits above the above little table.
I just found this cute topiary at our local thrift store for 50 cents!


I also picked up this vintage mirror and the large suitcase.  I got these at a yardsale free.  The mirror was marked $2 and the suitcase $1.  I bought two large items for $10 each.  My total was $23.  All I had was a $20 so I asked the man if he would take a check or if I should go to the ATM.  He said I could have the mirror and suitcase for free!!!! I guess I can say I now have a collection of vintage suitcases since I have two. Ha.

This little table was $5 at a yardsale.  The finish was in really bad condition so I sanded and painted it and rubbed it down with walnut stain to tone down the white.



One more show and tell.  I made this pillow from a drop cloth and black paint. I'm really liking monograms.

Have a great weekend!!!

I'm linking up with Frugal Friday , Thrifty Treasures , I made it without my hubby, TDC's Before and After Party, and Met Monday

17 comments:

  1. Those are awesome finds! You really did a great job. And I love those spools now...so much better!

    Nancy

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  2. Wow, you've had some GREAT garage sale finds! I love how you changed up the spools. So easy yet it made such a big difference!

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  3. Great finds. The luggage looks great. xx

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  4. So easy yet it made such a big difference!
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  5. Great finds, ♥ the mirror!

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  6. Wow! You found some great things and I LOVE what you did with them all. GREAT JOB!

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  7. These were eye candy! So much fun to look at!! Great idea and thanks for linking up!!

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  8. You got so many cute things. I passed up several wooden spools at a yard sale this weekend and I'm kicking myself!
    Sarah

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  9. You have a wonderful eye and knack for putting things together. It all looks great!

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  10. I love how you arrange everything into neat little vignettes. Beautiful!

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  11. WOW!! First I was going to say that I'm in love with your birdhouses in your blog header and then I see all the fantastic stuff you found lately. Wow!

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  12. Wow, I like your style! I am always finding stuff for free, too! You put everything together very well, it all looks wonderful. I especially like what you did with the old spools, I have two, and now I know what to do with them, I have wondered. Thanks!

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  13. Wonderful idea!! I have a few of those old spools and haven't been able to come up with an idea for how to use them...

    Good Job!!

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  14. What an amazing transformation! You are so clever!

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  15. Kicking myself in the butt b/c I had similar spools like that. Either sold them at a garage sale or canned them. ARGH! I totally would have done something like this with them!

    Jeanine

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  16. What awesome finds and creations. I am definitely going to give the drop cloth pillows a try.
    Thanks for sharing

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