Monday, May 28, 2012

A Simple Coat of White Paint

Happy Memorial Day!   Please take a moment to remember the fallen who fought for our freedom and paid the ultimate sacrifice.

My Memorial Day has been spent with my sister painting a couple of pieces of furniture that were screaming for a make over and my husband wanted me to make sure and mention that he was outside in the scorching sun painting the back deck.     So, being the obedient little wife that I am, I did.   Happy honey?

The bookcase belonged to my parents.   They gave it to me many years ago and I painted it when I was going through my “sponge paint stencil everything in sight phase”.   Lovely, isn’t she?


Using left over white paint, we transformed her into a beach house beauty.


The vintage two piece vanity table which we believe is from the 20’s has been in the family for as long as my sister and I can recall.   We painted the table section before I remembered to take a before picture.  Luckily my memory returned and I took a picture of the mirrored section before painting.


And here is the after of the vanity table.   I really love the look of a simple coat of white paint.


Total cost of these two thrifty transformations was $0.00.   You can’t beat that!

Have a wonderful week!


I am off to party at Nifty Thrifty Tuesday hosted by Linda of Coastal Charm. 

Sunday, May 20, 2012

From Birds to Herbs

Before I tell you about all the thrifty treasures I found this past weekend, I want to give a big shout out to Rhoda at Southern Hospitality.   She recently featured my post on the Adirondack chairs I rescued from the side of the road.   Thank you, Rhoda!

On my way into work Friday morning, I saw a yard sale and naturally had to stop.   For the low price of $5.00 I came home with an assortment of goodies most of which will be future painting projects.


Oh how I love birds!   I can’t wait to clean and paint this iron wall hanging.   I have just the spot for it on my sun perch I mean porch.


While we are on the subject of birds, here is an almost See Rock City birdhouse.    Someone quit painting right in the middle of the O.


This piece reminded me of the tool boxes and other types of boxes I have seen fixed up real cute on several blogs.


Another item I have seen people decorating with is vanity mirror trays so I snapped this oval shaped one up.   I was just about to spray paint it when I discovered I was out of spray paint.    How could that happen?   I usually have a better supply of spray paint than Home Depot.


Here is yet another bottle to add to my ever growing bottle collection.    A bottle tree is still on my wish list.   It will need a lot of branches if I keep finding these at yard sales.


I came home with 2 sets of small shelves.    The wooden set has plate holder notches.   I guess I didn’t take a close up of the other set I bought.

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And last, but certainly not least, I bought two books.     One will be a good beach read and the other I couldn’t resist because it is a cook book full of recipes using French herbs.


The cover of this book had me at Herbes de Provence!


Lots of fabulous pictures adorn the pages.     I seem to be more drawn to the ones of French architecture than I am to the ones of food.




Maybe I will channel my inner Julia Child and try creating the Petits Coeurs de Crème Aux Fraises des Bois Et Aux Fleurs de Sureau.     Doesn’t that sound divine?

“The best way to execute French cooking is to get good and loaded and whack the hell out of a chicken. Bon appétit. ”
Julia Child

Oh, how I miss that woman!!  Thanks for visiting!


I am joining the Thrifty Treasures party hosted by Rhoda at Southern Hospitality and Nifty Thrifty Tuesday hosted by Linda at Coastal Charm.

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Beach Therapy

Since I was in serious need of some sand between the toes therapy, my sweet hubby and I headed to Gulf Shores, AL for the weekend.    We hoped to catch the sunrise over the beach but had to settle for taking this picture from the car.    Can you see the fog on the ground?

This cute little sandpiper greeted us when we arrived at the beach.    Actually he didn’t pay one bit of attention to us.

Anyone know what these yellow flowers are?   They must be hardy if they grow in the sand.

The lovely day concluded with the supermoon lighting up the water.

“Well, it's a marvelous night for a moondance
With the stars up above in your eyes
A fantabulous night to make romance
'Neath the cover of October skies”….Van Morrison

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