Tuesday, July 13, 2010

$12 drop leaf table

I was in heaven when I saw this at the local goodwill store! I found it in the rear of the store...it had no tag on it...I scurried to the register to get the lady to come look at it...and to give me a price. It was $12.99! I was so excited and wanted to pick it up and walk it to the front MYSELF! But the lady told me "No, I'll get a guy to load it up for you in the back. Just drive around." I couldn't wait to get it home! So here it is! It was an ugly dark wood stain. After some sanding and painting it's black and only need one more stage of development. More sanding of the edges. But here's the before and after the paint...BLACK! It definitely was the deal of the day! I love it!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

The girls room

Well we have been workin on the girls room for the past few days now. We have four girls. Two are my step daughters who come for the month of July and everyother weekend. Kayla is 13 till the 27th of this month. Natalie is 13. Skiler is 12. And Amanda is 10. They all share the same room when they come. It's kind of a big slumber party! They all get along most of the time very well. We have two sets of bunk beds which will be painted black. The walls will be very berry pink. The dresser will be turquoise, the long standing mirror just had a fresh coat of electric lime put on it yesterday. The lamp for the dresser went from an old yucky worn out brass to very berry yesterday too. The window treatments went from sage green to a really cool three panel turquoise lime turquoise scheme.

A picture is all you need to see why we had to do something quick!

After a few coats of turquoise! Only thing left is to find some snazzy knobs!

Found these a few years back for $5 in a discount store. Used them a little while and got tired of them. They are now in the girls room with a very berry coat of paint!

These window treatments were on sale only $7 a panel.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The picnic table

Thursday, June 17, 2010

The flower garden is ready for the real fun!

Well finally we have all sides up and ready for beautiful roses. There is a few small projects I need to do that will be contained in the garden. Benches, rock pathways, and debating on a water feature.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Our new flower garden

Our new flower garden is almost ready... three sides are done. One more side and the gate to put up. I can't wait!

The house was beggin for these shutters!

Im all about thrifty ways...We got the lumber from some palets that were *FREE* All I have invested is time and paint...also alot of sweat! But it's very rewarding outcome.