Sunday, May 10, 2009

Today's Thrifty Treasures


Rhoda at Southern Hospitality is hosting Today's Thrifty Treasures. There's still time for you to join in and share your yardsale/thriftstore finds! Be sure to check out her blog for all the other participants!


We went to Goodwill on Mother's Day because the store manager told me to be sure to come but I didn't find a anything although they did have tons of stuff! I found 3 things that I really liked when I went in the middle of the week though.



First up is this rooster picture. I really liked the frame and I thought it would look great painted black and used with my black cabinet. I didn't like the mat so I thought I'd either paint it out or use some other paper.



Better don't you think? I used some checkerboard contact paper to cover the mat and I spray painted the frame black. Unfortunately I broke the glass getting it all back together again!



So I just removed the glass - it doesn't really matter!



I also found this wonderful ceiling medallion which I'm going to hang in my dining room!




Yep, it was only $3.53 brand new still in the wrapping! I'm really happy to find this one because I've been looking at them at Lowe's and Home Depot for about a year now but never found one that had such nice detail. Plus you can't beat that price!


The last thing I found was this resin swan planter! I haven't decided what to plant in it yet (those are some fake flowers). It was $6.96!



I'm blessed with a really great Goodwill which is one of the reasons I don't yardsale! Plus I'm not a morning person! I really don't like getting up early which you have to do if you go yardsaling!

Thank you for stopping by to see my thriftstore treasures!



62 comments:

Olive Rue said...

Ahh you got some good stuff. I love the frame makeover.

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

Great finds! Wonderful job on the frame.

Marsha's Mpressions said...

I can't believe the difference. What insight you had to think to do this! The black and white mat and black frame fits in so well with your black and white pieces.

The Queen of Fifty Cents said...

Wow, what an improvement!

prof en retraite said...

Hi Manuela! I love your frame re-do! Roosters are favorites of mine! Tha swan planter is gorgeous! Love the ceiling medallion, too! Amazing what people just give away, isn't it? Have a great week!...Debbie

Linda said...

Manuela, those are some great items. I had some b & w checked contact paper in my hand from GW last week and put it down. Now I'm sorry I didn't get it! Great frame! Linda

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

Ohhhhhh...I am SO jealous of your Goodwill store. ours is nasty and never has "good" junk. So, as much as I hate getting up early...I do. I love me some thrifty treasures!

~Amanda


p.s. That ceiling medalion is TO.DIE.FOR.

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

I love all of your thrifty treasures! I love how you redid the rooster picture, and the ceiling medallion is beautiful! :) I hope you had a good Mother's Day! Did you get your wish of extra sleep? I hope so! :) Have a good night!

hip chick said...

Lovely finds. My favorite is the pitcher. I have a such a weakness for pitcher's.

A Beach Cottage said...

love finds like that, those surely are the best...

the difference is amazing, I think that alot now after seeing some of the fabulous makeovers in blogland

happy thrifting

Sarah

Sue said...

Lucky you to have a good GW. The only really good stuff I think they EVER had is when I cleaned out my attic last year, had a garage sale,& I donated the leftovers cuz I was too lazy to haul it all back upstairs... Now I could kick myself now for donating it to GW!!! You did some great re-do on your picture frame! Sue

Vee said...

It's always fun to see what you do to change it up. Great job with the frame and mat!

Tricia Anne said...

Oh boy! You have some great finds here! Your rooster print looks right at home! :o)
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Terri and Bob said...

I love the picture make over! Sometimes the glare on the glass just makes the picture hard to see!

Ally0005 said...

You found some good stuff. Love the swan planter!

Ally

Kathleen Grace said...

Love that chicken picture (and the checkerboard mat)and the swan planter! you really do have a great Goodwill!

Laura said...

Amazing as usual Miss Manuela! I love the black and white check contact paper idea-

Have a great Monday,

Laura

whitespraypaint.blogspot.com

Victoria said...

Wow, I am amazed at the difference in the rooster picture! It is beautiful.

Love the ceiling medallion as well. What a great find!

Denise said...

You got some great thrifty goodies! I really like the madeover rooster picture!

XXDenise

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Adorable rooster pic, M! I love that you used the black/white check on the mat, that was a perfect solution. Yep, you gotta think out of the box quickly when you find something like that & think ahead to what can be done to make it better. Thanks for playing this week!

Gypsy aka Tam said...

Manuela,
what great finds. I love your madeover chicken picture.
Have a great Monday,
Tam

Laryssa Herbert said...

Wow you got some great deals! Good shopping!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Manuela, oh, oh, oh!!!!! I love your finds....so pretty. I especially love the black and white coffee/tea pot.

I have a swan planter almost like this.

Barb

Storybook Woods said...

Woohoo, great finds !!! Clarice

Betsy said...

Very nice black and white grouping you have going on there! The new framed print is the perfect accent!

Tracey McBride said...

Hi Manuela! I just love seeing your finds and then how you transform and use them in your life! Thank you (as always) for sharing!!
Warmly,
Tracey
P.S. You ARE blessed with a great Goodwill store!!! It amazes me what you find!! xo

Betty Jo said...

Super finds! I adore your rooster picture and the medallion is wonderful. ♥

Rebekah said...

