Thursday, February 24, 2011

Thrifty Thursday....something practical & a little sunshine

I have a few projects going on at once here. One is almost done & I hope to be able to show you that soon! It involves a chair & some fabric : ) That’s all I can hint at for now.

But something nice I found……chalkboard organizer
I always see this at IKEA & think “I should get that”. But I have never picked it up. Well there it was sitting in Goodwill. And at $4 it was just my price.


So I did some rearranging in the mudroom. I decided to switch out the chair & place this chalkboard above it. It’ll be a great place to write my “remembers” for each day. With the girls back packs right there, it will help with all the little everyday reminders. Plus it has a great space below to hold mail etc. I actually had plans for something different for that space, but for now I’ll give it a try.

And for a whole $0.29.……. This beautiful little container! 29 cents!!! Crazy!!

It just spoke to me. I love the bird symbol & it has inspired me to get work on some new projects . The bottom and inside are slightly rusty but for what ever reason the top is like new.
 Its so cheerful and just what I need to get through the rest of this winter. Not sure what it will hold, but for now it makes me happy just looking at!

11 comments:

colenic said...

I love the container...what a bright sunshiny piece to look at!!

Babbs said...

Awesome on the chalkboard find!! Don't you love it when you thrift something awesome that you've seen elsewhere for a higher price? I love the little birdie container, it IS very cheery and the bird is so cute!!! Great finds girlie!!

Paula said...

What beautiful, great finds both of them. The container is so beautiful, love the bird design and the bright colours and the chalk board is just perject for little day-to-day reminders as you said :-)

Allison said...

Ah! I went to the thrift store yesterday. I need to post a picture of the beautiful pewter thing I found! Maybe tomorrow!

Allison said...

p.s. the yellow canister speaks to you because it is cheerful and wonderful... just like you! Thanks for your friendly blog. xoxo

Nancy@A Rural Journal said...

Love the bright, cheery canister. I would have bought that! :)

texwisgirl said...

Very cute!

Trisha said...

Allison- aww thank you :) & Yes you should post your find!! I'd love to see it!!

Babbs- I know, I wish I would find more things I've had my eyes on in the stores with that same kind of discount!! You know just what I'm talking about :) Thats why we have to check our favorite thrift shops each week. You just never know what will show up !!

Inger-M said...

The chalkboard looks great in that spot! You have so many great tips and ideas :-)

Out on the prairie said...

A friend just told me I can get blackboard paint.

Kelsey@RedefiningDomestic said...

I love a good thrift store find!
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