Saturday, May 5, 2012

Remember this?

I picked up this old part of a desk a while back on an antique/thrifting excursion. I never got around to showing you what it ended up looking like! I guess I should've taken a picture before it got filled up with mail and stacked with books and other odds and ends. But here's the finished product (click to zoom):

It was a tough decision when it came to painting it or not, but I decided to go with the paint. It was just too beat up to leave it the way it was. Finding an old knob for the door was difficult. I had to find something that was the same color as the knobs on the drawers, and also find something that wasn't way too big (which was harder than I thought it would be. I finally found this knob on an old lone drawer at an antique store. I bought the drawer, which I'm going to end up using to do this! I've been wanting to do this for a long time and finally have enough old drawers to pull it off. I'll post pics when I'm done!

I hope you're all having a great Saturday!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

My new old shirt and a thrift store score.

The mailman was good to me yesterday! He brought me this authentic 70s shirt, which I love! I never wear red, but I loved the style and cut of the shirt so much (and it was exactly my size!) that I couldn't pass it up. The seller was soooo sweet, too. From here. Sorry, didn't even iron it before I took the pic! Oh, and I don't know why my hair looks so light in some parts in this photo. It's all the same color and all dark!

As for thrift store scores, I picked up just a few tiny things. First, I looove vintage pillowcases. You'll never find a softer pillowcase than a vintage one! These two were super clean and cute:

I love the cross stitch design on the one above.

Also, vintage sheets/pillowcases are great for making one of

Last but not least, I got the cutest little mid-century speckled dish!:

I love how it is slightly raised and stands on three tiny feet.

Best of all, it's an exact match of the one I already have in aqua!! I keep this one by my kitchen sink and put rings in it when I do dishes:

I just love these!