First off, those are what I found today @ my fave church thrift store... all of this for a mere 3.50$!!!
My 7yo daughter is obsessed with anything SPACE related, so this old space shuttle book is awesome for her. She wants to take a few of the photos from the book and frame them for her soon-to-be-redecorated-in-a-space-theme bedroom!
The shirt was 50 cents (!) ... it's a Paul Frank shirt with all the characters on a rocket ;)
The other book is to build birdhouses and feeders (i'm very into bird watching!) which I cant wait to get started on!
The 2 bowls, well they are the same as one I already had (also found at a thrift store, a couple of weeks ago) that is on my coffee table in my living room, so 3 will be even nicer!!
The thing @ the left of the space book is some kind of metal wall candle holders, to hold those votive candles. They look like bird nests! And the whole thing is a dark brown, so no painting needed, it already is perfect as is for my decor!! It's now hung in my entryway :)
Now... some more junky goodness...
Today was trash day in my neighbourhood. I dont usually go around looking for stuff in trash- i actually dont like that. But it was a beautiful day so I decided to drive around... and boy am I glad I did!!
I first found a great birdbath (hum, forgot to take a pic- it's already on my front lawn and lotsa birds have stopped by!!), it looks like wrought iron, but it's heavy plastic. very beautiful.
I also found this:
I already have one exactly the same for my oldest son's room, LOL!
But my daughter is in need of a chest of drawers, as she still has the old nursery furniture, ick! I've been waiting for a sale @ ikea or sears or jysk... Well i just saved myself 150$ or so!! I rang the doorbell at the house where this was sitting with the garbage, asking the man if he minded if I took it. He said he'd rather have someone take it than for it to head to the trash :) So off I went! WOOHOO!!
I dont have time to do a makeover for it for a while, and my daughter wants it to remain blue. So we'll just clean it well for now.
And now, the most awesome find EVER!! Also in the trash:
How GORGEOUS is that old wooden tool box?!!!! OMG what a score! I was flipping out!! I love that the hardware is rusty and junky! The rest will be cleaned, sanded, painted and distressed REALLY soon! I think I will keep this in my living room :)
Posting for the first time on Southern Hospitality's blog for "today's thrifty treasures" :)
I've been loving looking at everyone's blogs lately, and my google reader is FULL of new blogs now! :)