Friday, February 18, 2011

Thrift shop finds

The weather is so beautiful today I have to make up ways to get out in it. I want to go to the park, but I feel guilty taking only Cutecumber when I know the other two want to go, so I just HAD to go out shopping. What else is there?
I found this large wooden top (under a $1) and LOVE it. Although I don't know what I'm going to do with it. It's really dusty, and about the size of a small cantaloupe or large grape fruit.

It immediately reminded me of these paintings by Jill O'Flannery:

Doesn't the top look as though it could have been plucked from one of these works? I have always loved these prints and it was actually the direction I wanted to go for the den/playroom. I ended up going very bright and primary, but this just shows that you can bring lots of color in without it being in-your-face color.

I'm tempted to repaint it white and distress it, because I've been surfing the Pottery Barn too much. If I went in that direct, I'd probably put it near my desk and let it bring out the kid in me. I'm thinking it would be adorable in one of the kids rooms, but I'm pretty sure it's one of those things Mom loves and kiddo hates.

I also picked up this wooden shelf for $3 @ Goodwill. It has a missing shelf in the middle, but it's sturdy and has really good mounting hardware. It will be painted and placed in the girls room, possibly as part of that collage wall across from the bunk beds, or maybe as a mounted night stand for books, an alarm clock, and that ever-important glass of water.

Red, white or black..hmmm. It will probably be painted today after the kids get out of school since I have a "paint-date" with the Scientist. He's going to paint the "pencil holder" he found at school and I told him we could do it today after he put a guilt trip on me by saying "You never spend time with JUST me anymore." Words that go straight to a mother's heart! I may end up painting a little beat up gnome that Cutecumber picked up on our outing, which she has named Santa. lol

And speaking of the little cutie, if you didn't notice her fingers itching to be in the photo I took of the top, I bet her presence wasn't missed in the shelf photo. My little camera hog. <3


  1. Cool finds! Does the top work?

    I love that pic of Cutecumber. I think it would be super cute to do that in black and white with a splash of color around the wooden shelf and then hang it in their bedroom!

  2. You always find the best things. Love the visitor in your pictures.


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...