Thrifty Thursday #33

A few weeks ago I went to a demonstration of Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint. I have yet to use the paint and  I thought a little how-to couldn’t hurt. Plus it was a good time to take the plunge and buy my first can. While I was there I couldn’t help but look around the sweet little shop that sold the chalk paint.
There were several unfinished wood pieces around the shop. I instantly fell in love with this buffet. It’s seriously dreamy with those curvy legs and great lines. The only issue is some peeling wood on one of the ends. I either need to come up with a way to fix it or something creative to cover it. 
I also found this sweet little sewing table. The sewing machine is already gone, but I think this table will make a great little accent table.
The top of the table leaves a little something to be desired! Seriously, did someone take a chisel to the wood? And WHY would you do that? Again, I will need to come up with some way to “fix” this table, but I think it has lots of potential.  
I also scored this box of old an unique picture frames for $25. I love old unique picture frames!!! All in all, some pretty great finds. Although this is not a step in the decluttering and destashing direction! Pretty sure it’s gone from a hobby to a full on addiction. Pretty sure.
Linking up to these great link parties!!!


  1. Love that piece! 🙂 Megan

  2. What a great find… Can’t wait to see the afters =D

  3. Hey Courtney, I have seen where someone painted the top of a small table with chalk board paint. It was AWESOME! (they must have used a stencil for the edges of the paint because it had this great “curvy” victorian type look) just a thought. Might look good on the sewing table… LOVE the buffet!!

  4. Awesome finds! Oh and I am so loving the new look you have going on here on your blog:)! Would you mind sharing your awesome finds at my cheap find’s party? Here’s the link if you’re down, hope you have a great weekend and talk with you soon!

  5. I saw a very similar buffet at my GW for 40 bucks. I’m kicking myself for not getting it! Yours is a beauty

  6. That buffet is da’bomb! My grandmother had one with a very similar shape…she always had a homemade angel food cake perched right in the middle on a beautiful glass cake plate. Thanks for helping stir up such a sweet memory!

  7. My grandmother had a buffet with a similar shape. She always had a homemade angel food cake perched on a beautiful glass plate right in the center. Thanks for stirring up truly fond memories!

  8. great buys! totally love the box of frames!!

  9. What fabulous finds! So completely jealous.

  10. I am new to thrifting, but have found some awesome finds in the last few weeks!
    You can read about my first week of thrifting here:
    I’m addicted.
    Can’t wait to read about more of your thrifting finds…after the kids go to bed!

  11. LOVE LOVE LOVE that buffet! I’ve been scouring craiglist looking for one!

  12. WOW good score!! I would love to get my hands on an affordable buffet – nothing yet! Can’t wait to see what you do with your!
    Thanks for sharing.
    home sweet nest

  13. Love your furniture finds. Looks to me like someone removed the veneer from the top of the sewing machine. I’ve done that before and it does leave the piece looking like it’s been attacked by chisel. But, I’m sure you’ll make it look gorgeous. Can’t wait to see. I will be back.
    Im now following you from Please come visit me and maybe you’ll follow back. THANKS 😎

  14. Great finds! I { L O V E } old picture frames too! Maybe one of the really cool frames will fit the top of the sewing table and you can fill it in with a piece of wood!


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