Goodwill Treasure Uncovered

It is finally sunny outside today, so the littles & I decided to go out & do something!  Something generally involves hitting up the local Goodwill.  You just never know what you are going to find.  & I really wasn't expecting to find this hidden gem, otherwise known as a horrible DIY decision.


You see what I see behind that nasty "stone finish" paint?!?!  Yep, some Blue & White Wares Porcelain.  Something I have been wanting to start a little collection of.  I stared at the piece for a few minutes & then felt the urge to scratch that stuff.  It flaked right off.  I figured for $2.92 if I ruined the jar, it really wouldn't have been worse off than it already was.  It would probably be thankful someone tried to revive it.  I mean it looks like it is covered in pepper.

I instantly came home & ran it under some hot water & that nasty paint literally started to fall off.  I did a little work with a Brillo pad to the more stubborn areas, but 10 minutes later I had this...


G O R G E O U S ! ! ! ! ! 

I had fears that once I removed the paint I would uncover some destroyed area of the urn, but no.  This beauty is in perfect condition.  Even after it's exfoliation process.  I love it so much, that after the littles wakes up from her nap, I am dragging her back out to GW to pick up a small vase that had the same stuff on it... I am feeling pretty safe that it is still there.  This is the official start to my collection & I will always remember the story behind this crazy piece.

Oh yeah...it's currently sitting on a new little piece of furniture.  I suppose it's OK   I mean if you like vintage brass trunks that arrive at your home from an HGTV star.  Obviously I am being sarcastic.  I LOVE my trunk & thank you all again for helping me win it!!!  I'll be sharing more about it's new home later.

Happy Friday!

xo-

23 comments:

  1. That. Is. Awesome. I snatched up all of my grandmothers' cobalt glass and her blue & white vintage porcelain when my mom was getting rid of stuff. That blue is my favorite color...

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  2. That is absolutely a GEM!!! Haven't been to our goodwill in a while, so it might be time to hit it up this weekend :)

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  3. I can't believe it came clean so easily! What a score, and the trunk is fab!

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  4. I saw your pic of it on insta and I wondered how it would turn out. It turned out BEAUTIFUL! Congrats on your awesome goodwill find.

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  5. So glad it turned out beautifully! Saw your pic on instagram and was wondering if it would come off with ease. What a score!

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  6. What a great find! Can't wait to see the trunk's new home!

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  7. What a score! A gorgeous start to your collection. AND it looks especially fab on top of the brass trunk. You deserved to win that anyway with your mantle, but it just seemed like it belonged in your house. Can't wait to see more ofit there! Happy weekend!!

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  8. I love GW gems like that! I have a small collection of blue and white that I started collecting when the hubs and I first got married. Blue and white is classic! And LOVE the wishbone

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  9. It looks fabulous!!!! Can't believe it!

    oh wait, I can;)

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  10. Lucky you! I went today and only came home with a couple of paperbacks.

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  11. That looks great. What a lucky find! Its beautiful

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  12. Wow! Gorgeous piece...that is awesome! And love the way it looks atop the amazing trunk, congrats again :)

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  13. Who would do that to anything in the first place?? Was probably some crazy blogger on a glitter kick. :)

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  14. Yay! You got your trunk! I love that you "uncovered" that at GW! xo Kristin

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  15. haha wow what a find! who would paint that beauty? i'm so happy your restored her to her original glory! you're a lifesaver :)
    -- jackiejade.blogspot.com

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  16. Lucky girl! I did this years ago with an antique crock (in my crock collecting days) and couldn't believe that someone would paint a crock. The jar is lovely now.

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  17. Wow what a great find! It looks great I hope you were able to get the other one. I'm loving the Gina wishbone where did you get that?

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  18. Such an odd paint choice! (I wonder if the previous owner loved it for years with the peppery finish or if it was a DIY gone wrong.) Good eye for spotting the diamond in the rough. It looks great with your shiny, new trunk. Congrats on the win!

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  19. I was so excited when you won! That was one could good eye you had at that thrift store! It's a beautiful piece! Where did you get that giant wishbone? I think I may need one:)

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  20. What a great find and your little vignette is just perfect! Hoping your week has started out great!

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  21. That is an amazing find! You've inspired me to go to my local Salvation Army after work today. And I LOVE the brass trunks. I want one so badly and yet never find them in my neck of the woods. Many congrats on your win!! Loved your mantle:)

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