Thursday, April 29, 2010

Finally, bedroom furniture

I've been looking for a solid wood door with panels to use for a headboard. Yesterday, at Habitat for Humanity, I found it and better than what I had been looking for it. It was actually a full sized antique double door. Then I saw these beauties that would be a lot less work. I couldn't stop looking at the door but know I made the right choice.

The headboard/footboard/rails were a whopping $80 and the dresser was $30. The drawers aren't in it at the moment(makes it much easier to carry that way). I had intentions of painting these black but they are going to stay the way they are. Hubby will have to do some gluing where a few pieces broke off while being transported to Habitat for donation.

Monday, April 26, 2010

A cute thrifty baby shower gift

I can't take the credit for the idea because it came from someone else who sells these on etsy. I found a brand new package of cloth diapers for $2 at the thrift store and I used fabric that I had gotten for free along with ribbon for $.50(used a fraction of the roll), used my sewing machine .....VOILA....made these.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Going with the theme of the pillow

I've been shooting myself for not picking up this lamp at the thrift store that I'd been eyeing for awhile. Someone finally bought it and for only $3. Headslap here. Well, I'm so glad that the lady did. Today I found 2 of these beauties for only $12. LOVE them. The ceramic is the color green in my inspiration pillow where the other one was not and I would have to paint it. There were 2 of this one. YIPPEE! And these also came with shades in decent condition, the other one was pretty much trash. You can't work with trash. YUCK.

So here is what they look like......

Now, I have to decide how to cover the shades and paint the metal accents, probably going to go with oil rubbed bronze or ORB.

Went with the ORB and here they are side by side to see the difference

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Wall Words

I have much love for the new wall words hype. At Big Lots, I found several wall sayings that would be perfect for me. Get this. They were only $3 each. I chose a few to try out first. LOVE THEM! Here is the first one. Blank wall and NOW.....