Wednesday, September 1, 2010

More Thrift Store Treasures

It's time for another thrift store makeover today. :)  I hope your not getting sick of these -- because I'm definitely not getting sick of going hunting at the thrift store!  A few weeks back I found this bronze beauty:


 Okay -- and the best part of this was I didn't actually pay $3.99 - I got it on the yellow tag sale day -- so it was a mere $2.50.  Can't beat that right!?!  So first, I decided to spray paint this little lovely semi-gloss black.  It turned out to be not exactly what I wanted .... so back to the can of spray paint I went.  The second time around I chose white.  MUCH BETTER!  :) 

If you ever find a tray like this and you want to paint it -- there are little pins in the sides that you pull out and that releases the mirror from the framed part.  Just don't lose the pins -- they're tiny! 

So here's what I ended up with:


I decided to fill it up with candles and seashells.  It goes perfectly in my new beachy bathroom!



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23 Hand-Me-Downers Shared:

One Life Many Journeys said...

Didn't see that coming but it is beautiful.

Nichole said...

LOVE it!

Melissa said...

It looks great with the shells and candles!!

Erin said...

MUCH better white!! And to think how many times I've passed up something that ugly in my life when a little paint would have made it beautiful.

RACKS and Mooby said...

That came out nice - amazing what a little paint will do! :)

Debbie said...

Amanda that is fantastic....I love what you did. That was a great deal too...so useful and pretty. I love the detailed trim. Thanks for joining in this week...always a pleasure to see you. Debbie

Heather said...

I have one of those thrift store mirrors too. Although I hung mine on the wall. So fun to find stuff!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Love it white, I bet it looks so pretty in your beachy bathroom!

Rondell

Jensamom23 said...

Ooooo....pretty!

Tina said...

That is so pretty

Brambleberry Cottage said...

I love it! So fresh, so clean, so beachy.

This would be a great project to share at either my Tips and Tricks party-posted last night-or my Time Travel party-posting tonight.

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

That's cute! I've walked past those trays so many times~I won't now!

Higgs Happenin's said...

Two words come to mind. Tres chic. I don't even remember what that means, think back to high school french Brittany. Nope nothin. But I think it's good!?

Sandra {sawdust and paper scraps} said...

I'm hooked on thrifting lately too! I love what you did with it but I have Halloween on the brain so I immediately pictured something Spooky!

Allison said...

Looks great white! My mom has a tray like this. I thought about picking one up one time but decided not too. All well.

I also wanted to let you know that I gave you an award today.
http://adventuresofthemichelenafamily.blogspot.com/2010/09/tag-im-it-again.html

M.O.T.B said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!

Life in Rehab said...

Put that in my house this instant, Missy!

Yeah, the white is just perfect.

angela said...

so cute!!

Nikki said...

Thats awesome! I have a beach theme in my bathroom and I could totally see setting something like that on the back of my toilet. If there was ever a way to "spruce" up a toilet lol. Thanks for linking to gettin' crafty on hump day! :)

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Soft and pretty!

glimpse of my world said...

I collect these as well... i painted all of mine red and hung them in my bathroom -- ceiling to floor-- I LOVE THEM .. ALL SHAPES, all patterns. all fun... you can find them here... http://wwwglimpseofmyworld.blogspot.com/2009/06/more-mirrors.html
I love thrifting!!

Mrs Happy Homemaker said...

Oh, that is just SO pretty!! I love the thrift stores myself! My husband's vehicle is having 'technical difficulties' so he is taking my car right now...so the kiddos & I are stuck at home with no way to the thrift store til he gets the car fixed. Boo! Oh well...Ill just have to make up for all this not shopping when I get my car back!

Jane @ Going Jane said...

Love it! Esp w/the candles & shells! :)

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