Living in Baton Rouge, there are thrift stores on every corner! For the past few weeks on my lunch hour, I have been going to the Goodwill store by my office. Check out some of the things I've found.
I found this silver tray for $1.00. It had a few "aged" spots, but that's what I love about it...it adds character. I had an "H" stencil so I used my handy dabber and dabbed on the "H". I think it turned out pretty good! We don't have a foyer in our townhouse, so I just put a table that I found scratched on clearanced at Bed, Bath & Beyond for $19.99 and touched it up with a wood marker. We live in a townhouse in which our rent is almost double the square feet!
I got all of this for only $7.70! I was so proud of myself. I bought the little wire basket for $1.00, the scrap piece of wood for $1.00, silver tray $1.00, round aluminum tray $1.00, glass top to a cloche $1.00, large silver tray $2.00 and the cookie sheet for a quarter, which I intend to make into a magnetic board for my kitchen...does anyone remember the blog that made this? I want to try it and post a link back to theirs.
This is the finished product of the small silver tray. Look here for the project I used as my inspiration at Bless Our Nest. I spray painted it Antique Ivory since I CANNOT find the Heirloom White ANYWHERE. I've looked at Home Depot, Lowe's and Wal-Mart, and not one can of Heirloom White! I then painted the "H" in Folk Art "Taupe" paint and aged it by watering down some brown paint. Not bad for my first one! Thanks Bless Our Nest! Stay tuned for some of my other great buys I picked up at Goodwill today!