Sunday, February 10, 2019

Ten on the 10th....Thrift Shop Challenge

Here are some great deals I have found at our local "Thrifty Shopper".  

As I stroll though the store, my "wheels are always turning",  thinking "what can I do with this?" or ""what can I turn that into?"

I bought this $5 stool and thought " I can decoupage this with all the shopping bags I have been saving for years and prove to my husband there was a reason I was saving them!"

So, I cut off the store logos.....

...and decoupaged them on the top:

It was an inexpensive project - IF - you don't count everything I purchased in the shopping bags!


I also found this little $7 table at the same store:

And AGAIN, I could prove to my husband that there was a really good reason why I had been collecting yardsticks:

and with a bit of spray paint and a little measuring and cutting, I attached them on the top of the table:

Again, so smug with the satisfaction that I could prove why I "needed" to be saving them for a few years!!


How could I ever resist buying a  little $.69 cent coffee pot?

A little bit of paint turned it into a great vase:

I need to remind hubby that he needs to fill this with daisies!!


These little glass globes are only $.79 at our thrift shop.  I ran it thru the dishwasher and painted it with some enamel paints - perfect to hold a tea light or a few fresh flowers!

A perfect little hostess gift!


Visit these other blogs to see what they found for under $10 while out "thrifting":

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Patti @ Pandoras Box
Patti @ Pandoras Box

I live in central NY and I am a retired family and consumer science teacher. I enjoy all types of crafting, decorating and cooking


  1. Patti, I love all of your projects! They are so creative and so cute! What great ideas and all so inexpensive...they make great gifts also. I think it is crazy that we have to explain to our husbands why we hold on to things when they never give us a reason for having 20,000 screws in 40 containers! ;-) Have a great one! Hugs!

  2. Patti, I LOVE what you've done with all your thrift store projects here!!! Totally worth hanging onto all those saved goodies ~ I have my stashes, too. ;) Happy to be part of 10 on the 10th with you this time! Pinned everything... <3

    Happy almost Valentine's to you,
    Barb :)

  3. Your craftiness is only matched by your creativity! They are all fantabulous! Whoever gets that hostess gift is one lucky hostess! Such cute ideas. Love them!

  4. Pinning! I know someone who would love that stool. I'm going to start saving some logos. You are so creative!

  5. Patti, you are so EXTREMELY talented. And funny! I love your story on the cost of the stool excluding what was in the shopping bags.
    Hope you're enjoying the sunny clime that is always a constant there in beautiful GCM!

  6. Love your projects, Patti. This is proof that it;s important to have a 'stash' to pull from!

  7. Oh Patti, I LOVE them all! The stool with logos is such a brilliant idea! Love the yard sticks too, and of course the MKC knock offs! Wow, LOVE the globe!!! I have a white pitcher I want to paint to look like a piece of Taylor ceramics :)

  8. You are so clever and creative! I adore the wee ruler stepstool. Have a love filled week!

  9. So, so cute! Have a love filled week!

  10. Good Job!!!!! Such cute love the lil pitcher most!!

  11. Oh I like the stool project with the labels decoupaged on top, now I know why I keep my labels also LOL


  12. Wow, you've been a busy gal Patti! Love all your projects but my favorite Is the first with the new label top (would love to see what came in the bags too :). Your tea pot is adorable and love, love the little globe. Happy Valentine's Day Patti....

  13. These are such great projects Patti. I wish I had your talent!

  14. Oh being a crafter I am so glad I stumbled upon your blog. Love the stool...but love the ruler table better! I have seen it done before and I totally love it. Thanks for sharing.