Monday, February 9, 2009

Some Thrift Store Goodies . . .

I had to show off some of my weekend Thrift Store finds! The hubby and I took off early Saturday morning on a mission. I needed a piece of furniture to display my handmades at my booth at Curious Cat. We actually found so many good deals that I couldn't pass them up! The first store we came to had a lot of great things sitting out front. I immediatly pulled in because I seen a hutch top sitting there all alone. We got it and a great bathroom cabinet! It is solid wood and looks great! I can't wait to slap a little paint on it!

The second store we went to had a lot of old prim looking pieces tucked in behind the newer stuff. Everytime I go there I have to look back behind the "nicer" things to find what I am looking for. This time I found this old metal bin - it has a great pull out door on it. It is made like a tater bin (just so you can picture it). It looks like it went in a bathroom or something. I am going to research and see if I can find out what it was for. It is the white cabinet above. I had to have it - only $5!
I found a table that had a handful of wood picture frames - had to have those - $1.00 for all. I use them for my stitcheries - that way I don't have to charge an arm and a leg for the finished product!
Last but not least, I found an old porcelain coffee pot. It is perfect! In great shape - just needed a little cleaning.

All in all, I think it was a great bargain day! I am going to get my finds "prim-tastic" hopefully this week.

We have been making a few changes in our main bathroom. It is a little small so we needed to brighten it up. My daughter worked until late last night repainting. We had a custom built cabinet installed but I never got around to painting it. Miranda took care of all of the white painting - the door, trim, and the cabinet. I decided to go with a lighter blue. It is not really prim but I wanted something a little more lively in there. It always seems so dark and gloomy - had to brighten it up! I will take a picture of it when it doesn't look like such a mess! Hopefully, later on this week I will share it with ya.

I have to take our dear doggie, Cane, to the vet on Wednesday so I won't get a lot done that day! He isn't feeling well lately. I think he has some type of ear infection. He is still running and playing but we want to get it checked out before it gets worse.

Better safe than sorry I guess! I take him to a vet about an hour away because they are a lot more affordable than the ones around here. They have seen Cane since he was a puppy so that way they know his history.
I hope everyone has a great week. I will share my bathroom pics and my thrifting makeovers as soon as I can!

18 friends had to say:

Sandy said...

I can't wait to see all your finds all primmed up. I bet they will be so nice.

Also looking forward to seeing your bathroom. I find we don't get to see to many bathrooms completed like we do with the rest of the houses.

I love your dog. Love how he is sticking his tongue out at us :)))
My dog gets tons of ear infections. The vet actually gives me a prescription for her because she get's so many. I guess it is common in poodles. But it stinks so much and she cries when she itches her ears. I am actually heading to the vet tomorrow so I will see what she has to say about my poor Daisy. They normally get most of the infection out when we go. But Daisy is also due for her annual check up. I always say they are getting their invasion of privacy done...LOL

Hope all goes well and as I said looking forward to some awesome pics :)

Sandy

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

I too had one of those white cabinets..I used mine as my laundry bin..I think I got rid of it after awhile as we remodeled and I got a built in laundry cabinet...you scored on a lot of neat stuff..cute puppy too..

Sarah said...

Good luck with all your new projects! I just love your dog...he is so gorgeous!

Artsy Fartsy said...

You sure found alot of great things!! Can't wait to see them all fixed up. I now have you added correctly to my blog!! Have a good day !
Janna

basketsnprims said...

I can't wait to see everything all primmed up. Great finds!
Pam

Raggedy Angel said...

Oh girl you got somr goodies!
I am gonna have to go up to that curious cat one weekend! Beth

Lisa said...

You found some great items!! I can't find anything that would be great to prim up!! Can I come shopping with you?

Can't wait to see everything when you are done with it!!

Lisa
http://primsfromabove.blogspot.com

Janene said...

Nicole~What great finds! I bet you and hubby had a great day looking for treasures...I know that I always do! But unfortunately my hubby doesn't share my enthusiasum!!
Looking forward to seeing the afters!

The Whites said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog - always nice to meet another country girl!

Love hearing about your finds and your dog is too cute. Hope his ears are all better soon!


Mandy

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Love Cane:) I hope he is feeling better so far Buster hasn't suffered with this.

I love the hutch top and I can't wait to see it primed up, I'm sure it is going to be neat after you are done.
Rondell

Linda said...

great day! can't wait to see them primmed!

Country Acres Primitives said...

Cool finds, I can't wait to see how your painting project turns out. Hope your Cane is feeling better soon!
Jennifer :)

Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs said...

Great goodies you found!

Can't wait to see your bathroom pictures.

Sure hope Cane gets to feeling better soon!

Sherri S said...

Awesome finds! I love junking/thrift stores and things to use around the house!

This Country Girl said...

Nicole,

You found lots of goodies! I like you, never pass up frames either, to be used for stitcheries!

I can't wait to see everything all redone!

Tammy

Autumn Rose Crafts said...

it all looks so lovely! well done, I also love the vanity unit...cottagey describes it perfectly... lovely word! I love your ottamon too! Sarah x

Lea of Farmhouse Blessings said...

Oh I love Cane's little tongue! So cute.

Very nice finds ~ I'm hoping to sneak in a thrift visit sometime today too.

Smiles,
Lea

funky bag freak said...

I love your finds. I love to thrift shop myself, but it's hard to find great things around here. The next time I'm in NC I'm taking making extra room in the car! I love your dog. Ours doesn't know he's is one. Does yours?