Sunday, June 28, 2009

Out of Town

So, I am sorry to say but we are taking a little vacation right now. All though my mom and I have big plans to do some makeovers of furniture, there is really no telling how much will get done with three small kiddos. My husband had to stay behind to study and we are playing in Utah! However, when I get back I have my new kitchen chairs to redo...they are going to be AWESOME! I can't wait to share how much I got them for. Also, I will be having an "I {heart} vinyl" party!! So you have 6 weeks to do all the vinyl you want and get ready to share!! I can't wait to see! Enjoy the summer days of spray painting and thrifty finding!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Before and After of a Desk

Okay so my husband is studying for the bar right now and doesn't start work until the end of August. Well I want to decorate and help us out a bit. So, I went to a garage sale and for this for $10. Would you have bought it? Be honest! I really think people were looking at me like I was a nut job. However, my brain does not take in what it looks like anymore. It focuses on the potential of what it could be! In my brain I saw this...

Would you have bought it for $10 now? If I was keeping it I would have put different hardware on it, but I am selling it. Yep, that is right I just turned a $10 find into a $60 sale!! So the next time you see something not so pretty...just know it has a lot of potential!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Before and After of Buffet

Okay so, John and I went to an Estate Auction. It was our first one and it was GREAT! John came out and told me he won a buffet table for $45. When I saw it I didn't know what to think. I thought it was in good shape but UGLY. So here is the before and after!
THIS IS THE BEFORE....$55 (keep that in mind)


Yes you just read that right. I made just under $200 in this baby that once upon a time was UGLY:)

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Check Out These Finds

So, many of you know how I LIVE and LOVE a good deal. I am not talking about something that happens to be on sale I am talking about GOOD deals! It is my natural high. It is inside of me ready to burst. It is something I get very, very excited about. I thought I would share some of my good finds this week...

This little table here works PERFECT in my weird spot right when you walk in my front door. Can you believe I got it for $1!! YES ONE DOLLAR! Soon, I will have the before and after of it on my decorating blog. It is going to look great when it is done!

This little shelf BRAN new in the box...$5. Yes, that is only a 5 after the dollar sign. I have already put it together and hung it in my kids bathroom with the cutest little orange baskets that fit PERFECT in the cubes. The little lamp $1. Just wait till you see the lamp painted and put in my little boys room...PERFECT!

These two mirrors I got REALLY excited about. The white one $1. YES ONE DOLLAR. The silver on $5. That is a total of only $6 that I spent on two mirrors. Soon I will have pictures of where they are in my house. (Yes that is my green rug I bought and now have NO idea how to decorate with it. Any advice?)

This little bench only needs a little TLC and it will be beautiful. Can you picture it looking great? Soon I will have a before and after off this to. Guess how much...$5. Now most will say they would never even of thought to get it...just wait till you see what it looks like after my TLC.

Are you ready for this one? Please do sit down...I would hate for any one to get hurt when I announce I got this baby for FREE! Yes I will spell that for you F.R.E.E. I called the lady who only wanted $85 for it. She was already moved and it was just sitting in the garage. She told me I could go and get it for FREE. Can I just tell you how beautiful it is and how happy this makes me. I LOVE to play and this piano is both great looking and plays wonderful. Thanks for letting me share my fun joy I have been having decorating my new house!