Monday, June 7, 2010

Thrifty Finds & Red White & Blue Chicken


Hi everyone! Hope you all had lovely weekends. Ours was busy but fun!I wanted to show you a few recent thriftstore items.
First up is this fabulous little side table!
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I’m thinking of using it as my nightstand. Don’t you think it would be perfect for holding all my nighttime reading material?
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I think I may remove one of those shelves so I have a place for books but the rest will be great for organizing my magazines! Yellow was 1/2 price that day so I got it for $6.66!
cart
I was so excited when I saw this at Goodwill! Sometimes I need just a bit more surface space in my kitchen and I don’t really have room for an island (although I really wish I did).
knifeblock
I think this will really come in handy. It has wheels so I can roll it out of the way when not in use.
cuttingboard
Look it has a pullout cutting board!
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I think it will look cute painted black or maybe red. This should be a quick paint project. I can just spray paint it all except the top and cutting board which I’ll leave as is. I had to pay full price for it but I think even at $16 it was a good deal!
chicken
Then there’s this chicken which I got at Goodwill. In theory I guess it could be a cute idea to do a red white and blue chicken. But you’d have to totally go for it and do more than just the tail!
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Anyway, I spray painted it a glossy white (I already have a big red chicken) and I thought white would be nice for the summer (but maybe I’ll paint it yellow). Paint really is my BFF!!
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Here's a little red chicken on top of a vintage stacking block.
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Well that's it for today. Thanks for spending some time with me! I hope you all have a wonderful week!

65 comments:

Jacki said...

I want to move to the southeast. Your thrift stores are so much better than mine!

Julie said...

What great finds but then you always seem to find such wonderful things. I love that you painted to chicken white it looks so good!

Becky K. said...

Love the white chicken and the Kitchen cart. I am so impressed that it was only $16.

Becky K.

mizdarlin said...

What great deas you find..there are never furniture deals like yours here..
Love your idea re the shelf..good luck deciding on the colour for that chicken, that looks alot like a rooster...big comb!

Rebekah said...

LOVE the mini-island cart and that table! What great finds.

Donna said...

Love your great finds, Manuela! You must have the best thrift stores.

Hugs,
Donna

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

hmmm ... how about a trip to NY? I will treat you to my favorite Greek restaurant, and you show me how you find these fabulous treats at the thrift store. Deal?

Melanie said...

You found some great things! I want that first piece that you are going to paint and put your books and magazines in! LOVELY! It will be perfect beside your bed.

Vee said...

The shelf you're going to use for magazines is a sheet music stand. My grandmother has one somewhere...wonder where??? Terrific finds all!

Kelley said...

When will my room be ready? I'm coming to live with you. Or you could fit me in the back of your 1963 Chevy station wagon.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love your music stand. What a super find and so great for magazines. I also really love the little chopping block. That is a terrific find. Of course rooster are always my favorite and your new one is super. Great finds, you did really good. Hugs, Marty

vintage girl at heart said...

Sweet deals!!! Love the idea for a nightstand.It will be perfect!!
The kitchen island..too cute as well!! I need one for my kitchen but have not found one as cute as your new one...yet!!!
It is amazing what you do with spray paint!!!
Have a fabulous week!

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

Great finds! I love the nightstand ♥

Glenda/MidSouth said...

You did get some great deals. I especially like the first cabinet/table. You did good. :)
Have a great week.

Rose H (UK) said...

What fabulous finds! I love the kitchen cart, I've been after a resonably priced one here in the UK - I'll keep looking;o)
The music stand will make a splendid nightstand, just love the shape of it.

Lee Laurie said...

Wow! What great things you found! I love that little side table. It's gonna be perfect for your magazines and books. That island is great too. I'm excited for you!

Hugs,
Lee Laurie

Gayla said...

Really great finds. That music stacker is perfect for magazines. Way to go!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Love the kitchen island and the rooster. All your finds are great!

Barb

kim said...

Manuela, I love all your finds. That piece will make a great night stand. Love the chicken repainted. It fits right in with the others. What a find on that little island. Can't wait to see how you paint it.

