I lazily drifted from thrift shop to thrift shop to a couple of yard sales. I wasn't really looking to spend much and I certainly did not need another project.
I do love and was thrilled with my finds. Though I did not score any patio furniture or gates which are now very high on my wish list.
I saw this door and I hoped it had its partner, but alas he was a single man. I am looking for a pair to hang from either side of my front stoop. Chucks is not sure of this totally brilliant idea. Fortunately for him this door proved to be too tall.
The French door cleaned up very nicely and would look great leaning against the wall inside or hanging sideways on the wall. I put Chucks out of his misery by suggesting if he helped me take it to the store I would promise not to drag it back home.
I loved the shape of the wire shade and envisioned it festooned with torn cotton ribbons so I grabbed it.
The small drawer I plan to make a junk drawer like Audrey at Timeless Treasures did. Audrey shows her drawers here!
The drum is a vintage one. The skins (is that what you call them?) are smashed through, but it is all wood and has the blue strap for carrying it. I thinking maybe a lamp base? Or put a bottom in it for a storage bin?
Is there such a thing as a junk drum?
I came upon a crime against furniture. A small white table with good curves and great legs which had been sponge-painted with baby blue paint.
I am guilty of this sponging crime, but I have done my time and now try to rehabilitate the victims.
Yes, I did purchase an entire collection of mens canes. Seventeen of them - bamboo, cherry, walnut, ash, and oak.
A few have silver bands on them - will have to find the silver polish to find out what is written there. Two are hand-carved, but I could not find signatures.
Wouldn't they look spectacular hanging as a group on a wall?
Ladders are on my list, but this is the only one I found. Not sure if it was a bunk ladder or a library ladder. The metal hooks were on this side - one is missing. It has that long piece across the top.
The ladder is all oak. This is definitely for hanging on the wall. The steps are straight, not angled and can be used as shelves.
The question is paint or polish?
The answer is don't know!
Several purchase points here:
It is a cage.
It has been painted a bright blue.
It came with a feeder.
It has a galvanized bottom.
It has a big door.
I am seeing bright red geraniums or a huge fern residing in here.
It says it is a Port-A-Crib.
I am seeing a garden trellis.
I am so stealing them for my caster collection.
Yes, oh, yes!
A pair of pink shutters with just the right slap-dash paint job with white peeking through.
Remember the Pink Panther and his shelf? Read post here.
These match perfectly.
I love it when a find needs nothing - they were already clean!
I was thrilled with my thrifty finds - especially since I did not have to exert a lot of energy finding them.
I have gotten muddled with my projects. It was rainy and chilly. Now it is hot and humid. I still have chairs and tables to paint plus the above items. I need to make out a lesson plan (that's the teacher in me) with clear-cut objectives and time schedules.
Really? Who am I kidding?