Hello everyone! I haven't had much time to post lately. Our snow days have all past and I'm back to work, and back to reality!! However, I have found time to stop by my local GW store. Here are some of the goodies that I found. I'm not sure what in the world I am going to do with the wood boxes with lids, but I'm sure I will think of something. We are Ohio State fans at my house, but those will definitely have to get a makeover!! I just love the tiny wood-framed mirror. I was going to paint it but decided to keep it the original wood stain. The little peg rack will find a home somewhere after it is primmed up a bit. The shelf really needs some TLC also. I will post pics after I get them finished...who knows when that will be!
Here is another GW find, the little black tin candle holder (that is what I am going to use it for), and I bought the star ornaments for around 30 cents on clearance at a local store. I think they will be cute painted for next Christmas.
Ok here are the items that I am really excited about. My friend and I took our sons to the YMCA for their indoor soccer practice last Saturday. We had two hours to kill. Right next to the Y is a consignment funiture/housewares shop that I never knew was there! Look at the treasures I found. The prices weren't quite as good as GW, but still worth grabbing. The hogscraper candle holder was $4.98, the basket was a whopping .98 cents! The wood box, which is by far my favorite item, was just $4.98 also!! And the bread board was $2.00. So in all I paid like $13!!!!
Now to my questions. Would you paint the box or keep it the original wood color? I am going back and forth with it. Also, I want to paint and grunge/prim up the basket. Has anyone ever done that? I'm sure many of you have. Would I just spray paint a basecoat of black and then spray/brush a topcoat on?? Any suggestions will be appreciated!! I look forward to reading your comments.
Oh, I also visited one of my favorite prim/colonial stores the other day. I'll post my goodies as soon as I take some pics.
Now I'm off to tackle some cleaning. My husband is hunting and my sons are at All-County Band tryouts so I have a little "me" time this morning. I hope everyone enjoys the rest of the weekend!
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