Thursday, January 27, 2011

Thrifty Adventures

I knew this week for Thrifty Adventures that I wanted to give something a makeover. The trick was finding that something. When I go to thrift stores I commonly will find something that I like but will be to hesitant to buy it. So I'll play a little game with myself and leave it there. If when I'm done looking through the store I go back and it's still there I'll snatch it up. There are many times that the item is gone, there are others where I get back to the item and STILL don't buy it only to go home later and wish I had.

I made a trip to Thrift Town on Stockton Blvd this week and there was an item that has been there for over a month. The first time I saw this chef I couldn't figure out if I liked it or if it was the ugliest thing I'd ever seen. Could the fact that it had been over a month and it was still there be telling me something? I decided to throw caution to the wind and buy the $3 item so I could give it a make over.

There is a trend right now with finding items and giving them a coat of spray paint. It's simple, cheap and can completely transform something. Tom and Jaymi of JaymiPop do it best with their love of pink spray paint. I wanted to give it a try myself, only I went with bright yellow.

Here is the finished product... I think it came out fun and funky! What do you think? I thought I'd make this even funner and give this guy away! If you like him and want him in your kitchen leave a comment on this blog or Facebook and I'll draw a winner on Monday. I'll even include a couple spatulas!

Where did your thrifty adventures take you this week? Be sure to check Katie Jean to find out what adventures she had this week!


Melissa B. said...

He looks like a Mario Brother to me! :0)

Wendy G said...

I think I love this.

katie jean said...

That is soo funny Stacey! I do the same thing. Walk away, leave, comeback later it's still there. Often that special item has haunted me and I do buy it and love it!

Kaytea said...

I love him! So cute, and he definitely looks way better yellow than before.

duree26 said...

He is to cute for words...would look great in my kitchen.

Linnie or LuLu said...

Yeldo good what his name should be... I think he came out great! or at least better than the Mario Bro.Chef.

Isaac said...

Im am actually a Chef and i think he's awesome! Very little resemblance to me..... But great job!


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