As much as I love thrift store shopping, I REALLY love finding those treasures tucked away where other people don’t seem to bother to look. That was the story with this arched mirror I showed you a couple of days ago on the mini-tour of my booth.
It was half-price day at a local thrift store and people were going crazy. This mirror was tucked sideways between shelves, apparently unnoticed by everyone else.
The price was higher than I would normally pay, even at half price, but when I tried to maneuver it around, I realized it was solid oak, very heavy. The stamp on the back indicates it is from Pennsylvania House. A good, solid piece with no damage. A bit of a struggle to get it into a cart, but I managed.
After cleaning with tsp, I taped it off and sprayed with Rust-Oleum primer.
I also used Rust-Oleum spray paint in Heirloom White, then distressed here and there. I glazed to bring out the details, then added a protective clear coat.
Here it is again in my booth:
I love finding those hidden treasures and updating or repurposing them to give them new life. What hidden treasures have you found lately? Did you know God views us as hidden treasures? He’s just waiting for an invitation to give us new life and new purpose.