Friday, June 17, 2011

Allow me to introduce....


When Shirley and I first met she was a poor little dresser who had stickers and writing all over her. She was surrounded by other furniture people had dubbed ugly, broken, or unneeded at my local Goodwill. Surely Shirley deserved better than that!

"If only I had a place for her," I thought as I sadly left the thrift store without her. I went home that night and couldn't get her out of my head. I then came up with the idea to purchase and attempt my first flip and resell once I had given her some pizazz! I was unable to get to the store the next day, so I sent my parents on the mission. $25 later, she was mine!

I couldn't get over how much I loved the shape of the dresser and the handles, so I changed my mind and sought out a spot to keep Shirley in my home. I succeeded!!


I assume this is a remnant of the "artist" who previouly owned the dresser.

Now it was time to bring on the primer. One of the bloggers I follow recommends Zinsser primer especially on slick surfaces. I took her advice and I am pleased with the outcome! 


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

One word.


So yesterday my family and I decided to tackle Atlanta and hit up Ikea.
I consider Ikea to be the biggest playground for home decor enthusiasts on a budget.
That doesn't mean I didn't find enough stuff to hurt my wallet, though!!

Heading into downtown Atl.

One of my infamous [that's more than famous] partners in crime!

We also made a stop by Garden Ridge on the way home.

Here is the "all the cool stuff I got" picture.

From left to right-
Drawer flatware holders - Ikea
Plastic bag holder - Ikea
Pillows - Garden Ridge
Metal tray - Ikea
Rug - Ikea (last chance $3.99!)
6 pack of knobs - Ikea (last chance $0.99 a pack!)
Wooden bench - Ikea
Trash can - Ikea
Grilling glove - Garden Ridge (It was my peace offering for D so maybe he wouldn't think how much moolah I had spent!!)
Steak knives - Ikea
Over the cabinet towel bar - Garden ridge
Strainer - Ikea
Funnels - Ikea
Vases - Garden Ridge (both were red line 50% clearance!)

And then there is this guy...

One of the items I sought out at Ikea.

Here's a sneak peak.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Goodwill hunting...

and no, I'm not talking about Matt Damon and Robin Williams.

Goodwill is where a do a lot of my junk hunting.
After all, you know the saying "one man's junk is another man's treasure - once you spraypaint it."
Oh how I love a good can of spray paint!!

Here are some of the treasures I picked up at Goodwill about a year ago.

Lamp - $5
Birdcage - $1.50
Vase - $1

So first comes the lamp. I repurposed the lamp into a candle holder for my mom's family room mantel. I took out all of the hardware and used a cream color spray paint on it. The middle section I hand painted with some oops paint I picked up at Lowe's.

I also painted the vase with the same cream color, but I don't have any pictures of it.

And the bird cage you ask? It is in my hall bathroom redo and also in the picture below.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

I've been doing...

some tweeting tweaking in the hall bath.

I picked up these birds at the Dollar Tree and the candle holders at Goodwill on one of my recent "junk hunts."

Here they are after some fresh paint.

I also switched out the frame on my new art work. The white just didn't give it enough pop.

So I think the next step in this bathroom is going to be the mirror and vanity.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Ok so....

I'm totally addicted to Pintrest.
So much awesome inspiration to absorb.
Thanks Courtney and Katie!!

That is all...