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Here’s some of my newest thrift store finds

For a change of pace, I thought I would share with you some of my newest thrift store “finds”.

This first one, I’m really excited about because of the legs. They’re on everything these days and they’re not cheap. Plus, they’re much lighter.

I took the top piece off because it was plywood.  Think I’ll probably use pallet boards for the top.

table with hairpin legs

This lamp is wonderful!! The base is solid concrete so it’s perfect for outside. So far I’ve dismantled it and sprayed the concrete part gold and the wood part aqua. I’m looking for some sort of try for the top. Depending on the size of the tray, I will use it either for a bird bath or a small side table.



Then there are these ideas. These are new items that would be so easy to make yourself. I love anything tiered.

Diy ideas

How easy would this picture be to paint?


I’ve painted a table like this in my dining room. You’ll see it below. I love painting a piece red with white over top and then distressing it.  Further down you’ll see the adorable tiered table my daughter gave me that I’m going to paint this way.IMG_5854


Here’s the red and white table I painted. I’ve never tired of it.red and white table


Here’s the cool little table I’m going to paint. Isn’t this too cute?



antique tiered table

I often take pictures of items in stores that I might want to try and make or paint myself. Much of what we see is easy to duplicate or at least imitate and what’s better than an original anything?

All of us are “original” in God’s eye. I love that, don’t you?

Anyway, God bless and have a good day.


2 thoughts on “Here’s some of my newest thrift store finds”

  1. I hear you. I seemto go in spurts. I collect anything glass and then paint and distress. Next, it’s pallet boards. I kind of get on a roll and don’t know where to stop! I just see all the possibilities. I hate that about me. I love that about me. Just this last week I asked a man removing trees in his yard if I could buy some of the stumps, Instead he helped me pick out the best ones and just let me have them. He even loaded them in the trunk. Now it’s up to m husband to make them level. He’s so happy.

    Thanks for commenting.

  2. I love to get inspired by things. There’s so many beautiful things. I have to pick and choose because if I made everything, i’d need a bigger house or more friends to give the stuff away to. Hahaha 🙂

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