Thursday, August 25, 2016

Thrifty Finds: Vol.1

So, I'm going to try something new around here.  I used to love to hit the thrift shops but for whatever reason just stopped.  Maybe life got too busy or I just got too lazy.  Whatever the reason is Emma has gotten me back into the spirit if you will.  With that being said, I'm going to start sharing some of my finds here on the blog.  I don't always have tons of house things to talk about and thought this might be fun.  Maybe we can all start sharing our finds.

Here are a couple of my first finds from two weeks ago at the Goodwill in Ann Arbor:

Green Tea Puffer Vest with Faux Fur Hood:  $4.99

H & M Hot Pink Scarf:  $1.00

H & M White V-Neck Sweater - $2.99





I am a sucker for a good puffer vest and even tried to talk Emma into buying the other one that didn't have a hood but apparently they aren't "trendy" enough for her ;)  Oh well, I love these vests for cool Fall nights that don't quite require a winter coat yet.  Annnnddddd, in case you didn't know, I am totally obsessed with scarves so the more the merrier.  As a matter of fact, I'm on a mission now to find an orange scarf to wear instead of the pink one to football games.  #godawgs

So what do you think?  Are you a thrifter?  I understand it may freak some people out to buy used items especially from Goodwill or Salvation Army.  Not this girl!  I'm all about the bargains.  You'll have to come back because I've got many more finds to share.

Photo Cred:  Emma Jean


Wednesday, July 13, 2016

New Fabric and a Delivery

So do you all remember my dining room?  The walls are a cool icy blue called antique silver and my picture, curtains and lampshades are all black and white.  So overall the room was pretty neutral.




I must not have gotten a picture of the black and white chandelier picture on the wall but you can imagine ;)
Anywho, I decided this year that I wanted to add more color in the dining room for the spring and summer so I bought this new picture from Hobby Lobby for the wall in the dining room.


I loved the art and I loved the $35.00 price tag!!  #winning  So I scooped it up.

I felt like the light blue fabric I had recovered the dining room chairs with several years ago needed a little refresh for the spring and summer too......then I found THIS!!  This is part of Kelly Ripa's fabric line at Joann Fabric and I had been eyeing it up online for quite sometime.  I popped in there one day and I was sold.  Annnddddd I couldn't beat the price!!



You can see the current fabric in this picture above.  The nice thing about the different fabrics is that I can take the bright summery fabric off when winter rolls back around and go back to my neutrals for Christmas time :-)

I'll show you the chairs once I get a spare moment to get them done!

Now for my delivery.....I have a little surprise being delivered tomorrow from.......



OMG it is going to be like Christmas Day tomorrow.  It will probably be the longest work day in the history of ever.  Can't wait to show you!!!!

Friday, June 24, 2016

Using Pineapples as Party Decor!

As I told you in a previous post, my baby girl is turning 16 and we're having a small party.  Trying to steer clear of the whole Sweet 16 theme I needed to find something else she liked.  It didn't take long to come up with PINEAPPLES.  Pineapples are everywhere lately.  Home decor, bags, purses, clothing, you name it!!  Annddddd since I like a little bling I couldn't use just plain pineapples so here is what I did.....

My SIL scored 8 pineapples for $1.99 each.  I first checked Kroger and they were too pricey at $3.99 each, for this fugal mama, so I asked my friends to be on the lookout.  Sure enough she found them for half the price at Aldi.  Here is what I started with!

As I said, yellow and green wasn't the look I was going for not to mention I found some inspiration at Marshall's for the colors for the party (I'll share that in a full post after the party) and needed to bling up the pineapples.

So, I opted for my favorite Krylon metallic spray paint and went to town.


Voila, here is the finished product.



Don't you love them?  With just a hint of the green peaking through they are perfect.  It was quick and easy and the paint dries quickly.  For under $20 they are going to be perfect accents on the tables. Come back and I'll show you all the party details next week.


Thursday, June 23, 2016

The After: Curio Cabinet

You remember THIS that I teased you with back in January?  I told you how cool it was going to look and I couldn't wait to show you when it was finished?  Thhheeennnnn in my usual fashion I saw something shiny and forgot.  Well, kind of.....it is hard to take pictures of this thing but I did the best I could with my iPhone.  So, get ready for a photo dump of the after pictures!!!!







Well what do you think?  I loovvveeeee it!!!  It was such a cheap and easy way to update the light oak wood that just wan't my jam.  And, to be honest I really needed more storage for all the martini glasses that I bought for my bunco night mashtini bar ;)


P.S. Aren't you thankful I had pants on when I took the straight on picture of the cabinet????

The After: Curio Cabinet

You remember THIS that I teased you with back in January?  I told you how cool it was going to look and I couldn't wait to show you when it was finished?  Thhheeennnnn in my usual fashion I saw something shiny and forgot.  Well, kind of.....it is hard to take pictures of this thing but I did the best I could with my iPhone.  So, get ready for a photo dump of the after pictures!!!!







Well what do you think?  I loovvveeeee it!!!  It was such a cheap and easy way to update the light oak wood that just wan't my jam.  And, to be honest I really needed more storage for all the martini glasses that I bought for my bunco night mashtini bar ;)


P.S. Aren't you thankful I had pants on when I took the straight on picture of the cabinet????