For those of you, who are used to a recipe from me, know every so often I post something I have repurposed – and when I say “I”, I mean I buy and have the idea and Mr. Picky Eater executes the design. This one is pretty impressive and it’s all due to MPE’s talent! It’s amazing what a little Krylon Black Satin and one can of Krylon Colormaster Pumpkin Orange Gloss is capable of, isn’t it?
The first of September, I read on the Oklahoma Women Bloggers site that this month’s challenge would be a $25 Thrift Store Challenge. I was In Like Flynn on this because I love the thrill of the hunt! However, I am not a fan of thrift stores. I prefer yard sales and since it is still very warm here, I thought I would find my treasures where I usually do. We were also supposed to make it something to wear. Uh, nope however, I did stick with the $25 limit AND this will be posted by tomorrow when I’m supposed to link up with them……………I followed ½ the rules and for those of you who know me, know that’s better than average.
I did not find my challenge items until Saturday morning and it was difficult because I was looking from inside the car while Top Girl followed my pointing and then relayed info on cost – but together, we got it done! I was in the car because I had a little back problem. Getting in and out of the car was not going to happen. So here it is:
These 2 chairs were $1.75 each at the third day of an estate sale (80% off).
This white chair was at a different yard sale but had the same woven rush seat so I paid $2.50 for it.
At the same yard sale, I got this awful end table for $1. Notice it does not have any pedestals on the bottom – wonder where those are? The top is pressed board- very chipped!
These were at another sale in the free box.
So, a total of $7 for all these. With a little elbow grease and $18 (including tax) in paint and 3 wooden bases, it came to exactly $25!! Not bad, is it?
MPE painted the lids Krylon Colormaster Pumpkin Orange Gloss.
After I got the jar lids, I saw this wonderful post from Brandie at The Country Cook – who did a lovely job with her pumpkin. Mine is just okay but I thought the flowers made it look lovely.
Mom is going to enjoy it as a decoration for her dining table! If you like it share and or pin! Thanks!
now at home mom
I love how you transformed your 3 chairs in black; they look great Kelli (you did a great job!) and I can’t believe the price for them! 🙂 I’ve seen the pumpkin made from jar lids and I believe that your pumpkin looks very pretty! 🙂 good job Kelli! 🙂
Thank you so much Ingrid – that’s a big compliment coming from someone as talented at upcycling as you!
I love those chairs! Great finds!
Thank you! I thought the black made them look classic.
How did you redo the sisal seats? I noticed also how dirty they were, and wasn’t sure about how that material is cleaned/redone. Love those canning jar lid pumpkins too! 🙂
You aren’t going to believe it but it was too easy! The smaller white one had mildew on it. Plain old rubbing alcohol and a rag. Soak rag in alcohol and gently wipe it on. Once you get it all over the surface, take a dry one and wipe it off. If the dry one is dirty, then go at it again with the alcohol. Took about an hour to get the seats cleans. That’s all we did. Probably would have gone faster if we used denatured alcohol but I had already spent my limit so I did it with regular! Easy Peasy!
What a great idea for the pumpkin made with jar lids! I’ve never seen that before. And those chairs came out beautifully!
I am looking back again and just realized that the table legs are the candlesticks! Wow! They are lovely! Who’d have thought?!
That end table was AWFUL Stacy! Top Girl was pretty ticked that I wanted it but a dollar??? Now look what I have! These are going on the fireplace hearth or dining table. I think MPE did a fantastic job but he will probably sell the chairs………….they look so classic. Did a great job cleaning those woven rush seats. Thank you!
It would have been hard to pass up for just one dollar. You have a keen eye, Kelli!
Thanks! You should see what I got this weekend for $1. I got a 1950’s metal rolling bar-b-que. Once painted it will be incredible!
Choc Chip Uru
All this creativity is incredible, I love the tablepiece, will you do my wedding ones (in the long future haha)
I would love too!
Excellent job and very creative.
I LOVE it all! I adore those chairs … very jealous of your finds! 😉
Thank you! I’ve always had a talent for finding the cheap cool stuff, just no talent for making it better!
ShaRhonda Williams Crow
You are totally awesome. I have the jar rings on my list to do w/ the pumpkin and a wreath. I just want old ones and not new ones. Great job!
Thank you! I’m headed over to OWB – just got off work – so I can see all the thrifting links!
I feel inspired! Where was this challenge when I was trying to help my oldest furnish her apartment! Great post!
Thank you Lisa! You should see what we picked up yesterday! It’s going to be spectacular!!
I wish I had the time, creativity, and drive to do projects like this.. You are inspiring! Love the pumpkin.
Kelly @ Eclectically Vintage
You’re the queen of thrift shoppers!!
You cook, write books AND craft?!!! Great job on finding such bargains…and another brava for transforming them so beautifully!