Thursday, June 11, 2009

Thrifty Thursday Find

I'm sharing for the Thrifty Thursday's post at Tales from Bloggeritaville. This was another snag from the Salvation Army store a couple weeks ago. The same place I got the wine rack. I think it was $3? It is something we actually needed in our downstairs powder room, although I wasn't at all crazy or about the color or the bird. Sorry - nothing against birds... I'm just not into "country"... I like more cottage, eclectic, shabby chic type stuff. Sometimes there is a fine line... but this little bird crossed the line for me.

But, some paint and my FIRST attempt with Mod Podge - made all the difference!

I love it - and our puppy hasn't even seemed to be too excited over the TP and magazines that are within his reach. Let's hope it stays that way.

This is the picture that hangs above it. It's a little print I got in Japan years ago when I lived there for a time. I think it looks lovely with the new magazine stand.


  1. What a transformation! I love your idea to cover the bird with paper. thanks for linking up to Trash to Treasure Tuesday!

  2. Looks great!

    And you lived in Japan? See...all sorts of interesting layers to reveal over drinks in October!

  3. The cardinal totally made that piece country and you hit a home run in DIYing it to your tastes. The print is also very lovely. I can see why you like it.

  4. You did a great job. I love what paint can do. I keep thinking of trying modpodge and just haven't yet. Great vision.

  5. Great find and wonderful transformation! Now, if only I could find the time to go thrifting.

  6. I Love that you thought out of the box on that! Beautiful colors! I love what you did with it!

  7. Great idea for hiding the bird - turned out so cute!

    Thanks so much for visiting my blog last week!


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