I was tempted by, and passed up, SO many great things at our Goodwill last week. I just talked myself out of them- a little stepstool, one of those 3-tiered hanging baskets, a lazy susan, a cute black wall shelf, a long narrow wooden box... I came home with a teapot, a wire basket, a remnant of beautiful tapestry fabric and a tiny tart pan for my daughter's play kitchen. Around $6. I've been regretting the stuff I left behind ever since! Oh well. It's hard to know what you NEED sometimes, isn't it?

Debbie said...

I love going to goodwill too. I understand about the getting up early thing too. But sometimes I just gotta do it...lol. I love the rooster pic and the makeover is great. Debbie

Emily said...

I love all your finds! My favorite is your black and white transfer tea pot! Too cute!

Shelia said...

Hi Manuela! Oh, what lovely things you found. I love how you changed the rooster picture completely! It looks awesome!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Glenda/MidSouth said...

You did good! I really like what you did with the rooster picture. I am not a early morning person either.
Glenda

momof3girls said...

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Michelle said...

The rooster print turned out beautifully! Love the resin swan too.

We have a great Goodwill here too but I still love to hit the yard sales.

Angie said...

Great finds as usual! The rooster picture redo looks awesome!

Meg Bennett said...

It's amazing what just alittle paint can do- wonderful.

Rosemary said...

Great finds Manuela!!
Hope you had a wonderful day yesterday.
Have a nice week,
Rosemary

Christina said...

Such wonderful deals! The ceiling medallion is great. I love the swan planter too. We used my aunt's swan planter at my wedding . We put the bridesmaid's bouquets in it before the wedding and it had the appearance of a large floral arrangement.

marmielu said...

I love what you did with that picture! It looks great!

When I visited my daughter in FL, the Goodwill was incredible! The one closest to me is not so good. I should probably take a small trailer next time I visit!

Mary Lou

ButterYum said...

Great stuff. I especially like the ceiling medallion... lovely!

Sue said...

More wonderful finds....I love what you did with the rooster picture...the frame looks great painted black...

Merrie said...

The rooster picture makeover turned out perfectly. It looks great with your other things.
And that ceiling medallion is almost identical to the one I posted in my Todays Thrifty Treasures story!
I love your blog.

Linda/"Mom" said...

*** Oh YES!!! A+ on EVERYTHING!!! Terriffic!!! Linda ***

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Wow, this is great. I love it when you find something great. I really like the swan planter! Woohoo for you. You always have the greatest posts!
Blessings,
Debbie

Lady Katherine said...

What great deals on such great finds! All are my favorites! lol The rooster looks wonderful! OK, where do I buy contact paper, I did not know if they are still making it. I used it so much years ago! Information Please!!!! I have a swan, I bought to use at my daughters weddings, I knew I could use it at home later. lol Mine hold a pot or whatever, its not a planter. Now, I take the ceiling medallion too! I have been stalking them at Home Depot and Lowes. lol

salmagundi said...

Your picture now looks marvelous with your black & white transferware coffee pot. Great job! You always do such great makeovers. Sally

Kim @ Manning Family Tree said...

I love what you did with the rooster picture. Looks much better. Too bad about the glass. You can probably find another frame (ugly that you won't want to reuse) with glass for about a dollar or so at the thrift store & reuse the glass in this picture. The ceiling medallion is great too. And I love the swan planter, but I would probably paint it white if it were me. Just a thought. Thanks for visiting my blog & leaving me a comment.

Janis@An Inspired Life said...

Love your frame, it looks fantastic painted black.

Thanks for checking out my blog.

Sandra said...

Those are great finds! I like the swan and i'd probably paint it white if it were mine. :) The frame looks good even without the glass.
Blessings,
Sandra

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

aweome finds and great transformation!

Nina Knox said...

I just came across you site and love it. You have some very beautiful and creative ideas. I also enjoy decorating and re-decorating, love to flea-market, and love roosters in the kitchen.
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http://newagegrandma.blogspot.com

Melissa Miller said...

The toile pitcher and plate are gorgeous.

~Wonderful buys! :)

Nancy said...

OOOH girl, You got some great things! Love what you did with the picture and frame!

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Great finds! I'm blessed w/ wonderful thrift shops too but I do still hit the occasional garage sale.

That rooster pic is much improved!

june@craftyniche said...

Love the rooster pic and other goodies! :)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Great treasures! That rooster picture turned out great! laurie

Linda's Blue Gate said...

After the Manuela touch that picture is perfect with you black hutch....... love it...
HUgs
linda

Daisy Cottage said...

Hi Manuela!
I love your swan treasure! That is a wonderful find! The rooster redo is awesome - great vision!

I'm so glad you have a great Goodwill too - we are lucky, aren't we?

((((hugs))))
Kim

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

It is so fun to see your treasures...kind of like going to the thrift store for myself without having to do the work! :)
Carrie

Jen r. said...

Great finds! Jen

scrappy quilter said...

Some really nice finds there. I really like your frame makeover.

FOR THE SAKE OF TIME said...

WOW! What great treasures! I love the ceiling medallion. You did a great job with the picture. Thank you as always for sharing. I do enjoy your blog.

Charla