Thursday, February 24, 2011

New favorite magazine
Flea Market Style
The Spring 2011 issue is here!! I found mine at Meijer. I hear you can get it at Target, Home Depot and Walgreens! It is fantastic! So many ideas and inspiration. Ok so maybe I have spent more time reading it instead of doing dishes. PRIORITIES! 

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines Day

love love love
My recent Salvation Army treasure! This cake plate is 12 inches across and it was only $2.99!!
I added the ribbon. I could bake some sweet treats to put on here or I could even use it as a memo board!!! A dry erase marker to write a special message!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Ferris Wheel - UPDATE

OK. I want to tell you how much I paid for the Pottery Barn inspired Ferris Wheel. I asked you to guess what I paid for this item. Your guesses were anywhere from $2.00 - $9.99. 
I just WISH I was able to get the deal that you thought I did. I am flattered!! 
I actually paid $15.90 (with tax) at a Consignment Store. 
I was HAPPY to pay this price for this item. I know its not a Garage Sale price. But I love this piece and I was shocked it was only $15 at the store. Thank you for playing! :-)

Salvation Army has a big 50% off sale tomorrow starting at 7am. Feels like garage sale season getting up to shop at that hour. I will pretend it is warmer than 15 degrees outside.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Before and After - Our Stairs

I have been inspired by Thrifty Decor Chick to redo our stairs. Our carpet needed to go! She gave us step by step instructions how to tear out the carpet and paint and stain the stairs! With the detail she provided I was determined to do it!

Removed all the carpet and hundreds of staples. Tearing it out felt so good! Filled some holes with wood filler. Sanded everything!
Applied 2 coats of stain and 1 coat of Minwax polyurethane.  (it needs another coat of polyurethane)
Painted the risers, rails and trim white. I need to apply more white paint to the trim along the walls.  
This whole process took me about 7 days. I tried to paint or stain at night so it would have time to dry. I have another set of stairs that I need to do this to. It's tough when you MUST use the stairs while doing this process. AND I actually bought my electric sander at a garage sale for $5.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Can you guess what I paid? Ferris Wheel

The Craziest Thing!! I actually clipped out this page of a Pottery Barn catalog awhile ago because I liked the design of the display of items. I have an old dresser in my dining room and I was using this picture as inspiration for decorating.

Who would have thought that I would find, at a consignment store, THE FERRIS WHEEL from the picture!! This one is 18" tall.
The one in the Pottery Barn catalog is 29" tall, has 4 more "chairs" and is priced at $199 plus $21 shipping.

Can you guess how much I paid for it?? I would love to hear your guesses. I will tell you what I paid for it SOON!
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