Monday, May 24, 2010

Getting my thrift on...again

                               I got all this thrift-tastic stuff on my last mission.
I thought I'd show you what else I've done with it all.  I showed you how I spray painted these two items here.
I decided this silver urn would be my next victim.
I had a helper this time.
Got my Dollar Store bag of shells...
took the candle out of here and dumped the shells inside.
Put it all together and viola!

One side of the hearth.
I like it in black!
I'm also using the great little Pottery Barn ice bucket
on the other side of the hearth as shiny pot for the ivy topiary, next to the swanky mercury glass tealight holder from anthro.

The corbel is being used as a picture shelf for one of my daughter's pieces of art.
And that bamboo birdcage you ask?
I'm still debating if I should paint it or leave it natural?   And what exactly I'm going to do with it. For now it's holding a mix of real and flameless candles, some shells and mini bird nests.



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32 comments:

McCarthy Designs said...

The urn looks great black and your helper did a wonderful job ; )
I love the little silver ice bucket too, how cute! xx

Always Nesting said...

Beautiful!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Love the urn in black and also love that silver ice bucket! Hope you are having a great time at my PARTY!

Blessings,
Linda

Ann said...

I think everything looks great! I love that you repurposed the glass candleholder to hold shells.
I also like the bird cage natural.:)
Fondly,
Ann
@
The Tattered Tassel

Bonnie said...

What a way to repurporse so many things and they all look great!!

Life in Rehab said...

Nice job! It all looks so high end now. So, are you totally hooked on spray paint yet?

Sarah @ The Pumpkin Patch said...

Wow wow wow!!! I love all of it. I love what a can of spray paint can do. Thanks for linking to Transform Tuesday. I can't wait to see what you link up next week!!

Chelsea@ThisFreshFossil said...

Looks great! Especially the new candleholder/urn, and I like the lantern loaded up with shells. :) Oh, and that painting that your daughter did is AWESOME! I'm a big fan.

~Chelsea

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

I love all your thrifty finds and your fix ups, too. You have a knack for setting up nice vignettes. Re: the bamboo birdcage...if you don't paint it, seal it with some clear acrylic if you are using it outside. Bamboo mildews in the weather!

Joy @ Thrifty Parsonage Living said...

What great thrifty finds! I love what you have done with them :)

Joy @ Thrifty Parsonage Living said...

I'm here from Twice Owned Tuesday @ House of Grace. I've been enjoying your blog and have become a new follower. I invite you to stop and visit my blog as well. Have a great day!

Jennifer said...

Looks great!!!

Mel said...

Oh yeah, you got your thrift on! You've made them all look so good together.

Life with Kaishon said...

I LOVE that ice bucket! And the candle holder. So pretty. You did good!

Bonnie @ House of Grace said...

Great Job!!!! Thanks for linking up to my Twice Owned Tuesday Party!
Bonnie

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures said...

Love all your finds. I say leave the birdcage just as it is.

Nancy said...

Love the idea with the sea shells!

Prior said...

very pretty makeovers. The black is great and I love mercury glass. Lezlee

kim said...

Love the vignette you created with your thrifty finds. Your little helper did a good job painting.

Style Sisters said...

Great stuff! You did a fabulous centerpiece idea....I am hosting a new linky party.... centerpiece wednesdays come and link up!

Karin

Debbie said...

I am all about repurposing....so you did a fantastic job...making them all your own treasures....so much fun. Hope to see you this weekend at my party starting on Saturday:)

Suzanne said...

I love all your finds and I love how you improved them! Fabulous!

Debbie said...

Thanks for linking up!~ Enjoy your weekend.:)

luvtodecorate said...

That is so pretty! I put some boxwood in my ice bucket I found from the thrift store but I am really loving how you did yours now.

Donna said...

Wow! You really scored some wonderful treasures! I can't decide which one is my favorite! I love them all, and really love your idea of putting shells in the lantern. And don't you just love spray paint?!

Linda said...

That lantern does look good in black and with the shells...wonderful!

Wendy said...

You got some great finds!! I love how your transformed the urn and lantern! I would never have thought to take the candle out and fill with seashells! Loving that idea :)
Wendy

gongyandsquish said...

I love the shells inside the lantern that you painted black! I'll be searching for a lantern for my patio now. TFS!

Charlotte said...

You can't go wrong with black! These look great by your hearth.

Jenny said...

Boy, the black just makes your treasures pop! Great eye! The shells inside the lantern is genius! Visiting you from Debbie's and I'm glad I did! Awesome accessories.

★All Thingz Related★ said...

I like how you filled the lantern with seashells!
Thank you for sharing at last week's Anything Related!

Rachelle said...

Love it all! I like it natural for the last one :)

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