Monday, June 28, 2010

Thrifty Projects!

Did ya'll have a nice weekend? I was super busy thrifting and fixing and painting. Here are my finds!

This spice set with rack was $5.99 at GoodWill. Score! I had been checking them out on ebay and really wanted some, so I was thrilled! The rack was brown wood though and the labels on the jars were foil with eagles on them.




Did not quite fit the look I am going for. So I spray painted the rack and soaked the labels off the jars and replaced them with some vintage decals I had won on ebay a while back.
Much better now! Cute and a little whimsical... just what I wanted! Of course, typical me did not take before photos.
Okay, thought I'd throw this in... Last week my sister was over and we were making cupcakes. We had some left over pureed strawberries that I didn't want to go to waste. My sis suggested whipping them up with butter to make strawberry flavored butter. I added a bit of sugar too and it is actually very yummy on toast and english muffins!


I found this quilt rack on Friday for $6.00. It was black so I spray painted it white.
This was a doll crib, it was just brown wood, so again, got out the spray paint, some cute rub on's, made a little mattress from a pillow case, and now it's pretty cute!
The monster and bear seem to like it too. Sophie loves putting her "babies" to sleep in it.
Speaking of Sophie's sleeping arrangements. I have been searching high and low for an iron twin bed for her. She is really out growing her toddler bed. Anyhoo, I found one on Sat! 25 bucks, what a deal! Now we just need the mattress, boxspring and frame. LOL.

I did find these cute curtains at the thrift for her window, now I can't wait to get her big girl bed in there and really go nuts with all the vintage bedding and quilts and stuff I have been hoarding...cough, cough... erm.... collecting, I mean.





I am linking to the fabulous Apron Thrift Girl and Southern Hospitality. Go check out what others have thrifted this past week! Drool!!!!

10 comments:

Monkey Mind said...

You're amazing! You bring home thrited stuff and actually turn it into the colors or style you want right away. I would procrastinate for a month and then just get used to seeing it. I love the labels you put on the spice jars - very cute!

Apron Thrift Girl said...

I'm so impressed that you bring something home and change it so quickly. It usually takes me months to work on something. :-) And that icing looks heavenly. It made my stomach growl.

Bounty Huntress said...

You are a quick renovator! Love what you did with the spice rack. And now I have to go make some fruit flavored butter too!

Suzy said...

Spice rack is cute. Love the baby bed. But I am sooo envious of the iron bed. I've always wanted one.

Van said...

The make-over came out perfectly, great willpower pulling that off quickly. I have a box of "to-be-repaired" bits...a big one. And the strawberry butter looks amazingly delicious...

Sherrie said...

I love the dolly crib. I had done a similar bed for my daughter when she was little. Such memories. Thanks for sharing.

Mimi said...

Great finds...love what you have done with the spice rack/bottles.

Sonya --Dime Store Thrift said...

OH! That spice set! I am swooning and slightly jealous:)

Amy said...

Those spice jars are so unique. HUGE score!

Kelly Biggs at My Dear Trash said...

Thanks for linking up to My Dear Trash. I love the colors of spray paint you use- so bright and fresh.