Friday, August 27, 2010

Friday Thrifty Finds

Just thought I would show you some
of the junk stuff
I found this week at,
of course,
For those who may not be familiar with DI
DI is short for Deseret Industries.
It is a thrift store, (like Goodwill).

Millions of things are donated
to DI every day. 
This is from the official site
Deseret Industries
Deseret Industries is both a nonprofit, vocational rehabilitation facility and a thrift store.
Deseret Industries is composed of three related parts.
First, trainees work, receive training, and find long-term employment.
Second, the public may purchase inexpensive,
quality merchandise in a clean, safe retail environment.
To those in need, merchandise is provided at no cost.
Third, all people may provide meaningful service through
 the donation  of time and merchandise.
Deseret Industries is sponsored by
 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
 Established in 1938 as a single thrift store,
today there are 46 stores serving people
in seven western states:
Arizona, California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington.

I am really lucky because I have a DI in my community
I go there all the time just to check things out
see if there is any junk  treasures I might need want.
So here is some of my finds for this week,
The glass candy dish I will do as one of
my pedistal dishes.
Whoever heard of black doves!
They will be spray painted white. . .
I am a sucker for anything cloche'
A greenish blue mason jar. . .mmmm Sweet!
I can see the vase spray painted yellow or turquoise
The wire basket will be silver
I couldn't pass up the cute bright placemats.
I spent around $5.
Oh this little cutie I have looked and looked for
$8. . . . .Sweet!
It will be painted Black
This little sweetie will be spray painted Turquoise!
I could not believe it when I saw this beauty!
Only $6
I have looked and looked for a chair like this
It has a spindle that is broken
and I have studied it and figured out how
to fix it myself!
Oh, I am getting good at this.
Won't she look cute painted a ligth Blue?
I had a good week this time at DI
But now the works begins.

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  1. Wow! you found some wonderful things! We don't have DI out here in Michigan but, whenever we visit SLC to see my inlaws, I always have to make a stop at least one DI while I am there!

  2. oooh! I want that chair! I have nowhere to put it and I do DON'T NEED it, but too cute not to want!! I also LOVED your pillow with the &! I had no idea what that was even called. I was inspired and I learned something!! Love it all! I am posting some of finds this past week on MOday! Please, come and say hi! I so look forward to your sweet words. They really mean a loT to me!! Happy Sunday!

  3. Hello there, thanks so much for stopping by Homespun Kitchen! Lots of fun stuff you found, funny because we have that exact same rocking chair! Although my Mom paid $60 for it, lol:)


  4. I love your new side table, it will look great black and the mini cloche is cute!

  5. I love all the things you got! I am so jealous of your ability to snatch things up & recreate them! I don't have any space to do that. I guess I'll just have to keep reading your blog to get my DIY furniture fix ;)


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