Monday, May 9, 2011

Thrifty Treasures

Hope everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day. Mine was great. After I slept for a couple of hours (I had just worked a graveyard shift) I awoke to a wonderful cake, baked by my youngest. Strawberry cake with chocolate frosting. He is definitely the cake baker in our house and he wanted to try something different. He thought it would taste like one of our favorite desserts, chocolate dipped strawberries. I have to admit it tasted pretty good. And the best part of my day, other than relaxing and getting waited on... was not having to cook dinner. My family took me out to eat at Red Robin's and the pasta I had was delicious!

Wonderful relaxing day spent with the ones I love!

Now for some thrifty treasures.

I picked up this little sweetie for a song. No, really I had to sing

for this one ;)

I know she is missing her bottom drawer but I have

an idea (which includes using the bucket you see in the photo below)

Sweet little vanity, I have the mirror that attaches also.

What I have in mind for this gal........any little girl

is going to want her after I'm done.

The little cart in front is going to get lined and ruffled

with some painter's drop cloth.

the long basket with a handle is going

to have a little work done and

hopefully will sit on top of a locker

I purchased that I will be using as

a mini pantry. I have a back "porch"

just off of my kitchen that is a mud/laundry room.

And that screen that's in back....well I have an idea

for it also.

Hopefully I can find some time between my crazy work schedule to finish these projects and share them with you. Right now, I'm participating in:

Southern Hospitality's Thrifty Treasures

Until Later,



  1. I love the furniture pieces you found. I can't wait to see how you transform them. You found some really fun stuff!


  2. Hi Toni,
    Love the cart!!! I h;ave one and it's so useful and it has a sweet cottage flower liner. I like the idea of a drop cloth liner!
    THANK YOU for the "Blue decorating book"...and the pink mapkins!
    Can't wait to see the finished projects.

  3. Sounds like you had a great Mother's Day!
    Looking forward to seeing the redos.

  4. I love all your finds! I'm in love with that basket.
    I think the bucket will look good in the cabinet~can't wait to see it!

  5. Lovely pieces of furniture. I bet you can refurbished as new again.

  6. Hi Toni~
    Hope you are doing well. Stopped in to say hello, its been way too long.


My door is always open & I hope you will come by often to visit, maybe have a cup of coffee or tea with me. ~Hugs, Toni~