Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Goodwill Finds

I'm trying to limit my Goodwill shopping sprees.  I've got more "treasures" than I can manage but I couldn't resist this little ceramic scissors holder that hangs on the wall.  

This piece was $1.49 less 20% so roughly $1.20.  
I'm tempted to put this in my sewing room but I'll put it on Etsy.  Lots of ladies will appreciate a unique item like this.

I also found this painted rocking horse.  It has a music box that plays "Toyland."  
Very cute.  Don't ya think?

It was $2.99 less a discount of 30% so around $2.00 for this cute little guy!  I'll need to put greenery around the base since the music box cover is missing.  Still plays though!
I'm gearing up for an open house next Monday.  I'll try to take pics and post them!  
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Saturday, December 10, 2011

A transformation that took me back to 3rd grade.

Remember those old school desks?  I spotted this one in the local Habitat Restore.  It was marked $19.99.  I passed it by but saw it again right after Thanksgiving and they had a 25% off sale.  I asked if they'd take $10 and they said yes!

It was already naturally distressed.  It was also VERY nasty and even scrubbing with TSP didn't help so I sanded and  painted it with Benjamin Moore's Swiss Coffee.  I removed the seat and desktop, cleaned and re-finished them. 
I left some of the old paint and distressed it slightly.  It's a cutie!

I've got tons of projects that I've completed and hope to post more over the holidays!  Stay tuned!

Happy Holidays!