Friday, February 22, 2013

Thrift Store Finds

 I found some neat wooden things at the thrift store again! This bag of what I thought were wooden knobs but now after opening them I see some of them have rubber rings around them, so I'm thinking maybe they were stoppers for some type of bottles... I don't know..... Anyway, they remind me of small doorknobs. I want to make something out of them... I'm going to clean them up and remove the rubber rings. I was thinking of making photo holders out of them, you know, like the kind made from vintage doorknobs. Don't know if I should paint them or not....

If you have ay ideas for these things I would love to hear your suggestions! What could I make out of them besides photo holders and paint or no paint?? lol.

 I also found this beautiful 3 mirror thing (it looks like one of the mirrors is missing in the photo but it's not, it's  just a reflection) It was on sale for $10!  It was so hard for me to take pics of it (it's so dark in my house I had to put it on a chair and drag it near the window (crazy what I have to go through to get a pic in this dark house! lol) And it's still not a very good one but the best I can get. I'm going to paint it white and distress it a bit. I'm not sure what to paint it with (spray paint is out for right now (too cold outside in Chicago) So either latex paint or should I get some chalk paint?? I've been wanting to try chalk paint... If I use chalk paint should I order some or make my own  from the recipes I see online?? Tell me what you think!

Have a blessed day,


  1. Pattie, you got some wonderful finds--
    The "doorknobs" will be great for so many things, and that special 3-mirror hanger, is so beautiful, I love the little rounded shelves.
    Happy weekend.
    xo, Dorthe

  2. I love love thrift store finds! I'll have to think about the knobs, I'm sure there is something wonderful to do with them. I have several items I'm not quite sure what to do with but as soon as I think of it... it will be grand. LOL! I love making my own chalkpaint. I use 1 cup unsanded grout to 1 cup paint. I always melt my grout in about 2 tbs of hot water before I add it to the paint. Some like the plaster of paris recipe better but I've only used the grout. Anyway, I can't wait to see what you do, I'm a new follower, I'd love a visit whenever you have the time. I look forward to hanging out here.