Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Sooo many summer pics...

Ok so this post is just a bunch of pics in no particular order. First I purchased an ottoman at DI for $5. Figured it was cheap enough and small enough that I could give it a go...well it came and went. It was harder than I thought. Made several mistakes and may end up redoing it in another fabric but I learned...
I took it apart and used the old fabric for a pattern...just like all the blogs told me to do... Not so much :(
I used burlap which might have been my first mistake...scratchy and messy. Anyhoo, moving on
The fam all went to Lava Hot Springs for a weekend this summer. Callin and Blaine tried to fish on the river we were camped by.
Kasey doing a backflip off the platform...
Chase jumping...
Blaine caught dinner....delicious
This is my sister Tami. We made a trip to Virginia to see her daughter Jenni and to decorate her place....eating, decorating and laughing pretty much sums up our trip.
Dinner and movie all at the same time...Tami modeling for Dr. Pepper
Jenni's rock star mirror! Yes I'm taking credit for that find
Just a view of the living room in process
Trip to the Yankee Candle store...where is Afton's hand going?
Yummy dinner
so exhausted I couldn't even get them to smile
we took naps whenever we could...did I mention tons of shopping...tons

So this was pretty much my summer...and all in all it was pretty on to Round-up!!
Yee Haw

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Thrifty Finds and lots of pics...

I had a terrific week thrifting. Between DI and garage sales I found some fun things. So for no other reason than my own amusement, here they are...
Silver Bowl I found at a fun garage sale and the cat tails for the Dollar Store
Silver Tray at it
I like these prints and I think I'll do something different with them eventually but for now I like them as is...
Remember coco's light? Before
And After....She loves it and it was exactly what her room needed!
Fabric I found for 50% off
And made this! so much brighter than before
I thought this was a sheet and I was going to buy it for the fabric then it turned out to be a duvet and shams...I wanted to brighten my bedroom and this does the trick for a mere $10 (garage sale)The bed all made up...
Blaine messing it up...all cozy with the butterflies
And last but not least my blue vase find. Loved the color and idea what I'll do with it yet but it will come to me... Until next Saturday morning :) where I'll be looking for a chandelier and end tables...(hoping anyway)

Friday, August 13, 2010

All about Thrifting...

If you have a few spare minutes...I mean hours take a look at some of the links I've posted on the right side of my blog. The family friends and fun stuff site. There is alot of good ideas out there on how to decorate on the cheap... and arent we all heart :)

Seriously, you'll get hooked and then want to go garage sale-ing with me

Sunday, August 8, 2010

lighting options for the $$ challanged...

This is an idea I want to do....what I really mean is I have to try it...Courtney's mom in law gave her this chandelier and Courtney desperately needs a light for over her dining room table but alas money is always an issue and while the light has good shape, it's kind of , how you say...boring. So We got the idea to paint it....see the before and after of another painted light fixture...
My new obsession...isn't the before and after soooo cool. I'll post pics of coco's after we do it...maybe at the same time I'm recovering her two chairs and Meagan's 4 chairs...hmmmm

Love....What do you have laying around your house that needs some paint love?

Thursday, August 5, 2010

I do love me some good Signage...

i love garage sales. The girls and I will get up early, grab some Micky D's and head off to find good "signage" you know... The ones that easily lead you to the desired yard sale.

I had a goal in mind...I wanted a chair that I could recover all by myself. The idea is to start small and gain enough confidence to one day tackle my chairs in the living room. So here we have the first victim..I didn't get a good before pic but you get the idea below. It was a cute retro orange chair for $2...yes $2! I thought it had cute lines and it was MINE!

You'll notice the padding in the next two pictures...When I took the fabric off the padding just fell apart..into dust actually...gross

so I vacuumed it up and had to replace the padding and used batting on top of that. worked out pretty good.
A little fabric and some spray paint and Ta Daaa...a cute slightly updated bedroom chair for my friend's daughter. She is decorating her bedroom in black, white and green...Cute no?
Side View
And again...
Meet Betsy!!! Betsy was my surprise find at a garage sale in Orem. She is a 1958 Singer industrial machine that will sew heavy fabrics and even leather. That way I don't have to ruin my good machine cause betsy is one tough ole bird. Did I mention she was only $20 and I found some on ebay for $178...Nice
Here is my next project...Two of these for Coco and 4 others for Meagan....hmmmmm what have I gotten myself into?