Monday, September 26, 2011

Antique Red Table-redo

Here is another table that I purchased from a yard sale and repurposed to a beautiful red antique table.

This table sold in 4 days.  Here is the before and after.  Please leave me a comment and tell me what you think.  I'd love to hear from you.
This is the finished product. 

-I was so afraid to paint it red but I am so glad that I did. 
-I antiqued over the red and distressed the entire table just a little.
-I finished it with a clear wax.
-I left the underside of the table the original color so you could still see the original marking.

I'm picturing this bench right inside the door so you can sit down and remove your shoes or use it as a table beside your favorite chair.

I loved this table so much it almost didn't make it to the Shop for resale!

Thanks again for stopping by.  I'm linking up to betweennapsontheporch.  Please leave me a comment so I know you were here!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Fall Craft Show 2011

Or should I say Family Reunion 2011.  This weekend was a fall craft show at my church.  My daughter and my niece (both grown and living out of town) decided to get tables side by side so they could gossip, eat, laugh and complain (about their mother’s) and maybe sell a few items.
 I know  I didn’t mind one bit, I got to spend the day with my beautiful granddaughter who is 3 but thinks she is 13.  She is seriously so bossy fun. She reminds me so much of my daughter at that age.  Anyone out there who agrees with me that it is so much more fun to be a Grandma than it was to be a Mom?  Now I get to do the spoiling, and I love it.   

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Go me, Go me, Go me!!!

My official daytime job just isn't very exciting but it does pay the bills.  So for a 2nd job and a much more rewarding one, I rent a space in a local consignment boutique where I sell housewares.  From tables, to pillows to picture frames and just about anything else that I can repurpose. 

I have officially sold 101 items since opening my space in April of this year.  I am very excited.  It keeps me busy and out of trouble and I can make a little bit of mad money on the side.  What else can a girl ask for?

Thanks everyone for stopping by and listening to me brag about my accomplishments. 

Here is just a little sample of a few of my favorites items that I've sold.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Some things I just can't part with....

Anything that my Dad made for me, I will keep forever.  My Dad has been gone for over 10 years but it seems that I keep finding things in my house that he made for me.  I may find them in the back of a cupboard or hidden away in a storage bin somewhere but every time I come across something I try to find a new use for it. 

This wooden shelf he made for me years ago when I had a little apartment.  It hung in my kitchen, back when I was really into anything country and red, white & blue decor.

My Hubby added a piece of wood to the back and I painted and distressed it in a nice mustard color. It hangs on the wall in my sewing room so every day I can look at it and know he is close to me.  
 I love to repurpose items but recreating ones with sentimental value are my absolute favorites.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

How about a 70 year old cookie recipe!


I found this recipe in my Mother's recipe box it belonged to my Grandmother.  I'm trying out some old family cookie recipes for my mother's 90th birthday celebration. "I'm working on impressing my Family."

-Roll the dough into a log and refrigerate over night.

...and this is what you get!

Be sure to stay tuned for all the party details.  My dear Mother has 6 children, 17 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.
We are going to need a lot of cookies.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Happy Fall Ya'll

It sure feels like Fall today in Western Pennsylvania.   These are a few more Fall decorations I made for my side business to sell.

-recycled metal bucket painted and added letters cut from cricut cartridge
-wicker pumpkins and small cornstocks
-wouldn't that bucket look great with a Fall mum inside

-Happy Fall Ya'll sign made from scrap wood and letters cut from cricut
-another view of the wicker pumpkins and cornstocks.

Thanks for stopping by.  Keep checking back to see all my decorating ideas on a budget.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Bedroom re-do for under $150.00

A few pictures of my spare bedroom all for under $150.00

-Iron bed frame purchased at a yard sale for $50

-black & white curtain made from the flat sheet of the bed-in-a-bag  (Penney's clearance $35)

-large body pillow covered with fitted sheet

-black/white/pink pillow shams picked up at thrift   store for $1.99 for the pair

-white pillows forms purchased at yard sale $1 each

-black round pillow purchased yard sale $1

..another view of bed so you can see the footboard too.
-nightstand to the left of the bed belonged to my parents

-Large dresser and night stand that belonged to my parents was repaired and painted black by hubby and me.
-stacking boxes purchased at thrift store for $1.99 for all five.  I added scrapbook paper to the lids  to coordinate with the room.
-small frames with family pictures purchased at yard sales for $.50 each.
-black frames beside the dresser purchased from yard sale and repurposed with sunrise pictures taken on vacation in the Dominican Republic by me.
-lamp from Goldstein's furniture store on the clearance table for $10

-tall candleholders purchased at consignment store for $4/pair
-black candles purchased hobby lobby clearance isle $2 each
-more small frames with family pictures
-sheet music candle that I made with sheet music purchased from thrift store for $1, a candle from Walmart $3, some old ribbon and an antique button. (I copied this idea from Pottery barn catalog)
-sheet music coaster is a leftover ceramic tile and my signature "O" purchased from hobby lobby clearance isle for $.49 tied on with black ribbon.
-wicker night stand purchased yard sale for $10

I love remixing old with new.  The dresser and night stand along with all the old family pictures are very special to me.

 I like copying ideas from catalogs using items I have around the house and I love to sew, so making pillows and curtains is my "therapy."

I hope you enjoyed my spare bedroom redo or as my Granddaughter calls it "HER ROOM."

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Halloween decorations on a budget!

These are the start of my Halloween decorations.  Keep checking back for more ideas.

-green flower pots from Pat Catans 3/$1.00.  I turned them upside down.

-I added small vinyl bats cut from a cricut cartridge

-I painted eyes on the bats with white craft paint

-glued pumpkins from the dollar store to the top

-added some rafia to one of them just for a different look

close up of the one with the rafia tied on it