Jun 29, 2010

an unexpected treasure... (and Monday's Encouragement)

I've been collecting things here and there for my latest project, the redo of our dining room. 
I had $5.00 burning a hole in my pocket and a few minutes after work so I thought I'd make a quick stop at my local Goodwill to see if I could find another small mirror for a grouping I have in mind.  (It seems my car can't drive past the entrance to the parking lot without turning in lately!)  I didn't really have the time to browse the isles in the order I normally do so I just headed to the frames and mirrors in the back.  As I started moving stuff around I came across this adorable oil painting for $3.99...

I just love the colors...they are absolutely perfect for my dining room. 
I wasn't sure about the frame...my first thought was to paint it but now that I have it next to some of the other items in the grouping, I kinda like the tacky gold color and black velvet inner border...seriously, I do.


Now the small gold framed mirror is definitely going to be painted in the same red as the large picture frame I painted a couple of weeks ago.


I paid $4.99 for the small frame and $5.99 for the large one...




I have an idea brewing in my head...If it looks the way I envision it you'll be the first to see it.  I just love a good treasure hunt...
I still need one more mirror and now I gotta find me a couple more little paintings. 

At least I don't have to worry about my car not cooperating...

Happy hunting,
Patty

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17 comments:

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Great finds! Thanks for much for the sweet card from the giveaway. I received it day before yesterday. It is so cute!
Thanks again,
Robin

Heather Jensen said...

Such a great find. I sure hope it turns out the way you want it. :) Can't wait to see.

Melody said...

Hi Patty!
Your vehicle does the same as ours. Only it does it at Antique Malls, yard sales.......
Your wall accents are lookin good, but I'd leave that mirror alone. I think it makes the pic pop as does the larger red frame. Maybe smaller things in that red color to go with it....I just thought it was pretty the way ya showed it.

craftyles said...

That painting is so pretty. I love your frame also.Thanks for sharing.

http://spindlecottage.blogspot.com/ said...

Hmm, we don't get many frames or paintings at our Goodwill. I think you had better start training your car....I mean, it can't turn at GW all the time!

aimee said...

great find! cant wait to see what you creat with the frames. the picture does look good with the others.
blessings,
aimee

~~Carol~~ said...

Well you've got my attention! I'm intrigued and want to see what you're going to do with it all! I love that red frame, and the painting is just lovely. I'll be back to see how it all works out!
Happy REDnesday and Happy 4th!
Carol

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Love the red frame - looking forward to seeing what you make of all this.

My Cottage Charm said...

Hey lady!
I wonder if all our cars have the same minds....mine won't pass a goodwill without turning in...I swear it has it's own will! :-)
I can't wait to see what you're going to do with your frames...I'm intrigued! :)
I'm SO excited about the chandelier I found, I can't wait to get it all fixed and show it to you! It's gonna be SO, SO pretty! I ordered crystals for it today. :) hee hee hee (that's a secret! lol)
Talk to you later!
Blessings and Hugs
Missy

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Thanks for sharing your great find! Lovely frames!

SueLovesCherries said...

Hi Kirsty! I think that little painting is very pretty, and will look lovely with whatever-it-is-you're-doing! That larger frame looks ten times better in red - looking forward to the finished grouping!

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Karen said...

Aren't you pleased with your finds? I love GW, too!

Kathy said...

That is a treasure find! I am looking forward to seeing what you do with it! Thanks for stopping by my blog and remarking on my painted shelf. I hope you stop by again Tuesday for my Victoria Blog Party!
Kathy

Carol said...

Love that red...I'm your new follower!

trish said...

Oh wow! What a great frames! I love how chunky they are. I created a chalk board out of one I purchased at a thrift store that looks a lot like your red frame. :o)
Have a wonderful day.
Sincerely ~ Tricia

bee'nme said...

Hey Patty!

What a steal for the wonderful oil painting!! Love it, gold frame and all!! Can't wait to see the final completed dining room project - I know it'll rock! Have a blast finding all the pieces and pulling it all togethter!

Happy 4th to you and yours! Save some BBQ for me!

Hugs & Blessings,
Becky