Wednesday, 15 February 2012

my latest thrifty buys




 i picked up this wooden cutlery tray for £1 at the thrift store down the road from where i live i gave it a few coats of farrow and ball egg shell paint, then i sanded it and stenciled on the word cutlery, the i rubbed over the writing again with some sandpaper, i lined the inside of the tray with dictonary pages. the got 5 of the little glass bottles for £ from a thrift store to.
 i saw these scales at the recycling centre at the tip, and new they would great with a bit of spray pain, they were only a couple of ponds, i also picked up the tin of farrow and ball paint there, some one had thrown away a tin of it there was still  3 1/4 of paint it the tin (how wasteful for them, but how great for me lol). i also found this large gold frame so i gave that a lick of paint to, but im still undecided what to do with it, i thought about putting it on my mantle wall with my white twig wreath hung inside it or maybe i could attach lines string to the back and use it as peg notice board. if you can think of any great ideas for it let me know? because its stood against the fire place at the moment crying out to be used lol.
 i also got this vintage lace crochet throw for £5.99 its huge i think im going to cut it up and make it in to some other things


16 comments

  1. What great finds! The cutlery tray looks amazing after it's makeover!! I really like both ideas for the big frame. Can't wait to see what you decide.

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  2. Really neat stuff. I love the scales!

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  3. The scales are so cool! Whoo hoo lace! I need to go hunting for some next week for a project! =)

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  4. These are fabulous finds. I love the scale. Isn't it wonderful what a coat of white paint can do?!
    Ruth

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  5. Wow! Great finds! I love the scales! It's so hard to find goodies like these around here.

    Thanks so much for stopping by to link up for the party this week!

    ~Angela

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  6. I love your blog an I'm a new follower! You have a beautiful background, I love the font you use, it's so original and I love your projects....
    Susan
    Homeroad

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  7. Wonderful Finds! It's always nice to find great things like this - I went thrift and antique store shopping yesturday and didn't find a single thing!

    -Pamela, InspiredByFelicity.blogspot.com

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  8. Stopping by from the Anything Goes Linky! http://queenofsavings.com

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  9. Wow, great finds! I never thought to check for thrifted paint.

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  10. I just love scales! And I really want to try some F&B paint!

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  11. fabulous finds and fabulous little up-cycles! You make me want to go thrift shopping right now!!! :o) Thank you for linking up!!!
    Jaime from crafty scrappy happy

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  12. I love those scales. So cute! Thanks so much for linking up and sharing on Blissful & Domestic.

    http://blissfulanddomestic.blogspot.com/

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  13. I have a lace table cloth, never been used. Any ideas on what i do with it?

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  14. you are very creative we seem to have the same ideas
    going to antique, thrift and other shops and remaking
    things to look vintage. also love your style of print.
    hope you will check us out sometime soon. elizabeth
    thegreeleygirls.com

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