Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Decorating...and table redo!

Okay...if you haven't discovered thrift stores...please do so as soon as possible!! For real!! Seriously, thrift stores light up my life. Just come with me sometime and you'll see what I mean. Its like a caffeine high without the caffeine! (the wreath will be a future project I'm sure)

My mom bought me this mirror...I couldn't bring myself to pay $15. (see how cheap I am??...its a curse) But c'mon $15 for a huge mirror probably dating back to the 50's!??! She couldn't let me leave without it. Thanks Mom!!


Here is a before pic of the chairs (sorry, no before pic of the table) that we got from our neighbors FOR FREE!!! Please don't give me free stuff that feel like I have to use even if it doesn't go with my house at all! I had to make it match my decor and it was a pain in the you know what...but it was worth it!
I tried spray painting the metal white but it wasn't working too great so I found some "whoops" paint at Wal-Mart for $3.00 (it was a little more yellow then I wanted but hey, you can't beat three bucks for paint!)
And guess where i found this cute, cute fabric?!? Yep, you guessed it...the THRIFT STORE!!! For $3.00!!! I would have paid like $15 or more a yard for similar fabric!!! It was an old table cloth that I just cut to size and then hammered it on. (sounds alot easier then it was...just ask my fingers)
So... Free table, $12 on spray paint that didn't work (boo), $3 on yellow paint, $3.00 on fabric and I have a cute new table for $18!! Nathan will be so excited when he gets home! (Ha!)

5 comments:

The Arnell Family said...

you are so crafy!! i'm super jealous! such cute stuff (:

Cat said...

Hey Samantha! You & I could hang out...I just spent the morning in Savers, my favorite thrift store. I agree, it is like caffiene. I recommend caffiene AND a thrift store...what more could a girl need?

kristi said...

Cat is the BEST thrifter I know! ;)
Nice job on your deals!!

PS: Saw you won the LollyJane giveaway on WhippyCake! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

Oh, I love your blog!
Very cute!
Thank you for sharing!
Leticia

THE IVERSON"S said...

Hey sam! I am sure you don't remember me from 2nd through 5th grade haha. It's Joscelyn :) I just wanted to congratulate you on your beautiful family!! You are so gorgeous and it looks like you are doing amazing!! Congrats and I am so happy for you.