This weekend was a rather busy one for me. I have discovered a blog The Thrifty Groove http://thethriftygroove.blogspot.com/ and it has sparked something in me to get moving on updating the look of my house. We have too much of the same decor as we did 20 years ago. I have to get out of that way of thinking. Alyssa and I painted the living room a blue color. It came out too pastel looking but whatever. Scott and I decided on Friday that we would make this room into a 'beachy feel'. I have some 'beach' frames so that got me started. I took the glass lamp out of the dining room that had potpourri in the base and I filled it with shells that we had collected from various beaches. The shade is a pierced shade that allows the light to shine through the cut out pattern, which in this case is flowers. It was already painted a pumpkin color which went with the dining room decor at the time.
Saturday morning I was reading The Thrifty Groove and realized that a can of spray pain can really do wonders! Alyssa and I bought some paint to update out 'things'. She got a can of metallic gold to paint a wicker table for her room. It used to be plum but is just beautiful now!
I bought a Caribbean Blue for the lampshade. I think it turned out pretty nice!
The next project was the coffee table. My last one was used to color/ do crafts on etc when I used to BB sit. While at a garage sale with Judy last year, she spotted this table and it was only $5 ! I have pretty much scrubbed off the glaze though w/i the last year.
While looking at the spray paint with Alyssa, we got all excited with the can of paint that we spotted... STONE Ancient Ruins by Valspar. It looks just like the sand at Jones Beach! There's little tiny flecks of sand in this so it looks official. We're very happy with how it came out!
Then on Sunday, I took myself to a few sales in Huntington. One lady had a bunch of items with grapes on them and being that my kitchen decor is grapes, I couldn't pass this one up.
This Domed Butter Dish cost me $1.50. I searched online and found it here http://www.replacements.com/webquote/TAUVIG.htm for $84.95!!!!!
I went to another sale and saw this. The box was never opened and I was just going to trust it which is a downfall of mine. I asked the man how much it was and he was going to ask his wife but she ran to the store. He said $5. DEAL! When I got home I saw a sticker on the box hand written $20 on it!
The lady with the grapes also had these mugs... 6 for $2.00, still with the stickers on them!
I also got these placemats from her, 4 for $ 1 ! They're heavy and backed with cork!
My favorite item was found in Northport at an antique flea market that is held every Saturday through November. Who knew??? It's now in between the kitchen and living room. It opens to put a candle in it. I got this for $10.
This was from the man where I got the Olive oil set from... $1. The little square plates have a few chips in them but I liked the bigger piece so it didn't matter!
I had a great garage sale day. I look so forward to reading the daily posts of The Thrifty Groove to inspire me more!