Friday, December 23, 2011

Thrifty Thursday: vintage pulley-- what would you make?

I know I said I wasn't going to make T.T. regular, and I'm not... but this is one of my thriftiest finds yet. 'Cause it was F-R-E-E!

I understand that some girls want fancy jewelry and electronics this Christmas.

Not me.

I am perfectly happy rummaging though shelves at Goodwill and rifling through other people's curbside trash (you think I jest?). So you can imagine my excitement when Chris got me a "present" (ie, found this super cool vintage pulley in the rafters of our barn). He was all excited to give it to me, which is how I know that he secretly loves my dumpster diving habit, and can't wait to see what I pick up next on the side of the road. Right, honey?
I already had an idea when he gave it to me, as I had seen this photo in Dwell magazine months ago:
But a quick pinterest search yielded some other fun stuff (sorry, I couldn't relocate some of them and can't give credit to their owners):
I am kinda partial to the first hanging pendant lamp-- maybe beside my bed in lieu of a lamp? Or maybe the globe light in a future homeschooling space? Somehow I feel as though the pulley bookends wouldn't have the same aesthetic affect when propping up my stack of smutty Sophie Kinsella novels. But the possibilities are endless! What's your favorite? Any other brilliant pulley ideas for me? Anyone else like crapping up beautifying their homes with other people's castoffs?! Tell me about it!

1 comment:

Julie Garner said...

First, Dan and I just spent some time laughing together over the hilarious things you say on your blog. He's totally diggin' the soggy mama! LOL! But...back to the pulley...we like the one hanging in the window with the holiday greens on it. Looks just like yours, too. But I like your light idea as well. Can't wait to see what you do with it. And...when can we go to the Goodwill together? Dan said I can make the Pottery Barn stacking trays! YAY!!! That crap today--more crap tomorrow! (Shhh...don't tell him I'm scheming!)