Vintage and Thrift Hunting- Post #11

Welcome back to Vintage and Thrift Hunting this is Post #11. I am pretty sure the universe is telling me to slow down, three weeks ago while doing a simple task I stepped the wrong way and broke my foot. It slowed me down for a wee bit but not much, not even a broken foot can stop me from sniffing out a vintage bargain.

I’m excited to share with you my latest thrifty, vintage and auction finds.

For any vintage and antique sellers out there, do you see or experience trends in the items that sell from your site or booth?

On a few occasions I have had the opportunity to purchase vintage wooden ironing boards. The first two I purchased I had grave difficulty selling but the last two I purchased (both at auction) sold almost immediately.

The same goes for vintage washboards.  I’ve only purchased and sold three in the last two years but when I found this one at an estate sale last week, I had a feeling it would sell quickly and once I scrubbed the dust off, it looked wonderful.  Sold within an hour of posting. I almost wish I had kept this one 🙂

Vintage rusty horse shoes, need I say more.  I simply couldn’t resist them. I was on my way back from the grocery store and I saw a big handmade wooden sign that said Yard/Estate Sale.  I thought why not, can’t hurt to stop for a minute eh? This sale was one of my favorite kind, tons of stuff strewn all over the yard, barns, sheds and garages all full of a lifetime of collecting. No prices, just “make an offer” or make a pile and they would give you a price. Now which one do you think I chose?

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Wandaful Project Ideas

February and March are the months I spend planning my projects for the rest of the year. After the climax of Christmas and Valentine’s Day, I tend to slow down and hibernate for a few weeks and do a lot of searching on the internet and going through my favorite magazine collections searching for inspiration for my next round of  projects and of course to checkout the latest & greatest trends in DIY, making, baking and decorating.

I am sharing some of my discoveries today.  I’d love to put them all on my project list!

I’ve been trying to collect some old rulers in my travels because I saw quite a number of fabulous ideas for re-purposing them over at  Lush Home – I’ve only pictured one so go check the rest out.

The little flower vases shown below are made from Dollar Store S&P shakers but I have lots of vintage S&P shakers and I might just have to give this idea a whirl. Idea found on frumpybumpkin.com

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Homeroad was a homerun with this vintage cheese grater organizer that is useful and playful for any kitchen.

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I have a love of mirrors and there are tons of great DIY decorating with mirror ideas over at Pretty Handy Girl. I liked this one because it re-purposed a vintage angel food cake pan.

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Beauty Harmony Life had lovely ideas for reusing old doors.

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Great redo on the metal tub – full tutorial at Muddaritaville.

I like this re-purposed washboard from Vintage with laces. I wonder how long it will take me to find a metal washboard.

With Easter just around the corner Amber at Crazy Little Projects definitely peeped my interest with her latest round-up post on 25 Fun Peeps Ideas for Easter. I mean check out how adorable this is…

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For the most part I really like the floors in my house, I have hardwood and vinyl plank that looks like barn board throughout my little house but one room that needs updating has laminate and that laminate is not in the best condition.  Since there is no budget for new flooring,  I have been wondering if it is possible to paint my laminate. I found some instructions on LifeHacker. I might have to try this (maybe under the fridge to start haha).

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This Spring table runner made from vintage doilies is from Sadie Seasongoods. I think my fellow blogger Amelia (You Can Always Start Now) should try this as she has a collection of her late mother’s doilies and I know she wants to display them, I hope to see her version.

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So many re-purposed things and ideas…..It’s A Wandaful Thing!

You might also like…https://awandafulthing.com/2015/08/24/diy-easy-cupcake-holder/

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