Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Another Before and After

Remember this bench that I had made out of a old headboard and foot board??? She wasn't looking too good when this picture was taken. I think she was a little undressed.

Here she is with a new coat.....of paint that is. And a thrifted pillow in one of my favorite fabrics. A black toile with.......of course......a rooster in the center :)

I have a couple of choices of finials that I want to add also. I just need to decide which style I want. It's between a fleur de lis and a rooster. What do you think would look better???

I think she is looking pretty good in her new coat (of paint) and even better with some new finials and a new cushion.

Until Later,

Before & After Photos - Bathroom

In my house, everything is always a work in progress. And the bathroom my boys share is definitely a work in progress. You can see what I started with here. It was a 1970's mess!! I'm currently renting, so that limited me as to what I could do to improve it. But I am happy with the results so far.

The next couple of photos show the beginnings of the improvement. I love the shabby black vintage cabinet. I had it for about three months before I decided to revamp the bathroom, the vintage round mirror , metal basket and white rooster were all thrifted finds.

The new "Classic Taupe" paint color by Behr. And a blank wall just asking to be "dressed"

And here are some of the finishing touches I have added. What do you think??

The Paris rose picture I picked up this past weekend. and the candle sconce (I forgot to put the candle on the sconce before I took the picture) awhile back at a yard sale, the new little bird on the tank of the toilet has the perfect blue on it :)

See the new blue pedestal plate? LOVE IT!! I have had my eye on it for THREE weeks at the local thrift store waiting for it to be marked down. I stopped by yesterday and it was finally 1/2 off!!!

Close up, isn't she a beauty??

My sweet little bird with the perfect shade of blue...

I really am very happy with the way this bathroom is starting to shape up, but I still have some more to do. In this last picture, there are two frames that I bought for this bathroom with the idea of having something hanging in the center of them. As you can see I have hung them up, but I can't decide what I want to go in the center of them. So I'm asking you wonderfully talented ladies to help me out. Please give me some suggestions...what would you do???

Until Later,

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Some Treasures and a True Beauty

Have you found a wonderful "Thrifty Treasure"? If you have and you want to share with everyone in Blogland, stop by Rhoda's for "Today's Thrifty Treasures" and share with us, all your thrifty treasures.

I was busy with "Miss Gracie's & Friends Vintage Sale" this weekend, but I was still able to find some beautiful treasures. In between participating in the sale, I was able to pick up some treasures. Of course, I couldn't pass up these two beautiful roosters, you all know I have a small obsession for roosters and these two are great examples of ones that put a smile on my face.

Three very shabby looking frames to add pictures of my sweet boys. I think these will definitely go in my bedroom.

I love this little pedestal and I will soon be painting it white. I already had the glass dome.

This next purchase is a true BEAUTY. I LOVE it! And she already has a place in my bedroom. I have been looking for a mirror and knew I wanted one with some curves. It's always nice to have a mirror to check to see that everything is in it's place before you leave the house :)

Close up of her details. She has a little more antiquing than I want, so I will be touching her up.

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and a successful one finding treasures :)
Until Later,

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Presto Chango & A WINNER

This is definitely a record for me!!! Remember this darling candelabra I showed you?? I brought it home Friday night and in less than 24 hours.....I transformed it!! WOO HOO! I am so proud of myself. This is the first piece that needed a change and didn't just come home and sit in my project pile. There is hope for me! It was cute in it's former self.....but I had plans....

PRESTO CHANGO!!!..........She's now ready to star in my Fall Decor. Lovin it!!!

I'm going to put this little dark darling as the star of my table. She will be the centerpiece with a few little added adornments around her.

A close up of her sparkles. I am REALLY happy with her now.

And now on to the WINNER of my Giveaway. First I want to THANK all of you for participating, posting about my giveaway on your blog, being a follower, I appreciate it and to those who became followers...I hope to have posts you will find interesting :) Truly, from the bottom of my heart,I wish I could give all of you a present. I have had so much fun being a part of the Blogging world!! You are the GREATEST!! I am in AWE at all the wonderful talent out there in Blogland and the friendships I have been blessed to receive from all of you.

With my calculations of comments, followers, new followers and for those of you who posted about my giveaway the total was 66 entries. It really was hard to pick just one winner, but I used "Random.org" for the drawing (I wish I knew how to show you the results, but I'm not that tech savvy) and the winner is....drum roll, please....number 34, Twyla & Lindsey @ Two Crazy Crafters
A mother & daughter blog devoted to their love of crafts and vintage goodies. Stop by and visit their blog, I love their Barbie Wednesdays. CONGRATULATIONS!! Twyla & Lindsey. Please email me your address and I will ship your prizes right out to you.

Thanks again to everyone, you really are the GREATEST!!

Until Later,


Saturday, September 19, 2009

A little bit of Junk & a Reminder...

