Summer Thrifting and Wrapping up Projects.

July 1, 2013

Ugh. You guys. It was one of those weekends that was hard to say goodbye to. I was able to pack in so many of my favorite activities and still find the time to check a few things off of my To-Do list. Connor and I went out for dinner and drinks Friday night, I ran (mostly walked) with a friend Saturday, went to a few garage sales, enjoyed some pool time with some lady friends, and then Connor took me to a movie Saturday evening. Mostly though, I went to the thrift store on Saturday and found a few fun things. Lately, I seem to be obsessing over plants, any sort of kitchen item that looks like it would belong on a farm in Southern France, and Native American fabrics. Most of these things are new-to-me from the thrift store, and some are things I have had. I like how they are all working together. Below, a few of my weekend finds and projects I finally wrapped up:

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1// This is a thick, almost felt-like blanket I found at Quality Thrift for $3. I can’t decide if I want to sew a tarp to the bottom side and make it a waterproof picnic blanket like THIS ? Or cut the fabric and make pillows like THIS? Or a fun bag like THIS??
2// This striped fabric immediately caught my eye. There are two pieces that are already made into curtains, but since I have soooooo maaannyyyy pillows to make, I might use this fabric for some like THIS instead.
3// Another Native American blanket! I love the colors of the birds! It goes perfectly with the yellow shelf in my guest room.
4// I LOVE French Enamelware. This little colander was still in perfect, usable condition, so I snagged it for $3.
5 & 15// I found this awesome copper mug. My first thought was “Ooooooh! Now I can make proper homemade Gin-Gin Mules!”, until I saw the oxidation inside of the mug. So I threw a few pebbles in the bottom and planted a brand new baby succulent in there.
6 & 8// I finally got around to spray painting this little Eskimo fan I found at Salvation Army months and months ago. You can see the before on my Instagram Page by clicking HERE.
7// I finished up this pillow a few weeks back and I love it on that chair so much I am leaning towards NOT recovering it after all…we shall see.
9,10,12 & 13// In addition to adding a few new plants to my collection, I bought some fresh Eucalyptus and daisies and put them all over the house. Plants on the brain this weekend!
11// My friend brought this little Day of the Dead skull back as a souvenir from Mexico, and I love it. This little guy has lived all over my house, but now he(she?) is taking up prime property on the mantel of our fireplace.
14// This is the cabinet that I bought from Craigslist about a month ago. My plan is to sand it and re-stain it (the stain is so old it has that greenish hue to it), but buying the sand paper is as far as I have gotten on that project. Until I muster the energy, I decided to go ahead and start using it. I am loving the look of it, and the extra kitchen space it frees up!


Oh, and, you might notice my amazing new logo? More on that later =)

For now, click HERE to see more work from the lovely lady who designed my logo, Rebecca Caridad of The Manzanita Blog.

4 thoughts on “Summer Thrifting and Wrapping up Projects.

  1. Carol

    I love the cabinet in which you’re storing some kitchen stuff! Can’t wait to see it painted a funky color!

    1. thecleverbunny

      Thank you! I love it, too – found it on good ole Craig’s List and drove all the way to Skiatook, OK to get it! Totally worth it. I am going to sand/re-stain it and maybe add some white painted details to it. We shall see!!

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