Monday, August 1, 2011

Thrift Find Fun!

Several weeks ago, I found this Tupperware chip n' dip at a thrift shop for a dollar:

It wasn't in the best of condition, it is missing the lid to the center part and it had white spots on it.  Eventually, I did get the white spots off of it, so it wasn't too bad.  I took photos to list it in one of my shops but just never would list it for some reason.

Fast forward a few weeks and this idea flew into my head!  I need to make a trip to Home Depot!

Before I could get there, I visited another thrift shop and woohoo, I found what I wanted!!!
A table leg and it was priced $1.99, can't beat that at Home Depot!  

So, paint it up and coat it with some polyurethane and now look at it!
Isn't it pretty?  Now attach the chip n' dip to the top of it and take a look:
My outdoor birdie friends now have a classy looking bird feeder!
I love it!  The hubby will connect a walkway block to the bottom of it so it will be free standing and I can move it around.  The center does pop off so I can easily clean it!  I hope the birds love it as much as I do and for the price I spent on it, if they don't like it, I can get rid of it.  :o)



Jennie said...

What a great idea! I simply cannot believe that you found a thrifted table leg right when you needed one- I have NEVER in all of my thousands of thrift trips seen a table leg!!! Could it be that I just wasn't looking for one?

Doodle said...

What a great project! That looks awesome, and if the birdies don't like it, I have a feeling other critters just might. Nice job Karen!

peppercorns said...

WOW! That's so cool! You make such good stuff out of stuff. :)

VintageVendor said...

Ideas just keep flowing out your head! A great easy to clean design for your feathered friends.