Sunday, May 31, 2009

Thrifty Treasures

It's a gorgeous Sunday evening again and time for Rhoda's Thrifty Treasures. I hit the paint recycling at the local dump...they are starting to know me, but the silly guy behind the counter needs a sense of humor. Here are my 'scores'.

And it's all FREE!!! I also got another spray can of Kilz (yay!), carpet cleaner (which came in handy immediately after we arrived back home as D(umb)C(at) had barfed in the floor! I got several cans of full 'stone' effects paints. I wanted to try them out, but hated to pay $7 a can to play! I'll try them on some plastic pots. Picked up a bit more gloss to finish painting Sunshine's bed...that is next week's Met Monday at Susan's. I also painted a bistro chair that I've had for years, it was past shabby and well on it's way to trash. So, Rustoleum to the rescue. That and the plant basket were painted and I'll get it planted and ready to see soon. I'm redoing the front porch (guess I'll break down and repaint it...the landlord was going to do it for the last 2 years or so, but I'll do the porch myself). I also got enough paint to finish several projects...little annoyed that I didn't get 'before' pics of them.

Head over to Rhoda's....


  1. I wish our town had a dump! That's a great score you got there. Lately I am spray painting anything I can get my hands on. It sure is faster than a brush!

  2. Wow, I should go check out our dump--what a score!

  3. Look at you, rescuing that old paint! I love it, I pick up spray paint at yardsales too, when it's the right color. You never know when you'll need that paint.

  4. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm a little delayed in returning the comment, but life has been crazy on this end. I'm off to look around your blog now.

  5. Oh, I had forgotten the trash to treasures you can find at the dump! I've dropped off many things but really haven't taken the time to see if there was something I could use!
    Thanks for the reminder! I have some old paint cans that the garbage men won't take now. Think I'll just have to go "dump" them off and see what I can find! I'm not proud and I am resourceful, just like you!

  6. Fabulous! I wish our recycling center would let us donate paint or have a paint swap day or something.


  7. Gotta love Rustoleum! ;) You got some good stuff! :)

  8. What a great idea. I now wonder if our recycling center does the same thing. We don't have very many good centers around here, but it would be a great idea to check it out. Great things in your goody box.

    Thanks for your comment on my chandelier post. I'm woefully behind on reading and commenting on blogs, so please forgive.

    Love your idea below about the "Where the wild things are" poster and book. My sis-in-law is having a baby shower this weekend and I was thinking about books. That is a great one.


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