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Monday, August 27, 2012

Who knew Gray wasn"t the depressing color

Everyone has always associated gray with depressing.  It's like Eyeore's color and when the sky is sad it's gray and etc, but as of late gray has really transformed itself into one of the most refreshing colors of them all.  Especially paired with the right colors or accents gray can really be a standout choice!  Take for instance this drabby depressing nightstand that I found sitting all alone at the Habitat for Humanity.  I took it home sanded it down, cleaned it off and painted it gray.  I added a few decorative pieces and spray painted the pull black and now it's anything but depressing!

Monday, June 4, 2012

God Bless America!

love this re-do for the mere fact it's the American Flag, and...wait for it... a table!  Also I'm keeping this one and I paid 1$ for it.  All good things wouldn't ya say?

I just taped off the star and the stripes and it was as easy as pie.  Then I busted out the stain and wiped it all over then wiped some of that off.   Fun, easy, patriotic and cheap what's not to like?

Saturday, May 19, 2012

What can a gal do with a coupla bucks and a little free time on her hands?  Well if you're creative and love to make cheap things that look expensive you can do a lot!  Went to the dollar store and picked up a few items and went to town!

Don't you just love this 3 tierd snack display 4th of July stand?  Me too and it cost me 5 dollars and about 2 minutes to put together.  Very festive and very frugal!  I'm a little obsessed with the dollar store lately!

Friday, May 4, 2012

My most very favorite transformation ever.  Why?  Because I thought this one out for a while ( well 48hrs ) which is a VERY long time for me to think about something before doing it.  Just ask anyone who knows me.  So I bought this at a garage sale.  The price tag said 45.00 and I thought to myself -Self no way, this has to be wrong, this is worth much much more than this.. So I asked the seller if it was really 45$ and he gleefully says to me, well it's 30$ if you want it.  WHA ?????  Heck yes I wanted it (in my Napolean Dynamite voice)  So we brought her home and I started to search online mostly at for some hutch/dresser/vanity ideas.  I found one that I loved and then another and then I sort of combined the idea.  I dressed her up as if she were in a dining room or kitchen as well as a bedroom.  Hope you like it as much as I do!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Feelin the blues!

So I was gifted this awesome sofa table and pair of lamps.  I liked them, but I'm sorta into color in case you didn't notice.  I loved the fabric I had on the chair and decided to change up the color a little and match the new blue on the sofa table.  Then I took some leftover fabric and hot glued it onto the little lamp.  It makes me smile every time I open my bedroom door and see it in it's little nook waiting for me to admire it!  Hope you like it too.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Country bumpkin to Farmhouse cutie

I was very lucky and blessed to be given this cute end table and her sister for free.  It's sturdy and woody and eighties all in one.  So since most of my house is brown, floor, furniture and decor.  So when I got this sweet little ditty I decided to give it a facelift.  Didn't use a sander on the legs but did extensive sanding on the top.  When I was finished painting I then sanded down certain parts to give it the aged look and added the stain there and then thinly (and quickly) I stained the rest of the the end table to give it the full antique look.  Hope you like it as much as I do!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Look who's back.. back again.. look who's back tell your friend

So since I last posted I packed up and moved 2000 miles away to S.C. and have found a goodwill and am starting my new collection of old stuff remixed. Because I moved my husband explained to me over and over that we should sell EVERYTHING we owned and it would be cheaper and easier to move across the country.. .He was right but now I have no furniture. He then reminded me that we know this person who re-does furniture as a hobby and that we could furnish our house with her creations.. so here goes my first new re do for myself. Hope you enjoy it!