I'm using the "up to 90% Off" in the title because not everything in the post is 90% off. I'm sure you have seen ads for sales for businesses that say "up to...(a percent off)" and then only a few things are really that much reduced but it gets you in the store anyway. I'm using that tactic to get you to come look at the things I bought at Hobby Lobby recently. Some ARE 90% off but some are just 50% off but I thought everything I got was a good deal.
First, I will show you the 90% off.
These baskets remind me of the handmade baskets I have seen in Charleson (Sweetgrass Baskets), and New England (Nantucket Baskets). Very tight weaving and sturdy.
The small one was $0.59 and the larger ones were $1.39. The larger ones had some type of macrame-ish hangers on them. I cut them off because I thought it cheapened them.
No matter where they were made, the workmanship is very nice.
I guess the colors on this candle holder got it marked down so much.
The sale price is pretty small. So that you don't have to squint, I will tell you it was marked $29.99 and now it is only $3.
After a couple of coats of Annie Sloan
Chalk Paint in "Old White", she looks more refined.
I didn't have time to finish her up completly right now so I'm showing her with her new cousins. They were also 90% off at Hobby Lobby last year and got a paint job when I got them home. Originally, the middle sections on the candle holders were pink ceramic. The pink got painted over in an off white then crackled and antiqued.
She will probably get a similar finish so they could "party" together if needed.
After I tried it tried it in different scenarios, I decided I would use it more without the top (with the whisk on it) so I took it off.
Most nornal people would have just thrown the top in the garbage but I put it in the Goodwill box thinking that some crafty person will see it there someday and think of a good purpose for it.
Also 80% off are these wire baskets.
Down from $14.99 to $3.50 each. The sign is coming off and they are going to be "dirtied up".
Honestly, I don't know how Hobby Lobby stays in business they offer so many things 50% off on a regular basis. The remainder of the items in this post were in that 50% off category.
Cute little bottles that ended up being about $1 each
A metal candle holder marked down to $4. It has that urban chic/industrial feel to me.
Even though this only ended up being about $2.50, I think I overpaid for it. It's not very well made but I was seduced by the wire on the sides.
Wire baskets, two sizes, large ended up being $4, small one was $3.
More wire baskets, large $4, small $3. Are you sensing a theme (obsession) here?
Please do not call the "Hoarders" show on me. I WILL use all these one day.
The now-topless bait box, the wimpy basket, and the white baskets got at spray paint coat of "Dark Bronze".
To add some more color variation on them, I dry-brushed on some of these colors of craft paint.
Assorted browns: Raw Umber, Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna, etc. Some of these are old...do craft paints have an expiration date?
Now the guys are similar in color but not too match-y match-y.
All these items will probably show up in future blog posts. You can say that you "knew them when".
I am sharing this post at
The Shabby Nest--Frugal Friday
"Funky Junk Interiors" Saturday Night Special
"Boogie board Cottage" Masterpiece Monday
"Coastal Charm" Nifty Thrifty Tuesday