Sunday, 3 April 2011

Junkin’ finds and what I’ve been up to

I have been holed up in my bathroom for the last few days. I have a very small main bathroom and it was in dire need of a spruce up. 

The tub, and tile were removed and a new tub and faucet installed by a friend.  I’ve never tiled before and I think I’ve picked one heck of a job to learn from. 

I just completed the larger of the tub walls. If the tiles are still on the wall tomorrow, I’ll be grateful :)


Tomorrow, time permitting I will work on the wall without the faucet and then get some tips on cutting around the fittings. When I am done with the total overhaul, I’ll post some before and after photos.

Of course I had to take some time out for Junkin’ with my BFF.

A pretty bracelet for $2


A Mikasa cut out vase for $1.49 and roe deer antlers for $4. which immediately got a coat of white spray paint

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A planter box for $3. My plan is to remove the flowers and spray it white, then reattach the flowers. It is going to sit on my window ledge outside.


Finally, this coat hook for $2.


Today I met Susan of Maple and Magnolia. She generously offered me some furniture for my niece and I was able to pick it up today. What a sweetheart, and she’s funny too. If you haven’t been to her blog yet, you should go and see what she does with thrift store finds. Ah-Maze-Ing!


  1. Wow, great finds and I can't wait to see the bathroom. The tease looks fabulous. Hugs, Marty

  2. Great finds! Love the coat hook!! When I started reading this post and you said you were holed up in the bathroom all weekend, I thought you were sick again! Thank goodness, I was wrong! I love the white tile! You're doing a great job!


  3. Great finds. I can never find awesome thing like that for those prices here. I might be looking in the wrong places?

  4. Can't wait to read more about your bathroom redo...we also have a small main br (actually just one!) and we (mainly me) want to have tiled walls so can't wait to learn from you! Love all your cool finds...I guess I'm looking in the wrong places, too!

  5. What great finds as always! Love the vase and hook and at least your antlers are bare. I could handle that decor! My hubby went on a safari and creatures are a coming!

  6. Where did you find those antlers? I love them! The bathroom looks great so far!

  7. I hope you have a full blown post about the bathroom redo coming! And wow, what fabulous bargains! I'm not even sure I can pick a favorite, although that coat hook is very cool.

  8. Can't wait to see your finished bathroom!!
    All of your finds were great! That coat hook is awesome!

  9. Holy cow, you are brave! I've wanted to try tiling but I am afraid of spending a bunch of money to make a mess on my walls. Can't wait to see how it turns out!

    PS Lovely bracelet!

  10. Hey thanks for your lovely comment on my blog and becoming a follower! I'm your newest one too:) Love that vase and coat hook. You got a good eye!

  11. Sweet, and how kind of her to offer of furniture. Thanks so much for your kind words..I am a little excited right now and just floored to say the least...