Monday, September 6, 2010

Thrift Haul: Make Thrifty Art from Books

This weekend I took it easy and only picked up a few books and two  DVDs from the two thrift stores. Artwork form one of the books got some artistic treatment and now hangs pretty in my kitchen.

I spent $12, which is more than I was looking to spend gluttenous epic thrift haul to end all hauls but $12 isn't too bad for two DVDs and six books, 3 of which (Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Series) were brand new.

I've seen the anime movie Metropolis too man times, but the discs looked like new and it was only $2. How can you not love an anime with Ray Charles music as part of the kick-ass heavy blues soundtrack? And Napoleon Dynamite is a classic; as a bonus for thrifted, the lead actor wears nothing but thrifted clothes.

Ah, these books are classic. Can you believe these tame kid's stories are banned from many schools? I remember our school librarian taking us to a back room, lighting one candle, and reading a tale from the book in front of our eager class. Ah, the good ole' less politically correct days. I might curl up with these books and some fresh popped popcorn after I finish this blog post.

Low Fat Pasta? I can dream, can't I?

 I paid .25 cents for THE DEBT TERMINATOR. Hilarious...cover art...worth it. There might be quality content inside but I ain't gonna lie, I bought it for the novelty value. It'll make a good gag gift, perhaps.

 Tokyo Friends is a beautifully illustrated book that teaches about different facets of Japanese culture. I fell in love with the food illustrations and bought the book for .50 cents so I could frame my favorite illustrations.

I tried to take better pictures but the surface was so highly reflective that it was difficult. You can click the image if you want to read the charming text and translations of all the food pictured.

I had the four frames on hand, they were gifts from my mom. I used thrifted scrap book paper to fill in the sides. I used the same stack to make some art a couple of weeks ago.

Now to enjoy the rest of my rare day off. I might hit up a nearby thrift store that always has holiday sales...

Blog post featured at: I Just Whipped Something Up Monday / Metamorphosis Monday / Making The World Cuter / Motivate Me Monday / Southern Hospitality Blog / Thrift Share Monday / Debbiedoo's Thrift Share / Twice Owned Party / We Did it Wednesdays


  1. Indeed it is, I love the artwork and the Japanese/English translations.

  2. The Debt terminator is GENIUS! And Tokyo friends is doing its bit for international diplomacy. Don't you love how with thrifting you never know what you are going to find?

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