Weekend Finds: Frames and More

This weekend I spent my time peeling wallpaper from our eat-in kitchen. And thanks to Snag reader Tracy, I didn’t pull all of my hair out in the process. With her advice I used a combo of wallpaper steamer and water mixed with fabric softener and took it all down in about five hours. Yes. Progress is being made.

Kitchen Wallpaperless

Now on to patching and wet sanding and repeat a thousand times. This kitchen is a hot mess.

Luckily I have been able to get out to a few thrift shops and find some fun things.


We always joke with Austin that the two things he doesn’t need more of are lamps and frames. Well, I brought all of these out of one shop for under $10 and I should start telling myself the same thing. I was planning on using the print for an art project and maintaining the frame, but I’m getting more attached to the print as days go by. It’s not original art, but just a cheap quality print from Ben Franklin for $2 in the 1960s. Should I keep it?


This radio works but as you can tell it is super filthy. The knobs are just so cool.


I’m thinking this giant scarf is going to go in our bedroom. I love the pop of color and fun print it has, and for $0.69, who could resist?


This last find had me hemming and hawing on whether I should purchase these. Yes, bowling trophies from 1968–1969. The one in front is marble from Italy. I couldn’t get over their forms. And that green bowling ball. Such a pretty color.

What do you think? Any fun finds to share?

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  1. Tracy
    Posted January 29, 2015 at 2:03 pm | Permalink

    Yay! Glad it helped. I can never see comments on these blog posts. Is it just me? I can see that there are comments but when I got to the post there is never anything there.

    • Angela
      Posted February 1, 2015 at 9:07 pm | Permalink

      Hi Tracy! Another room of wallpaper down this weekend 🙂 Do you mean you can’t see them right away? We had a huge problem with spam getting through our spam filters back when Apartment Therapy linked an article, so I changed the settings to need to approve a comment before it is posted. I’ll change it back and we’ll see how it goes!

  2. Stephanie
    Posted January 29, 2015 at 4:06 pm | Permalink

    Keep it! There’s something so charming about that print.

    • Angela
      Posted February 1, 2015 at 9:08 pm | Permalink

      That’s two votes for keep it. Austin voted that way as well 😉 I think I would have been sad if I painted over it. Thank you for your opinion!

  3. Nina D
    Posted February 3, 2015 at 7:06 pm | Permalink

    Am I too late? Keep it!

    • Angela
      Posted February 4, 2015 at 1:44 pm | Permalink

      Nina you are not late! Apparently I get nothing done in a timer manner. It will be kept 🙂

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