Finally. . . some much needed JUNK!!! I can honestly say that it feels like I have stopped at 100 yard sales . . . 97 of them were not worth the gas to get there! I don't know if any of you are having trouble finding any good JUNK, but around here it is slowing down! I was about ready to throw in the towel and call it an end to the yard sales for this year when I found one worth stopping at!

I picked up this great vintage door, complete with original hardware! Woo Hoo! Then I found the loverly blue bench, that is about 7' long! I love the chippyness of it :) The next two items in the photo made my little heart go pitter patter....an old Victorian lamp shade frame and a piece of vintage bead board! I picked up everything very CHEAP! Yes, I'm doing the happy dance :)

I picked up these little jewels this morning at a yard sale advertising "antiques". I love the three vases, especially the two white ones. I will probably put the blue one in the bathroom. And the roosters I will add to the ones I already have. Since I have more than 3 roosters, I can safely say I have a collection! :)

Here is the best part......I bought the vase on the left at a fantastic price and the gentleman having the sale said he would give me the one on the right for FREE because it had a chip! Ever heard of turning it around so the chip doesn't show?? LOL, that's what I will be doing with it :)

These next two items were bought brand new, I couldn't resist. . . adding to my collection of roosters. . . and both were 40% off!! Their original price was good but I won't complain about the better price!!

The candelabra I will paint black for the Halloween.

These loverly jewels were purchased at the thrift store. I LOVE the pear bowl and ceramic pear!! The big white bowl, frame and two plates were from one of my favorite stores and also 40% off !! and you can't see it but the plate in back has a rooster in the center of it!!! I admit it I love roosters!

Close up of my beautiful pears!! I'm loving the white of it all!!!

That is all the treasures I was able to get this weekend. I'm tellin' you, if I hadn't been able to find any junk this weekend. . . .I don't know what I would have done. Maybe it was the Junkin' Angel who was looking out for me :)

REMINDER. . . . . .My Giveaway ends tomorrow, Sunday Sept. 20th at Noon. I will draw a name at that time, so if you haven't entered, go here and enter. I have picked up a couple more items that I'm including in the giveaway. . . .they are a SURPRISE!!! Thanks so much for all the wonderful comments!
Until Later,

Monday, September 14, 2009

Woo Hoo - I'm Having a Giveaway!!!

I am so excited to have my FIRST Giveaway!! Woo Hoo!!

I haven't reached 100 posts, or 100 followers

but that's okay. I'm celebrating all the

wonderful people I have met in Blogland

and to all of you who are followers of my

little blog.

When I first started this blog I

wondered if I would have anything

interesting to share.

I look at all of your blogs

and am in awe by all the talent,

inspiration, encouragement

and prayers shared.

I am so happy you all

have let me be a part

of this wonderful world of


So, to say Thank You to all of

you, I have put


a few little items

that I hope you like.

Since Fall is my all time favorite

season, I have gathered some fun fall items.

It's easy to enter :)

1. Leave a comment and I'll enter your name

2. Become a Follower or let me know if you already are a follower and I will enter your name twice.

3. Mention my Giveaway on your Blog with a link back to me and I will enter your name again. Giving you three chances to win!

4. If 200 followers are reached, I will pick a second name and give away another pair of the two shelf sitters.
(Black Cat & Jack 'o Lantern)

I will pick a winner on Sunday September 20th.

The new Sept/Oct issue of Somerset Studio and the October issue of Create & Decorate craft magazine. Both have great ideas for fall crafts and decor.

Next are these two adorable shelf sitters. I love the vintage folk art look about them!

And last but not least is this sweet little harlequin Jack 'o Lantern. I think he is too stinkin' cute.

This is just a couple of the items that I am including, there is some that will be a SURPRISE! :)


Sunday, September 13, 2009

Needing some JUNK time

It seems like I have been away for such a long time!! I haven't been able to share anything with all of you in Blogland because one of my sons took.....stole.....uh, borrowed my camera and forgot to bring it back from his friend's house. I have been keeping up with everyone, visiting your blogs, seeing all the wonderful things you have been up to, new projects, thrifty finds, fall decorating, wonderful recipes. Now I have my camera back and I am back on track. I was actually able to go to a couple of yard sales this weekend. I haven't been able to get out to the yard sales for a couple of weeks and I was needing some JUNK time. Seems like they are starting to slow down around here. I was able to pick up a couple of things, for some future projects that I will be selling.

First purchase was the cute cupboard with the wire insert on the door. The blackboard will go in my kitchen, the little fence piece is for a project.

I picked up the vintage basket....LOVE it!! along with the flower bucket at the same sale. The shabby white frame is a favorite also and will be used in a project that I will sell at the shop.

This little lady is not much to look at right now, but the price was so good that I couldn't resist taking her home.

She still has her original springs & webbing in the seat (still in good condition) and I love the nail heads. I can picture her painted a shabby white with a pretty floral fabric with just a little skirting to accentuate her legs. What do you think???

And I want to share with all of you that I will be having a giveaway soon...... My very FIRST Giveaway. I'm putting everything together and will post the giveaway in a couple of days.....

Until Later,