Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Great Finds Part 2

Are you all so anxious to find out what else I found at a thrift store? I am so excited to share what I found and their small transformations!

The first item is this...


Display Rack! This is another item that my husband said, "What the... They really sell everything". I have been wanting one of these for my work space for a while. All I can say is "Ask and you shall receive." Oh, just incase you are wondering how much I paid for this, it was $5.

I pulled out some of my fat quaters and played "display".



The next item... I found two separate items and transformed them to one.



I found this gold metal candle holder($1.99), and this beautiful glass($.99). With a little imagination and spray paint, two unwanted items became this...


I love it. Now I have a beautiful candle holder, I might start planning to do a "Romantic Valentine's Dinner for Two". We don't have to go out, I could put the kiddies to bed at 6:00. Hehehehe... Although, for some reason when I try to be romantic and seductive I always end up doing something silly. It becomes a love COMEDY! So, maybe not.

24 comments:

ilovestitches said...

The display rack used for your fat quarters is such a fantastic idea. When I saw the just the rack..I thought..what the heck can you do with that? And then...came the next pic with the fabric...brilliant!

Nalamienea said...

Oo! wonderful use of spray paint on that one! very pretty :)

trish said...

What a great eye to use the stand for your fabric. I would have walked right by it. :o) And how lovely is your "new" candle holder. :o)
Have a nice day.
Trish

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

WOW what a great thrift store find! I love how you transformed the candle holder and the beautiful etched glass. Very charming.

Catherine said...

Great rack! Oh, that sounds funny!

I love how you used it to display your fabrics!

burlap + blue said...

What wonderful finds!!! Especially love the display rack how perfect for a craft/sewing room...thanks for sharing!!

Disney said...

Sachiko!!! Do I need to tell you again how much I absolutely love you?!? You make me laugh so much, and who would have thought to put those two items together to make that lovely candle holder? It's beautiful!
Good luck with the Valentine's planning :o)

Sherri said...

I loved the ladder..and now these too...you really had a great day at D. I.!!!

stefanie said...

what great finds...husbands sometimes don't get it..lol

northern cottage said...

So cool - that display rack - yeah the guys don't generally get it but we do! & how you put those gold items together & freshened up with paint - well done!

Wendy said...

Great stuff! I love your display rack!

Amy Craig said...

Sachiko,
You are just so cute!! I found the link to your amazing blog from Tanya R. I love your creativity!!

Jamie said...

My guess is that if you plan a romantic dinner, Hubby won't complain about the thrify buys!
Nice job, very cute!

free indeed said...

Wonderful conversions! Wish I had your knack for I love 'saling'...

marisa said...

awesome! My mom found a display rack for the kid's movies and such at a local store that was closing. Hmmm...I may have to nab it from them!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Love your display stand!! Great find. :)

Sonia said...

Love your finds..especially the candle holder, it looks so ephemeral..and I also like what you chose to do with the display rack..hope this time you succeed in your intentions with the romantic dinner :)

Sonia said...

Love your finds..especially the candle holder, it looks so ephemeral..and I also like what you chose to do with the display rack..hope this time you succeed in your intentions with the romantic dinner :)

Sharlyn said...

wow, I bow to your creativity! You make the ordinary become extraordinary!

TheMommy said...

Okay, that's it...I'm heading to the thrift store tomorrow...you've inspired me!

Jenn said...

I am super jealous! I want your display rack!
Thanks for sharing all of your stuff!

my name is heather... said...

The display rack is AWESOME. Every girl needs something like that for fabric. I am definitely keeping my eye out for one of those. Great finds!

Jeanette said...

Love the display rack, and I have that same little gold candle holder, I have plans to turn mine into a pin cushion =0)

Gabyta said...

I love your site, I discovered surfing the web today.
Your findings are beautiful, I live in Argentina, in a city called Mar del Plata unfortunately there are not many places to buy used items, antique, there is only a flea market very small and then shops here called "Buying and selling" where the People often take an object used to sell or swap for something you need.
I enlarged the comment, sorry. Definitely I will go vistart followed.
A hug and congratulations on your creations and Thanks for the tutorials.
Kisses.

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