Sunday, February 28, 2010

Goodwill Still Life

What a weekend! A trip to Goodwill yielded quite the treasure trove.
After seeing so many fun projects made from vintage sheet music, I was pretty excited to find my own music book. The candle stick and bowling pin are most likely destined for a coat of paint. I'll probably paint or stain the wood box. I have no idea what I'm going to do with it, but it was too cute leave behind. I never pass up vintage trimmings, so the pink rick rack will feel perfectly at home with the rest of my stash. I loved the tiny size of this canning jar, and I'm sure it will be a very sweet vase for some wild flowers this summer.
I’m completely smitten with this old picnic or sewing basket. It’s sure to make for some stylish storage around the roost. I’m torn as to whether I want to leave it as is or give it a shabby aqua paint job for a little beachy kick. What do you think?

On Saturday, I also salvaged these vintage items from my Granddad’s house. I’m going to use the band aid tin to copy a brushed nickel container I saw at Pottery Barn.

I hope y’all had a wonderful weekend as well! Did anything fun/exciting/thrifty happen in your neck of the woods?


1 comment:

Bruce and Christine's big adventure said...

I think you shouldn't paint the basket but use some ribbon from your fab colletion to give it some character!