Thursday, March 22, 2012

My $10 Thrifty Find

A year of so ago I closed my booth at the local flea market...couldn't manage two places.

I sold everything in my booth for $30 because I may have had 5 itmes including an old door:) that held my Christmas wreath.

Well, I've been seeing these great doors on everyone's blog and I thought, I have got to see if they still have my door.

There she was!  Same exact place...right there...standing in my old booth:)


"What will you sell me my door for?"

"Your door?"

"Yeah, the one I sold you that you sold me."

"What did you pay for it?"


"How 'bout $10?"

"DEAL!"   (and I'm screaming about jumping up and down right now!)

I cleaned with Greased Lightning and then sanded and cleaned some more and sanded some more.  I tried my best to get the knob off.  It's a weird size so I wonder if it came out of an old house?  But the knob looked too new.  Tried to get it out.  My husband will try later.

A closer look to see the distressing and my children:)  I may paint the middle pane with chalkboard paint and make write, "I Believe," for some of those things I pray for everyday!

I like it heavily distressed.

I did this table a few months ago.  It didn't sell at the shop so I brought it home and I love it.  Vignette not complete, but almost....

My Favorite Thrifty Find-not bad huh?

I'm gonna try to link to
savycityfarmer and Thriftin on Thursday


  1. Looks great. Perfect finish job and perfect place for the pictures. Good re-find!!..Judy

  2. It found a perfect home after all! I love the shape of it. You did a great job.
    Wishing you a wonderful day

  3. That looks gorgeous and what a great deal! I just found your blog and am your newest follower:)

  4. Can't get enough olds doors and shutters... I am searching for shutters!! Thanks for the comment on my blog.. off to read more :)

  5. Love, love, love your old door. So glad you were able to buy it back. I'm a fan of using old doors around the house.
    Mary Alice

  6. I'm so happy you got your door back! It's such a great size. And I love the idea of using the chalkboard paint to write some "prayer reminders". Good for you for negotiating to get it back.
    Lynn at Cottage and Creek

  7. Judy, you are the winner of my giveaway! A new follower is a winner! Yey! Since I am giving away an apron and the tureen and you were the first drawn, which do you prefer???

  8. Hi! I can't find a way to contact you. I'd love to feature you, I'm full for the April series, but I'm thinking I will be continuing this as a weekly series starting in May. I will definitely feature you then! Could you please email me directly at

  9. Love it and it looks great in the corner! I would leave the knob!

  10. Helloooo Bonnie...
    FaB Door Find & Story!*!*! So glad I hopped on over to your Blog and you mine... Thanks soooo much for ALL your comments - YOU made my day on the last one...
    Hugs - Jeanine Burkhardt

  11. This is gorgeous! I use up all my vingette spaces so quickly. How awesome to have a new spot opened up for pretties!!! Great eye!!! XO, Aimee

  12. Gotta love old doors, and you distressed it beautifully!! I love your idea of painting one pane with chalkboard paint...too cool!! And to write your daily prayers!! I'm SO glad you found me, so that I found you!!

  13. Thanks, Janis for being my newest follower. I'm so excited!


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