Tag Archives: op shop

A Mirror Restored

When I spied this bevelled mirror in the op shop for $4.99 I knew I couldn’t pass it up. A couple of hours with some paint stripper and a sander revealed a gorgeous oak frame. It had been stained darker, … Continue reading

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A love of Afghans 

It’s no secret that I have an addictive personality, and you may have noticed that one of my obsessions is crocheted or knitted afghans. I can’t crochet or knit, something I lament regularly. Despite every crocheter telling me how ridiculously … Continue reading

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Embroidered Tablecloths and Vintage Glassware 

Naturally when I bought that little wall cupboard I didn’t walk out of the op shop with just that!!! I found all sorts of other pretty bits and pieces, including these gorgeous vintage glasses, which will be perfect for the … Continue reading

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Wall Cupboard Makeover 

I always find it hard to walk past a forlorn, unwanted piece of furniture in the op shop. I’d been thinking of putting a shelf up above my bed for a while when I came across this obviously home made … Continue reading

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October Bed Post (just!)

As I was washing the sheets this week I realised I hadn’t shared an October bed post. So here it is, lots of reds this time, using one of my recently obtained op shop throws.  Unfortunately the cats love these … Continue reading

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Upcycling a Lamp

I purchased this cute brass lamp base at the op shop a few weeks ago…. It needed a good polish, and a new shade. On my most recent op shopping expedition I bought this shade for a measly $2. All … Continue reading

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Op Shopping in October 

I do love to op shop and my latest trip was fantastic. So many treasures! From jewellery…. To decorative bits and pieces….. These two gorgeous throws….. And this stunning shawl which I decided was too beautiful to sit in my … Continue reading

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