Monday, May 10, 2010

DIY Thrifty Treasure, candle remake

I am linking to The DIY Showoff and Rhoda's Today's Thrifty Treasures.  Please check out both parties to see many more great ideas!

I am probably the last person to work with these candles, but when I took a trip to my local Kmart recently, I found these on clearance for $1 each.  The place mat came from Publix and was $1.19.  You first saw these two finds in this post last week. 
Please excuse the fact that I didn't take 'during' pictures, but here are the final products.
I cut the burlap place mat to fit one of the larger candles.  I wasn't sure how much I would get out of it, but surprisingly enough I ended up doing both tall ones and a small Dollar Tree candle I had sitting on my kitchen counter.  A good example how nothing is safe around my house!  After I clued the burlap on all three, I got out my embellishments and just came up with something, deciding on black (and white) ribbon on two of them, and aqua beads on the third one.  I love how they turned out.
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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Thrifty Thursday---My Recent Finds

I am joining Leigh's Thrifty Thursday party over at Bloggeritaville
Be sure to go over there and check out all the other thrifty finds and get prepared to be inspired.

My finds are before they are redone, but they are from a few recent thrift trips.
The candles were found on clearance at Kmart for $1 each.  It's hard to see, but they are sitting on a burlap placemat, found at Publix for $1.19.  (These got redone this weekend so be sure to check back to see the final prouct.)
These candle sticks were picked up at His House (like Salvation Army for those who may not have them in your area) and were .25 each!  (These, too, have been redone and placed on my mantel that also got a makeover---post coming soon)
This arrangement was found at Steinmart.  It was previously a display so they had it marked $3!
You can't beat that for some Spring flowers, and a very nice basket (that looks like Longaberger).
Now, here is my BIG find.
I found this 'TV cart' at His House and the sticker said $10!
I almost squealed with excitement!
Can you stand it?!!?
It is in the midst of getting redone.  It has taken me longer than expected b/c that joker can soak up some paint (and yes, I did prime it first) and the sides have so much detail. 
I am hoping to get it finished before Mother's Day so I can use it for our family brunch.  Can you guess what this will be?

That is it for now.  Sorry to jumble several finds in one, but they are recent or current projects and future posts!
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Monday, May 3, 2010

Parents Photo Faves

I know this is a long shot, but my son's picture is up for voting. If you're a follower, please vote for his picture.
You can vote every day until 5/9.
It's one of our favorite photos of him and shows his deep personality well.
Thanks in advance and sorry for the 'different' post from me.
More thrifting and DIY projects coming soon!

Parents Photo Faves

My Breakfast area--transformed

I am linking with Poppies at Play for the Parade of Homes linky party
I recently transformed my little breakfast nook in my kitchen.  Sorry, no before pictures really but here is the change.  I used to have the table fully out and set but I condensed it for more floor space.  Our kitchen is laid out horribly and we have little room to move around between us all.   

I hope one day we can do a kitchen remodel! 
It would help us with floor space sanity.
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