Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Yard Sale Finds

I have recently been converted to yard sales since I started reading blogs and I can't believe I've waited so long to finally go to one. I've always been a bargain shopper, but yard sales take it to a whole new level. I went with my MIL and Mom and we had a great time, however, I can't decide if I like going alone better than going with someone. There are definitely pros and cons. What do you think?
Pretty toile lamp shade with base $1.

I got this cake plate for $.50 at TJ Maxx. It has a chip and the plate had to be reglued to the base.

I got 2 of these pictures for $2 each. I've already changed out the artwork inside with calender pictures.

I got this lamp for free for my sons room at the annual Share Ware that our church host. It's where members bring things they don't want anymore and other members come and take what they want. You can't beat free.
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Outside Halloween Decor

This is my Halloween wreath. It's the first strictly Halloween wreath I've ever made. I usually just hang a fall wreath and I'm done until Christmas, but this was super easy. I just wrapped black garland, jack-o-lantern garland around a grapevine wreath and stuck in bones and hands. I love it. It's one of my favorite wreaths.

Spooky walk up the steps just to get some candy.

This is the first year that I've put the ghost on my door. I really like it and my kids love it.

I've got tons more to show so check back soon.
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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Seeing Stars

I'm obsessed with barn stars. I'm grew up in Tobacco Row and I've always loved what barn stars symbolize and I think they are a great, inexpensive way to decorate a wall. These 3 babies were at Roses (yes, there are still Roses stores out there, they're just hard to find.) I'm lucky enough to have one near me so when I was there the other day and spotted a box of 3 for $10 I snatched them up. They were originally red and if you could look real close you could tell they were intended for Christmas decorations because they have holly embossed on them. I spray painted them black and you can barely see the holly leaves and vines. Love them, and the price.
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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Calender Art

I bought 2 pictures just like this at my very first yardsale ever, at the beginning of the summer. I loved the frames and they were matted. They're quite large and only cost $2 each. I know you're jealous, especially since the price tag on the back is from Bed Bath & Beyond for $29.99. But I hate the picture in it. It's way too abstract for my taste. So I found a calender at Michaels on Collections for one dollar and changed out the pics. The whole project only cost me $5 and I have more pics. from the calender if I want to change it later.
I think this is my favorite because I love brown transferware. I also flipped the matting over because the oppisite side was a blue grey that goes much better in my yellow, brown, and blue master bathroom.
I love this one too. The white seashells and grey, blue bowl are beautiful. Not to mention the distressed wicker that is barely captured on the side. All things that I love. I'm amazed at how different the pictures look and at how cheaply I got it.
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