Sunday, October 11, 2009

More Yard Sale Finds and Transformations

I picked up at Goodwill for $2.50 a while back.


I got online and printed out a large B (for our last name) and also printed an olive branch.  Then I taped the paper to the window and taped the burlap over top and traced around everything with a black Sharpie.  I used a small black paint brush and filled in the rest with paint.  I painted the frame black and roughed up the edges and I coudn't be happier with the way it turned out!!!!


Next transformation is this recipe holder I turned into a mail holder for my desk.  I sanded it down and painted it black.  Then I cut out some cute scrapbook paper for the front and sides and mod podged it on.  It now sits on the desk and holds mail.



 I picked up these large deer for $3.99 each. They are around 2 feet tall.  I can't wait to put them up at Christmas time.


I also found this Waverly Garden Room valance for $1.99.  I love this print.


This table reversible table runner was also $1.99 and is similar to the waverly print.  I also got two place mats that match for 25 cents each.


Remember this 8 x 10 shabby picture frame I picked up for $1.  It was from Target and brand new.  I whipped up this embroidery a couple nights ago and it fits nicely in my frame.  The little fall flower bouquet I picked up for $1 and the pumpkins were 25 cents each at my local thrift store.


Now for the big project I've been working on.  I'm kind of embarrassed to show the next picture. I think everyone has a place where things accumulate (I'm hoping so anyway). Ours is the desk in the dining room. It doesn't matter how often I clean and sort and purge. It always ends up a mess. It is the dumping grounds for mail, contents of the kids backpacks (papers, papers, and more papers), and all sorts of stuff. We haven't used that desk top computer for ages. It doesn't work for high speed internet and it is 8 years old. It just sits there taking up valuable space. The printer lies buried in a mountain of debre.

 
 

This huge junk pile sat next to my display of milk glass and did it no justice at all.


A couple weeks ago we moved the desk into the new family room and the mess now looks like this. Notice my cute mail holder on the desk doing its job.


So what happened to the void where the desk used to be???  The buffet which was on a different wall in the dining room was moved into the cubby where the desk stood.  So she moved from here to........




...............here.  And my biggest project this month was building these copy cat cafe shelves from the Ballard Designs catalog.  I did have the hubby help me with this one.


Every single thing on these shelves was bought second hand for very little.


After a week I decided to fall-ify the buffet.  I was getting kind of tierd of the toile runner on the buffet so I purchased a piece of burlap from Walmart and made a runner.  I love the rustic-ness of it.  Remember the $3 birdcage I found a few weeks back.  I have always wanted a black crow for Halloween and I finally bought one at Michaels last week for $4 (normally $10).  So here she sits in the bird cage atop a pumpkin.  The little haunted house was 50 cents, the candle holders $1 each, and the berry vine (I got two of these) 75 cents all at Goodwill.  And the best part is the buffet - she really loves her new look.




I'm still working on the wall where the buffet used to sit.
Happy Fall Y'all.

29 comments:

  1. OH you have so many wonderful things!
    I love your burlap monogram. You did a fabulous job! And your milk glass collections is gorgeous! I'm in the process of pulling all of my milk glass together so I could display it and give it the respect it deserves. Then there's your beautiful buffet and the pretty shelves you made....it's all absolutely marvelous!!!

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  2. Just loooove that burlap monogram...I will be stealing your idea...thanks sooooo much for sharing. That buffet looks beautiful! Hope you have a nice week.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  3. I just love everything you did. The picture frame with the monogram is just wonderful, I will have to try one. Great job on the shelves.
    Sandy

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  4. Oh my, where do I start? I love everything!

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  5. You have been a busy girl! I love everything that you did. I'd like to do a burlap monogram in a pretty frame like yours. Great idea!

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  6. I love your mirror transformation and your buffet table! Super job! ~ Ashley

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  7. Bravo!!! Job well done on everything! I love what you did with the frame, the monogram is fabulous! And I love the Halloween makeover for the buffet. Fabulous!!!

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  8. Everything just turned out beautifully! I love your collection of milk glass! You have so many lovely pieces! The buffet in that are looks wonderful!
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  9. LOVE that monogram in the mirror! Great job :)

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  10. Wow; I can't believe all the transformations you have accomplished!! They all are wonderful!! The little desk thingy is so cute!!

    spindle cottage is my house blog

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  11. Love the ballard style shelves, I am planning on adding corbels to the bottom of my floating shelves for the same look but also for support. but that first canvas framed thingie (Technical term) is FABULOUS!

    Feel free to come link up to my Room a Month if you haven't already. http://theshadesofpink.blogspot.com

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  12. The monogram is fab. It always amazes me what we can do with other people's cast-offs, and you did good, m'dear.
    I also LOVE the crow. I haven't seen anything like that over here (UK). And $4! Wonderful.

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  13. wow - everything looks delicious!! I love how you've taken some a little bit ratty befores & the afters are stunning!

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  14. You've been a very busy girl!!! Everything is wonderful!

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  15. very cool stuff ~ love the burlap monogram! I so need to make one of those ~ love the buffet too... That turned out so nice. glad I found your blog! come see the things I've done in my home on a shoestring budget!

    Shellagh

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  16. Wow, you've been busy! I love all the transformations, especially that frame with the monogram.

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  17. You have been really REALLY BUSY!!! I love it all!! Love the "B" as I am a monogram freak! The shelves look gorgeous and I have that waverly fabric in my dining room and love it!!

    Great job!!

    Lou Cinda :)

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  18. A little elbow grease and anything is possible! Love your milk glass with the red accents!

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  19. I love the monogram. The other decor looks great too. Thanks for sharing your great ideas.

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  20. Great job! I love your monogram! It's adorable...

    Happy Met Monday!

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  21. OMGoodness, so much to love! Love the way that B burlap turned out! Gorgeous!!! I might just have to copy that. :) Also love your collection of milk glass, and the way you have the cake plates stacked on the sideboard - magazine perfect shots! Great job! Love your transformations!!

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  22. Wow!You have been busy. I love the goodwill transformation, as well as the mail holder. Quite the change. Fabulous!

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  23. I love all your transformations. The monogram burlap was very chic and moving your desk for the milk glass collection was wonderful.

    Blessings,
    Rebekah

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  24. Love love love!!! I especially love the red behind your white dish collection!! LOVE IT!!

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  25. I love the frame with the initial. Beautifully done!

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  26. Wow! I love all your finds and what you've done here. Love your "Ballard" shelves, too.

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  27. LOVE your blog! You get some GREAT stuff! Glad I found you!!
    Beth

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  28. That burlap monogram is perfect! I love it! Also love the shelves with the pretty dishes. So glad you shared! :)

    Happy Met Monday!

    http://www.mooreminutes.com/2009/10/walls-wrapped-in-charm.html

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  29. I collect milk glass and cake plates too! Come and see my pieces sometime.

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