6/14/11

Wow, Thrifty Showoffs!!

Good Morning Friends! It's another beautiful day! My friend and me have been busy on the junkin' road and found some great items to share with y'all!

I love to stage my finds with the lake as a background...





I found the frame at a local yard sale. "What are you going to do with that?" my friend shouts! "Oh, never mind I have an idea", I answer!!  Friend sometimes has problems seeing beyond the horizon, if ya know what I mean!!  The frame did look pretty bad. But I just knew it would paint out to look good. And I convinced my friend to cut a board, paint it with chalkboard paint, tack the board in place and voila, a chalkboard!

 The little round table was a thrifty find at none other than, the thrift store. Priced...$5.00!!  What sold me on the table was the its sweet legs!!  #1 son helped me load it on the truck! I get so excited to see the end results of items I paint that I forget to take a before pic! But just trust me this table was rough!!  The color was an ivory color oops paint and a chocolate distressed top.


You've seen all over blogland the cute tool boxes so many are making...sooooo I challenged my friend to make a small one.  "No problem!", my friend responds!  I painted it out in the same oops paint, stenciled 'Flowers' on the side, a little distressing ...



For staging I pulled from my own stash...the creamy white sugar and creamer my aunt made in ceramics many years ago, the white cake stands...


I love, love to combine shades of white in my home!!




I'm Partying with several friends this week!  Grab your flops and come along...

It will be soooo much fun!!  Go check out these great blogs and tell 'em I sent ya down the junkin' road!!

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Have a Blessed Day!! And see ya down the junkin' road!!

Jan

23 comments:

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Don't you just love oops paint!!! Great job...especially love that table!!!

Carolyn@SweetChaos said...

Great finds! I love what you did with that little caddy. My son just made something similar at Cub Scout camp yesterday. Wonder if he would notice if I hijacked it and stenciled something pretty on it :)

Miss Char said...

Great finds and your choice of white looks perfect. Thanks so much for sharing your new treasures.

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

How fun! Oops paint is the best. Thanks for sharing with my newbie party. So happy you found it. You can join weekly until you no longer meet the guidelines.

Studio Carolina said...

Hi from your newest follower.....Joyce@Studio Carolina. Loving all of your white stuff.....Junkin' and Thriftin' is just the best!!!!

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

Great job on the finds and the rehab of the frame was great.

Youaretalkingtoomuch.com said...

Love your deals and wonderful transformations! Saw you on Coastal Charm! Love, Me
www.youaretalkingtoomuch.com

Donna said...

What great shots! I love the lake as a backdrop, how creative! And I really love your table, and the frame was a fun find! I love making chalkboards, too, and yours turned out great! I adore the toolbox, too!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Hi Jan,
The lake makes a beautiful setting for you fabulous finds. Thanks for visiting by blog and for the compliment. Your blog is adorable. Keep posting. I'm your newest follower.
xoxoRosemary

sandra @ french laundry 132 ♥ said...

Beautiful!!! The lake is the perfect backdrop, nothing could look bad. I'm in the middle of doing a chalkboard too. Hope it looks as good as yours.

I'm your newest follower !

Camellia Girl said...

Hello Jan.

Such a pleasure to meet you! Thank you so much for dropping by and leaving your kind comment. I look forward to following you on your junkin' adventures...you seem to have quite the knack for restoring/reusing/repurposing!

And I couldn't agree more with the other bloggers...the lake is the perfect backdrop for your vignettes. Lovely.

Blessings,
Val

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

OH I want to be THERE! What a beautiful backdrop for your beautiful finds and make overs! Thanks for sharing them with us!

time worn interiors said...

All you transformations are lovely! Great job!
tot

DearHelenHartman said...

Don't you adore chalk board paint? I swear if my dogs would sit still for it, I'd dip them in it so I could send messages on them into my kid's messy rooms! This southern junk lovin' gal is now following you. Come say hello sometime

Lina - Fancy Frugal Life said...

I love your thrifty finds!! Cake stand is gorgeous!

Lina

tammylovesdishes said...

Lovely photos of your finds. That little table looks fabulous with its new color from oops paint. You've staged it very nicely.

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Wow what great finds! I agree the cake stand is so pretty!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Jan! Your table and blackboard turned out wonderful! I am loving your cake stand too.
xo,
Sherry

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

GRRRRRRRRRRRREAT JOB! Wonderful finds.

I'm your newest follower; I found you via Kim's blog.

JudyBug said...

Everything looks better staged in front of a lake doesn't it? Great shots and great finds! Thanks for the follow and I did the same. :)

Mary @ Redo 101 said...

Oh my gosh, I've got a table exactly like that one, I think my mom bought it with S&H green stamps many long years ago :) and I totally want to paint it like you've painted yours. Love the way you staged it, love the new chalkboard, love the tool box "flowers" stenciling. You outdid yourself shopping this week, and I'm mighty proud of you :)

Pat said...

Oh wow! That table is my favorite, great job! I want to go junkin with you. Yeah, my friends look at me like I am crazy! Thanks for stopping by my blog and your sweet comments.

Pat

Deborah said...

I've just found your blog and it won't be the last time! You are a gal & friend after my own heart.