Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Bargain Hunting!

Last weekend I went to the Goodwill and found several things that I couldn't resist. I love seeing UGLY things transform into something lovely. Of course my husband still thinks I'm crazy, but he's coming around. He's actually finding things that he wants me to paint. Go figure!

$2 for this (what would you call this?) I don't know where I'm going to use it, but I thought it would look nice with some greenery in it.

$.69, bought it for mom, I'm not done with it yet...
I haven't taken a pic of the finished product, but this is how it looked when I bought it. I am open to suggestions as to what I can fill it with. I was thinking about buying some orbs, but I'm sure that someone out there has a better imagination than me!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

A Trip to the Flea Market

When I told my husband that I wanted to go to the flea market I think he thought I had gone nuts. "You said, 'All they have is the same old junk,'" was his exact remark. "Yeah," I thought, "but I see that same old junk in a whole new light now that I have stolen some ideas from some GREAT blogs!" Anyway, here are some pics of what I found and how they turned out. Some are still a work in progress, but I was too excited not to show them!

bird cage $6, mail holder $1, palm tree picture frame $1, lamp $2, plates set of 3 $2

I got this for $1, but I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it yet....If you have any suggestions of what to put in it, I'd love some input. It's not very tall only maybe 12 in.
Thanks for sharing my first blogging experience with me, hopefully I'll be able to add more later!