Storybook Woods said...

Ohh I really want that side table. Amazing find, can not wait to see what you do with it xoxox Clarice

Christina said...

Oh wow, love the side table. It will make a wonderful side table. It is so unique. I've never noticed our GW having item marked in color with a percentage off. I will have to check.

A Vintage Chic said...

What fabulous finds, Manuela! Especially your new nightstand--amazing at that price! Lucky you...can't wait to see what you do to it!

Hope you have a wonderful day!

Julie

Kristi said...

Manuela what GREAT finds!!! The island will be PERFECT! And how cool it has a knife rack, cutting board and wine storage!!! My goodness, $16 is a STEAL! And the other piece will be perfect for magazines! I have been looking for something similiar for records, even though you'd have to look at them sideways!
And who can resist a rooster? NOT me! :)
Kristi

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Great finds, Manuela! Love that table, but I covet that rolling "island". I'm with you, wish I had one but don't have quite enough room. Something like this would work though. Love the chicken all white. It looks very fresh.

Linda said...

I have one of those carts in my kitchen for the same reason, I needed some extra counter space and I didn't have room for an island. I tried putting a small table and chairs in there, but I liked the cart better. It's just big enough, but doesn't get in the way. Mine has drawers in it that I keep napkins in. I paid a lot more for mine, new. Love your other finds too. Linda

sewingseeds4U said...

Such great finds...I love that side table for organizing magazines and books and that little island will come in handy even at full price, it was still a good find. Have a wonderful week!

Jennifer said...

cute finds!!! That chicken was so funny!

Angie said...

You find the best stuff! Love it all, especially the great 2 pieces of furniture!

Nadine said...

You always find the greatest treasures!

Blessings!
~Nadine

Lou Cinda said...

Manuela! What GREAT finds!! I LOVE the nighstand and yes, perfect for organizing all those wonderful magazines! And the mini-island! Perfect!!! And $16.00! And the chicken! LOVE HIM! I think someone started painting him red white and blue and just got tired! lol I LOVE him white the best! He is patriotic at heart!

You did goooood!

Lou Cinda :)

Angela said...

That side table you got was OH MY GOODNESS AMAZING!!!! What a deal. What a price. Loved the other one also that you will be using for your kitchen. Still a great price..

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Great finds, Manuela! I almost never hit the right color at GW! Love your little rolling island! And your chicken looks a lot like one I found recently...only mine was an ugly brownish blue...now white! lol Have a great week!...hugs...Debbie
PS Did you go to the grand opening of the new GW at Perimeter? We went today..nothing this time!

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Love that night table idea for reading material. And at 1/2 price - what a steal! Linda

Roses and Lilacs said...

I don't know how you manage to find so many interesting items at thrift shops. What I wouldn't give for those shelves. I always have books piled up on the nightstand.
Marnie

Melissa Miller said...

So cute! Your chicken gave me a smile with the painted tail. He!

Love your new island! That is going to look snazzy! :)

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

Great shopping! I really like both pieces of furniture you got.. Amazing prices!

salmagundi said...

Do you suppose your new nightstand was a music stand at some point? Can hardly wait to see what you do with it, as it will be great for magazine storage. Have a wonderful week. Sally

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Great finds!
Wow, I love that island and it's a steal of a deal!
And your hydrangeas are beyond blue, their just fabulous!
Cindy

Debbie said...

I just wish you could see the pitiful GW we have here. I think the best stuff is what I have actually donated. Hrmph.

I love your finds! I'm glad you did the rooster white. I think it looks great in contrast with the red one.

And those tables? At those prices? Awesome.

Julie Harward said...

More fun treasures Manuela! You lucky lady...I love the one with all the storing places and I love what you did with the rooster, much better! Come say hi :D

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Manuela, that music stand will be a perfect night stand, and I really like your piece for the kitchen. I'm going to come leave some of my stuff at your house and see what color it gets painted. laurie

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What great buys...and the chicken painted RED? I LOVE IT! You are so smart! ♥

Betsy said...

