Saturday, June 30, 2012

A Thrifty Makeover

It's no secret that I like to wander the aisles of a thrift store. I love the hunt and the find of something that you had no idea that you were looking for! For cheap! 

A little while ago, I pulled into the parking lot of one of our local thrift stores with the intention of looking for more embroidery hoops for this project. I always start off with the book section, then I go to the baskets, containers, huge ugly frames, material, and then end up in the furniture section. 

And that is where I found these beauties: 
I didn't mind the colour of them, besides the fact that they were disgustingly filled with who knows what kind of dirt and the metal legs looked horrible. But for $4.99 for each, I knew I could use them for our small entrance way. 

I spray primed and painted the legs a dark blue that actually matches the large mirror above (not on purpose). I then covered the seats with one of my favourite patterns that I have found at the thrift store, which is actually a double flat sheet. 
 It brings some cheerfulness to a small entrance wall and a place to put on our shoes. 
Not bad for $4.99! 
What have you made over from the thrift store lately? 
Oh and Happy Canada Day! I hope you get a chance to play outside (or read), do some BBQing and watch some fireworks! If the rain stays away, those are our plans too. Here's hoping! 

Happy weekend!
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