Friday, April 10, 2009

Thrifty Girls - The Big Reveal...

A couple of weeks ago I posted about some great Thrift Store finds and my plans to change them up a bit.

Want to see what became of them?

First, there was the hand carved wooden bowl that I found for $1.99...

I sanded down some really rough spots...

...and the whole thing got a few good coats of Walnut colored Danish Oil.

I have it sitting on my entry table holding some hand carved wooden balls that I bought a few years ago.

Remember how it looked before?

It was as if someone had carved it, but was unhappy with how it turned out and tossed it in a bag to give to the Salvation Army.

It wasn't finished at all. Just raw wood.

I sure am happy they decided to get rid of it!

I love how it turned out!




Then there were the Shoe Forms, purchased on the same day, also for $1.99...

I could have sat them on a shelf somewhere, simply for display, but I really wanted to make them function in a unique way, so here is what I did...

They got mounted on beaded board and my husband built a frame that I distressed and white washed. I added a quote that seemed appropriate to go along with shoe forms...

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step"

It hangs in our hallway which is where all of the dressing for outdoors occurs.
Coats, shoes, scarves, hats, keys. etc...

The knobs on the shoe forms are perfect "hooks"...

...to hold miscellaneous items!


I like how it turned out!

Just a little bit quirky and functional at the same time!



On another note, the headboard project is going better than I could have hoped for! My husband is a Rock Star carpenter and he made it absolutely perfect! I like it even more than I had imagined!

I'm working on getting it painted and finished and then I'll post pics.
Can't wait to show you all what it looks like!
And I really can't wait to find another "FREE Stuff" headboard and do it all over again!

Pictures coming soon!
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21 comments:

AnNicole @ OurSuburbanCottage said...

Great finds! I love how you really made them your own too. I never would have thought to frame the shoe forms, but they look so cool.

Have a great Easter!

John & Jaime said...

You are AMAZING!! I wish I had even half your creativity. I am in awwwww of the things you create. Come on over to my house and fix my living room...will ya?!?

Nikki said...

The wooden bowl is amazing! I'm excited to see the headboard. I'm on the scout for a free or extremely cheap twin size headboard. So far nothing has turned up on the street.

Barb @ GritsandGlamour said...

Wood bowl! Perfect!
Wood Shoeforms! Perfect!

How very creative you are...and you couldn't ask for a better ending at such fantastic prices! Good for you!
Blessings, Barb

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

I LOVE what you did with both of them!! Very clever...very fun and VERY cheap!!

Frugal Jen said...

Looks great!

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

Just beautiful! Love the shoe forms -- love how you think outside the box!!

Ashley said...

Found your blog through your bedroom on rate my space. I'll definitely be back!!

marty39 said...

The wooden bowl is stunning. I love the color and what a perfect display piece. The shoe forms look fabulous in the frame and hanging on the wall. Plus you can always use more hooks. Can't wait to see the headboard. Have a Happy and Blessed Easter. Hugs, Marty

Puna said...

VERY cool! Nice creativity. I love to reuse old things.

aura said...

They look AMAZING! Great job!

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

How creative! I never would've thought to do this. Also love your hall with the stripes and everything. What a wonderful space!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

I absolutely love your shoe forms. I'm also wondering if my hubby will kill me if I start painting stripes in our hallway.

MissKarenAshley said...

What a great idea! I love the quote above the shoes. Thank you so much for sharing.

Karen

http://www.simplylovelyideas.blogspot.com/

Mrs. Limestone said...

What a fabulous idea!!

Claudia said...

I love what you did with the shoe forms! Perfect!

Restyled Home said...

Love this idea! I have a few of those "kicking" around (I couldn't resist...!). Now I know what to do with them!

Thanks for joining our party!
Linda
http://fleamarketstylemag.blogspot.com

The Quintessential Magpie said...

These are sensational, particularly the way you used the shoe forms. Love the way your entire hallway looks. Great job!

Sheila :-)

Sherri S said...

LOVE that wooden bowl. Looks awesome with it's makeover. Also the frame is SO unique! LOVE it too.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Love the wooden bowl. You did a great job on the bowl and the shoe forms. Great redos.

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

The Decorated House said...

Fabulous finds. You did a beautiful job with the wood bowl.