Boothy News.

Thought you might like to take a look at how my thrift store/yard sale purchases over the last few weeks are faring and what they look like by the time they end up at the booth.

This is the only real “small” I brought with me this time — I found it at Potter’s House Thrift. I think it would be a hilarious gift for a 50th birthday.

I finally framed two of those Hallmark cards I got eons ago at the Andersonville Neighborhood Sale. It’s almost a shame to frame them, because the backs of these adorable cards are as detailed as the front. I was going to frame a few more pages from the children’s  prayer book that has been selling so well but last week, for the first time, none of the framed prints sold, so I figured there were enough of  those hanging around at this point.

This is that (former) mirror I bought in Neosho at the city-wide yard sales a few weeks back. Remember?

I kind of had it in the back of my head to turn it into a chalkboard, but I hated to waste a mirror like that. Then I broke the mirror when I was taking it out to paint the frame. That helped me make up my mind. I love the way it turned out and it already sold, so I guess that was a good move. Finally, my clumsiness pays off.

I am thrilled by the way the little nightstand I got at a yard sale two weeks ago turned out. I painted the inside of the cubbyhole and part of the drawer pink to make it a little more interesting. Also painted the drawer handle — I’ve never painted hardware like that but it turned out really nice.

The formerly mustard-colored folding stool found at the way-out vintage sale three weeks ago is now blue with a lovely decal.

And these are my new obsessions. I’ve always loved distressed signs, always thought I should try and make them, but just never got around to it. While I was in Home Depot buying a piece of wood for the chalkboard, on an impulse I picked up a few pieces of wood to give it a go.

A perfect match for my love of typography and fonts. So fun. And there’s something very relaxing about the process — I love that I don’t have to worry about painting perfectly when I do these. Every mistake adds to the look of weathered age. Since I am someone who makes a lot of mistakes, it’s a marriage made in heaven. I’m working on some pink and cream ones now that I’ll show you when I’m finished.

Linking to A Living Space’s Nifty Thrifty round-up. What a beautifully designed blog they have.




April 30, 2013 - 4:17 pm

Kate I had to look up what a chopper hopper was! I’ve never seen one before…funny birthday gift…for the aging!
Love your framed picture pages…really pretty.

April 30, 2013 - 7:05 pm

Shara Those signs are great! I bet you will do well with them. I love those cards in the frames. I have the whole series of them. Normally I would steal this idea, but since you are fright across the street – I’ll be good. 😉

April 30, 2013 - 8:04 pm

Lara Jo There is no stealing, Shara, there is only “finding inspiration.” 🙂 You should go ahead and frame them! They won’t look exactly the same, anyway. How many are in the series? I think I have four left. They are hard to part with.

April 30, 2013 - 8:05 pm

Lara Jo Thanks, Kate!! I’m really glad you like them! Hope all is well.