Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Thrift Store Adventure/Thrifty Thursday
Yesterday, the kids and I took our first trip to the local thrift store. I have been so amazed by the incredible thrift-store transformations completed by fellow bloggers that I had to see for myself what treasures where to be had!
Okay, first, let me say that thrifting with a toddler and preschooler in tow is NOT fun! I was a nervous wreck as things were precariously close to edges and in arm's reach of little hands. Second, we had to take a potty break in a REALLY yucky public/unisex restroom. And finally, there were lots of "vintage" early-80s finds that just weren't floating my boat, but I persisted and scored big!
Here is my main thrift store find:
It is a tiny kindergarten or first grade school desk and the teacher-mommy in me just could not resist it.
Not too jazzy in industrial-school grade paint, but I had a plan!
We stopped at the hardware store and picked up a can of Ace Hardware Indoor/Outdoor RUST STOP black spray paint. $4.29
I love the way the wooden seat and back slats pop against the black paint! What do you think...should I go ahead and sand/stain the wood to finish the look?
Sweet side profile.
I am going to use this little school desk as a plant stand on our front porch. I positioned it next to one of our rockers so that you you could get some perspective on just how tiny it is! I love the way it turned out and think it will be perfect for displaying a beautiful green fern or basket of brightly colored impatiens. That is, if I can keep the toddler off of it. It is just his size!
EDIT: OOOPS, I forgot to thank and link back to Leigh over at Tales from Bloggeritaville. Please drop by to discover other thifty finds!