Monday, August 30, 2010

Saturday Night Chaos!

I went home this weekend to hangout with my fam and pick up a piece of furniture. My parents gave us a large pine armour it's beautiful and we thought it would house or tv, wii, dvd player, and cd player perfectly. Well it did house our electronics perfectly but the piece was SOO big in our little living rom, so this is what our house looked like on Sat night about 8:30pm.

We got the armour in the living room and it was way to big.  And long term we wanted to build a cabinet over the fireplace to put the tv and all the electronics so we weren't sure what to do with this piece. I did NOT want to take it all the way home. So of course i called my mom and she fixed everything :) how do mom's have the skill to do that? My thought was to put it up in our master bedroom and use it for clothes. We really don't need it for clothes since our closet was so big but i wasn't sure what else to do with it.

My mom suggested putting it in the guest room where the desk was. So while Robby was helping a neighbor move something i moved the armour to the guest room, and put the couch where our tv was.

This is what it looks like now.

Eventually we would like to build a cabinet to go on top of the fireplace to close everything in but for now we don't mind the tv being out. And now we can use the fireplace this winter!

It's so open we LOVE it!!

I also scored this table at goodwill this weekend. for $15

Well actually i saw it when i went back and didn't think i had room for it but one we did the big switch it fit perfectly next to the stairs. I'm going to paint it. I think cream, but not sure. What do you think??

As for the guest room...

I'm not sure about this little sitting area... the table looks kinda dinky to me.  So I may be selling it if anyone is interested??

And that dresser that was in the guest room is now in our bedroom. (sorry for the bad pics)

I went to an antique store this weekend while i was home too, and Robby finished up another project on the house, but i'll do a post about that later.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Thrifting 8.19.10

This is from a few weeks ago but it has taken me a while to get it up.
Here is what i found. The jar on the left was .25cents the two glasses in the middle i thought were super cute. They were only .69 and .99 so i'm going to try to find about 6 of them, since the only glasses we have, have yellow polkda dots on them, these will be great for Christmas and thanksgiving and valentines day, all those holidays that don't have yellow in them.

I can't remember where is saw this, but there was cute idea to stack cups and cute plates on top of eachother, and glue them together,  for snacks or cupcakes at parties, so i figured i would just gradually get peices to make it.. well call it a "cup and plate tiered snack holder" So the cup on the right is my first piece it was .25 cents.

In our guest room i'm working on a "family wall"  with pictures of our families and i thought these plates would be perfect on the wall.

This one was .25 cents.

and this one was $1.48

I love the detail around the edge.

My total for today is a little less than $4.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Endless Yard Sale-Stories...

The Endless Yard Sale, or EYS... I am already saving and counting down the days until next year..
Remember what i found on day 1?
Here is a little recap.
The table was $5
Set of 8 pyrex bowls $2.75
Suitcase $1.25
basket $1
Lantern .50 cents

And day 2...

Here is day two... this is mine and Linds stuff combined

This milk crate may be my favorite find, only becuase, i went to about 3 or 4 vendors asking about them and everyone was selling them for $35 or $40 bucks, hecks no i wasn't about to spend that much! you know how cheap i am! Well the last place we stopped at, the same place we found the ladder, had this crate and the guy sold it to me for $5! now were talkin!
So this lovely hold some of my vinyl records... love it!

Look at all them dirty jars!!

This ladder is a fun story.. So our car was PACKED TO THE BRIM!! cause we hit the mother load and we drive by a yard sale when linds yell, O MY GOODNESS GO BACK THEY HAD A LADDER!!!! so we turn around and this ladder is HUGE!!!! we were both like yeah we want it but where in the world will we put it, it was probably twice the length of my car... so the guy offers to cut it in half... brilliant. So he cuts it and ties it onto the top of my car and we each paid $7.50. SCORE!! we have both been looking for one of these for a while now and Linds saw one in an antique store for $40. So we thought we got a pretty good deal.

This is just it's temporary home. I'll do another post when i move it to it's permanent residence.
It's perfect for holding our blankets
I forgot to mention these lovelies i found, this blue mason jar full of buttons was $12 but i talked her down to $10 i probably could have gone a little cheaper but i didn't want to push it. This was a steal.
This i got for free. the guy probably thought i was crazy. It's some sort of corn thing for a barn. The farmer that gave it to me explained it to me but i was real good at acting like i knew exactly what he was talkin about... i had no idea. But i thought it was cool so i'm gonna fix it however it fits together.

This window i got from the same farmer as the corn thingy (he also gave us some horse shoes for freezle). I paid $5 bucks for it which is pretty good, but this was before we went to that guys house to get the free windows! but i love this one, i'm going to use it on our family wall in the guest room. My plan is to take out the glass and put chicken wire and maybe some fabric behind it and hang pictures on it.
I got this jar with the button flowers in it for $2. Linds and i each got one and her's was only $1 and looked slightly different but i already had one like the jar she was getting. So when he told me the price i said why is her's cheaper than this one. The guy in the booth next to him said, "cause it's a $20 jar..." alright.. alright.. i'll pay $2 bucks for it... i told you i was cheap :)
And here is the lantern i cleaned up and threw a candle in. With the beautiful pic of my sister and niece in the background. Love that pic!!

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Before and Afters

I have been a little behind on my before and afters so i'm gonna do one big post on all of them.
Here is the candle stick i found in this post for $1.50.

and after...

I spray painted it with some red paint i had and it now it sits on my coffee table with my other candles.

I don't know if i did a post on these next too but here is the middle, because i forgot to get a before picture. This on was a gold charger with a picture of food on it. 

This was just a piece of wood that someone glued a picture to. 


The one on the left, i got for $1.48 I spray painted it with a white primer then green and painted the middle with chalkboard paint that i had from this project.
The charger on the right i got for .70 cents. I primed and painted this one as well and bought a mirror at hobby lobby for around $2 and hot glued it to the charger. 

This mirror i got months ago for $6.88 at a thrift store of course. i like it brown for a while but recently i have been loving the blue. So i painted it with the same color i painted this lamp



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