Saturday, March 13, 2010
Thrifty Finds and Other Adventures
Sneak a peek.....but first:
A couple weeks ago, I went to the thrift store just down the road from my house, and for $1.00, I came home with this (add the frame and mirror for another 3.75). I got started on the first little project and as you will see, it will be quite perfect for Brag Monday, since I used one of Graphic Fairy's little gems! I know it's Saturday night, but since I have a busy week ahead, I want to be ready, or I'll miss the boat for another week.
I'm thinking I have to now find some flowers, maybe some real tulips to put it the can, it will look perfect for spring.
But first, I think the mustard paint job has to go, ewwww, I like mustard, just not on my milk cans!
Used the trusty Tremclad again, I love that glossy pink way too much...one has to try to make good use of every bit of paint, so as you can see, I was killing two birds (so to speak, I am an animal lover!!) with one stone.
This is it, dry and ready for it's close up.
What do you think? Is it worthy of Brag Monday?? I hope my own tulips eventually come up so I can brag about those too.....
Remember I was telling you about my friend Barb taking me on a little expedition last week? This gorgeous wall hook/hanger thingy for $4. I am going to use it for the keys because my old one just fell of the wall (actually I think I ripped it off the wall because I pulled on the keys to hard and then it hung by one nail, sideways, for a week before I gave up trying to hang anything from it) and honestly the little hooks are just not big enough for more than one set of keys. This one is far prettier and imagine, I did not have to alter it in a way, shape or form! I do have to make sure I use heavy duty drywall anchors this time though, the thing weighs a ton (made out of cement or what??), and my key pulling strength does not need to be tested on this one.
Anyhow, happy Saturday and remember to spring forward your clocks tonight!!