Friday, February 20, 2009

A Lucky Goodwill Day

I decided to stop by Goodwill today on my way to the Post Office. There was a tray I had seen there a few weeks ago that I was hoping was still there, but it was gone. I did find a few other things that I am very excited about ! I only spent $10 and look what I got ! All of these are perfect for my kitchen. I am not a blue girl at all, so I painted the cupboard Olde Ivory, dry brushed black over that and then briwax over that. I painted the hardware black and I knocked the little divider on the top cubby out to open that space up. I sewed up a little pillow and a seed bag for the cupboard and put my little wooly sheep in the top cubby. The rolling pin went right into my crock with the other rolling pins and mashers . I also painted the bowl Olde Ivory with briwax. I hung the bowl over the gameboard that Kindra made. I usually don't find much at Goodwill, but I'm so glad I stopped to look today. You just never know when you'll find a treasure ! Have a great weekend !




43 comments:

In His service, Anne said...

Awesome finds!!! Your refinishing job is great..have a super weekend! anne

Tami said...

Such wonderful finds!!! I love how you refinished them too.


Have a sunny weekend!

Janene said...

Janae~You are definately finding some fantastic items...and you are quick to redo them!
Aren't you just loving that briwax? It makes everything so prim and fantastic!
I would love to find a cupboard like that...yes, I'm jealous!
I like how you did your bowl, it looks really good where you hung it!
Why are these people getting rid of so many great items?

Kindra said...

Great goodwill finds! Love that cupboard! It turned out perfect after your prim magic. :)

Farm Field Primitives said...

What awesome finds. The goodwill that I go to rarely has anything that neat. It has been closed since before Christmas due to roof damage. I sure hope it opens soon. What is briwax and where do you get it? Have a great weekend!!~~Melissa

primitive basketcase said...

Wonderful finds, Janae, and wow, you are fast at getting things done. I love how you did the cupboard. You lucky girl. Have a great weekend.
Pam

Char said...

well girlie...you had a good thrifting day!...love that lil cabinet!...I have been painting a few things with ivory as well...gives a little contrast to all those dark primitive colors.

wrcdgc said...

I love the cabibet. How do I find this paint your are using? I'd love to paint my little dresser that color. You really found some great treasures.

Donna

cynthialeedesigns said...

Hi Janae,
Love the little cupboard!! It turned out wonderful! I got a wood bowl with a handle just like yours at the GW a few weeks ago...I still need to decide what color I want to paint it.
Have a great weekend.
Cindy

Gayle said...

ACK! I love that little cupboard! And you filled it with the perfect goodies! Lucky girl!

WoolenSails said...

Great finds and beautiful job on primming them up.
I love thrift stores.

Debbie

Yankee Ridge Primitives said...

WOW Janae!
WHAT a transformation. It looks amazing! Lucky girl:)

luv2teek said...

Love the redo on the little cabinet!
Smiles...Bev

Tins and Treasures said...

Your 'new' decor looks awesome. What a great find. Take care. Natalie

Tammy said...

Oh I am loving that cabinet. It looks great. Love the other items you got as well, but the cabinet is my fav...

A Hole in the Basket Primitives - Ann said...

That is a wonderful redo on the little cupboard. Everyone finds such great things at their TS. The Goodwill in my town is a dud and it's been closed since the end of December due to a leaky roof. ~Ann

angie said...

great finds~love the redos! i ordered some briwax, can't wait for it to get here!

Stellar Creations said...

I LOVE your redos.. what brand of paint are you using? You are inspiring.

Hugs,
Stella

UPON A HILL said...

You did a fantastic job!

Justina said...

Awesome finds Janae! Can I ask what briwax is? I see a lot of you use it.. but what is it & where do I find it? Thanks a bunch. ~Justina

Lisa said...

What wonderful finds!! I love how you finished them. Can you explain to us newbies what dry painted means and where do you find this Briwax? I am so loving how your cupboard was finished. I am definitely going to have to try it out. Thank you so much for sharing!!

