Thursday, April 22, 2010

Armoire Redo and Finds

Check out this sweet little table I picked up last week at my local thrift store.  It was $3.  It had obviously been sitting outside and had a layer of powdery dirt on it.  I brought it home and got out my air compressor and blew the dirt off.  I love the finish on this piece it is already shabby distressed white.



I finally painted this armoire.  I bought it several years ago at a yard sale for $30.  It was unfinished pine in excellent condition.  I painted it a light celery green color.  It really was a pretty color.  (Wish I had a before picture).  But I have been wanting it to be white.  One morning I decided to just do it.  I took the doors off and didn't even take the tv out to paint it.  I distressed the edges and wiped it down with dark walnut stain. I also sprayed the goldish-colored hinges my favorite oil-rubbed-bronze.  My only regret is I wish I had done it sooner.  I'm loving this "new" peice.



Here's a picture of my winter mantel.  I need to make it brighter for spring and summer.  I love the sticks and pheasant feathers though.  I'm really into natural decor items.



I'm loving old keys.  I picked up this set at a craft store for $4.  And turned them into..............

.......these.  I found the door plate at a different craft store for $4.  The keys were more of a brown color so I sprayed them with my ORB paint and they match perfectly now.  I wasn't sure what to do with them until I stumbled upon these two picture frames at my local thrift store for $1 each.  They were new and still had the Target tags on them.  I love the distressed black finish on them.  I cut some scrapbook paper I already had and mod-podged it to a piece of cardboard.  I simply hot glued the iron pieces to the paper.  Both pieces cost me a total of $10.


Remember this mirror with hooks I got from a yard sale for $5?

I gave her a coat of ivory paint, then rubbed her down with stain.  I sprayed the brass hooks ORB.  She now resides by my back door.  I'm hoping to find a bench to put under it so the kids can sit and put on their shoes when they go out to play.

Here's another project I have been procrastinating.  My sis-in-law gave me this vinyl saying over a year ago.  I had my dad cut a board for me and it just sat until now. The other problem was my board was two inches too short.  I could have just bought another board but I didn't want to waste this one or spend the money on a new one.  So I cut the words apart and took out a little space between each word.  Then I had to get it all even.  It turned out perfectly.


I love this font!  I love the impact this makes being four feet long.

Just a couple pictures of fun things I bought.  I got the cute birds nest at Tai Pan on a recent trip to Utah and found the urn for 50 cents at a thrift store the same day.


I also picked up three of these galvanized buckets at Tia Pan.  Maybe they will replace the current decor on my mantel. I can see them filled with white tulips!!!!

25 comments:

  1. I love all your projects! So neat! I can't believe the great prices you got on everything. Oh, and I can totally relate on the brown linoleum.

    Nancy

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  2. Everything you've transformed looks fabulous~!
    I know you must be thrilled with how everything turned out, I sure would be..

    Hugs
    Sonny

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  3. Great job and that table was a steal ! I bought a little table last week and it was $12.99 ...LOL !
    Kammy

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  4. I love your new table and the armoire! I've definitely had moments when I wondered why I didn't just start my project earlier b/c the results were so great. ;) I'm visiting from Rhoda's party. :)

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  5. Oh my gosh I LOVE how you decorate and re-do things :) I love your style :) You're very creative! I'm so glad I found your blog. I'll definitely be back!

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  6. Wow, love your furniture finds and redos!!

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  7. I love your key idea! I want to try that!

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  8. Wow - you have a ton of great projects and finds. Fantastic! Linda

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  9. Those are all some great finds! Love the white little table & your thrifty armoire looks beautiful. Great thrift shopping.

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  10. You are such a clever girl! I love all your thrifty ideas.

    Don't apologize for those floors! Over the years I have moved into houses with the exact same thing and could not redo it right away. I used to be a designer, and I will give you some unsolicited advice! ☺☺☺ You can do one of two things till you can replace the floor: (1) cover it up with a rug or seagrass (look at yard sales or closeouts) or (2) paint it (the cheapest). This stuff takes latex primer, paint and sealer really well. Just wash the floor first with ammonia to get off any residue of wax or cleaner. I lived with this kind of floor painted in black and white squares for about five years in one house before I could replace the floor -- and all I did was deep clean and reseal it once.

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  11. You have some great THRIFTY finds...luv that cute little table! Hope you have a FUN week:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  12. Great finds! You reminded me about the vinyl letters I bought..must find them!
    Great metamorphs!

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  13. I love how it turned out! The white is so pretty! It really makes me want to do it to mine

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  14. Wow, great stuff! Love the subdued, calm look you have going on!

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  15. Gosh, you've been busy! Nice job on everything. Dropping by from BNOTP, #7.

    Allison

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  16. Wow! what wonderful projects! I love all your shabby whites! Lovely blog!

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  17. Wow! Love the table and armoire--we have the same taste! I love redoing furniture and other home treasures as well--you should come see a few things I've done--homeandholidaykeepsakes.blogspot.com
    I look forward to seeing more of what you do!

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  18. WOW that $3 table is AMAZING! The Armoire is incredible. Great stuff!

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  19. came over from Mustard Seed Creations...love what you've done with your pieces...beautiful!

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  20. Looks lovely!! So many projects...busy girl! -shaunna :)

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  21. Wow! You have been busy. I love the table and armoire. Both pieces look great in the distressed white. Thanks for linking up.

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