Friday, May 29, 2009

Frugal Friday Party!

I decided to try linking up to Wendy at The Shabby Nest for her Frugal Friday link party. After a lot of whining (Natalie and Michaela Byrd, sometimes me), a bunch of bickering (the girls) and about 78 time outs (Natalie's, not mine, unfortunately) this week, I am tuckered out. I needed something fun to post about, so I figured why not share the cool accessories I found at Salvation Army this week?


I got the little planter for $1.50 and the vase was $2.00. I have no clue where I will put that vase, because I don't have anything in my home that color (yet). But I loved the shape and color, so it came home with me! That lovely color is enough to melt away this week's chaos...almost.

It's hard to tell, but the metal planter was (note: I wrote "was") an olivey shade of green. No more!

A fresh coat of $0.97 white spray paint from Wal-Mart has transformed her into a new "tool" organizer for my Salvation Army makeover desk, which I will reveal on Monday when I link to a Goodwill Party at Thrifty Decor Chick's blog.

A little leftover black fabric paint (that was all I had!), a homemade stencil (check back on Monday to see how I did it!), and she is all dressed up with nowhere to go. Well, she has somewhere to go...my new desk, but I can't show you that just yet.

Have you discovered any frugal finds lately? Hit a yard sale this weekend and see what you can find!

{Happy Frugal Friday!}

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20 comments:

Dawn said...

Great finds!!! LOVE the planter (after that is)!

Mighty M said...

Hi - Visiting from SITS. Cute blog!! And I love how your project turned out - nice work!!

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Love the little fleur de lis! So cute!

Great finds..thanks for linking!

Kate Coveny Hood said...

I love that blue color too. In fact I'm wearing it right now (shirt and sweater)

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Great finds! I do think it's a little rude for you to hold off on showing us the desk, though. :)
Can't wait until Monday!

Stephanie said...

That turned out adorable! Can't wait to see your desk!

Kara said...

I just bought a very similar planter and have been having a hard time decided what to do with it. I love yours!
I think I just might be copying. :) Thanks for the inspiration!

Randi said...

I want one!! Too bad we don't have any thrift stores in my town. Guess I'll have to start planning some out of town trips....

Bahama Shores Mama said...

love it! doncha love how transforming 97 cent spray paint can be?

Amanda.Sedeno said...

Love the Finds!! The after photo looks great,spray paint is a gals best friend and i LOVE that shade of blue!!

Little Miss Baker said...

ohhh that vase is GORGEOUS!! I am picturing it with beige flowers, DROOL! Happy Friday!!

~Carole said...

Great job on the planter! It looks so much better.

Can't wait to see the desk!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Great eye -it's amazing what paint can do.

Tiffany said...

Looks fantastic! I LOVE that vase too! Great finds! I have a 3 year old and an almost 1 year old too! Life is crazy, but so much fun! Blogging is definitely a great outlet for me. Although, I probably could stand to do it a little less. : )

Xazmin said...

Cute makeover! Love the thrifty finds!

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

LOVE the makeover on the little planter. It looks fab! And yes...the color of that vase is lovely...and my absolute favorite. It would pretty match match any room in my house!

~Amanda

Jane said...

Great job! I am looking forward to seeing your desk makeover!

Farmgirl Paints said...

Good Morning Amanda,
I finally got around to passing on my Lovely Award. Thanks again. Have a great weekend:)

Melissa said...

The planter looks great!

Jeanette said...

Paint is oh so fabulous, and so is your planter. Love it!

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