You want to know something I have always wanted to do?
As an experimental kind of thing? Well, here it is, my friends…
Walk into a thrift store, and pick out “cool junk”– random items that I think I can see potential in.
And then, well– revamp. JUST to see if I could do it.
You know how you always see something kinda cool and think, “What if”…?
Well, on Wed. I had to be at a meeting, so with my girl`s already dressed, I decided to stop at the local thrift before heading home.
Yes, I admit feeling kinda foolish spending $$ on all these (ugly?) trinkets. But I DEF found things I think I can work with.
I will now show you my cast of characters. HERE GOES NOTHING.
First off- the two little gold and old little frames (above). Don`t miss them, that was the only picture I got of them. The group shot.
A GOLD, GILDED birdcage.
Well, there is almost nothing more “in” right now than birds, and birdCAGES, so… I put her in my cart.
I go to this thrift store (in my town) pry once, every other week.
The last 4 times I was there– I saw this mirror from the 60s.
That means she has been hanging out there for about 2 months now– not feelin` any love.
She was a big “what iff-er”- every time I saw her.
This little box was so boring looking I almost didn`t even see it. It was just hanging out on the bottom shelf– proudly wearing his .25 name tag.
Another boring brown box. Rounded in shape and looking at me with potential.
And a ceramic Madonna bust. The mother of Jesus, not the singer.
A little glass birdie. Can you find it in this picture??
And I also found that day a gorgeous, lace capelet for my dressmakers form… Which I love and won`t change a thing with.
A stunning bowl. Very Anthropologie-ish, I thought.
Perfect for displaying chocolates, wine corks or vintage postcards in, something nice.
I won`t change a thing with this lovely either.
And this pretty embroidered table doily. She is very delicate and thin.
Ok, well, there– you have met them all.
My “finds” shown here cost me around $8.
Some of them need a MAJOR MAKEOVER, some are lovely as is.