Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Spring Junk

Found the vintage wagon at a yard sale for $5

On the Front Porch!

Oh how I love finding things I didn't know existed.  It's a vintage note holder for the front door.  25 cents at an estate sale.
Welcome!


  Well, it's been really busy.  Today I am exhausted, and I just needed a day.  A day for pure pleasure.  What did I first think of wanting to do?  Blog about junk.  It's spring and I did some "making-over" in my little house.  I've used my great finds of course, and had alot of fun!

From a yard sale!


I tackled my first refinishing project.  I've never done it before because I'm a horrible, messy painter.  But what I discovered is when you distress something, you don't have to paint well.  It was gloppy on the spindles, but when I finished, I took fine-grain sand paper and sanded the heck out out of it.  I love it!  I left the drawer natural... it just needed to be.  Oh, and the best part?  This was a dollar.  Got it at a yard sale of a friend, getting rid of all her Mom's stuff.

Also found at my friend's sale.  Her parents owned a pharmacy
and this was in it.  It's so funny.  I put it in a bathroom



My obsession with "food with faces" continues...this apron was thrifted for $2


Growing Collections:






Spring table runner...


I love this mug!!! I thrifted it for a dollar and at first thought it was made to look old.  Nope, it's old.  Made in the USA.

Living Room Update:

Yes, it was time to update the living room on a $0 budget.  Well, I did it.


I added blue, red and green accents to a mostly neutral gold backdrop...except for this one red/brown area.

This painting is by an artist from the 50's.  My husband remembers a similar one in his grandmother's home.  I got it at Goodwill for $8.  What happened to the 0 budget you say?  I sold stuff to pay for it!

The square pillow is old.  I took one of my vintage table clothes and folded it around the old pillow.  Then I added a button to tack it all down.  The Neck roll...$1 at a yard sale.

The table I showed you last time, made from a FREE door by hubby for Valentine's Day.  The rug from good ole Target makes the room and I got it FREE by selling two old rugs ;)


My newest Hazel Atlas...what a find!


4 comments:

ThrifterSisters said...

I swear, Stacey. I could be looking at my own collections! Love the old tins and cookbooks. And the Pyrex and Hazel Atlas of course! Glad you took a break to fill us all in on what you've been finding.

Have a great day!

Erica

rush said...

I remember my grandparents having the memo holder on their front porch. I just sent a picture of yours to my mom so we could talk about it and where it might be. That same grandma worked at a glass factory in Washington, PA. I think it was Hazel Atlas. These kinds of postings evoke great memories.

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Love the old signs and other nice treasures! I'm having a fun day tomorrow!!
warmly,
deb

Jann Olson said...

Oh you found some great stuff. Love the pharmacy sign! I have been wanting some of those dotty bowls. Especially red ones, but no luck so far. I have that same cherry teacup and lard tin. I also have that pepper shaker. Would love to find the salt to go with it. Oh and that wagon has my favorite number on it...lucky #7.
hugs,
Jann