Saturday, January 2, 2010

And One More Thrift Find

I saw this old wooden floor lamp last month at a thrift store
But didn't buy it back then
And when I went back
It was still sitting there screaming for me :)
So I took it home...
For $7
It looked like this when I purchased
So I gave a fresh coat of paint to match my cabinet

Happy New Year to you all!!
Are you hitting flea market this weekend?

Few More Thrift Items Added

A few months ago I found this bench at a thrift store
It was so blended in with everything else around it
No one bothered to look at the price tag
It used to look like this
Surrounded by many old pillows
And priced at $20
When I took it home and took faded pink fabric off
There was this really bright mustard color fabric underneath
I suspect it was once a Spanish Hacienda style bench

I painted the wood with antique white paint

And covered the seat with bargain fabric ($5.99/yard)

And while I was at it

I painted another old chair in same paint
And covered the seat with left over fabric to match the bench
So that they can both be in our breakfast area

It has been wonderfully warm and sunny here in LA
Did you have a nice New Year's Day?
Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Keep On Keeping On

Do you have a dream?
Susan Boyle showed us something this year
That little insecurity in all of us
That dream that we never really forgot
And the importance of chasing it
What is your dream
That you will be chasing?
Happy New Year
May 2010 be your best year yet!