Sunday, August 31, 2014

A Thrift Store Find and some small crafts.

I found this framed print at Goodwill. It had an ugly gold frame. I gave it a good update by bringing out my trusty spray paint can.  I think it looks much better being black.

These two sachets, started out to be one purse. It did not work out, so I regrouped.


I made the stands of these two bird houses by recycling a spool and a round card board piece. The piece came out of the package when I bought two new skillets. It sort of looked like a tape roll. It was just the right size for two Cd's to be glued as a top and bottom for the base of the stand.

I love how this little canvas turned out. I started off by painting over an ugly picture of a pear. When the paint dryed it came out with this crackling effect. I just loved it so that is what the whole design of the campus was based.  The flowers  were off an old floral wreath. I cut out the heart out of scrap paper and added some bling.  I also glittered the heart and the canvas. I used a punch to punch out the butterfly. I glittered the butterfly and used some bling down the center. The lace at the top was some left over from another project.  The little sign says "My Favorite" that was purchased in a package of the other little signs at the craft store.





I brought this box home from work. It held my business cards. I up cycled it by adding scrap book paper and flowers.



Sunday, August 24, 2014

ITS ALMOST FALL YOU ALL.

I found the little crate at a antique/thrift shop for two dollars. I had all these florals in my stash. I decided to create this fall arrangement. I usually do not start decorating for fall until around the end of September, however I have started early this year for some reason. Maybe its the hot weather we are having here in the South.


I purchased two little clay pots at Michael s. I had some burlap and lace ribbon in my stash, as well as the sunflowers. I think this will add a bit of whimsy to my kitchen.


I decided to use  my sun flowers in this little space in the kitchen.  I found the sunflower plate at home goods. The brown shelf  was a yard sale find , it was 5.oo.  I place my two potted sunflowers in the top of the shelf. The three little burlap covered pots on the bottom shelf are from Family  Dollar. I love to shop at Family Dollar.   I find some items that appear high end for hardly nothing.



Sunday, July 13, 2014

Yard Sale Finds and Projects.

Hello my blogging friends. It seems I do not have a lot of time for blogging. With working everyday and keeping up with the house hold chores,there is just not enough time.
The good news is I am on the count down for retirement. My retirement date is September 18th. I can not wait to be a full time homemaker.
My plan is to take each room, one at a time. I plan to organize , de- clutter and deep clean each room. Many years ago when I was a stay home mom, I had a cleaning schedule that I stuck by faithfully. This schedule freed up a lot of time.
My home has basically been a hit and miss when it came to deep cleaning. Simply, because there was never enough time. I hope this will change once I retire.




 Yard Sale Finds

The two bowls are yard sale items. They are not silver, but they are dishwasher safe. I loved their silver color. I plan to pull these out at Christmas this year. I plan to go with a winter wonderland effect. This will entail using lots of silver and crystal and some gold.












Just a few projects I completed. The designs on travel pillow case are Sue Box Designs. I  believe the one on the table runner is Sue Box as well. If not , and it is your design, please let me know and I will give you credit.







Thursday, June 26, 2014

Re-organizing the Laundry Room



 The Laundry Room


Hey guys,  last weekend I spent most of Saturday , cleaning and re-organizing the laundry room. The washer and dryer were piled high with stuff. So I put the useable stuff in baskets and threw the rest out.  I was too embarrassed to take a before photo, but wanted to share the finished project.


I found these cute signs at Kirkland and Ross for nearly nothing. I think they brighten up the laundry room really well.











I just love my energy efficient washer and dryer.









 I actually found these two bins at a yard sale. They were brand new. I only paid 5.00 for both. I use these bins for dirty towels.







I purchased a utility cabinet at Lowe's. I store all the paper products and cleaning products in this cabinet.







The shelf above the washer and dryer was re organized. The straw basket and the large chicken wire basket stores my holiday linens. The other wire basket stores light bulbs. I am a huge coffee drinker and buy the K-cups in bulk. I store the extra ones on this shelf.








I hung up the ironing board, the dusters and the brooms. Before they were all standing in the corner by the washing machine.

I had the steamers and the vacumn cleaner stored in a small coat closet in the guest room hall . .

I wanted all cleaning appliance in one location. I cleared out the area beside the washing machine. Now that is their new home.



Sunday, June 8, 2014

Re -decorated the Sun Room

 We decided to put wood flooring down in our sun room. It had cream colored carpet. We both love wood flooring so we decided to extend it into our  Sun room. It has made the room look larger and much brighter







This my corner of the room. I sit and play on my lap top or read in this chair. The two french style pillows were a Ross find. I found my rooster lamp at a yard sale. He was ugly, and had a red shade. I painted him black  and added this brown eyelash trim shade.


 


My hubbie won this radio at a Christmas party one year. The lamp is one we have had for a long time. I purchased the bird at Kirkland's this weekend. The key was a Kirkland find as well, many months ago. The black basket was a yard sale find and so were the beads.






I made these two burlap canvases. I found the old lace at a yard sale this   weekend. I had some rose trim in my stash. I added a old ivory rose and cherub on one piece. On the top piece I added a piece of costume jewelery.  I pick up costume jewelery at yard sales to add to my projects.





 The rooster picture  has a glare. It is just a metal rooster framed with a burlap background. I purchased it at Kirkland's this weekend. I also bought the greenery at Kirkland's as well. The  candle holder and the lamp I have had for a while. The lamp was purchased at Old Time Pottery. The candle holder was a yard sale find.






 I found this clock at a yard sale for 50 cents. It hangs on the wall over the rocker.


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This corner is where my husband sits and drinks his coffee in the mornings. It is a chocolate brown rocker. I just threw this white quilt over to make it more comfortable.



Sunday, May 25, 2014

Crafting, Good Will Hunting and Shopping at Ollie's



I have been busy crafting on my four day weekend.


I did some little sewing projects. The purse I embroidered the butterfly design on my machine. The design is not my original. If the designer recognizes their design let me know and I will give credit where credit is due. I added some rosette trim.
The little pillow I sewed and added the trim. The little wall hanging thing was silver. I covered it with scrap booking paper and added lace and scrap book flowers. I love to alter items, scrap booking has become a second hobby for me.



I transformed these ugly gold cherubs to the glittery beauties you see below. They are all ready for my Christmas tree this year. I  spray painted them and then gave a second coat of Gesso. I applied modge podge and sprinkled them with iridescent glitter.





Goodwill HAUL

I  went to Goodwill Saturday morning.  I found a few little items. The two little candle votive holders are from Kirkland  .




The two white candlesticks were 3.00 and the little bunny was a 1.91





Ollie's Haul
I went to Ollie's it is a discount store that sells overstock buy outs from other stores. At times I can find some neat finds. This weekend I found the little chicken wire basket. I use it to store my napkins on my kitchen table.
I found a similar larger basket at Ross sometime back. I use it store cook books.  It is sitting on a bench with a Longerberger basket.
I also found this set of three wooden candle sticks. They were only eight dollars. For wooden candlesticks I thought that was pretty darn good.