Vintage Metal Dairy Crate

Remember that vintage metal dairy crate I found at the thrift store for $6? Well, I spray painted it silver (ACE Hardware Chrome Aluminum) and added some of my leather pulls. This will make a unique industrial storage option for the bathroom or kitchen. Maybe for towels, mason jars or all of Little Miss E and Little Miss M’s craft supplies. The possibilities are truly endless.

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I created leather handles from an old leather belt to use with this piece and made them 12 inches long to form a large loop. DSC_0039DSC_0041DSC_0042DSC_0046DSC_0045DSC_0047DSC_0048DSC_0050Thanks for visiting,

Mrs. White Twig

Top Thrift Treasures #1

I am so fortunate to live in a big city that has many amazing thrift stores and flea markets. I decided to start sharing my favorite finds with my readers. Let’s begin with these beauties from the ARC Thrift Store a couple blocks from my home. Tuesdays happen to be 50% day :)

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Mr. Whitey was requesting a stool to go in his workshop in the basement. This one is solid wood and heavy, but is in sad shape. A coat of paint……

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….and a new seat cover will make this one worthy.
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$9.99, but with 50% off. SOLD.

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I never pass up leather belts. My Mom, Grandma B, has been buying them up too. Thanks Mom! I’m thinking of using the thrifted belts to weave the new seat cover. Grandma B and I try to stay under $4 per belt.

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This is my top treasure of the week. A vintage dairy creamery crate for $6. I can’t wait to spray this lovely industrial find and add leather pulls.

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Ready for some silver?

Drip & Splash


Little Miss E and Little Miss M attend a wonderful new school in Denver and each year the school holds a fundraiser to help with the budget. This year the fundraiser is to fund a technology teacher position. Really awesome chefs come from around the area and cook up some serious yummy “lunch food” for dinner. The dinner includes a silent auction and buy-a-shares.

This is my first time including a piece I’ve painted in the auction, but I’m excited to be involved. I thought this child’s desk would be the perfect piece to transform and I found it at the thrift store for $17!

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The desk is solid wood, all the drawers are in good shape, and although I rarely reuse existing drawer pulls, these were still is fantastic condition.
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After sanding and painting it a light gray, I decided the original pulls would look better than switching them out with something else (even my leather pulls!).DSC_0041DSC_0044

Since it’s a child-size desk and it’s being auctioned for an elementary school, I wanted to have a little fun. I added a subdued Jackson Pollock style drip and splash technique using light blues and greens.

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Thanks for visiting,

Mrs. White Twig 

Sharing at……

Sunday

That DIY Party @ DIY Show Off

Found & Foraged @ House of Hipsters

Silver Pennies Sundays @ Silver Pennies

Sundays at Home @ Thoughts from Alice

Monday

Me Monday @ Keeping It Simple 

Inspire Me Monday @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

Show and Share Party @ Coastal Charm

Project Inspired Linky Party @ Cupcakes and Crinoline

Masterpiece Monday @ Boogieboard Cottage

Creative Link Inspire @ The Crafty Blog Stalker

Mod Vintage Life @ Mod Mix Monday

Something to Talk About @ The Crowned Goat

Much Ado About Monday @ Huckleberry Love

Motivation Monday @ A Life in Balance

Inspire Me Monday @ Create With Joy

Tuesday

Tweak It Tuesday @ Cozy Little House

The Scoop @ Cedar Hill Farmhouse

Inspire Me Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life

Tuesdays at Our Home @ Our Home Away From Home 

A Return to Loveliness @ A Delightsome Life

Tutorials and Tips @ Home Stories A to Z

Totally Terrific Tuesday @ Live Randomly Simple

Show and Tell @ Snap Creativity

Do Tell Tuesday @ Maybe She Made It

Two Uses Tuesdays @ Sarah Celebrates

Treasure Box Tuesdays @ Memories by the Mile & Yesterfood

Tuesday Pin-Spiration @ The Stitchin Mommy

One Project at a Time @ A Bowl Full of Lemons

Titus 2 Tuesdays @ Cornerstone Confessions

Let’s Talk Vintage @ Bella Rosa Antiques

Wednesday

Be Inspired Party @ Elizabeth & Co.

The Verdict……..Paint It.

After a bit of feedback, folks weren’t liking the blotchy wood spots. Some thought I should try to repaint over those spots, but otherwise leave it as is. I was afraid I wouldn’t be able to match the existing paint and I thought it looked a little too farmhouse country for the piece. I love farmhouse country, just wasn’t feeling it with this dresser.

Here’s the before and the during.

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Now it’s a very light bluish gray with Mrs. White Twig’s leather loop drawer pulls.

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This is a perfect accent piece, side table or night stand. Remember how much I paid for this piece?

Thanks for visiting,

Mrs. White Twig

To Paint or Not………

I bought this cute little dresser at the thrift store today for $15. My plans were to sand and paint it white, but once I started sanding, I realized I kinda like it this way. What do you think?

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Maybe I’ll add some gray leather loop drawer pulls to finish it off. Tough decisions on this beautiful Saturday!

Thanks for visiting,

Mrs. White Twig

Camel Leather Pulls

I’ve been busy creating more leather drawer pulls and I wanted to share a couple recent additions to Mrs. White Twig’s Etsy shop.  The leather pulls on my current dresser update sold, so I switched them out with these camel-colored beauties. Even better.

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The vintage belt used for these pulls was exceptionally worn, but I was able to save enough of the strap to make seven pulls. Five were placed on the TV stand. The other two were made into loop style pulls below.

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I added eyelets or washers to the hardward. It adds a bit more character, don’t ya think?

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-Angela

Midcentury Office Furniture Score

Mr. Whitey and I are raising thoughtful, kind, courageous, mindful, and THRIFTY young ladies. This midcentury office bookshelf was a dumpster find by Little Miss E! She was incredibly proud of herself for finding this beauty sitting  by  a dumpster near our house.
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We scooped it up, cleaned it up and now it’s in our entryway. Ready for some books and frames and maybe some containers to store our guests keys. It’s all of these: mid-century, rustic and industrial.

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At least for now, I’m not considering painting it. It looks great just how she found it and it’s perfect for the entryway.

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Thanks for visiting!

-Angela