Sunday, October 16, 2011

Goodwill Hunting

Who would have known that one of my favorite stores would end up being the Goodwill.
I enjoy going to the one in my area. It's clean and pretty organized.
I always head straight to the glassware section searching for old jars, cake platters, tiny pitchers etc..
Then I search for  
picture frames and mirrors. I usually always find something I like.

I really liked the frame on this piece, which is a sort of tin and one of my favorite things right now is silhouettes, so I thought if this were cleaned up it could be pretty cute.

For this price, it was worth a shot anyway.

As soon as I get home, it's straight to the sink for some hot, soapy water. I love cleaning up my new pieces and this picture really needed it!

I took it apart and removed the old gold paper that was the background for the silhouette.

I cleaned the frame and then started cleaning the glass only to discover I was taking a lot of the paint off of the silhouette.

I found some paper I had on hand to replace the old gold one
put it all back together.

I can always replace the background paper and still deciding if I want to try and fill in some of the missing silhouette with some black paint.

I found this picture and loved it as is.

Another great price.

The colors on the frame are perfect. French country blue, gold and the perfect amount of wear and tear.

So all I had to do was dust her off and clean up the glass.

I love the picture. So sweet. I added this to a vignette in my dining room hutch. Will post pictures of that later.

I have lots more goodies to share, so until next time.....

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Carly said...

Love both pics! Goodwill is one of my favorite stores too! I agree who would have known?! The silhouette looks great!
Happy resting,

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I think the silhouette looks great--but probably would be easy to fix a little with black paint. Another Goodwill lover here! I actually think finding the joy of Goodwill has greatly improved my life!

Mary Bergfeld said...

You've found some great treasures at bargain prices. Thus is my first visit to your blog but I'll be back. I spent some time browsing through your earlier posts and really enjoyed the time I spent here. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

liZ said...

Awesome finds!!! I love thrift shopping. It's like a treasure hunt.

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

You found some great things! Love what you did with the first piece!!
And the second one is beautiful as is!


The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

WOW Michelle!!!! awesome finds for sure!!!! i adore what you did with the first piece -- very creative and wonderful but that is no did it!!!! hope you have tons more fabulous finds in your near future! hugs...

Ric Rac and Polka Dots said...

Wow!!! I agree with Andrea, what great finds! I had to groan and smile at the same time when I read about your washing some of the paint away. . . . oh boy, sounds just like something that would happen to me! I think I would try to touch it up a bit with the black paint or even marker, whatever matches best. It is beautiful either way though . . . good job!!!

Betsy said...

Isn't it exciting to find treasures like these at second-hand stores? I also travel the aisles of Goodwill looking for new projects for my house. I also donate things that might become someone else's treasure!

Chris said...

Hi Michelle, you are making me want to go and visit the goodwill and value village stores. I'm going to visit my son out of town this week and he loves value village so I'll be bugging him to take me, LOL I found and am now following you through My Romantic Home and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

Sugar Pink Boutique said...

These are great finds Michelle I am amazed at the things you can find at Goodwill and thrift stores! I wish I had a one of those places near my house. Oh well I'll live vicariously through you! xo

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

Such wonderful Goodwill scores, Michelle! I really love the second piece. Scenes like that are so endearing.

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Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage


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