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


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

Cow loves the desk

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

vanity gets a new life

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


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


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


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


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 CornerI 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...]