Sunday, August 2, 2009

Today’s Thrifty Treasure – Plates Hung,Pure Plastic and other things..

I am participating in Today's Thrifty Treasures – Please see the link at the bottom of this post. These Bloggers will get you motivated on great buys on used stuff and sometimes new stuff – If you are a shopaholic – beware !

I would first like to say that I appreciated Rhoda’s tutorial on plate hanging you can find it here:

http://southernhospitalityblog.com/hanging-plates/

I had purchased plates and really wanted to try this and after getting the low down from Rhoda – I was hanging a way !

Thanks Rhoda !

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I can include everything in this picture as a Thrifty Find…

The plates I found at the Thrift store for a buck a piece.

The creamer as 1/2 price for a buck at the GW.

The little jar was a buck at the thrift store.

The little holder thing was a buck and the Good Ol Dollar Store.

The shelf was $2.99 at the GW and very homely looking see below:

007 Pure Plastic ! Good Golly !  Remember my mirror below is Pure Plastic too  (it was in an earlier post for $5.00 at the ARC Thrift Store)

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See how nice they all look together ? I am in Luv…..

 Brassy and Not So Sassy

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$2,99 at the GW – flowers and all –the flowers were so gross and dirty !

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I painted the bird cage with the Rustoleum Hammered Bronze. I just for display put it on another one of my GW finds….remember it was gaudy gold ??065

I didn’t have to do a thing to this ?? What is it a plant container ?? It is huge and so perfect. It is heavy and the bottom has the original price of $100 bucks and a sale price of $40.00 and I got it for $6 bucks – SCORE !!!

Hugs , Kammy

Please visit Rhoda at

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http://southernhospitalityblog.com/ , note this is a new address,please visit her – she is the sweetest gal !

72 comments:

randee said...

your plates look sooo sweet.

randee

Kim said...

Great job on hanging the plates. I love your thrifty finds. I think I love the birdcage the most.

Tarva said...

I need to start looking for a birdcage. Those plates are so pretty.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Awww, Kammy, look at you and your plate hanging! You go girl, I love all your finds, you did great. And you got them all painted up too. Thanks for coming by.

Jennifer said...

That looks great, Kammy! I love the plates ... they all look so nice together. I've got a few plates I could really hang - maybe I can get to it this week! You had some great luck, love that birdcage too!

the Pleasues of Homemaking said...

Your plates look pretty, that whole vignette looks great. I love hanging plates too - it's cheap art!

Manuela

Glenda/MidSouth said...

WOW! You really did good and I really like your redos. I have been busy with my "decorators helper" Spray Paint lately also.
Everything looks great. Really like the birdcage.
Glenda

blushing rose said...

Love them all ... can't get finds like that at our GW. TTFN ~Marydon

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Hey, Kammy! You always have the best makeovers. :) Yes, I do love the BH&G line...cute stuff!! I hope you'll make it back over for the *party* on the 12th. :)

Linda said...

That bird cage is my favorite!! Linda

Barb said...

Kammy,
Wonderful finds and re-dos.
Love them all!!!

Appreciate your visits.
See you again soon.
Barbara Jean

Deanna said...

Kammy,
You come up with the best buys and turn them into a treasure for sure.
So glad you share with us and give alot of good ideas.
Blessings,
d

Anny said...

Those plates look fabulous! You did an amazing job repainting everything too :D

Cindy said...

Kammy,
Another fabulous post with a great looking transformation! Thanks for the heads up on the plate hanging tutorial, I am going to check it out! Cindy

Sue said...

Holey Moley, Kammy- you got deals!!!! I love everything you got. The plates look so good over the shelf and the jars & creamer. The birdcage looks so good in that color. I love it! :-) Sue

Sandra said...

Wow! You did great, girl! I love everything you found and the transformations too!
Blessings,
Sandra

Gwen said...

The mirror and the little shelf must have been meant for each other. They look grand and I would never have guessed that they are plastic!

ellen b. said...

Whoohoo! You really did good Kammy! Love all your great purchases and I like your wall arrangement! Very nice...

Blue Creek Home said...

You always find lovely things! I love what you did with your "pure plastic" things!
Rhonda

~~Carol~~ said...

I'm a big fan of those plastic mirrors lately! I've got two of them hanging on my porch, and you can't tell they're gaudy plastic. Love the birdcage painted with the Hammered Bronze too. I passed up 3 cages last week. I was so proud of my restraint, and now you're making me wish I had bought them all!

Lori E said...

She shoots, she scores, again. You find the best stuff and know just what to do with it.

Shari @ My Cottage of Bliss said...

