Wow, I have been seriously missing in action since Tuesday. I usually post every day, but this week has been crazy! I've been busy with work, went up to Kelsie's university for a day to help decorate her apartment and completely gutted most of our upstairs at the house with a serious deep clean...really getting rid of a lot of "stuff".
You know the "stuff" you we collect...My husband's office chock full of old books, papers, files etc. Courtney's room with things she's collected over the years. After she graduated from college in May, she really wanted to weed things out. And then there is our master bedroom closet. Yikes, I'm still dealing with it this morning, but really wanted to do a post so you didn't think I fell off the face of the earth! Cleaning out your closet is so satisfying. Your life feels lighter and all the clothes are donated. It's a win-win.
Since I have no other project to share right now, I wanted to show you a few thrift store finds I've bought over the last few weeks. Thrift store are also a win-win. Most that I shop at are for a certain charity.
Here are a few things I've found over time...
The lamp was only $12.00...lampshade included.
Come on in and see a few more. Things you see at yard sales, flea market and thrifts store will help decorate little corners of your house too!
The lamp is perfect for my tool workbench in my sewing room. All my tools are here, my paints and the frame (thrift too) holds all my screws, nails and little doo dads.
The lamp is an antique wood planer. The lamp shade is burlap and a awesome shape...it's oval.
Someone retrofitted the wood planer with a light kit. Drilled a hole in the center and add the metal pole for the cord.
My grandfather was a carpenter and I remember seeing some of these in his work shop when I was very little, so it's extra special.
Found this old watering can a long time ago and it's great for a plant.
This whole corner is one big thrift except for the 2 candles, which I am still burning over...no pun intended. I am a thrifter through and through, so when I had to pay $6.00 each for those candles (at Walmart too) and wanted to die. I needed them for a little fall decorating, so I bit the bullet.
The black cabinet was the best find...$30.00
All the items on top cost less then $10.00 total. The 2 candles cost more than all of it. Ok, I'm getting madder about the cost of candle again.
Old cake stand to hold a pumpkin.
Two miss matched candle sticks holding "those" candles that I will never burn.
an old sterling apple candy dish...this one is so cute in person.
A metal bowl that I bought a while ago, but I change out what's in there seasonally.
Then there is this little beauty. I bought this a few months ago, but it needs a little love. Just a few scratches, but only $35 for an old sewing machine cabinet. I've already taken out the machine and will be upscaling this to a wine bar and ice bucket.
More to come on that!!!
Sorry I've been away for a few days...just finishing up some fall cleaning and I'll be back in action!
have a great weekend,