Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Thrifting!

I love a good junk store. The more back woods it is-the better! Last weekend was the first time in a while that I was able to go. Off by myself I tackled a few stores in town. One of my finds was the set of book ends. Umm...hello-who would get rid of these???


Anyone who knows me, knows I adore owls. I have to bring them home with me! So I did. And I spruced them up a bit.


This is what they look like now. I think they turned out mighty fine if you ask me!

Next on my list was a need for lamps for our master bedroom.
Here is what I found.

Isn't it gorgeous!? Hahaha. Not what you were expecting huh? I actually bought two of these for 5 bucks a piece. The other is brass as well, just a bit taller-which is okay with me. So this, became-


this, which became-



THIS! Sorry about the horrible picture. It was late at night and none of the pics were coming out very well. A new lampshade and new paint job spruced this up a bit, wouldn't you say? I came out a lot less than the 60.00 dollar lamps from TJ Maxx my hubby and I were drooling over. 

Whoo hoo! I also got a new love-seat ( I have to sell my old set, it takes up too much room and I HATE the red.) a new stool that needs to be painted an covered (post on that soon) and some vintage cloth napkins. We are getting rid of throw away paper towels (post on that even sooner). 

Oh yea, I also tried out a new recipe this week!

This is crispy tempeh with a tamari glaze and sticky rice. OH-EM-GEE. It was completely awesome! My inspiration came from this post I got off of Pinterest. 

So what do ya think?

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19 comments:

  1. fun makeovers! i've found a few owls at thrift stores too and they always looks great after some white spray paint!

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    1. I can't help but bring these little guys home! And you are right, white paint helps everything in my opinion!

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    1. Why thank you! They are kind of an addiction, really.

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  3. Gotta love thrifting!! You found some awesome things! Love the owls!

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    1. Thanks! It was really fun, and it's been a LONG time since I have gone!

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  4. What fun stuff! I never seem to find much when I hit up the thrift store, but this makes me want to keep trying. I want those owls!!!

    Shelley
    http://westermanfam.blogspot.com

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    1. It definitely is a hit or miss process. Sometimes I go and hit big, others seem to just be blah. I need to get back in checking out yard sales too. Those are were the gems are!

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  5. I LOVE those owls! Cath @ Home is Where my Heart is: http://cathhasablog.blogspot.com/

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  6. Both the lamp and the dinner are inspiring! I totally want to make the dinner - I am making vegetable korma tonight and I can't wait!!

    My girls are very crafty and I would love to go thrifing, let them find stuff and re-purpose it!

    Thanks for linking up!

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  7. Looks like you had some great success thrifting!! I love a good thrift store find...we just went to a new-to-us thrift store today and found some bargains :)
    Thanks for linking with Look What We Did!

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