Lisa

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

I love the cabinet you did a great job on it! The little pillow you made is so cute...love it:)

I have to get myself some briswax.lol
Rondell

Leslie said...

I love that little cupboard! Very nice!

Lauren said...

Oh so pretty! You are so creative, Janae:) I need to get some of this briwax I keep hearing about...it sure does leave a beautiful finish! Have a wonderful weekend!

Mercy Ottis said...

Wow! These things look like true olde treasures! I have never used briwax...is it something that you buy at a store?.......what kind of paint is olde ivory? I am in love with the ay it all looks! Have a great weekend. ♥ Lewaina

Black Sheep Lisa said...

How awesome that you found a bowl like mine! That cupboard looks so great with the new makeover!
WTG Janae1

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

great job....I am itching to go TShopping..I was at Macys yesterday and got caught up in the makeup area and fell in love witht he bare naturals line..want to get a make over and see how I like the stuff..played there for an hour..I do love the stuff..but man it is spendy...is it cheaper online...There were so many colors to choose from and the sales girl Kelly was so much fun...I can't wait to see what they come up with...:)

Colleen said...

What wonderful finds and transformations, Janae! I may just have to sneak over to Goodwill myself this week ... just in case there are some treasures waiting.

I hope the new blog business is off to a spectacular start!

~Beth~ said...

I really must get some of that wax! It works wonders! Everything looks great.

Cathy Cobblestone said...

You Lucky Girl!!! Lil' cabinet looks great! Blessings, Cathy

Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

WOW - you got 3 great pieces. They look straight out of one of my favorite shops. Wonderful!!

PatinTenn said...

How wonderful !! I have got to find some new TS to shop at.

I just do not find that sort of things in town.

I love what you did with that cabinet.

Pat

Terry said...

Awesome job on the little cupboard Janae! I like the seed bag and pillow too!
Terry

Kath said...

Great finds...LOVE how our cupboard turned out!!

Have a wonderful weekend :)


hugs~Kath

millerhomestead said...

Hi Janae! I love your Good will finds. You are amazing with how fast you finished them. They look so nice! I hope you have had a nice Saturday. God bless, Jamie

Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

I was blog hopping tonight and landed on your blog! I love your Goodwill finds! I would have done the same thing to the little blue cupboard...it turned out fantastic! I have a before and after on my blog of a larger cabinet that I did like that. I was amazed at the results! I'll be back for more visits for sure!!
Smiles,
Beth

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Hi Janae! Hey girl you got some great things goin' on. I love that little cupboard...oh my gosh what a great buy! I love it when I find great little bargains. I love the bowl too. this is fun, I love it when you show your things you got!
Blessings,
Debbie

tidymom said...

Oh Janae you did GOOD girl! Those are awesome!!

~TidyMom

This Country Girl said...

Janae,

First of all, what a lucky find (or blessed rather) at GW when you found that cabinet and WOW on the makeover! It looks a prim piece you would find in a speciality prim store and your distressing is wonderful!

Your display is great!
Tammy

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

Hey there! This is my first visit to your blog and I am enjoying it very much! I have seen your blog name EVERYWHERE and finally had a few extra minutes to check it out. I'm so glad I did! And I'm sure I will be back. I am adding you to my bloglist, if that's okay with you.
I love all of your finds, and the re-dos you did on them are awesome! Great job! I love to thrift shop too.
Have a great day! I hope you will drop by and visit me once in awhile too.
~Carolyn

Kathy C said...

Love your great finds at Goodwill. I have also found some great stuff but need to redo them and I love what you did. You HAVE to tell us the paint and what dry brushing is and about the wax. I am new to all this and need some help. I have been doing everything black and finally my husband said he didn't want our house to look like a funeral home. Yeah, too much black can be depressing. Love that color a lot. Please share. Great display on the cupboard.

Susan said...

Love what you found at GW. The cupboard re-do looks great!

Lisa ~ A Cottage to Me said...

Great finds! I love what you did with the little cabinet. I am new to your blog and I will be back! Lisa

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