You got some more great deals going on there, girl! And geeez, I think your thrift store prices are much more reasonable than where I live. Since I have a "thing" for pink floral plates, they're my favorite, although the birdcage is pretty darn cute too! :)

Michelle said...

Awesome finds!

Marianne@Songbirdisnesting said...

Wow who would have thought that sweet pink flowers could work so well with black! I love your finds and what you did with them.
Thanks for becoming one of my followers! I hope we will get to know each other well.

abeachcottage said...

love the plates hanging

the birdcage is a g r e a t thrifty find!

happy days

Rhonda in OK said...

I saw some of the gold plastic stuff at a sale this weekend - after seeing yours - I should of bought it!

looks great!

Bonnie said...

Hi Kammy! Your groupings look great girl! And thanks for sending me to Rhoda's site for the tutorial, didn't have a clue how to hang a plate!

Frugal Fine Living said...

Such wonderful thrifty treasures! The plates are beautiful. The shelf looks gorgeous painted black, and I love how you arranged everything together on the wall. The bird cage looks fantastic painted, and that planter was truly a great find!

Jane

bj said...

I am just blown away at how you took plastic, painted it and made it look AWESOME!! I have a thrifting planned for this afternoon and you can bet your sweet boodie I'll be watching for pretty shaped plastics!! And I love your plates and how you have them hanging.
Great job!!

bj said...

o,yes....and I want a birdcage, too!! :)

Amy Lynne said...

Those transformations are great! They all look wonderful!

jskell911 said...

I love that last item. Looks like something that is used to hold firewood.

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

Awesome finds!! You have displayed them so beautifully! I love the shelf and birdcage and your plates look fabulous!

I have a bloggy award over ay mine for you, if you get a chance stop over!

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

You have a great eye & are very talented at making over your thrifty treasures Kammy...everything looks great!

Love the wall vignette w/ the plates...charming!

Embellished Bayou said...

Everything looks fab, love the black!

The DIY Show Off said...

I love plates as wall decor - so pretty! Must do this one day! And your bird cage is so sweet!

Have a great week!
Roeshel

A Hint of Home said...

Great scores! You found some wonderful additions to your home. I love the plate arrangement.
Your cage is adorable and the planter with some arrangement is going to look gorgeous somewhere in your home.

salmagundi said...

You are a master at finding junk plastic and transforming them. They look great! Love the birdcage, too. It's hot, hot in our part of the state today - how about you? Sally

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Great finds, and looks very nice the way you have everything put together. Jackie

Vintage Amethyst said...

Hi
Thank you for visiting me.
I love your thrify finds, I love those hanging plates they look so pretty. The birdcage looks wonderful, I love it!
love
Alison
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Grits414 said...

Thanks for the comments!
and is 'hammered bronze' close to Oil Rubbed Bronze?
(I started repainting some fixutures in my house, ran out of ORBronze and now nobody sells it in town! Grrr)
and I say paint the planter hammered bronze too! (does it make it look hammered?)

Kitty Scraps said...

Your birdcage looks amazing, spray paint is a decorating wonder! And your plates are lovely how you have them all arranged over the shelf. Great job!

DesignTies said...

Great thrift-store finds, Kammy!

Thanks for dropping by DesignTies and commenting on my recent post about painting my nesting tables :-) It's so funny... I'd been thinking about this project for a while, but one of the things that finally got me on to the task was recently reading about the transformation of your pine-to-black armoire! I would have included it as one of my inspiration pics ~ in fact, I thought about it but I forgot (bad me!!) where you were!!

And my new Mouse? Love it!! But I found that my hand and arm tingled for a little while after I turned it off. HaHa!!

Again... thanks for dropping by!
Victoria @ DesignTies

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Great job on your plates - they look awesome.

Florida Sue said...

Smiling Kammy, it all looks beautiful. I am amazed at how you have taken off at this thrifting hobby. Keep up the lovely work, you are becoming famous! Your blog is really terrific.

XOSue.

Willow said...

Everything looks so beautiful.

Willow

Shady Creek Lane said...

Don't you just love how black paint transforms the ugliest of items into beauties.
Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Hugs,
Connie

Shauna said...

The plates look really pretty! I love the birdcage too. I had a bigger one a few years back and could kick myself for selling it. Back then I didn't think of painting it!

Cheri Peoples said...

Hey Kammy
I was just checking in at Our Suburban Cottage and she had asked people to put their 2 cents in on Oil Rubbed paint. Di you use the Krylon Brushed Metallic or the American Accents Metallic? You might go over and put your 2 cents in since you have used yours on the light that came out so amazing. The bird cage looks nice also.

