Friday, January 7, 2011
Look what I found at Salvation Army! I think I paid $5.99. I probably got it at one of their half price sales. I don't remember exactly since I got it a couple of months ago but I assume so since I always try to take advantage of those sales. Chances are that you're like me and you love to find cheap, used items and transform them. If that isn't your cup of tea, here is my advice. Since I've never come across anyone who didn't like a good deal and to pay as little as possible for something, I recommend you go and look through some second hand stores. Garage sales are great too, but when you live in Oregon as I do, that's only something that we can do in the spring or summer. Anyways, walk through a second hand store and look for interesting pieces that catch your attention. Don't pay attention to the color, that's easy to change. Look at the lines, consider it's function and begin looking at it with eyes of transformation. Besides paint, most things can be cleaned, fixed, added to, etc. I loved the shape and detail of this cute tray. I just didn't care for the shiny brass. Of course that's nothing that some black spray paint can't fix. So this particular find only took me the time to wipe it down of dust and give it a couple coats of spray paint. Now I have a cute tray to sit on my dining table to display Holiday vignettes.