Monday, May 16, 2011

Trash to Treasure

My daughter rescued this table from the trash when she worked at Bath & Body Works a couple years ago. She knew she could make it pretty and could use it as a dining table when she moved out.

She sanded off all the blue paint, primed the base/legs and put a couple coats of white paint on it. The top of the table was cracked so her dad glued and clamped it back together. Then she decided to apply a stain to the top. It is rough sawn wood so very rustic but that is the exact look she wanted. I think it came out great! She loves it too! We just moved her into her apartment this past week and had fun setting her table.

What do ya think? Kinda pottery barn-ish?? Not too bad for FREE, huh?! Well maybe she spend $10 on paint & stain. Still not too bad!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

She Made It!

Our daughter just graduated with a degree as a Registered Nurse today! Her fiance' graduated as an RN also. We are so proud of them for their accomplishment! We celebrated with a graduation lunch and for dessert I made these cupcakes. They came out so cute I wanted to show you all. I bought the fondant "nurse theme" toppings from a seller on etsy. My secret for the frosting is the new frosting in spray cans that you can now buy at the grocery stores. It makes it so easy to frost a pretty cupcake!


Aubrie,RN & Cody,RN

My daughter & I taken after her RN Pinning Ceremony!
I am a proud mama!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Garage Sale & Flea Market Treasures

Hubby and I spend saturday mornings waking up around 5:30-6am to head out to garage sales. It has become our little saturday morning tradition. Sometimes we don't find a thing, but we still enjoy the thrill of the hunt! Then there are the days when we SCORE! What a rush that can be! The past couple weekends we did GOOD! Take a look at our treasures.

Daughter is getting married in September and found this birdcage to use at the reception for guests to slip their cards into. (Hubby made an opening on each top side for the cards to go through) This was $5.

See the openings on the top sides?

Our 22 yr old daughter is graduating as an RN this week & moving out on her own next week so we found these wicker charges for her. They were $1. We will stay on the hunt for more of the same.

This is also for daughter. Loved the little iron legs. It is lined in plastic for a plant or could be a cute basket for trash in a bathroom. This was $1.70.

Found this laundry basket for daughter for $1. Turns out she didn't care for this, but hey for a $1 I figured I could use it myself or resell it in our garage sale.

ute wall basket for daughter for a whopping .25 cents! I think it might look cute in the bathroom with rolled up towels/washcloths.

Now on to some goodies for me! I LOVE this piece! It is solid wood, with so much texture! AWESOME! Hubby says it is very old probably an antigue! I don't know what I'll do with it, but even if it is just displayed on a shelf I just adore it! I paid $3 for it...WOO HOO!

Since daughter is moving out I get to redo her room. So I'm picking up pieces to decorate the new room which will be a den/guest room. This was $4.

Ok, now for another one of my favorite finds! This was bought at a flea market for $200. It is beautiful and figured I could use it in the new den/guest room.

Found this dresser at the same flea market. It was $185. I love the curved lines of it! It is solid hardwood, dove tailed drawers and built in 1968. I plan on using this in the new den/guest room. Flat screen tv will go above the dresser on the wall.

I was wanting a sleeper sofa for the den/guest room but boy were they expensive, so you can imagine how thrilled I was to find this sleeper sofa at the flea market for $400. The mattress was brand new and still sealed in the factory plastic and no springs to poke our guests! I wouldn't have chosen a sofa with pineapples on it but figured for the price I could make it work. The color looks grayish in the pic, but it is actually a olive/kakhi green color with a gold pineapple.

Here is a close up of the pic so you can see the pineapples. Our whole home is done in a british colonial style so it works fine. I am planning on accenting it with russet & gold pillows.
Oh and found these rattan tiki torches for .50 cents each! I bought 7 of them to go along the sides of our deck.

Hubby wanted to make sure I showed you all the treasure he found that made him $80! LOL I told him you all wouldn't be interested in seeing it if it wasn't home decor. But to make him happy I am showing you the lawn mower he bought at a garage sale this weekend for $20. He spent 20 minutes fixing it and sold it today for $100.

Ok, hubby what ya gonna buy me with your $80 profit???

On second thought save it for next weeks garage sales so we can get some more treasures!

I am participating in "Southern Hospitality's Thrifty Treasures Linky Party" Check it out!

God Bless You!


The Family

The Family