Friday, May 7, 2010

Free Fridays: Crowning Glory

Free is such a fabulous notion, especially when it's attached to a find that arrives unexpectedly unexpectedly and inspires creativity. Tamra Cook who lives in Paso Robles, California, was absolutely surprised when she discovered this treasure: half of a round window frame.

"My freebies are few and far between, " she told me, "usually something someone wants to unload from a garage sale that they are sure won't sell -- mostly bad recliners and particle board TV stands. Yuck!" On first impulse, she admits to having almost passed up the frame, but quickly changed her mind. Instead, she took it home, added the ornament and plaster, and then stained and antiqued it to make a crown to hang over her bathtub.

Do you have an amazing free discovery that you'd like to share? If so, email a photo and your story to

Always Frugal, Always Fabulous,

The Elegant Thrifter


  1. what a regal find! bea-u-ti-ful!

  2. I can't believe that was free! I bet the finished result is beautiful.

  3. I like this idea with the half of a round window frame. This piece is useful for so many ideas. Great to see the beauty in each piece regards jürgen

  4. Wow Stan, you elegant Gent, I feel famous!

    Thank you!

  5. Lucky girl. I'm having major "free find" envy!

  6. free or almost free are always things i treasure most.. i call them "the misfits" and i am such a sucker for these ...



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