I love all of it!

Sue said...

What magnificent thrifty finds, Manuela!!! Your GW is the absolute best, from what you show us. Ours thinks it is a regular retail store and the prices are way up there. But I never see merchandise like what you always seem to find. I need a road trip down to your area! LOL
Sue

Mrs.Rabe said...

Great finds, as usual! I love the cabinet you are going to use for your bedside table - perfect!

The roll out cart is great!

But the white rooster? I think it is awesome! It looks so good! I'd leave it white!

Shelia said...

Oh, Manuela! I love all of these great things you've found! That little cabinet is wonderful.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Great finds. What a great idea for storing night time reads. And such a neat little island. I think you did good by painting the rooster all white.

Heather said...

You've done very well thrifting! I am inspired to get out and do some looking too - but not until after my long list of current painting projects is complete - and that would mean some sunny days! So much rain - great for the garden, but terrible for my to-do list!

Sportsgirl said...

Wow, that kitchen table is a BARGAIN! I'm jealous. I've been looking for one of those for ages.

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

You have the best goodwill store around or the best eye for deals. Show them to us when you get them set up inside the house.
Blessings,
Marcia

Bonnie said...

I just love those chickens/roosters!! I really like the tables you found. I've never seen one with all the shelves. It would look really unique as a night stand!

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

That little side table will be just perfect for magazines and books! What a great idea. And you can't beat the price;)
~Debra
Capers of the vintage vixens

Susan said...

Oh, a woman after my own heart. I love roosters, too. I'm working on my collection of them a little more each year.

Love your blog. It's just fantastic.
Susan

Michelle Hoad said...

LOVE the side table. I am a magazine lover, so it would be perfect!

Sharon said...

Great finds as usual Manuela :) I love the side table, actually it loks like an antique music cabinet to me minus the door. The shelves used to keep the sheet music.

Awesome treasures :) Thanks for sharing and have a blessed day!
Sharon

Cathy said...

What great finds! I love all of the roosters! The cart is darling...it will be perfect in your kitchen!

Enjoy!
Cathy

Cindy said...

Manuela, You got some great deals! i love that side table, the chicken (painted all white is definitely better)and the little rolling island. Your kitchen is very colorful and pretty, LoVe it!
Hugs, Cindy S

trish said...

Oh boy, what fun finds you have there! Loved your little red/white/blue feathered chicken. It sure looks pretty in white! :o)
Hoping that your week is off to a great start. :o)
Sincerely ~ Trish

Terri Steffes said...

I think the map shelf will be awesome for a nightstand. Can't wait to see what you will do with it.

LOVE LOVE LOVE the new blog design. I have to ask, did you do it yourself?

I love the chicken painted white but I can tell it will be totally adorable in yellow, too!

And last, but not least... the island is perfect. I can't wait to see it painted.

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Oh my heck! Those were not good deals ...they were STEALS! Yay for you..love them both. And the chicken? Too perfect all white (so glad you didn't say you were the one painting it the red, white and blue!!)

ellie said...

I love that mini butcher blog island...dang..that was a good deal..we don't find deals like that over here. I saw a glass cake plate with a high dome and it was that price..I hemmed an hawed if I should get it..but I said no...

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

Amen about the thrift stores with the first comment. We never have anything good around here at ours. You got some great buys. Love the chicken white. What on earth was somebody thinking with a red, white and blue tail, I'm wondering?
Brenda

Anonymous said...

The little nightstand thingie looks like it was for sheet music years ago maybe. Love your finds! Our Goodwill has furniture but never half off unless it is the color of the week and prices are high. Glad someone somewhere gets good deals!! Sarah

Daisy Cottage said...

Awesome finds!!! And I so love your photography .... you capture your home and gardens so beautifully. You inspire me with every visit here.


Love,
Kim

Adrienne said...

Fun finds! Love what you did with the red-white-and-blue chicken. The white really changed it and gave it some character!
~Adrienne~