Monday, February 18, 2008

monday = thrifted

Of the paint-by-numbers I have managed to find, this is my favorite.

We got it at a flea market for $5 about 3 years ago & I believe it was our first one. There is an eiffel tower that I would love to get that goes with it, but I’ve never seen one for $5…

I guess I could always paint my own but that just wouldn’t be the same.

The vase is a recent thrift store purchase and was $7. I don’t know if its old but I really like it {even though I thought it was a little over-priced for the thrift store}.

Since then I have picked up other paint-by-numbers here and there. This one I bought this past summer for $3 and it is my second favorite.

I bought the gnome a couple weekends ago at a flea market for $3. I think unpainted ceramics are a really fun & inexpensive d├ęcor accessory - or maybe that's just me...

I wish I had saved the black beauty paint-by-number my teenage neighbor did for me when I was little. I don’t know what happened to it but I feel bad she did all that work and I didn’t save it…

Maybe that bad paint-by-number karma is what prevents me from finding them?!

9 comments:

sweetjessie@comcast.net said...

I so adore the top painting! I haven't forgotten my promise to show you mine (I'm waiting for some good natural light, which is hard to come by in February in Chicago). I won't keep you waiting too much longer, though (as I know you are holding your breath).

g said...

I can't wait to see them!!!

Artsy Momma said...

I love that first one what a great find!

The other day I found a paint by number that was being used as the backing to another print, it was such a great unexpected find!

Lark said...

LOVE the paint-by-numbers paintings!!

elizabeth said...

oh i love paint by numbers! i used to do them all the time as a kid. as a matter of fact, just last week or so i was thinking of picking up some more!
now i'm going to have to see if i can find them at the thrift store.

oh did you find these already painted or did you do them yourself?

g said...

what an amazing bonus artsy momma!

elizabeth, I found these already painted - although I can see how doing them could be relaxing. Good luck thrifting!

Good-Grace said...

Oh my goodness... I am soooo in love with paint by numbers. Love, LOVE these!

bettyninja said...

That deer one is really great. I love paint by numbers but surprisingly I never come across them at yard sales. Maybe this will be my year

Angie said...

Those paintings are wonderful and that gnome, love it! Just recently found your blog and it's so lovely.