Thursday, October 7, 2010

Goodwill Goodie Finish Friday

I'm so excited to share this makeover finish with you that I'm posting it a bit early!  It turned out better than I had envisioned!  At first, I wasn't sure what I was going to do with the box once I had it painted and distressed.  When I found the battery-operated taper candles (see yesterday's post) and pip berry picks, it all came together.

Remember what it looked like before ~

(2 lovely country geese had taken up residency on the front before I kindly removed them)

And take a look now ~

I purchased the bowl during a recent Goodwill visit for $.25 and was going to give it a makeover.  However, I think it's the perfect fit here!  This is running a close second to the quilt shelf makeover as my favorite.  It distressed so nicely and the candles primmed up fabulously.  I will be able to easily switch it up for every season!  As you can see, I had to tweak my TV display ~ the crow, leaf candle plate, candle, and Americana plate have found new homes. 

Next week's makeover is all ready to begin.  This is a piece that I have never seen before and it will be extremely useful in our household.  It will be interesting to see if anyone has come across one before.  Be sure to watch for Goodwill Goodie Makeover Monday to find out what it is!

Please continue leaving your comments ~ I really enjoy reading through them!  It's nice to hear from you all!

Thrifty Thursday

Today's Thrifty Thursday is dedicated to dollar stores ~ Dollar General, Dollar Tree, etc.  These stores have treasures just waiting to be discovered.

Here are a few that I have uncovered ~

Glass hurricanes = $1.00 each on clearance
Wood pumpkins = $1.00 each
Gingerbread scented votives = $1.00
Battery-operated string of 10 white lights = $1.00
Battery-operated taper candle = $1.00
Salt box house plates = $2.50 each on clearance
Battery-operated small pillar candle = $1.50 on clearance
Battery-operated large pillar candle = $2.50 on clearance

The taper candles can easily be spray painted ~ check back tomorrow to see a few that I have primmed up.

It's amazing that even these stores will clearance out merchandise.  I couldn't believe my luck when I came across the hurricanes and battery-operated pillar candles at 50%  ~ I must admit that I bought all the cream colored ones they had left! 

I have purchased many, many items from dollar stores and have never had a problem.  Baby clothes, baby items, adult clothes, shoes, school supplies, food, cosmetics ~ the list goes on and on.  One of my favorite thrifty items is their greeting cards.  They only cost $.50 a piece!

If you have a dollar store near, I would advise you to check it out!  Open your mind to the possibilities that await in each aisle!