Cheri
Its So Very Cheri

Lisa said...

Everything looks so pretty. My oh my, that shelf really was transformed. I wish I could spray myself in hammered bronze, and come out looking new.

Shirley said...

Your plates look great. Thanks for the heads up on the tutorial on plate hanging. You found somw great things.

Pam @ This Humble House said...

Kammy! You are my hero! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your style! I want to come hang out with you!!! Spray-painting plastic? Who knew? All your painted furniture looks so nice!!! I will be following your blog!

FOR THE SAKE OF TIME said...

Kammy - I love the container. How large is it? It will be fun to find a place for it. I enjoy your blog and your great ideas. Thanks for leaving a comment on mine.

Have a great week.

Charla

Marla said...

Kammy, I think your shelves and mirror look fantastic, no one would know they were plastic. I think the hammered bronze is great on the bird cage. Marla

Sandi (Meme) said...

Wow, you got a great deal. Thanks for stopping over to visit my blog - come back again sometime, and stay longer. Have a wonderful week!

Martha said...

Great display -- your plates are very pretty!

santamaker said...

I've been checking out all of your transformations.. wow. Great job!
Thrifting is definitely a fun hobby!

Tricia Anne said...

You have the prettiest re-creations! Everything you touch turns out beautiful!
Thank you for answering my question about the framed quilt. :o) I will post when it is complete.
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Debra from Bungalow said...

I just looked over some of your previous posts and WOW, you do a great job on all your makeovers! It all looks great!

Gina said...

omg! you found great stuff! I heart the bird cage and that fantastic plastic mirror! good job girl!

Sharlotte said...

What great finds. Using that black spray paint makes all the difference in the world! I can hardly believe it. GREAT JOB!

The Johnsons said...

I love the bird cage! The black totally makes it better!

Christina said...

Very pretty plates and bracket.

The birdcage is a huge change before. Looks fabulous.

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Kammy, sweetheart....thank you so much for displaying my rooster button. Oh, please fine some kind of little rooster and join us. I would LOVE to have you.

Your comments entered you in my giveaway. Good luck.

All your home items are just the best. You are so talented.

Get that rooster!

Hugs, Barb

Rachel@eweandlambkins@blogspot.com said...

love your plastic "shtuff" GW-my favorite dept.store!!!!

Mrs. C said...

Great finds! My favorite is the bird cage redo. The hammered bronze looks great! Awesome score on that last item for $6. Those are the kinds of treasures that make yard saling fun!

Chari said...

Hi Kammy...

Just read the sweet note that you left for me on my new frenchy blue china...Girl, it was so good to see you! So what have you been up to? Looking down through the last couple of posts that I missed...I see that your still keeping busy with projects!!!

Ohhh...I love your hall tree!!! It looks beautiful in your back entry and love the pretty frame and fabric picture that you hung beside it! I'd love to find a hall tree like that, of course I'm not sure where I'd put it. Hehe! Those projects turned out really nice...love them!

Now...I love, love, LOVE your new plates wall grouping!!! They're gorgeous and I think the way you hung them looks beautiful...love the shelf under them! Girl, you're awesome at transforming all of these goodies! And this wall grouping looks fab with that big frenchy mirror...love that!!! Wow...can't believe that you found that pretty birdcage for just $2.99 and I love it with the bronze finish!!! So pretty!!!

Well Darlin'...I always love coming to your place...you have such a beautiful home and so many great ideas!!! I'll talk with you later, my friend!

Love ya,
Chari

Orphaned Decor said...

I love your pure plastic. I actually have sold alot of those on Ebay. Pink, White, Black even French Grey. Some of the stuff that I have is Syroco. I love the way that you put everything together. Great job! Leslie

Lori E said...

I would love to see some of your painting. I have to be in the right mood to paint or it just doesn't look good.
Crazy that Micheal's doesn't carry the books any more. I end up buying mine on ebay or in the independent smaller art/painting stores. I have boxes of them.

Candy said...

Haven't seen you in a while and now I know why. You are one busy painting gal! Love all your redos all the way down to the red chairs. Fun colors for that cute teen ;-)

Suzanne in TX said...

Hey Kammy--I'm trying to catch up from Monday's party. Wow you have really scored some great items and I am loving SPRAY PAINT!!! Everything I see now has a "different look" since I can see it a different color.
Thanks for sharing!

Jane said...

I loved the great treasures you found at the thrift stores and enjoyed seeing how some of them were transformed (with wonderful results). I love shopping thrift stores and seem to come home on a regular basis with a new treasure to transform. I will have to post some of my "trash to treasures".