Tuesday, August 7, 2012

“New” Old Finds!

I have accomplished nothing lately…or at least it feels that way.  Summer is winding down and life has been busy with odds-n-ends stuff.  I have a project started in the garage and another one waiting to be started.  I have tons of ideas, but no time or inspiration.  The laundry is waiting and the house needs to be cleaned.  Ugh…what’s a gal to do?

Go shopping, of course!

I went to see the latest stash of goodies available at Old is Better Than New…I’ve posted about Gabriel’s shop before and love his finds.  (Check out his FB page…he updates with photos of new items frequently and offers discounts!) 

I saw this old wooden ladder on his FB page and knew I had to have it! 
Photo: Vintage wood ladder. Asking $12
I love the ladder projects I’ve seen on Pinterest, so I created a new Pin Board “Old Ladders”.  Now, I just have to decide where to put it and how exactly I want to use it!!  It is already a lovely, beat-up, paint-splattered pale blue too!  Indoors or outdoors?  I can’t quite decide.

One of my all-time favorite finds was this old nursery scale!  DSCN8965As a NICU nurse who uses fancy electronic scales on a daily basis, I just love this rusty old thing!  I also just accepted a new position as a staff educator this week and will have an office soon…this is totally going in as part of my décor!DSCN8960I also picked-up an antique wooden washboard.  Just thought it was cool.  I almost hate to hang it in my laundry room since no one ever goes in there but me. Maybe on top of my kitchen cabinets? Hmm…

Gabriel gave me a great deal on all three items and discounted prices for being a FB follower.  I walked away with all 3 items for $40!!  Woo-hoo!

I even made a new washer jewelry item yesterday afternoon for a friend…shopping does inspire, right?  She gave me the quote she wanted and also said that she wanted her and her husband’s initials included.  Simple, but cute…and she loved it.  Here it is:DSCN8954Now, maybe I should start working on that laundry…

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