4.01.2010

Spiffin Up Some Thrift

You guys all know how much I love thrifting, and I had a very successful day recently at some great spots around Sonoma County.  If you ever get a chance to go to the Salvation Army just outside of Healdsburg-you will die.  It's huuuge, lots of separate buildings on a gorgeous piece of property.  

Here is one of my favorite finds from the day:

A cute little planter that just needed a little TLC.  And by a little TLC I mean a rather rough sanding down, coat of primer and several coats of black lacquer spray paint.  Now I love her even more:

It's the little feet and the lion heads that really get me.  It is now holding residence in my entry and looks rather snazzy against the new gray walls.  But you can't see it in there yet because it's not completely finished.  And you know how I love a good "after" room reveal just as much as I love thrifting.  

12 comments:

  1. looks great, i love the lion door knockers!!

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  2. What a difference a coat of paint made! Great find!!

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  3. That is a hot lil planter you've got there.

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  4. the words "huugggee" and "lots of buildings" in the same sentence with Salvation Army (or Goodwill, for that matter!) sound like Disneyland to me!

    You should definitely get a bag. I can't wait until mine comes in! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. :)

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  5. I did something similar last fall....found an antique table with lions head drawer pulls...love that style!

    http://cranecontemplation.blogspot.com/2009/10/last-year-i-bought-this-little-stand.html

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  6. i love those little feet! so unique.

    dart it all - wished we lived closer to thrift together!

    HAPPY EASTER!
    kellie

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  7. That is the best re-do ever! I lived up in Healdsburg for a summer and there were so many great vintage stores around there, makes me miss it!

    xo

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  8. how did you find this gem? the lion heads make it brillant!

    happy easter, jackie :)

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  9. Looks great, what a fun idea making into a plant potter.

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