Monday, August 17, 2009

Thrifty Finds

I'm so excited to show my thrifty treasures for the week! I went to our local Salvation Army earlier in the week and found these:

two Masters travel bags - $1.50 each!

a Kenneth Cole purse. It's small, but very nice- almost new! - $2.50

a little glass jar with a cute lid - $1

I also got a large valet for a guest room. I've always wanted one of those! (I don't have a guest room now, but I'll probably use it at the house we are fixing up for guests at my Nana's.) It was $6 and needs a little glue on one of the legs. Sorry no picture!

Then I went to just a couple of yard sales on Saturday, but I found this New in the Box Southern Living Dress Me Up plate!!!!! $3!!!!!!! yay! I already have one, but they are selling on eBay for $25-30! I'm listing it today!

I also found this LARGE plate rack. I'm thinking about painting it black and putting it in my bedroom on a narrow wall beside the bathroom. Now I just need some great plates for it! It was $3, too.

Finally, here's the makeover I did for the canisters I found last week. The lids were brown with strawberries painted on them. I spray painted them black and they are stunning..especially with our new black cabinets! Love them!

I also got the hubby to hang the light fixture I've had painted for some time now. It was brass and ugly and the arms were pointing down before. I painted it black and added some new globes. I'm not 100% happy with the globes, but I already had them from another light fixuture I took down so they will do for now. I love the drama it adds to the living room!
Be sure to check out everyone's posts for their thrifty treasures over at Rhoda's blog, Southern Hospitality!


  1. You did get some good deals!! :) I love that plate rack!

  2. Love the plate rack and the light looks so much better-you can always look for new globes later.
    Come for a visit.
    Its So Very Cheri

  3. Thanks for stopping by today & sharing your treasures! You found some great things. Love your canisters with the newly painted tops. Great job!

  4. Good stuff! Love the canisters!