Tag Archives: thrift store

Thrift Store Haul

  I made myself a promise late last year. The promise was that I wouldn’t visit the thrift store every week and that I would only bring home things I could use right away. No more bringing things home to use some day. Because, you know, I find something really good nearly every time I […]

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Thrift Store Lamp Makeover

  You know I’m super excited to have my new studio space but I have to say that there is one down side to having a basement studio and that is lack of light. I can’t get enough light! So I’m adding ceiling lights, task lighting and ambient lighting. Lights, give me more lights! Sometimes I […]

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Reindeer Trinket Dish

    I saw an adorable giraffe trinket dish a while ago on Anthropology and I knew right away that I had to make something like it for myself. Not JUST like it though.     I had this little dish I had picked up at the thrift store some time ago and when I […]

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Painted Pine Garland Holiday Cake Stand

  I’ve been wanting to try the glass paint from Martha Stewart Crafts for quite a while now. I keep seeing all sorts of lovely projects around the web and they always make me want to give it a try. The problem is that I’ve never considered myself to be very good at painting. Generally, […]

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Thrifting Thursday – Jewelry Box

  I found this jewelry box not too long ago and brought it home. I knew there was SOMETHING I needed to do with it but I wasn’t really sure WHAT that thing was. But I trusted my instincts and drug it home for something like $1.50. This morning when I was in the shower […]

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Thrifting Thursday – Thrifted Print and Encaustic Paints

  My thrift store jaunt this week was a BUST! So I’m re-posting a project from my previous blog. So I was at one of my thrift stores and I walked by this print at least 3 times. It talked to me. I swear it did. I wasn’t listening though. It looked like it had hung in […]

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Upcycled Bowling Ball

What do you do with a few bowlings ball from the thrift store?  If you are me you give it some crafty love and see what you can make of them. First sand with a bit of sand paper and then spray with Bright Silver spray paint.  It will take a few coats. And then hit it with […]

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A Little Money Goes a Long Way

Besides hitting the flea market and thrift stores there are some discount chains that I like to shop at as well.  One of my favorites is Gabriel Brothers.  More often than not I leave there empty handed, it’s very “hit or miss”, but now and then I find something I like and even if I […]

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