Fun Thrift Store Finds and a Project

We spent the last several days working on projects at the lakehouse,
 removing more carpet and prepping floors for sanding.  
I also had a couple of thrift store finds and did a little project with one!

Projects with thrift store finds from Itsy Bits And Pieces
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I found this nice wooden wall organizer for $6, 
and knew it would make a good makeover project!

Projects with thrift store finds from Itsy Bits And Pieces

The wood, while pretty, wasn't exactly the look I wanted.
I started by painting it with a coat of chalk paint (this color is Relic from DecoArt) followed by a coat of DecoArt Americana light satin water based varnish.   

Projects with thrift store finds from Itsy Bits And Pieces

I drew numbers on cardstock for the labels.  I think it will be great for magazines, of course, but also for things like TV remotes, phones, tablets, and keys.
I left the interiors unpainted, so it will hold up to use wear.

Projects with thrift store finds from Itsy Bits And Pieces

Projects with thrift store finds from Itsy Bits And Pieces

I think it will be a very useful piece and it fits our decor more now!

Projects with thrift store finds from Itsy Bits And Pieces

The other find was this simple $2 basket.

Projects with thrift store finds from Itsy Bits And Pieces

I loved the look of the two different weaves and the tall rectangular shape. 

Projects with thrift store finds from Itsy Bits And Pieces

Projects with thrift store finds from Itsy Bits And Pieces

With the flat sides, I knew if I added a wire loop on the back, it could easily be hung on a wall.  Last fall, I picked up hydrangea clippings at the compost site, and dried them.  They were perfect in the basket, and I hung it in the kitchen.

Projects with thrift store finds from Itsy Bits And Pieces

The basket color is lovely with our old 1949 cabinets.

Projects with thrift store finds from Itsy Bits And Pieces

Projects with thrift store finds from Itsy Bits And Pieces

I love low cost decorating!

Get the look...


Projects with thrift store finds from Itsy Bits And Pieces

Until next time...

18 comments

  1. Love the basket with dried hydrangeas in it
    We always have projects that's for sure haha

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  2. Great finds and you made them look so pretty!

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  3. Both are pretty but the wall organizer is super cool. I must keep an eye out for one!!

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  4. Super cute, Linda - you pick up the greatest deals!!!

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  5. The organizer will be great for controlling clutter - I like the makeover you gave it! And the basket is super nice! I love it when I find a good basket at the a great price. Fun!

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  6. Your wall organizer turned out great. Love the color and that you left the interior the wood color. Nice basket too. It looks wonderful with the dried hydrangeas.

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  7. Great finds Linda. I love the basket with the dried hydrangea's. Super pretty.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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  8. Those are both great finds, Linda. That organizer is perfect for magazines or anything really.

    It's an unusual basket with the two types of weaving. I like it.

    I hope you have a great week- xo Diana

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  9. Your project turned out so nice. I really like the contrast between the paint & stain. I found a fun oval basket with a lid & 2 perfectly sized compartments for spare TP in the bathroom. I don't like to make guests feel like they are snooping when looking for another roll so, I found file labels similar to yours. They are with the scrapbooking supplies at HL. They have tiny paper brads that easily slip between the weave on the basket. It might be a fun addition to your flower basket. My find for the day was an interesting wood bowl -
    perfect for our scrabble letters. I mixed about 4 sets of different colors & ages. We keep the Scrabble out to help improve our spelling & vocabulary. ;)

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    1. The file labels sound very cool...I will definitely look them up! I love the idea of the TP basket! Thank you for sharing!

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  10. I love how your projects are useful and pretty.

    I do love hydrangeas fresh and dried :)

    Karen x

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  11. I like both projects, Linda. And I'm not at all surprised to find that we like the same magazines :-)
    Amalia
    xo

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  12. Cute projects! Hope you have a great week and are getting a little bit of a warm up in the weather!

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  13. Very nice makeovers, Linda! The magazine rack turned out so nice. I used that same paint color on my daughter's 'hat-box' cake for her baby shower. The basket looks so nice next to your beautiful cupboard. So exciting to get your floors started on the lakehouse! xx K

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  14. That's a great basket and the wall organizer was a great find! Love your makeover!

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  15. I love your finds. I have never seen a basket I didn't like. xo Laura

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    1. Agreed...Or one I couldn't fix, so I would like it lol.

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  16. Oh what a beautiful make over I love the color too. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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