Although I love thrifting, most of the time I leave the store empty handed. I've learned the importance of only buying things that I absolutely love… and it has to be dirt cheap. And if it lacks one of these important factors, and I'm still thinking about it days later, I just might go back and get it! But that wasn't the story here!
On my lunch break, I had an hour of time to waste (it's not like I can make it home and back in an hour!!) and didn't really have any errands to run, so I swung by the local Goodwill! The same one where I got this little diamond in the rough.
Score! I got this little mug for 79 cents. How cute, right? Love that it's retro. Love that it has a hint of orange. Love that it's used.
I also picked up this mail organizer for $1.99. We've been keeping our eye out for one we really like, to hold our bills and such… and this one was perfect!! You may not think it's altogether attractive right now.
We got down and dirty with our trusty orange paint and slapped on some WHITE glaze… (you can use any color of glaze! I learn something with each new project!) Totally Nick's idea too.
And voila! Finished product!
It's personalized. It's hip. It's totally functional!
Have any of you had any successful trips to the thrift store recently? Do tell!