Friday, September 7, 2012

More thrifty finds!

Hey, thanks for stopping back by!  I have some more thrifty fun stuff to share with ya today. 
First, I wanted to show you where I've been putting a lot of my little pretties. 
The house we're renting has a galley style kitchen with cabinets that go all the way to the ceiling.  At some point someone took the doors off the upper cabinets and lined them with some dark green (and wrinkly) contact paper.
The second thing I did when we got into this house (after scrubbing my fingers raw trying to get the rust stains off the bottom of the tub- ugh!) was tear out that contact paper.  I bought a roll of beadboard wallpaper from Lowe's and used it to cover up the layers of old wallpaper and moldy, crumbling plaster underneath the contact paper.

A coat of white paint all over the inside of the cabinets made them look fresh and pretty again.  Suddenly I had the perfect place to display some of my favorite things.
 On with the treasures!  I couldn't resist this rusty old enamel bucket, especially with that little blue stripe on the rim.  I think I may hang this galvanized metal envelope next to the front door for ingoing and outgoing mail.

Why does it look like camouflage?

These old cutting boards were too charming to pass up.

I'm not sure what this is made of, but underneath the words "hand forged" are stamped into the metal.

Pretty cool.

This linen lumbar pillow needs a little soak to brighten it back up, but I loved the embroidery and the hand-stitched rope trim.

I found another weird little acrylic accent lamp that was much heavier than the other ones.  This one has an actual stone base, though it doesn't stand up straight.  I think I can just tighten the nut that's underneath the felt on the bottom and that should do the trick.

More white serving dishes.  The oblong one on the left is ironstone and the big one on the right is just pretty.

The owners of this house left this cute hutch in the kitchen for more storage.  I gave it a fresh coat of white paint then just started stuffing it with my junk as I unpacked it. 
I shifted things and moved stuff from the hutch to the cabinets and vice versa, until eventually things settled and ended up looking pretty cute.

Okay, back to the thrifty goodness.  I'm not sure, but this might just be one of the cutest afghans I've ever seen.  Huh?  Huh?  It looks brand-spankin'-new, too.

I can't get over this cool wooden toboggan.  The pad is in rough shape, so I'll have to do something about that.  But it's pretty dang cute anyway.
See those two wooden boxes in the crappy photo below?

They're gonna end up looking something like this one, (from waaay back when).

Or maybe something like this one from last Christmas.

Check out this gorgeous gal.  Can't wait to freshen her up.

This sweet little nightstand was a steal and now lives next to my husband's side of the bed.  It definitely needs a facelift, too.  Don't worry, that'll be happening soon.

And just for fun, here's my bedside "table".  Love it!

Remember that big fat lamp from the last post?  Well, I finished it up and will have a tiny "before and after" on that one coming up.  Have a great weekend!!


MaviDeniz said...

I love the suitcase idea as a bedside table

Liz @ Quirky Vistas said...

Great stuff, Sarah! Just wanted to stop over and let you know that I gave you a shout on my blog today and linked to your site. This was in regard to your tutorial from a long time ago on transferring text to wood. Thanks for the inspiration. Come by and check it out if you like.


Jeannie-JB said...

Ok, I think I'm in love {with your blog - not a stalker, I promise}. I found this tutorial that you did on making signs (using a really simple transfer method - water and sharpie) from 2010. After I pinned it I started reading other posts - I'm your newest fan {and follower}. Your blog rocks!

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