Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
I wanted to give it a face life and needed accessories. I have been buying white plates galore and I found this sweet little spice rack at the thrift store, but I could get more use out of it than just spices. So after giving everything a quick coat of black spray paint...
TA DA!!! Now it looks more like a hutch. I have made more space in the cupboards and I am in lurve every time I look at it.
Can I just say white plates are amazing! Every time I go to the thrift store I look for cute white plates, and usually am successful.
Monday, April 27, 2009
After I was done I needed a little snack and break. Yum chocolate milk and granola bar.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Here's a quick tutorial on making these. They come together pretty quick, but if your vine is prickly WEAR GLOVES! This vine was fine without gloves, but to be safe and splinter free put on the work gloves.
I like how versatile it is to decorate with these. I just put them on a candle holder or large vase. They just bring nature to a scene and complement the design.
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
The first step is to find some wrapping paper or contact paper. I looked everywhere for black contact paper, but when I came across this black wrapping paper at IKEA I knew I could make this work. So I used Sticky Tac ($1.00), wrapping paper ($1.67), and scissors on hand for this project.
Saturday, April 4, 2009
I absolutely love this magazine. They have the greatest ideas and they are filled with information. Whenever I buy one, I treat it like a book, and look through the pages over and over. So these babies are about $4 each, but at the thrift store only $0.25. Plus they gave me a free one, so four for $0.75 I found four inspiring books that I will read until the pages curl.
Don't you love the look! It's Ralph Lauren, so you know its worth hundreds. I bought it for $4.00. I have needed an update on my diaper bag. The poor thing is peeling and stained. Well I got a lot of use out of that old bag, but I'm excited to get to know this new stallion of a bag!
Lastly are the white dishes. I love this style. It may not be a complete set, but it sure is a great update on my current white plates. Think 90's diner plates. For 7 dinner plates, three ramekins, and two salad plates it was $9.50. This was my big buy of the day. I was actually in there a few days before, but I wasn't sure I wanted to spend the money. But when I saw that most were still there, I knew it was meant to be!
At the end of it all I spent $15.00. Pretty good for all those finds!
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
You see the veneer shining through? It has been like this since the day we moved in, and I have been bothered by it for four years now! Time for change.