Thrifting and Hometalk

Thrifty Ladies

Kelly from Eclectically Vintage sent me an email and the subject line read:  fun idea! She is an ambassador for Hometalk,  I'm so glad she contacted me about getting a group together. Hometalk encourages community and the sharing of ideas and advice about home and gardening. You don't have to be a blogger to use it.  You can ask and answer … [Read more...]

Mirror Makeover

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Have you noticed that a lot of my projects start out brown, dirty and in need of some repair? My friend "K" and I went on a whirlwind treasure hunt about an hour south of our town.  We had a great time, got lost several times-that's another story.  When I happened on this treasure, I think she was a little surprised that I wanted it.  Chipped … [Read more...]

Turquoise Desk

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I was beginning to think that I'd never be satisfied with this desk. I don't want you to see the desk totally assembled~ the before. It might burn your retina. (I forgot to take a picture~I was so excited) Really! This is 3 coats of Opps turquoise and black stain on the edges.   It may seem that I had this all planned out.  The truth is … [Read more...]

Vanity/Desk Makeover

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I was so excited to run across this old vanity. Mentally it was in great shape ;) and Mama always taught me to never judge a book by it's cover. Or a vanity. My tools of choice, when stripping. Mr. reFresh's toothbrush and a plastic scraper. I wiped it all down, put the toothbrush up. Painted the details with Annie Sloan Chalk … [Read more...]

Chair Makeover

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I've seen several folding chairs lately, you know when I keep seeing things, I want them. I finally found one at Habitat Restore! I was so excited. My friend Kim from Today Is My Someday  had a red one in her booth at Two Women and a Warehouse. Not so glamourous, but sturdy ;) If these slats could talk, I bet they'd have a story to … [Read more...]

Frame Makeover

Frame Makeover

Isn't she lovely? This is her before: The frame said buy me.  I love all the details. I spray painted it with a flat white and dry brushed with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Country Grey. I removed the picture and painted it with 3 coats of chalkboard paint. It turned out great, she really put a smile on my face :) I couldn't resist this … [Read more...]

Chicken Wire~like Cloche

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Welcome to my version of wire cloches made from $1 baskets from Dollar Tree.  (Check out this one from The Gathering Place) The tall one is a trash can and the small one is just a small basket that had a handle on it. I used wire cutters to remove the handle. Dry brushed, leaving an aged appearance on both baskets and the handle with … [Read more...]

Kitchen Table

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Back in Oct/Nov '11, I began to dream about a round table. Really.   I got a price on having one built, I thought that I could save money.  That didn't work out. If you follow me on Facebook, you know that I bought one in Tennessee while I was visiting for my 5 year old grandson's birthday.  My daughter and I went shopping and she spotted this … [Read more...]

Christmas at a Discount – Kitchen Dine-In

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This is the Eat-In kitchen dining area.  Spruced up with more poinsettias. (What can I say, I love their velvety beauty.) Here's a closer look, Three poinsettias $4.50 (they were half-off at Walmart) Small wreaths tied with raffia on the back of my white chairs $4.00 total. (Dollar Tree) Branch over the window $5.00 (bought at the … [Read more...]

Tripod Lamp

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Have you ever heard of Dirt Cheap Stores? Well I have and while I was visiting my Mama over the holidays, we went shopping.  It's more like hunting, because this store had so much stuff and it was very well, not, organized! In my searching, I ran across this tripod lamp from Tarjay, and it felt good to buy something that didn't need painting … [Read more...]

The Suit Cases

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I noticed that Ann from On Sutton Place had a new sponsor. So being nosy like I am, I made a visit! to The Cozy Corner I found a little something that I'd been looking for!  The shipment came quickly.  They were in huge box, I mean so big that I couldn't even get it in my car at the Post Office. So I stood in the parking lot and took them … [Read more...]