Are you a thrift store junkie? I am. In a big way. I have major “stop the car!” moments whenever hubby and I are driving in a new town and we pass by the local thrift shop. I just can’t help myself. You never know what kind of treasures might be lurking in there for a serious bargain.
One of my fave spots where I regularly feed my thrifting habit is Value Village (for you Ottawa folks, I love the one at Merivale and Baseline). Their prices are great, the stores are usually big and offer a huge variety of items, and everything is clean and presented nicely.
On one of my more recent trips, I came across this wooden hanger thing. I don’t really know what to call it. It has three slots for holding papers/envelopes/etc. and then some hooks on the bottom for keys or other small things. The best part? It was a grand $2.
I picked it up without much thought – I’m always into anything that is going to help keep things organized. I brought it home, cleaned it off, and then decided to give it a coat of paint.
Can you guess which colour I chose? If you have been over to my personal blog before, you’ll know that I have a slight mint obsession. This bad boy got two coats of my fave PARA paint’s “Baffling Behavior” and suddenly it was looking pretty transformed.
To finish it off, I used some chalkboard labels that I had grabbed from Staples (they are from the Martha Stewart line), and placed one onto each section.
I haven’t figured out the perfect spot for this piece quite yet in our home – I’m thinking it’ll be perfect in my future office/studio – but for now I just hung it up and threw some stationary in it. Looks so cute, right? It would be a great “letters in/letters out” spot to help you organize the mail.
What about you guys? Are you guys thrift store junkies like I am? Come across any amazing finds lately? I want to hear all about them!
Thank You to Value Village for sponsoring this post.