Saturday, March 21, 2009

TS finds and redos of redos

Well, I know you've been waiting with bated breath to hear about my success at the thrifties on Thursday. LOL. On a scale of 1-10, I'd give it a 5...still not great, but some goodies to be had. I picked up this cute vase for 97 cents -- it's a very deep blue, and while I'm not a fan of blue, I know it's making a comeback in a deeper blue, so I'm open to it. Speaking of blues, I know my needlepoint geese keep popping up in my pics of my living room. I worked for months on that (years back) and I love it, so it stays, even tho its geese and SO 1980's!! When blue really comes back, I'll be ready. LOL. Anyway, I think that GW won't be on my treasure hunt list, because in a city this size there are so many of them and it really is more junk than good stuff to redo. So I stopped at some of my other haunts.
At GW, I also got this cute little ceramic thing for the kitchen. It's a little different, so for 97 cents, I can't go wrong.
At the hospital TS, I picked little 2 drawer thingie up and did a little paint job.
While I was painting, I warmed up some of my mustard items that were too yellow and bright.
After: Then I had this idea that I just had to share. I call it the cheap woman's fly cover. It just sort if came to me. You take one of these old wire things that you wash fruit in: and you distress it a little with rust colored paint, hot glue a knob on the top, and..
What do you think?? I, for one, can no longer afford to pay the ridiculous amount the real thing goes for these days. So,I just made one that's close! LOL!
I found this adorable sheep at my sweet little country store that I go to when I need a mental boost... (work has been incredibly tense this week, so needed a little escape time) And of course, Mr. Fat Stuff had to examine my purchases.

I think he approved. Did some rearranging...
and that's it for today! On my To Do list is to do another slide show since the old one is getting dated. So, I guess that means I have to finish spring cleaning. Hmm. Well, then, I'm off to do that! Have a great Saturday -- I'm going to see the Fab Faux tonite -- more on that later!


  1. Terry,
    Great finds again. I like the fly cover you came up with, great idea and I like the mustard paint on your re-do. Have a great weekend.

  2. Love the mustard paint that you redid on some items. Neat idea on the flyscreen too.
    Have a great weekend and I love the last pic of your cat...look at those eyes:)

  3. Great job on the makeovers :)

    Char at the Pickled Pepper Patch shared a tutorial this week...doing the very thing you did with the strainer to make a fly cover! LOL


  4. WoW! For someone who couldn't find much, you sure did find a lot!!
    I have to say my favorite is the two drawer thingy...I love anything wood that can be painted and has the function to hide clutter as well...That looks as though it fits both criteria!
    Have a great weekend!

  5. Hi Terry,
    All your redos look great! My favorite is the wood drawer thingy. Love the flyscreen you made up. Great job! Your kitty is just too cute!

  6. looking forward to your new pics...Love that Kitty! Beth


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