Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Winter Mantle

After doing a Fall mantle and a Christmas mantle, what I had to put back up there felt too summery so I came up with this for the next month or so.  Everything here came from nature or a yard sale/thrift store.  I found several different varieties of pine cones this year by asking my local facebook friends.  Free is always nice, right? 

Pine cones are perched on the trio of thrift store candle holders and those are paper stars ornaments that my husband's aunt made years ago.  I found these instructions for making similar stars- I don't think I'll be trying it :)

I hung some pine cones and magnolia pods from string.  I just taped the string on the back of the mirror frame with frog tape.

 I took two clear glass snowflake ornaments and attached them to a rustic block of wood with two small nails.  So easy!

I took the red berries out of the pine and LED set in the white pitcher and love that I can still have that pretty light up here past Christmas.

What did you go back to after you took down Christmas decorations? Something different or the tried and true you had before?

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Monday, December 30, 2013

Adding Rustic Wire to a Frame

What a find, at what a price, $4.00!  I shop and donate lots at one particular thrift store and I think and hope I get great prices because of that.  Why else would this be $4.00?

 I decided to hang it the hall as a place to showcase some of the kids' pictures and art that I can change up quickly.  I simply used a staple gun and stapled rusty wire to the back in a zig zag pattern.  I hung things with mini clothes pins I found at Hobby Lobby and a local dollar store. 

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Sunday, December 29, 2013

Plates in a Toolbox

I found a great beat up tool box at a thrift store and because of  The Funky Junk Queen at Funky Junk Interiors, I scooped it up and imagined it filled with lots of hydrangeas.  

I was happy as could be with it and they dried well, but I change things up a lot around here and decided I needed a new place to display some of my dishes. 

Perfect!  I might change out the plates for seasonal decorating but I am a blue and white plate person so I might just leave them.

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Friday, December 6, 2013

Deck the Halls 2013

Deck the Halls 2013

I took an 8 x 10 frame and wrapped some cedar branches around and secured it with florist wire, then I went back around the frame with baker's twine and hung my homemade Joy sign.  I'll do this again for sure!

I bought an artificial tree at the thrift store for $5.00 thinking I would make ornaments to sell in my booth, well that didn't happen so it ended up here in my bay window.  I had a cheap collection of small white pitchers, teacups etc and a few small picture frames.  If it wasn't white to start with, then I just spray painted it.  

I have 2 cute little baskets on there too. I just hung 
everything with twine.

 Here you can see one of the frames, I also added berries, poinsettias, and faux red fruit because it is what I had on mind.  

I love my mantle this year. Red, silver and rustic.  I had the old gate and collected my silvery finds and this is what I came up with.  So many thrift store treasures up there.  I placed a freezer basket full of evergreen and stars on the hearth.

 I love this cake stand I bought for just a few dollars at a thrift store recently.  I've not seen one like it.  I love this look, easy and cheap!

Here's the top of my piano and its very hard to photograph!

 I filled my lanterns with some vase filler and called it done!

I have this on my dining room table. I love my tree and deer and those white tipped pine cones are prefect!

 And last for today is my entry.  The big Santa is actually a tree topper/hugger but this year I put him in a red frame.  

I'll be back on another day soon with porch decor, the china cabinet decorated, and maybe the tree. I hope you have a very Merry Christmas season!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Painted Owls

I've painted my fair share of thrift store owls.  They were selling really well for me. They still do, but I don't find them like I once did.  So here are some of my painted owls to give you inspiration to go paint some ugly outdated ceramics!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Market Ready #4

Cute vintage owls

More owls, carved this time

I love these little book ends!

It wouldn't hurt my feeling to keep either the platter or the vases, but I will try to sell them :)

Wait until you see what else I picked with this, I am 
keeping some of it!

These sell well for me, I will paint it for the customer who 
bought it.

A whole gallery wall for a cute nautical theme!

These would be a great start or finish to a shabby romantic look.

Old commercial shelving.

I am taking custom orders for these junky plaques.  
I've done an R, E, and P.

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

One Sweater = Five pumpkins

I've seen some beautiful pumpkins made from old sweaters all over Pinterest this fall.  I wanted to try it and challenged myself to only use what I had on had. I know some of my projects would come out better if I didn't throw down that challenge, but that is how I do things!   I had one creamy white cable knit sweater that was just too big and it was sitting in my "donate" basket.  I had 3 light globes sitting around waiting on some other project I can't remember and I had some embroidery hoops.  

I love these and I get lots of use out of my thrift store metal freezer basket above.  And I'm already thinking those embroidery hoops below will turn into cute ornaments with a change of it's cable knit next month.

Don't you love those little white ceramic pumpkins I found early this Fall at Dollar tree?

Monday, November 11, 2013

Market Ready #3

I am almost certain these would sell painted shabby white, but sometimes I like to try to sell them before I redo them and I love it when it sells like that, we'll see.

Apothecary jars are a good seller for me!

I am glad to see other people love old suitcases as much as I do, I  love finding them and adding them to my booth.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

30 Days of Thrift Store Decor Day 6-10

Day 6- I found the middle cloche, the plates and the numbers all from thrift stores.  The other two "cloches" are from the Dollar Tree!  The large mirror is also from the thrift store.  The lanterns and the mirrors were all taken out of my house during a remodel and turned into what they are today.  This look was free or cheap!

Day 7- I loved the cabinet when I fist spotted it at a thrift store, I talked them down to $50.  I can tell it once had doors, but I don't care.  At least half the stuff on the shelves is also from a thrift store.  I have no more room for elephants and I have to keep telling my boys that or I would get tacky elephants for every gift giving occasion, lol!

Day 8- This is my oldest son's room and such a cheap idea.  Thrift store frames painted to match and free internet images!  The octopus is my favorite! I don't know whey it looks crooked in this picture!!

Day 9- This was missing a piece of veneer and the mirror but things like don't bother me but do help me get a good price, $4.00!  I just added some rusty wire to the back of this thrift store treasure and hung it in the hall.

Day 9 - I feel like I'm cheating when I show you a picture that only has one thrift store item in it, but hey this trunk is fabulous and oh so cheap!  It holds a hanging file system perfectly so this is my filing cabinet which for now sits in a dining room corner!

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