Sunday, May 17, 2009

Thrifty Treasures and Met Monday

It's Monday again and today I am hooking up with Rhoda at Southern Hospitality for Thrifty Treasures and Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Met Monday since the item was re purposed.

I happened to be at the local High School's annual Flea Market and browsed around for quite a while, unfortunately without my camera. Some nice items but definitely not needed by me, until I saw this gem. I spotted this wire butler's rack from a distance and admired it. I realized my daughter could use this for her outside patio to hold her plants and add height to the space.. Since the high school students were running the flea market I went over to one of the students and asked the price. He said $10 and I said I'll take it!. You can't go wrong for $10. I took it home and decided it needed just a little sprucing up. I had two can of rustoleum spray paint in an off white color. I took the rack to the backyard and gave it a coat of paint. (Sorry again I didn't have my camera).
Here it is re purposed on my daughter's patio. We brought it over today.
It fits perfectly in this nook on the patio. Now all her plants, lantern and work bucket can be displayed and have their own space, instead of being all cramped on that small table you see to the right She is very happy!Thanks so much for visiting today. I hope you too will find Thrifty Treasures that you can remake and reuse somewhere. Stop by Southern Hospitality for more Thrifty Treasure and Between Naps on the Porch for great transformations.

P.S. I also went to an estate sale that was happening on my street and found an iron (black and decker) for $2.00. Sorry I didn't get a picture of it but it does work! This item all went to the same daughter.


  1. wow! what a score

    I would have scooped that up for 10 bucks and what a great job you did on it too!
    happy met monday


  2. Thats a great buy... and you have a lucky daughter...
    ~Really Rainey~

  3. That is a great find. I used to have the exact same one that I picked up for $15. I like your price better :)

  4. Great buy, just perfect for the patio! Cindy

  5. Now Sofia, do I need to send you a camera girl? LOL!
    Great use for that Baker's Rack - I just sold mine on Craig's List and now you got me whining for it back! boo hoo

  6. It looks wonderful! $10.oo, man what a bargain!

  7. I love baker's racks used outside on a porch! It looks great!

  8. * WHAT A GR888 FIND! Way to go!!! Best, Linda *

  9. It turned out great Sofia! Did it go to Laura or Diana??? I think it's a great addition to the patio!!! :-)

  10. Sofia, that is such a pretty rack! I love that & it's perfect outdoors too. Thanks for joining the party today.

  11. I love seeing what everyone has found in their treasure hunting. I need to find a bakers rack for my back yard as well.

  12. Great find!

    Christi @ A Southern Life

  13. It looks great! Great deal for only $10!

  14. Looks like the butler's rack has found a happy new home :-) Looks great with the fresh coat of paint and the plants. Love the starfish on the top shelf :-)

    Kelly @ DesignTies

  15. Wow great buy and your daughter is so lucky to have a mom like you ! You are so giving !
    Hugs ~ Kammy