I need to sign a contract to myself to promise to shop at thrift stores more often.
I really don’t know why I don’t visit them regularly.
It’s rather dumb of me, to be honest.
About a month or so ago, I sent out this picture on Instagram. (That’s where I hang out more often than anyplace.)
I heard the #DIY angels singing the Hallelujah chorus when I spotted these shallow bowls at our local Goodwill store. You know that section of mismatched plates, bowls, glasses & the such. Well, these beauties happened to be white, shallow & perfect for a upcycle to become nesting bowls. And most importantly they were .69 cents with a 50% off sale going on! “Hallelujah – Hallelujah,” sang the chorus.
Then the next weekend on Instagram (see, I told you I’m on Instagram a lot) I had the idea to paint inside the bowls. I had seen Holly from Decor8 paint her bowls last year, so I thought I would give it a try.
I wanted to go bold & bright for Spring, and do something I’ve never tried before. So I just picked a neon pink & a bright turquoise blue. I gave the bowls 2 coats, allowing a day of drying time in between the coats. I loved how they turned out! The colors gave me instant bright sunshine. But I soon realized I had a challenge in trying to incorporate the bowls into my home decor. Because our home decor colors are boring brown, gold & taupe (hoping one day down the road to change our color theme.) But with some careful thought, I think I was able to incorporate them into our home’s decor!
It really is amazing what you can do when you shop around your house for a new decorating vignette. Like the bottom two books, are covered in scrap paper to blend in with the bowls & the painting. That painted owl, is a eBay score from last year & the brass duck heads…they’re a design risk all they’re own, being that they’re from the 80’s. LOL ~ but I think the ducks work with the Watercolor Easter Eggs Graham painted. Or at least I’d like to think they have a Spring theme to them.
I might be stretching it a bit with the ducks tho. But hello, Duck Dynasty – so I definitely think I’m trendy in my interior design. 😉
So what’s your best score at a thrift store?