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:

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

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

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  3. Love the little fleur de lis! So cute!

    Great finds..thanks for linking!

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

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  5. 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!

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

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  7. 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!

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  8. 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....

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

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

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

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

    Can't wait to see the desk!

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

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  14. 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. : )

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  15. Cute makeover! Love the thrifty finds!

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  16. 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

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

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

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

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