Friday, November 7, 2008

I Heart Goodwill!!

I love shopping at Goodwill stores! Here are some recent finds that I "shabbied up"!

This first project is one of my favorite Home Decorator's mirrors. These babies were made in the 1960's and 1970's. I just can never have enough of them! They usually run between $12 in junk stores to $30 at antique malls. I snagged this one for $3.99! Did I say I LOVE GOODWILL?!! It was badly painted a red color and not all of the gold had been covered, what WERE they thinking?

AHHH...much better! I sprayed a layer of KILZ and then used Krylon glossy white to finish.

I had a blank spot on my bedroom wall...it fit perfectly! I love how mirrors open up a room!

My next project is a mahogany "telephone table", probably from the 1930's - 1940's. This table was $7.99! It had water rings and staining, and the finish was bubbling up. It's really funny, on the bottom someone had written with a marker, " Property of Harriet Jones, loaned to my nephew at the rental house, house partially furnished." I guess she was worried her nephew was going to steal her furniture! I lightly sanded the bubbles out of the finish, sprayed two layers of KILZ and then finished it with Krylon glossy white. This table makes a perfect tea table in my bedroom!

UGLY...


I have been painting my kitchen, it is taking forever! I bought Behr paint, and I learned a good lesson - it is better to splurge and get good paint than it is to have to paint everything with 4 coats! Anyways, I am working on curtains and a chandelier for the kitchen, then I will post some photos!

I wish everyone a safe and relaxing weekend...get out and see the beauty of Autumn if you can!

Hugs,
Victoria Lynn

16 comments:

LillyB said...

Hey! Great job!!! You are so talented!!!

LillyB said...

You did a great job! These are beautiful!!! Have a great weekend!!

Candy said...

Wow, great job!

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Hi Victoria, what great treasures. They turned out really beautiful. I love taking one man's trash and making it a treasure. I'll check back on your kitchen, can't wait.
Bonnie

CIELO said...

Both turned out beautiful... great job! and what a coincidence.... I have almost the exact mirror and coffe table, both bought at a thrif stores and painted white... take a look at this post:

http://houseinroses.blogspot.com/2008/07/ode-to-imperfection.html

Have a nice weekend, Victoria...

cielo

Ginger said...

Hi Victoria:
Wow what great prices on the mirror and table, no wonder you like shopping there. They turned out wonderful.
I haven't had any luck finding anything good lately, but I still look.
Hope your weekend is a great one.
Ginger

BittersweetPunkin said...

I LOVE my GW too..and it's right up the road...

LOVE your finds and the transformations!!
Hugs,
robin

Glenda said...

I heart goodwill as well, but have better luck at Thrift Town. I do have to say I love the table and the way it turned out. It reminds me of the tables my mother had.

Great mirror.

Happy Weekend......

TattingChic said...

Wow! Those are some fabulous shabby transformations!

Nermal and Kitty said...

Okay, Victoria, which Goodwill did you go to? Please share with a fellow Tennessean. I never have found goodies like that. What a great mirror. I am so JEALOUS!
Nerm

Donna Lynn said...

Wow you have been so busy doing fun stuff, wish I could be doing all of that with you! I am doing yukky stuff, can't wait till it is all over and I can get my life back...

I love you and miss you, so glad I could talk to you today, it was wonderful getting caught up!!!

Check out my new blog post, I put it up tonight!
XO,
Donna Lynn

Joyce said...

You did such a great job! The mirror and table are beautiful. I love the photo with the mirror. That looks like such a nice place to be. Nice job!!!

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Hi Victoria Lynn
Wow that mirror was a bargain!! I love the way the whole room looks where you put that side table too, the colors look so pretty! I used Glidden paint when I painted my kitchen and it was horrible!!! I painted four coats also, I didn't think I would ever get it done!!
Hugs~Kelly
P.S. My tree is already up it just needs the ornaments!I will take pic's soon.

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi Victoria Lynn,
I love those mirrors also and have a couple of them. One I painted black and the other one just has it's original white with gold finish and I got them CHEAP too.
I also enjoy seeing your projects and love how they turn out. I haven't tried the spray Kiltz..I just sand and then spray...
Can't wait to see your kitchen.
Warmly,
Deb

Simply Dandy said...

Adorable table....I'm baaack!!

LeAnn

Diana Lyn said...

How fun, what glorious finds! You made them look brand new! gotta love that spary paint in the can and Good Will! Xo Diana Lyn