Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Fabulous Finds

I do love to go to thrift shops. I can spend hours in there just looking at all the eye candy. A couple of weeks ago I found this fabulous prize!

Hello!!!!Can you believe it! It's my muted blue/green color and can we say "PERFECT" for my house! It was only $6!!!!! Happy dance, happy dance!

Then I came across 4 of these really cool plastic, scrolly, fruit, flowery, things that were the most hideous shade of gold. I got all 4 for $12!! I brought them home and David said, "what are you gonna do with those putrid things?" I said, "you're going to spray paint them white, glue them onto these frames and put this piece of pretty paper behind them." Then I did my best "cute face, bat the eyelashes, cause you love me look." I wanted them to go up the wall at the steps to Bunnyville. David agreed with some grumbling about "always something to paint." I think they turned out really pretty! What do you think?

15 comments:

April Mechelle said...

I think they are both great !!! Great idea for the fruity thingies..

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow I think you got a great bargain for some lovely pieces. How fun is that!

FrecklesandDeb said...

We are always stunned by your amazing creativity! How beautiful!

Hef's Mom said...

Shell my dear you must learn to spray paint yourself! I just spray painted a patio set from green to white! All the instruction I had from Hef's dad was "Shake the can then spray it on"

The French Bear said...

Why Shell, you know your hubby's heart melts when you give him that look!!! Good for you, I make Ted spray everything in the garage....I tell him that he is soooo much better at it then me.....he he...I don't think he is fooled!
I love the way they turned out! Of course I love the fleur de lis!! I just gave a pale blue one to my daughter and I have a cream one in my bathroom...so french!
Hugs,
Margaret B

Maggey and Jim said...

Wow, what great finds and I really like what you did with the frames.
Maggey

Julie said...

I love your finds! I miss the roaming in the shops - Arizona just doesn't have shops like you do out east. And I think they turned out great!!!

Fleurette said...

Some great finds Michelle, I love the framed one, so beautiful!

Rachel S said...

Really pretty! I would have never thought to do that!

Jules said...

David's done a brilliant job, they look terrific. Well done on the old eyelash batting!x

Mandy Saile of Bijou's Whimsy said...

I am happy to see I am not the only one who gets excited over great finds...and you did indeed find some great new treasures:D I laughed when I saw you posted today about your recent Thrift store finds because my post this Saturday is about some of my favourite recent thrift store finds:D again...great minds...:D Hugs sweet Shell and hugs to the buns too.

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Well---I do think that the "two" of you do great work together!!!! You do your share with the digging and finding and hubby does his share with the spray paint can---way to go!!
Hugs, Di
PS I could use some help with spray painting--I can't do it because of the "smell" but have acouple things I would like done---do you drink tea, or coffee?????

Briarside Lane said...

Love the fleur-de-lis!

And the "really cool plastic, scrolly, fruit, flowery things? Great idea! What kind of spray paint? And do you spray with a primer first or is in the the paint?
And can we see where you displayed them?

Inquiring minds would like to know... Karen

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Perfect! You with the wonderful ideas, and the generous husband/handyman who executes them!
Now, that's teamwork!
xoxo
Donna

Shirley said...

I love your fruity things. They look just like a picture the way that you did them. Hubby's do like painting them even though they act like the don't. I enjoyed reading your post to play catch up. Have a wonderful day. Your Missouri Friend.