2.24.2011

Thrifting

 

In a perfect world I would have time to hit up Goodwill every morning and run by the Salvation Army on my way home with a car full of awesome finds.  Oh wait, I have school, homework, a toddler, a husband, and oh yeah fitting in all that working out I do Smile  So when I thrift I like to find small stores that have less traffic and I usually can find a nice little treasure!  While browsing craigslist one day {in between classes, love the app for it!} I saw an ad for a a second hand furniture store in a small  tiny town about 9 miles from my house.  Now I live on the outskirts of Dallas and there is NOTHING out by me so I was super excited to find it.  Unfortunately I forgot to bookmark it and I couldn’t find the dang ad again.  Yesterday after school Miss Madison was running around like a crazy person so I thought lets take a drive and see if we could find it.   Well, who knew there’s a whole little tiny downtown area with some antique shops! Score!  I found a few things, but never found the one off CL, so I guess I will have to go back Open-mouthed smile

 

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I love the shape of this chair, the bottom has a tag that say’s it’s from 1934.  I’m undecided on a color, I need to shop for some fabric first.

 

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I guess she thinks it’s hers!

 

This next item  I AM SO IN LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE WITH!  Do you guys watch Design Star {you know back in the day before the people on it started sucking really bad}?  There was one guy Anthony who did the hot pink ducks on the wall.  Genius!

 

My husband wasn’t a fan of it, but you guys know my love of color {pink being my favorite!} Wellll…..

 

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I found this retro sunburst metal thing with ducks!  It’s 39 inches across which is pretty big so I have no clue where to hang it just yet.  I DID just hang a hot pink mirror in my living room how awesome would this be in the same color Smile Smile Smile   ?

 

Miss Madi was such a good girl we went to the little park down there and they had a giant tractor she was having a blast on!

 

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I had a question from a reader and I wanted to reply, but she doesn’t have her email hooked up to her account so I’m answering it here.  She wanted to know what kind of prep I do on my furniture before painting.  Well, I wash it down with TSP first.

 

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Next I prime it with my Zinsser, I was using the latex {in a can} kind, but I’m totally switching to the spray kind, it’s faster and easier.  With the foyer table I used maybe 1/2 a can.

 

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I already talked about Rust-oleum being my fav brand, with the foyer table I used about a can and 1\2, but I didn’t paint the inside.  I taped off the inside with plastic so no spray paint dust got inside.  Spray paint gives you a much more professional finish, the only downside is the limited colors {there still are some gorgeous ones out there!}

 

Happy almost Friday!

9 comments:

  1. Okay, first, share the address of that store!

    And second, my parents had that exact same duck thing in their living room for years! Now I think it's in the backyard on the fence.

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  2. You can certainly turn one man's trash into TREASURE!!!

    What great finds. Can't wait to see what you do.

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  3. Oh Megan you found some great things! Love the little chair! I think it looks great as it. Good thing I didn’t see that before you.....it would make a GREAT photo prop!!!

    It's been way too long since I've thrifted. Your post is making me miss it more than I already do. Once I get this wedding out of the way I'm going to hit up everything thrift store I know!I really want to go to Canton this next cycle! I’m trying to talk myself out of it but I could use some fun new props for spring!


    Kendra

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  4. Thats so funny because I found an old desk/table in front of a dumpster that I made my dad and husband grab, I am going to fix it up to be my make up table. I immediately thought of you and all your re-dos. Thanks for the primer advice.
    :)
    KATY

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  5. Megan you have got some serious talent! I might have to channel some of it this summer and do something similar. I can't believe some of the things you have come up with.

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  6. Yay! Thanks for answering my questions! (I had no idea my email wasn't set up to my account. I'll have to look into that)

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  7. Yeah... can we had the addy to the store?

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