Monday, April 25, 2011

My Guilty Pleasure: Salvation Army

I'm beginning to think I'm digressing. I'm not supposed to pick up new items, but when I see so many amazing projects made from thrift store finds, I can't help myself.

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I gave myself a $15 budget. My husband purchased 2 books ($1.50), so really, I had $13.50.

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I was on the lookout for something like this. I had actually passed it once without noticing the these candle bases. When I noticed them, I wondered how I could have missed it the first time.

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Come on! You gotta admit, these are fun finds.

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I purchased this clutch because of a project I had seen on another blog. I'm so excited to try my own version.

Let me show you one of the projects I completed (I just couldn't wait).

I picked my least favorite candle holder.

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And, of course, the spray paint. Keep in mind, you don't need to paint it to do this project, but for my purposes, I really wanted something else.

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I used the candy containers I purchased...

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...used some heavy duty glue and adhered it to my base. Then, to complete my look, I added some almond joys and coconut hershey kisses. I'm not sure these will last long, but I guess that will mean I'll have to buy more. Yum!!

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Yea!  This idea has been in one of my folders for awhile now.  Now I can check it off the list.  I LOVE it!


9 comments:

Nancy's Couture said...

Very pretty! I can't wait to see what youdo with the rest of your new goodies!!!

Flamenco92627 said...

I love it! You did very well, I don't think getting such good deals is regressing. You are going to be using your stash to work with these, so you're still using stuff you have!

Jerri Neddermeyer said...

Checking off the list is so much fun, isn't it? Well done! Digression? perhaps. Awesome creation? FOR SURE!

Danielle said...

I just love thrift store outings. They are so fun when you come back with new things for new projects. I love the way these jars came out. I have seen these a lot lately and every time I do I think "man I need to make one" yours are super cute!

No Dime Design said...

I love the title of your post! I totally have an addiction to thrift stores!

Sarah Takens said...

I have so many 'to-do', gotta-have-it, loved-that-idea-but-can-I-pull-it-off ideas on my list! Great job on the candy holder! And thank you for all your nice comments you leave on my blog!

Emilee said...

I am also a Sally Ann Shopper and I just can't stop myself sometimes! You got your self some great finds there! Love the candy container project!

Leanne said...

I love all the fun treasures you bought. These pieces look great together. Thanks for linking to Home Decor and Organizing Link Party.

Karen @ Goodbyecityhellosuburb said...

I love checking things off my list! Thanks for linking to Workshop Wednesday! goodbyecityhellosuburbs