Monday, August 31, 2009
It's just another thrifty Monday....
Yeah, it's that time again, baby!! Rhoda's hosting Thrifty Monday, I always look forward to it even when I can't participate due to lack of time to blog, LOL!!
I am back in Montreal after spending the summer in Vermont. Had a wonderful time!!
So, being back home means my curbside shopping addiction can start again!!
Here's what I found in yesterday's trash.
A house had a "Sold" sign up front, and some boxes with the trash, opened so people could look thru it. I found this old Fisherman Mug. It's super kitschy but I HAD to have it. My grandfather used to have a whole collection of these and I have found memories of them. It's chipped in a few places, but I still like it. I think its kitschiness will be fine with more current style stuff!!
I also found this wooden stool. Apart from the top being scratched, it's in good condition so it will get a makeover very soon.
I also found 3 pairs of SKIS in the trash yesterday, and not old skis, very recent and very good brands! If they dont fit my teenage son, they will be cut and transformed into a headboard for my middle child :)
I actually found this tray a while ago at a garage sale in Vermont... it was in the FREE pile. The tray is SUPER heavy. I debated transforming it, but I just LOVE the pattern and it goes well with our melamine plates we use when we eat outside! SO it's staying as is and is actually being used as a tray to bring out the condiments :)
I also found this in the States... at a neat little thrift store I like to visit in NY state. I could NOT believe the price of this scale!!! Are you ready?
how much do you think I paid for this beauty?
A whopping 2 dollars!!!!! I thought it was a mistake, but yup, she rang it up at 2 bucks! WOOT!!!
Here's how it looks right now in my living room.
I also just wanted to update you on my most recent small projects that I did since coming back.
In the trash before summer, I found an old window with an metal thing in it to prevent thiefs. It was metal in colour, but i liked its shape. So I spray painted it black and voila, instant wall decor for a space I had nothing on!!
(arent my birdies cute?)
ANd remember this beautiful wooden sled? I just added this iron "thing" (no clue what it is, but I paid a quarter or so this summer for it, I love anything metal or iron!!). I just spray painted it turquoise and put it on the sled.