Saturday, May 12, 2012

Thrifting

Thrifting Thursday

We’ve had another good batch of stuff come our way. And as we build our inventory for the show in July, I am running out of space to store it!
It’s been such fun hunting and re-purposing…it’s like I was made to do this. Of course, a dream of mine has always been to have a retail space, so in our own little way, we are able to do it and be creative on a budget at the same time. I have to tell you though, the auction scene can be ridiculous! I have seen side tables go for up to $80 and as little as $5!  For us, we like the $5 tables! 


Some of this week's finds
Or free…even better!  One of my keepers is a side table that I had in my bedroom, It's humble beginnings? It was going to be thrown away by a neighbor, and was rescued by us. I had originally spray-painted a metallic champagne color. I painted it Annie Sloan Duck Egg, and after some understated sanding of the edges, used Soft Wax to finish it, adding some shading with the Dark Soft Wax. What a pretty little piece!


A few weeks ago, I found a really, really cute cotton floral shift dress for like, $2. The fit was perfect, but I was not digging the exaggerated neckline detail.  It has a wide collar that may be hard to see, but it has a lot of fabric in the place where I do not need a lot of fabric.




So, I re-fashioned. Of course I did. By scooping out the neckline and finishing it off with a little tiny pompom trim, I think I got a much more flattering look.



 I am wearing this dress with a pair of brand new, never worn Tommy Hilfiger wedges that I thrifted for under $4! 



Don’t you love it?

6 comments:

  1. From furniture to clothes - your makeovers are truly amazing!

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  2. What Irene said. I love your blog and all your creations and re-creations. So inspiring!

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  3. I bet you are so excited for the show, sounds so fun. In a couple of years, Paige and I want to go to Luckett's in May for their big show. Great job on the refashion.

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  4. That dress is a million times better and looks so great!! Wonderful finds...

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  5. Oh yes, that dress is much improved! I love your "finds". Don't you sometimes wish you could keep it all?

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  6. Simply darling! I now must own some mini pom-pom fringe. It too can sit and marinate in my basement.

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