Monday, 28 June 2010

A thank you and a quick tutorial

I would like to thank Sunny at Sunny’s Life in Rehab, for listing me as one of ten new bloggers (although I’m not that new at it :))

Now on the to tute:

Forgive the crappy photos.

The easiest way to hang pictures, ever! I’m sure others have see this before, but for those of you that haven’t…

I used a piece of trim, screwed in a drywall nail half way


Place your picture on the nail


Decide where on the wall you want it and press the nail into the wall, making a small hole for your more permanent method of hanging photos. Brialliant! Now I should have less holes in my walls, ‘cause I am so lazy when it comes to measuring things out.


I’m going to share this at the following places:

The DIY Show Off

The Girl Creative

Saturday, 19 June 2010

Chrome drum shade pendant light

whoa, that’s a descriptive title.  Anywho, I scoffed this shade from my son’s room.  Sorry if you are tired of my dining room/sitting room, but I had to have some light in there.
I purchased the wiring and the socket from HD, put it all together today and hung it up. I did make a boo boo which you will see in the photo’s; I cut the cord too short. I measured from the outlet in the ceiling to where I wanted it to hang, but didn’t take the drop into account. Pfft, whatever, it’s fine :) Total cost $8.48
With the light on
I’m participating in the DIY Show Off’s DIY project Parade

Sunday, 13 June 2010

Coffee table to ottoman

I have been on the look out for a coffee table with similar legs to the chairs that I have.  I found one today at the GW for $10. The only part of it that is real wood are the legs. It’s just awful.
I sprayed it, added a bit of distressing and some fabric. It’s better but I’m not that good of an upholsterer. I think some trim will help :)
Rhoda is hosting a Thrifty Treasures Party at Southern Hospitality.  Always one of my favourite types of parties :)  A girl can never get enough thrift.

Framed photos

I printed a few of the photos that I took last weekend.  This small space above my sofa is difficult to accessorise and I’ve been racking my brain with something to put there.  I have a ton of frames waiting to be used that I picked up for a couple of bucks.
This is the photo of the hosta that I took. Difficult photo to take with the glare.
I am working on getting the old dead tree photo printed on canvas.

Sunday, 6 June 2010

Junkin’ finds

I got this today for $2.99
Here is it’s original price tag
Um, not in this life time.
So I sprayed it heirloom white, sanded it a little and voila. Much nicer
And a close up of the detail
I also picked up these almost new (they may have been worn once) Ralph Lauren sandals for $6.99, they retail for $90.00. Steal!

I am linking up to Met Monday's at Between Naps on the porch.







and to Coastal Charm’s Nifty Thrifty Thursday’s

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Junkin’ Large clock

I will definitely transform this clock. Besides it doesn’t keep time very well. I’m thinking of adding a mirror, I haven’t decided yet.  Price: $5.00. The water bottle is next to it to give you an idea of the size.
I’m linking up to Thrifty Thursday’s at Tales from Bloggeritaville. Head over and view the great finds this week.