Sunday, August 17, 2008

accessories from a thrift store!

When it comes down to it, you need a place to put your feet up at the end of the day. We went in search of accessories at the local thrift stores and this is what we came up with:

2 pressed tin flower pots, turned up side down and glued (with tub caulking) to the underside of a cupboard door for a sofa table. All recycled, the pots from mom's house, the cupboard $1.00 from the Habitat For Humanity thrift in Provo. The small fish bowl (so long "Soup" we knew and loved thee well!) is filled with button cast offs.

An architectural fleur de lis adds a touch of sparkle on top of the deep brown book case. Recycled from mom.

$1.00 each buys empty frames, mirrors. A few personal photos along side a $3.00 shelf, all from Deseret Industries, Provo. (-except photos, they were gifts from a friend.)

A collection of vintage suitcases and a complete bowling bag! The suitcases were $3.00 a piece as was the bowling bag, shoes and ball inscribed with "Brownie". The suitcases and bowling bag act as a catch all by the door, the shoes and ball are accessories in the book cases. Look for them in the photos!

Doesn't everyone have one of these funky flower vases from the florist? She filled hers with more buttons and set it beside a rusted metal basket found at Urban Renewal in St. George for $5.00.

$1.50 for three antique bottles, a small paper mache globe, black with light tan lines and markings, a small silver tray, $2.00 and arranging books by colour on the shelves. (Notice the bowling ball in the right corner on the floor?)

Very difficult to see in the photo, but on top of the left book case is a pendant, a small painted piece of glass with the Eiffel Tower and "Paris!" written in script. On the other shelf are her bowling shoes, a small ceramic vase, and on top a glass bowl (recycled from mom) filled a new unnamed as yet fish, and the fleur de lis.

add to sk*rt


chronicler said...

The transformation is going to make these roomies the envy of BYU. I see a budding designer! That apple didn't fall very far from the tree!

chronicler said...

Oh then in the small picture it's not as obvious as the large version - the books arranged by color! Love it!

S'mee said...

Chronicler, you are too sweet! She is so clever and yet still very intimidated by everyone around her. Still very insecure about her own talent, but I think we are encouraging braveness and she's beginning to hold on to it! Yes!

I loved the colour idea and glad that you picked it out too! One of her guests, another English major, said he arranges his shelves according to publisher! Everyone loves the bookshelves and everyone comments, "Cool! Arranged by colour! Um, but why the bowling shoes on the shelf???" Which I think just makes her day. She loves the idea that she is quirky. She kills me. : )

Ceri said...

I love, love, love everything that you girls did, especially the bookcase, so creative and it turned out great!:) I wish my mind worked the way yours does.

S'mee said...

Thanks Ceri! That means a lot coming from you! : )