You all know we LOVE a good thrift store find here at HSE. There is something so exciting about the “hunt” and then the “what if” when you find an item that needs a good home and a little love. Sometimes you find things that you have the perfect place for, sometimes you find things that just need a little cleaning and are good to go. Other times you find things that you are unsure of their function…but they are just too cool to pass up.
Enter random number box…I was purusing the aisles of my local Goodwill when I stumbled on a very cool looking, beat up wooden box with these random number dials. I had NO clue what its original function was…but I just knew i needed to have it!! What i loved about it is that it happened to have 4 number dials…just the right amount to display a special date perhaps?!?
This was a SUPER simple update that gave this cool found object a new life!! CLEAN IT / SAND IT / PAINT IT. Seriously does not get easier than that!! Once he was showing off his pretty new color, I turned the number dials to our wedding date (10.04.2008) as a little nod to a very special day!! Right now he has the perfect home adding a little pop of color to my white framed collage wall (i promise i’ll get around to some pictures of that wall someday soon…promise!) and I must admit I smile a little extra when i catch a glimpse!!
What kind of thrift store finds have you scored lately?? Any fun and easy DIY projects?? SHARE your projects here on HSE, we might just highlight them on the next episode of Thrifty Finds!! Oh an P.s. Anyone know what this random find was originally used for?