Sunday, June 14, 2009

Today's Thrifty Treasures


It's time to show your thriftstore/yardsale treasures. Be sure to visit Rhoda at Southern Hospitality for more Today's Thrifty Treasures participants. I'm always amazed at all the wonderful things people find at yardsales!

I want you all to know that I actually went to 4 yardsales Saturday (and I never go cause I don't like to get up early on Saturdays) and didn't find a thing! Although I have to confess I didn't go until after 10 a.m and maybe that's already too late! I did find a few things at Goodwill. I visited a new Goodwill in another town (Austell for all you ATL ladies) Friday and it was very nice and I got this.




I painted it black and put it in my foyer. I've been looking for a really large mirror for this wall and haven't found anything I like or what I like is just too expensive. So I think I'm just going to fill that wall with all different thriftstore mirrors and see how I like it. So this is the first of many!





I finally finished painting my potting bench from last week. Actually I just dry brushed some hydrangea blue paint on as I wanted an old worn look for it.



This was the before! Go here if you didn't see last weeks post about it.




Now it's in my veggie garden and I have a place to wash my vegetables before bringing them in and a spot to pot up things! Plus I can capture the water and re-use it in the garden! I love it!



Every potting bench needs a chandelier don't you think? This pretty fork chandy was a gift last year from my dear friend Linda ( who is a very talented mosaic artist and just generally very creative)! She has a few left in her etsy store. Check here Blue Gate Etsy Store if you'd like one too. They'd be great in a china cabinet or birdcage!



Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful week everyone! I'll be back on Tuesday with something pretty in my garden.





60 comments:

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

It is amazing isn't it what a little black paint with do!! Looks great. I remember the potting table from last week. Unbelievable!!!!! Happy Thrifty Monday.

Redelsperger Family said...

I LOVE the fork/crystal garden bling! How pretty and what a great idea. I am definitely buying the next box of flatware I find while out junkin'!

Tana@Crafting R&R

scrappy quilter said...

I love the mirror. I posted on my blog what I found. That potting table is awesome!!

ellen b said...

Whoa! Your really transformed your treasures. I like each one and how it looks now!!

bj said...

OOO, these are just great. I especially LOVE that potting bench. I want one really bad and am thinking of batting my eyes at Mr. Sweet and see if he will build one for me.
You really did great!!

Kathi said...

Love your "new" potting bench even more now that you've painted it!
It definitely deserves its own little chandelier! Perfect!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I just recently painted the frames on two small mirrors black and thinking about doing another one. White (even tho I love the look) just does not work in certain areas in my home, because of so many wood finishes. Your potting table turned out great.
Glenda

Sandra said...

Wow, wow, wow! Manuela, I love your transformation! I just showed your potting table to hubby:D
Blessings,
Sandra

glorv1 said...

You are just so creative Manuela. You have a lot of get up and go spirit about you. You are always doing something. Me, I laze around at times and then I think about it and decide that when I laze around too much, it's time wasted. Sometimes though, I just don't want to do a thing. Hey Manuela amiga, have a great week. Take care.

marmielu said...

Hi, Manuela! That mirror is a nice find, and I like the black paint. The detail on the frame looks interesting.
The bench looks great! and I love that little chandelier.
Mary Lou

Melanie said...

Love the mirror and the potting bench is great!

Terri and Bob said...

The mirror is adorable. Ashley, my daughter, did a cute post on painted mirrors. I love the potting bench and a chandelier is a must, especially made with old silver forks!

Ally0005 said...

I saw that mirror the last time I was at Goodwill in Austell. I have one that looks something like it. So when I saw your mirror I thought " that looks like my mirror and passed it by.
My mirror used to be in my powder room in my other house but now it's in my older's daughter room painted white and turned horizontal.

Rhonda in OK said...

In my town, the serious yard sale shoppers are out early and get the good stuff. So when I yard sale, I get there early or I don't go. \

you do the best makeovers with paint!

Nissa said...

That potting bench is adorable now that you gave it a little blue paint!

~~Carol~~ said...

That mirror looks gorgeous painted black, and I am so in love with your potting table! I love the color you painted it, and your little chandy!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Manuela, I love your mirror.

I don't like yard sales either because I HATE getting up early. When we have given garage sales...I truly cannot believe people arrive so early for them!!

Barb

julie - eab designs said...

Love the potting bench - especially the beautiful blue color!

Diane Costanza said...

Your potting bench is so clever and what a difference! Great job!

salmagundi said...

The new mirror looks so much better with its black paint job. And, of course, the potting bench is totally transformed - so functional, too. Sally

Cathy said...

Wonderful transformations!!! Each one as lovely as the next!!!

Happy Sunday!!!
XOXO
Cathy

Linda said...

That blue potting bench is absolutely adorable! Linda

Sue said...

Hi Manuela..I've been gone awhile...up in Jersey....but happy to see your still working your magic with you Goodwill finds...and I love what you did with the potting bench...

Sharon said...

