Thrifty Thursday #4

It’s been raining here like crazy so I haven’t really had much chance to go thrifting. With all the rain all I really want to do is cuddle up under the blankets, watch a good movie, and sip on something warm….that’s what I’d LIKE to be doing, what I’m actually doing is dragging my 2 year old through the rain to drop off/pick up my 5 year old from school.

All of a sudden I’ve gotten really lucky with finding ornate picture frames. Of course I’ve been searching for them, they are always on my “to find” list. Ornate frames are a little bit like cloches; they are hard to find so when you find one you buy it, even if you already have a bunch at home. At least for me!

See what I mean? That’s a few of my thrift frames hanging in the garage.

Look at all that detail! The question is….what color to paint all these beautiful frames? That’s always a hard question for me. I want to play with fun colors but I always tend to go back to my old standbys.
Look at that beautiful silver platter! It is engraved for some kind of award. The edges are beautifully tarnished, I love the detail and shape.

This week my thrifting finally paid off for my hubby! As I was out and about I found this Craftsman tool cabinet. So for all the eye rolls and the “another piece of furniture” looks it seems all worth it now. The hubs immediately filled it with tools and is happy as a clam.
So what have your found lately? Any diamonds in all the stuff? ; )

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  1. Great finds. Love the frames. What a score to find that took cabinet – I want one. Sweet – how much did you end up paying for it?

  2. I find all of my diamonds at garage sales, haven’t really tried out the thrift stores but am definitely going to look into it. We actually found the same tool chest at a yard sale a few weeks ago, and like your husband, mine has stopped his complaining. For now. haha. Looking forward to seeing what you create with all of those fun frames!

  3. Ohh girl, those frames are just fabulous! You’re so “frame” lucky! 🙂

    Here’s my latest finds…

  4. Love all of your frames! Don’t forget to show us what you do with them 🙂 Here’s my latest Craigslist find… a $15 desk. Love it!

    P.S. Where did you find the wood pieces for your primitive apothecary jars?


  5. @ Ashley: I got them all at Michaels!

  6. Those frames are fantastic. I have lots of frames but not ornate ones like that. This week was slow in the finds department.

  7. Great too cabinet. My hubby would love me for that! We so need one of those!

  8. You hit the jack-pot! The frames are gorgeous. Any color will do, but I am like you I never know which color to go with. You did a great job finding treasures this week. Karie

  9. Love all your ornate frames, and SERIOUSLY LOVE that you found something for your hubs! So sweet and thoughtful! What a great wife you are!

  10. YOUR FRAMES ARE BODACIOUS!! I am so jealous!

    Love your guts

  11. I hit the payload on buttons today.

    When I got to the register I found out everything in the thrift store was 50% off. So I got like a million buttons for $3.80. Woohoo!

  12. They are great! Did you get them cheap?


  13. These frames are wonderful. They’ll be gorgeous when you’re done.


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