I’m so glad my son wasn’t with me last week when I went to the thrift store.
If he was, I’d be eating crow right now.
I almost never find good deals there these days.
I’ve ranted about it before, so I won’t rehash it.
Since he’s usually in the car with me, he hears me gripe about the prices every time I shop there.
He rolls his eyes.
I ignore him and continue griping.
I need to get it out of my system, and he’s the unlucky soul who has to suffer through it.
Thank goodness he wasn’t with me on this occasion though.
Normally I’m lucky if I find one good deal, but I walked out with not one or two, but three great finds!
I got an old wooden paper tray, a lazy susan, and a vintage rubber stamp holder.
I’m not going to tell him where I bought them though.
I’ll have to suffer through him rubbing my nose it in.
I gave the paper tray and lazy susan the easiest makeovers.
In fact, I got them both done in one day!
I didn’t take any photos of the work in progress, because both were so simple, but here’s how I did them.
I spray painted the lazy susan first and set it aside to dry.
Next, I spray painted the paper tray and set it aside to dry.
While they dried, I printed one of my 1920’s tin can fruit labels as an 8×10 image and cut it out.
Normally I use a blow dryer to speed up the paint drying time, but it was really hot outside, so both pieces dried quickly.
I used painter’s tape to secure my Milk and Cream Co. stencil on the lazy susan and painted the design on it.
Then I mixed up some homemade Modge Podge (white glue mixed with a bit of water), and decoupaged the fruit label onto the wood tray.
I let the tray dry completely, then sprayed sealer on it to protect the image.
Then I patted myself on the back for having such a productive day. 🙂
The vintage rubber stamp holder didn’t need any help from me. It’s awesome as-is.
It has 3 wooden stamps with it, but if I had any glass test tubes, I would have put them in the clips and put a flower stem in each one. Wouldn’t that make a pretty table centerpiece?
So, I’m willing to stop ranting about thrift stores for a little while, and hope I get this lucky next time I go!
Viya con Dios,
Upcycled Thrift Store Shelf with Image Transfer