Thursday, March 22, 2012

Spring has Sprung!

I would like to think that I decorate for every single holiday. I have a box of decorations for each one! As much  as I thrift and rearrange, you would hope so. But who am I kidding?!

I don't.

Wish I did!!

This year was different. I was at the grocery store last night and happened to stroll down the seasonal isle. ALL EASTER ITEMS WERE 50 % OFF! I got excited. I picked up just a couple things and only spent $5.50. I'm pretty sure I dreamed of how my entry way table would look when I was done.

This was only $3.99! I love the fabric, country background with the stitching. 

And this sweet little bunny was only $1.49. Perfect! 

And believe it or not, those were the only 2 things I spent money on. Everything else I had on hand.  :) 

Here is how it turned out...I LOVE IT. 

See that beautiful pane-less (is that a word?) window? Scored that baby a couple weeks ago while decorating my friend's new apartment. Her landlord is the cutest old man ever and has piles of "beautiful treasures" out back. I was in heaven! 

I got that mirror last summer at a yard sale in a set for only $7!! 

The tin oiling can came from Montana antiquing adventures :) 

The blocks that say, "Grow, Bloom, Flowers" are from a thrift store. 

The lamp has been in my living room for almost a year now....stole that from my father-in-law's "shop" in Montana. 

I just love how spring-y it is :) 

Isn't that window gorgeous?! Fits in perfect for Spring/Easter. 

On to the kitchen....I couldn't leave my hutch out! 

I didn't do much...Just wanted to a touch here and there. I made those blocks last year with my sisters and finally get to use them! 

Mr. Bunny stayed on the hutch in the kitchen. I pulled those lemons out of another fruit basket and put them in this white, antique vase. 

Do you love that green rooster plate as much as I do? It looks so "country kitchen". Found that several months back at DI for about $1. 

So, there ya have it. It's not much but at least my house doesn't feel so wintery anymore! I'm grateful that the sunshine has arrived! Let's hope it stays for a while :) more look! Just because I love it so much! :)


Wednesday, March 7, 2012

New Life to an Old Shelf

Over the weekend, I went thrifting with my awesome Aunt Jen. We checked out DI and Saver's (another local thrift store). Normally, I don't find anything at Saver's. I find that in most cases, they are way over priced! This time was a different story.

I was pretty excited to find this ugly, crafty painted shelf. (I'm pretty sure it's not even described as a shelf but I don't know what else to call it :)). I knew EXACTLY what I was going to do with it. AND I. WAS. STOKED.

Priced at only $4.99, this baby was going home with me. I loved the bead board backing and loved that it had a place for hooks...those wooden dowels were about to be thrown in the trash. 

Take a closer look at those beautifully placed blue dots. Just gorgeous!!! :) 

So with some spray paint and lovely new hooks in hand, I was ready to go! 

Are you ready for the finished product?! Da Da Dah!!! 

After I painted it, I just roughed it up on the edges and screwed in the new hooks. I'm absolutely in love with how it turned out. This will now be home to keep-mail, keys and hubby's toys (i.e. wallet, pocket knife and watch). 

I'm even more in love with how cheap it was. 

Shelf- $4.99
Paint- $0.96
Hooks- $5.00

TOTAL- $11.00 and one Happy Heather :)