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Thrifty Finds

The thrift gods must be smiling on me this week – I’ve picked up a bunch of small pieces that will all be great for my next market stall in October.

coffee table

This table was at a local market stall and the stall holder was using it to display loads of old china. I thought there would be no way she’d be selling it, but lucky for me she was, and at a great price! It had a few gouges out of the top but they’re easily sorted out.

rocking horse

Now this guy is so cute, I couldn’t leave him in the salvos store. Both my children have tried to claim him, but he’s a business buy, so he’s getting a makeover for the market too. I wasn’t convinced when I picked him up becuse I wasn’t sure how I’d replace the hair, but on closer inspection I could see how it was all stapled in and knew I could replicate it, so he’s in the garage waiting for a makeover! I’m thinking I’ll go white – it’s easier to match with children’s rooms and means its gender neutral.

pink table

I found this girl in a junk heap around the corner from my home, and while she’s a little wobbly at the moment I’m sure I can sort her out

cane table

Last but not least was this little cane table – it was hidden away in an op shop I’ve never visited before and it is just gorgeous! Lucky for me I’ve picked up the perfect colour for her yesterday and am hoping to get started on her asap!


And I had to share this guy – I always look through the ornaments at op shops in case there is something that I can spray paint to use in photos or for just round the house. I never find anything. Well, I find ceramic clowns that look like they have come straight from a horror movie. But nothing cool. Then I found this guy, and I think he’s perfect. And he was $1. Just my price


I also headed to Sydney yesterday for the launch of Rust-Oleum’s 2X spray paint at The Studio in Rosebery. I had a lovely time, and got to met a two furniture painters / bloggers in real life; Fiona from LilyField Life and Jo from Coastal Home Love. It was exciting to see my pieces there on display for bloggers and media reps to look at, and kind of weird to see them pop up in the Instagram and Facebook feeds of others.


So it’s been a pretty fun week on the thrifting side of things. I need to do a bit of a stock take ready for my next market and try to work out what else I need to pick up and get started on to have a full (and good looking) stall. Hope the thrifting gods have been smiling on you too

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