Thrifty Nikki: Recipe Stand

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A few weeks ago I found the Goodwill Outlet on┬áMidlothian Turnpike in Chesterfield, Virginia. It is unlike any other Goodwill I’ve ever been to. This one behind a large employment center. You might actually miss it since you have to turn down the side road to get to the back. It is set up in a large warehouse. Clothes is in one area in large bins, housewares is set up on tables with small bins to go through and electronics is in the back.

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This place is the definition of a treasure hunt. You have to take the time to look through bins and bins of items to find the pieces that catch your eye. I managed that day to get quite a few items to refurbish. I will be highlighting one of them in this post.

 

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In one of the bins, I found a cute wooden recipe stand. Sadly I didn’t take a before photo. When I finish saw it, it didn’t have the white paint and the notecards were brown. The whole thing was just brown and aged. I decided to start with some gesso and prime the wood for paint. I went with white to give it a clean look.

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With the notecards, I took pages from my watercolor sketch pad. The pages are thicker than my other sketch pads. I used the old note cards that it came with as a guide. Since the metal hooks done open, I not only used a hole puncher on the new notecards, I also cut open to the sides so that the cards could just slide in.

I plan to spray an acrylic sealer on it and place it in my etsy shop. I’ll post more of my thrift shop finds on here.

 

 

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