Thrift Store Transformations

Like most of you who will be reading this, I love a good deal. The thrift store is one of those places that never fails in providing me with a steal on home accessories.

I can literally stroll the aisles of a thrift store for hours (I make a first pass, then go back over each aisle with a fine-tooth comb). Rolling solo (the only way to go for a mission like this) and the new RiRi album playing in my ears, this week I went in to look for a few baskets for my kitchen (will post another day about those finds and transformations). I was focused on a specific search until I came across some really pretty pottery. With the first one in my cart, my expedition turned into a hunt for more pottery. I had a vision of painting them all white to create a collection.

Here are my pottery plunders:

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While these were pretty enough as is, I decided to leave only a peek of some of the old. Incidentally, I painted these using Krylon’s chalky finish spray paint, my first time ever, and it wasn’t bad at all!

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I used a gold-leaf pen to add a few touches to a couple of the vases and ended up sanding the smallest one which had some texture on the surface…and voila!

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Have you transformed anything from the thrift store that you love? If so, care to share?

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P.S. If you love the wood stand and gingko leaf, you must check out Agnes Watt, which has the most beautiful items. Happy Thrifting!

 

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