Wednesday, February 24, 2010
We are excited. Won't be back for a few days. Hope you will come back Monday to see a great bathroom redo on the cheap. You won't believe what we used to overhaul the countertops. Hint... It comes in a can, and we all love it dearly. It really worked too.
Hope you have a great weekend.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
I made the table years ago. (Yes, I said I made the table, I used to make all kinds of things with wood but I got sooo tired of it I had to take a break. A long break.)
It actually used to be forest green, you remember the forest green days, don't you?
Now are the black days so it is black.
I bought the green ball, the books the green ball is on, the little green pitcher, and the vase with the twigs. Oh, and the runner that I bunched up under everything.
I'll talk about that in a minute. So here is the wall the front door is on. I used to have a little bench I made sitting there where the plant stand is, but I needed a change so in came the plant stand.
Now, about the bunched up runner. Does it look to much like a store display or do you like?
Drop over and visit...
http://astrollthrulife.blogspot.com/ for Table top tuesday.
Friday, February 19, 2010
Best news was, they were on clearance for $3, yes, $3 dollars. So I combed through the shelves and found not 5 but 4. After running to 2 other Walmart's I'm not sure you could say they were so cheap. But when I got my hands on the final one, what a relief, I actually got an extra. I'll tell you what I did with it later.
Picked up 5 new curtain rods with clip rings from Walmart and got started.(Sorry about the blurry picture)
Hung the rods and clipped on the runner, I was done.
I kinda like them. They are not fancy but neither is my room. It is really casual.
Can you just think of the possibilities though. Almost anything could be hung on those clip rings.
Here is what I did with the extra runner. I actually got two pillows to put on the window seats. It helps to spread the color around a little.
Tell me about your inexpensive valance ideas.
P.S. I am linking to: Feature yourself Friday @ Fingerprints on the fridge
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Not terrible, but blah! So off I ran to Tai Pan, didn't know I was a poet. (ran, pan get it) Anyway, I found all these items, didn't know what I was going to do with them I just liked them all. I made this arrangement and Wa-La I loved it.
So what do you think? I think I spent about $45 on all the items. I know, it's not free like the other one but I really like it.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
I went shopping.....room by room, in my house. Here is what I found.
These are some interesting items. Hmmmmm what to do. I needed something with height and I am using red in that room as an accent so I needed something red. I know these are random things but I don't think it turned out too bad. I like it. I like it. At least until the perfect thing comes along.
Best yet, it was FREE! Don't you love shopping in your own home. It's like finding a great bargain. What do you think?
Yes, those are my sons army men on my two window seats. I have never been brave enouph to attemp cushions for them. I got a quote once from Calico Corners, they had to help me up after I tipped over backwards. It was alot! Anyone who can give me advise on how to make them it would be welcome.
Friday, February 12, 2010
Well okay, it is a little overdue for a clean out. Look at the junk that was in that closet. Just junk, throw away junk. Not even worth donating.
Sometimes we, (I) say I just don't have enouph closet space. If we (I) would just clean out every once in a while. We (I) would be amazed at the amount of space I have.
Ahhhhhhh, space, feels so good!
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
I tried putting the gold ribbon by itself, didn't like it. I tried the brown ribbon by itself, didn't like it. Sooo I tried both together, I liked it.
First I used the big stapler, but found the trusty glue gun to be better for this task of putting the ribbon on the back of the frames.
Last of all, hang the metal hangers and hang the pictures. I think I really like this. Now I just need some small thing to put on the bottom shelf.
Looks good hu?
Monday, February 8, 2010
I have an idea but I need to go shopping. Hopefully, tomorrow I will have it completed. Tune in, I'm sure you can't wait....
Thursday, February 4, 2010
I had the round glass that you can get at Walmart for $5 to go over those fabric covered tables.
I put a couple round rubber thingy's, that you use on the back of pictures so they don't move around on your wall, on the table to hold the glass in place. And it really doesn't move.
I also had to spray paint it, because it was green and that just wouldn't work. Now look, I have a perfect table, okay, maybe not "perrrfect" but good enough and cheap! Free!
This is my little reading corner, not bad.
Monday, February 1, 2010
This was an easy project and didn't cost hardly anything. She enjoys having a mirror and still is able to access her shelves. Who comes up with this stuff anyway??