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Sunday, June 28, 2009

Thrifty Treasures

Time again for Today’s Thrifty Treasures with Rhoda!  I didn’t make it to any garage or estate sales this past week, it was just too hot to be getting in and out of the car!! I did, however, make a quick stop at Goodwill and found these treasures:

IMG_2073Isn’t this mirror the cutest?! It’s plastic, but you’d never know it! I love the raised dot detail.

IMG_2075I’m not a fan of the color, but it’s nothing a can of spray paint can’t fix!  I have no idea where I’ll put this beauty, but for $3.99 I just couldn’t pass it up. Wouldn’t it look cute painted pink in a nursery or little girl’s room?

I also got a spice rack for $3.99 that I plan to spray paint and hang in my craft closet to store my little paint bottles:

IMG_2076And this accordion coat rack for $1.99 that will also get a facelift and be re-purposed as a display for my embellished tins:

IMG_2077These next two treasures I did find at estate sales over the past month.  I don’t know why, but I am drawn to these vintage jewelry boxes:

IMG_2070Guess how much??  One dollar for the top one and 50 cents for the bottom one!  I got them both when the sales were either at 50% or 75% off.  They aren’t in that great of shape (and they smell like musty old lady), but I thought they were unique & cute.  Here’s how they look opened up:



I’ve been working on getting the insides cleaned up as best I can, and spraying the heck out of them with Febreeze.  I could probably resell these on Ebay and make a few bucks, but I’ve got better plans for them….if I didn’t already have two mirrored jewelry boxes in my bedroom, I would surely slap some mirrors on them and call it a day.  But I think I will get out my trusty spray paint and give them a new color (thinking one lavender & one silver), then maybe stencil an monogram or initial on top.  What do you think?

I’m off to explore everyone else’s treasures!


Edited for 7/09/09:

I’m also linking up this post to my new friend over at Tales From Bloggeritaville for her Thrifty Thursday Party!


  1. What a great idea to use a spice rack to hold your paint bottles! I'm going to have copy that!

  2. I love those plastic mirrors, because they're so cheap and you can't tell they're plastic! I like the texture of the one you found, and I like those old jewelry boxes too. I just got one in the free box at a garage sale!

  3. I love all of your finds! That mirror is super cute!

  4. I remember those old jewelry boxes. Great finds this week!

  5. I collect the same jewelry boxes! I have about 9 now. LOVE THEM.

  6. I want them all! I never thought of the spice rack for the craft paints. I have one that doesn't fit in my new kitchen, thanks for the grand idea!

  7. Those are great bargains! Love the jewelry boxes! Wish I would have saved some of mine! The mirror will look fabulous painted! The spice rack will sure come in handy!

    Thanks for sharing!


  8. I love your treasures! Lucky girl! I can't wait to see what everyone got since I didn't have the chance to go myself! :)

  9. Oh my! I heart that mirror- and you totally cannot tell it is plastic! Great finds, and I totally agree that it is getting too hot for garage sales!

  10. Wow, great deals!
    I really need to get to the Goodwill in my area, I've never been! ;)

  11. I've come across a ton of those old jewelry boxes-never thought about painting them,though. I bet it would turn out nice!

  12. Oh my--That mirror is fabulous. It looks like hobnail and yes, pink would be wonderful on it.

  13. Ah!! I have the exact same mirror! Mine has a white plastic frame and I think it was $1.00 at the thrift shop! Isn't treasure hunting fun??!!

    Christina :)

  14. Lovely finds! Please show us how the spice rack turns out, I bet that will look wonderful. The accordion coat rack is a clever idea too.

  15. I just found your blog! I love this idea. Can't wait to see the finished spice rack!!! Very clever!

  16. HI Friend! Thanks for linking up! I am so glad you did because it led me to your blog. LOVE it! I am going to add as a follower. Great buys there! Thanks for joining in on Thrifty Thursday friend! Great deals!
    Leigh, Tales from Bloggeritaville

  17. I'm such a rookie when it comes to painting things! I've never even used spray paint! I really must try it!

  18. Too cute - especially the jewelry boxes. Can't wait to see what you do with your finds! Thanks for sharing.


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