Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Craft Fairs, Goodwill and Gordmans Oh My!!....Part 2

On Sunday I posted about my first time adventures to the Goodwill. And how I seriously think I may have a new addiction!! I am not sure I even mentioned all of our findings. But I think we hit the jackpot!! We got "Muscles" a brand new pair of Columbia shorts for school (their high school has a dress code). I even got a pair of plaid Old Navy shorts. But the most exciting finds were these...



I know, I know...some of you that read my post Sunday are probably thinking you are having a dejavu. But I promise, I am getting the reason of this post!! LOL!! I don't really care for the bunny on the Spring decor, but it is only attached by a small hinge...so I think I may just remove him. But the main reason for this post is to pose a few questions regarding the other items to all of you....

1) I know I want to prim up the bowl and the cutting board. But being kind of new to the whole "crafting" thing, I want to make sure I have the process correct. Do I either start with a base coat of black (if I want black to show thru) then make the second layer the primary color, sand to make it look worn and then add stain? Then do I seal it with something? And if so, what do you all recommend? And what color do you think I should use to prim these pieces up?

2) I know I saw a post somewhere in blogland where a fellow blogger made-over a little shovel similar to the one I found. But now I can't find it for the life of me!! So if any of you have seen this as well...could you please help me and tell me where?

Thanks girls, in advance, for all of the help!! Your the best!!

5 comments:

Rachel said...

Holy moly girl I am loving all your finds lately!!!! I'm going to craft shows & goodwill with you from now on if you don't mind! :)

A Hint of Home said...

Wow, you have been busy finding some great deals lately.
I have found a few things at Goodwill but not the deals that you and others have found. I'll have to go again.

CozyCoops Corner said...

Hi Carrie,
Yep you've got the process for painting right. I never bother to put a sealer on my stuff unless it's going to be outside or something. If you don't want to do the sanding thing, just paint the board the color you want and dry brush black on where you want it to show through.I've done both ways and they both work great! Can't wait to see when they are finished!
Janae

Nichole said...

Great finds! Can't wait to see them once you've worked your magic on them :o)

Scrapper Mom said...

hey carrie!! thanks so much for stopping by today. I love all your great finds. i've been to our goodwill store a few times, but i'm not really a "thrifter" as you might say.

and i wouldn't have a clue where to begin redoing anything!! haha. good luck though.