This months thrift shop haul was amazing. I got so many awesome finds over the course of 3 days and it all cost around $70. So let's dive in and see what I all bought.
First up, this seagrass wrapped bench with metal legs, wood framed mirror, and wood window frame I picked up at the Restore for a whopping $20. The blue West Elm vase and bundle of sticks I purchased for $10 from one of our many Goodwills. I already have plans for these great finds.
The bench I plan to leave as is and put at the end of my bed. The mirror is going to get sanded and re-stained then also go in my bedroom. The window frame is either going to stay as is or get painted white and hang in my living room. I plan to put the sticks in a vase and set them in the corner of the living room along with the cool blue vase.
Yesterday I picked up these cool items from the other Restore in town and can't wait to turn them into some amazing treasures. The white metal wall sconces purchased for $2 are going to be spray painted black or dark grey and hang on either side of my bed as reading lights. As for the other items I haven't quite figured out yet what they all will become, so leave your suggestions in the comments section below. The ornate tarnished silver serving holders were $4 and the wood box which I think is a vegetable box was $10.
These next items I also picked up at the Restore and have some idea of what they will become. First, lets see I picked up then I'll share my ideas. I found these 3 wooden bowls for $3, this cutting board stand with 6 bar boards for $5, and a very interesting wood basket type thing for $2.
I plan to create wall art out of the bowls, so I picked up some yarn, beautiful gold pendants, gold wire, and paint from Joann Fabrics on my way home from thrift shopping. When I get an idea in my head it is best to purchase the craft supplies while I'm thinking of it. Otherwise the bowls would probably just end sitting somewhere in my house never realizing their true artistic potential.
As for the cutting boards and wood basket I haven't quite nailed down the specifics. I am thinking of possibly painting some sort of geometric design on the cuttings boards and having them be wall art, but I'm still stumped on the other item. Again, any suggestions would be much appreciated.
Next, up is this handmade wood tray with pegs I bought for $1 at the Restore. Something about it intrigued me and inspired my creativity. I'm thinking about possibly giving it a funky paint design and gluing the pegs into certain holes creating a jewelry holder to hang on the wall. What do you think?
Lastly, no haul is complete without a heavy rustic cast iron bird, weathered ceramic sphere, blue and white hardcover books, and a roll of wall paper. The bird and 8 hardcover books were found at the Salvation army for only $12, the sphere was $3 from Goodwill, and wall paper was $1 from the Restore.
This was a very productive thrift shop haul and I can't wait what other gems I find next month. As for this months great finds follow Inspire to Gather on Instagram or subscribe to the D.I.Y blog to be notified of their transformations.
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