Saturday, June 19, 2010

Check out the amazing giveaway I won!

I won the amazing giveaway The Answer is Chocolate had to celebrate her 100th follower!

This is a beautiful Dream Box she made!

She is filling it with ephemera, charms, hand stamped gift / hang tags, embellishments, a special treat and there MAY even be chocolate! 

I can't wait to get this in my mailbox! Thank you Carol!!!

I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Feeling a little blue...

I picked this up at a garage sale for $5
You can't tell in the picture but it had an ugly off white and green bad crackle finish to it.
I picked up a pretty blue "oops" paint at Lowe's. I really wanted a lighter blue, but when you shop off the $5/gallon rack, you take what you can get!
I added some decorative painting and spray painted the drawer pull white...
Some sanding/distressing of the edges let the original white finish show through...
I enjoyed working on this piece. It came together quickly. I'm not one to have patience for long projects so when I can get it done fast - I'm happy!
Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

This weeks yard sale finds...

It has been a CRAZY few weeks...
My kitchen table and chairs are outside under a tarp... My sofa and loveseat are in the kitchen... My various end tables and sofa table are in my son's room!
BUT, the hard wood floors are coming alone nicely... I just have to take a deep breath and live among the chaos for a while...
Anyway, I did manage to get some yard sales in and are really glad I did!
I got some really great stuff!
This beautiful vintage needlework was $3 and I plan to make it into a pillow. The apothecary jar was .25cents, vintage baseball was FREE and the turquoise and pearl necklaces were $1...
This old English garden basket was $5...
These two old iron baskets(?) were $2 each and the iron plant stand was FREE...
These are really pretty. I'm guessing they are baskets? They are a lovely shabby green color and chippy all over. I'm going to have fun deciding what to put in them!
This is my most unique find. It is a hanging light! I'm not so crazy about the red velvet on the shade but I'm not sure how I would change it?
It has beautiful details on it and I only paid $2 for it!

I ended up taking all three of my little ones with me and the yard sale was in a community of cluster homes for older people. All the older folks loved my kiddos and kept giving them little trinkets! This is my three year old with her favorite pick of the day!
I've linked up with Southern Hospitality Thrifty Treasures

Thursday, June 3, 2010

A Mirror Makeover with Copper Sheeting Flowers!

I am joining in on some fun blog parties with my mirror makeover!
I picked up this mirror at GW for $4.00 (Marked $5 with a 20% off coupon). It is solid wood and very heavy. And I should mention it was filthy!
I cleaned it up, sanded and primed the wood. A good coat of a creamy white brought this old mirror back to life!
I wanted to dress it up a bit and after looking through my supplies I uncovered some copper sheeting I picked up years ago. I really gravitate to metal objects...
I couldn't get a good pic of the piece I had... Something about photographing something SO shiny just wasn't working out!
stock photo courtesy of Gutter Supply Co.

I had cut out circles and then cut those into the swirl pattern. I coiled them up to form flowers. I would suggest you wear gloves to do this as the edges of the metal are pretty sharp.
  The copper sheeting make the coolest flowers because one side is copper and the other is aluminum! I made a variety of flowers using both sides as the "inside" of the flower.

I simply hot glued the metal flowers to the frame...
I love how it turned out! It is going to be hard to part with this one!

*As a little side note I wanted to extend a HUGE thank you to my followers and all the incredibly sweet comments you have left me! I am SO new at this and your encouragement has meant more to me than you'll ever know!