We got home last night from a fabulous vacation. I enjoyed it so much that I have decided to do a post on it later this week. It is not something I would typically blog about but this place was amazing and I want to share it with you. I really was not ready to leave but here I am today… sharing Thrift Shop Thursday #15.
The first photo may look familiar.
I orginally shared the lamp here but today I wanted to share my repurposed white frame. This was left to me by a former home owner of a house that we had bought several years back. I fell in love with the frame and the artwork within the frame. The former owner tried to sell it to me for $300. I was definitely not interested in it for that price which was ridiculous! When we went to move our things into the home, the owner left it there for me with a note saying she wanted me to have it. I thought that was so sweet ! Long story short, when we sold that house I was packing up the frame, scribbled on the back with a black marker was a $6.00 price tag. It just cracks me up every time I think of her telling me how much she paid for it and I would be getting it for a steal if I bought it for $300!
Anyway, I liked the artwork but everyone else (meaning the boys) thought it was so dreary. So when we unpacked everything, it was stored in my closet for years. I really liked the frame and wanted to use it somewhere. When we revamped our kitchen which you can see here, I knew what I wanted to do. I wanted a chalkboard in my new kitchen. I just sprayed the glass in the frame and turned it into a chalkboard. Super easy project! I kept the artwork in the frame in case I wanted to use it someday.
So, technically, it wasn’t my thrifted find it was a thrifted find someone else gave me. (Even if she didn’t claim it was a thrifted find!)
I picked this little metal basket up for our Island Home. I believe it is a clam basket. I liked the look of it and it was a steal! This is one of those things I pick up and the boys just look at me and say, “Huh.” Yep, it’s all those bizarre little things that I pick up here and there that make our home and Island Home ours!
I posted about these two pieces before but wanted to share them again. This is something I have used a lot this summer! The Canada Dry opener was something I picked up while we were in Maine a few summers ago. We found several unique thrift shops while we were there. The bottom piece was orginally a match holder. Now it is my bottle cap holder! My idea of Island Living!
Lastly, I am sharing the sailboat door knocker. I can’t even remember where I bought this. It might have been in Maine as well. I love doing little things like this. This sailboat door knocker is on our half bath door at the Island Home. On all of the bedroom doors, I have used different numbers. I think it’s a fun, casual way to add character to our home.
That finishes up this week of Thrift Shop Thursday #15. I hope you enjoyed it.
Until Next Time,
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