I love the mirror Manuela! it looks great. I especially like the color blue you used on your potting bench - perfect choice :) Oh and the fork/crystal chandelier...charming :)

Have a wonderful day and thanks for sharing your treasures :)

~Sharon

Susie Homemaker said...

You inspire me in so many ways Manuela...thanks again!

Blessings,
Susie

The Tattered Cottage said...

Love the idea of filling your wall with mirrors. Your potting bench is to die for!! It turned out great and the chandy is a perfect addition :)
Toni

Susan@The Cozy Chickadee said...

Black is my new happy color, too! Great job on the potting bench, it looks beautiful!

Mary said...

Love the fun potting bench color! I remember it and it came out fantastic!
Great mirror too!

Jadehollow said...

WoW!!! I love the potting table... You did an awesome job! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Your potting bench turned out great! I love Linda's fork chandies...so cute!

Sara @ Be Still and Know said...

oh. my. LOVE IT!! the potting table with a chandy.....perfection. :) :) Great makeover on the mirror too!

Bettsi said...

Wow, Manuela! I love your mirror, but I am awestruck by your potting bench! What a transformation! Beautiful!

Melissa Miller said...

How beautiful Manuela! :)

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

Love the mirror and that potting bench turned out awesome!!

Angie said...

Awesome stuff as always! That potting bench is just adorable!

Sue said...

Manuela, the potting bench really went from trash to treasure! You have such a knack for "doing up" even the simplest thing and making it look great. :-) Sue

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

The mirror look fabulous, straight out of the pages of Ballard Design.

Your potting bench is really great! The little fork chandelier is an adorable touch! Such a clever idea.

Thanks so much for sharing,

Tina

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I love the mirror, Manuela!!!

Oh my the bench is gorgeous! I love that fork chandy, too!

Rhondi said...

Hi Manuela
I love the bench!! You really transformed it. I am looking for a color blue just like that. What color and brand is it?
I have a couple of thrift shop mirrors on my dining room wall and it makes a nice grouping. I don't comment every time I visit either but I try to comment at least once a week.
Hope you have a good one!
Rhondi xo

A Sentimental Journey said...

Good MOrning, Manuela! Love love LOVE your potting bench. . . . . and a wall of thrifted mirrors sounds absoulutely wonderful! Thanks for stopping by my little bloggie too! Hope you have a wonderful week!

Carrie said...

You put such a lovely blue on your versatile potting bench!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Oh, I love how your potting bench turned out, that is just the best idea. And the mirror looks great too. You always come up with good ideas!

Linda's Blue Gate said...

I love the oval mirror how perfect is that...... the potting bench is so cute ....... I have an old sink I want to use it just like you did...... I have forgotten you have the fork chandy with the log prisms I love those...... thanks for the linky love....
HUgs and love dear one...
Linda

Amanda said...

Hi Manuela, Thanks for visiting my bathroom blog post and leaving a comment. I love to see your decorating idea. Your potting bench chandelier is adorable. I'm going to have to try that! :-)

Sue said...

Manuela, your potting bench went from trash to treasure! You have a knack for taking something that most people would see as hopeless and then you turn it into something fine and beautiful. I so enjoy seeing what you do with your home. hugs, Sue

Tricia Anne said...

What a nice mirror and I absolutely adore your potting bench!
I would love to have a Goodwill around here! :o)
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Melissa Wertz said...

I love love love that potting bench. I am going to keep my eyes open for something to make me one.

Utah Grammie said...

That potting table is amazing! There should be a "hall of fame" for re-furbishing that is THAT good!

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

WOW...what an amazing transformation on the potting bench. It is beautiful!

~Amanda

Suzanne said...

How fun is that fork chandy! So cute, and I love your potting bench!

diXymiss said...

Love what you and hubby did with that potting bench ~ adorable! And that vintage fork chandy is ooh-la-lah!

Rosey Pollen said...

Pretty blue potting bench, looks good dry-brushed. I love yard sales, too. We are actually having one this weekend. Hope to get rid of some stuff.

Storybook Woods said...

The potting bench turned out soo wonderful. You must be thrilled. Clarice

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Manuela, you could take a rusty nail and make something beautiful out of it! The black paint on that mirror looks so pretty, and I am really lovin' the potting bench! That color is so pretty, and love the bling of the little "chandlier"! laurie

Susan said...

I love your potting bench and the color!

mary'smom said...

You're very talented! Everything looks beautiful.

Betty said...

I like your mirror and think a collection would be great ....

We visited Austell frequently many years ago...my husband's sister and family lived near there...

Betty

its so very cheri said...

Love the plate border for your flower beds.
Cheri
www.itssoverycheri.blogspot.com

Lady Katherine said...

Love the chandy and the veggie table! Love the mirror! You make everything look so good, and easy!

Sue said...

OMGoness that potting table turned out so beautiful! I just found your blog..and will be adding it to my Reader list...you have an amazing eye! I will come back and look at everything later this evening! TFS! You have inspired me! :-)
Sue