06 July, 2009

Thrifty Treasures Monday

This is my first time participating in Rhoda's Thrifty Treasures, and I'm sorry I'm so late linking to it. All of you bloggers have gotten my creative juices flowing, and I just can't get enough of going to Goodwill and yard sales on the weekends. In the past week or so, I have found some great deals, and I am so excited to share them with you.

I found this chair for $9.00 at Goodwill last week. As soon as I walked in, it was screaming my name. It had clean lines that I love, and is made very well...the stamp on the bottom of the chair says it was made in the 1930s. I quickly went to the front desk to get a "sold" sign so no one could take it! I brought it home, gave it a quick sanding, took off the cushion and the four...yes, I repeat, four layers of fabric still on the cushion. I went to Hobby Lobby and bought some zebra fabric that was originally $14.99/yd but I got it for around $10/yd with it being on sale. Put two coats of Antique Walnut Stain, a new foam cushion, new fabric and viola! I love it!



I made this small memo board using leftover fabric from the chair makeover. This was my first memo board to try, and yes, my lines are not straight, but the Roddick/Federer match had me on the edge of my seat. I cut myself with scissors and got a splinter from the wood went I wrapped it with batting...so nerve racking! Roddick is still my #1! ;) Enough about tennis...I can't wait to find a cabinet door or larger piece of wood so I can try Kate's memo board...it is gorgeous! She is SUPER TALENTED!

I have been dying to find a silver tray to make a chalkboard out of, and I finally found one at Goodwill. I love reading Bless Our Nest because this girl knows her stuff! Go here to see her chalkboard project from which I got my inspiration from.

I wrote God Bless America on the 4th, and the hubby left me a little something sweet the next morning! :)

I can't tell you how many times I have passed up one of these buffet servers at a thrift store/garage sale...but not anymore! I found this one at the local G (geez, I shop there way too much!) for $2.99. I was pumped! I brought it home, and added two coats of black spray paint, and it is remarkable what spray paint will do for something. I added three plates I already had and some fruits/veggies from the garden, and it is now a beautiful centerpiece.


  1. Hello !
    You did great with th chair ! Love your other re-dos ! I warn you tho inspiring it is addicting to make things over...
    Hugs ~ Kammy

  2. Everything looks great! I love the chair makeover.

  3. Love the chair and the chalkboard! Super cute!

  4. Great redos. What would we do without spray paint. :)

  5. Great finds!!

    ANd glad you joined the party this week, hoping to see you join often!

    I have one of those plate server thingies, found in the trash, and plan on using it to hold soap and stuff in my bathroom!

  6. Love all the cute projects! That chair and memo board are awesome!

  7. While doing a Google search, something caught my eye when your blog came up in the search answers. Just want to say that your creations are wonderful!! I'll be heading to Goodwill this week as you've inspired me! I'm going to recommend that my daughter & daughter-in-law check your projects out as well.
    God bless you!