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Thursday, July 12, 2012

My $5 Yard Sale Find


 Hello Everyone...


Just a little time to share something I lucked up on while in Texas visiting my sons...


Like me....My oldest LOVES to Yard Sale too!!


diving into the treasure!!!

I got this box full for $5..they told me it was all there...even the mirrors...I was a bit skeptical...but hey for only 5 BUCKS...it was worth a Looksie.  

So after a couple weeks I dug into the box....there was lots of wood pieces...and INDEED 2 mirrors...WOOHOO... 


Now the instructions!!! that was a different matter....WINK! WINK! 
They looked like some little Critters had been feasting on them!!
INSTRUCTIONS!!
I planted my self under the shade tree in my front yard and got to organizing.  1st I made sure all the pieces were there...and low and behold....EVEN THE HARDWARE WAS IN THE BOX!!!




BOX OF GOODIES



I got started putting everything together...there was lots of gluing and lots of different sizes of screws and bolts...WHEW!!
Hey this thing is NICE..it has lots of storage..and even 2 LOCKING DRAWERS!!!...with Old Fashion Skeleton Keys..TOO COOL!!!!


Finally I got it all together and now it was time for paint or stain. 


A few months earlier, I had purchased this Ebony Stain...I did not know at the time what I wanted to do with it...But I just love dark woods...and it was such a Beautiful color...


I knew I wanted a stain, because the wood grains on the panels were so prominent...
Since all the other pieces in my bath are Black...the Ebony Stain was a perfect choice for this project. 


And the final piece stained...this is not such a good pic..it was on my phone with me at work...SORRY... But I promise the wood grains in the dark stain are Amazing!!! 


I even re-purposed a light fixture that my Auntie gave me...it was Oak and Bright Brass...you know the look...SMILES!  (you can see it in this pic at the top)

I used Krylon Black Satin and attached a pull chain to the bottom...Works perfect above the new Medicine Cabinet!! 

So there you have it a Solid Wood  and Updated Light Fixture for about $5.50...What a DEAL!!!

Until Next Time...

Charlene
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Monday, July 9, 2012

As Promised An UPDATE!!

Well I hope that everyone had a good 4th...I know I did...
I actually got on my Slalom and acted like I was 20 yrs old again!!!!
I HAD A BLAST...but I AM PAYING FOR IT NOW!!! SMILES!!!


I did manage to get my items to the booth and I have pictures for the update on all the things I transformed...
This is the first of many...this lamp was a freebie it was very beige...and BORING!!!  I painted a Krylon Watermelon and I painted the shade white...then I made a stencil and used the Watermelon to stencil the Flour De Les around the shade...


I think it turned out COOL!!!  It totally looks different!!



This Monkey Lamp was in really good shape, My friend takes very good care of all her accessories..SMILES!! 
However, it was a little dated with the colors...so I got out the PAINT and got started!!


I used a Krylon Black Satin on the whole lamp and then Martha Stewart Metallic Glaze to highlight all the wonderful details this Beauty had to offer!!


I kept the same lamp shade...BECAUSE IT MATCHES PERFECT!!!!  THANKS DONNA!!!


This book holder was one that I made reference to in my last post...here is the updated version...different color, some glazing and then some distressing...and you have a new book shelf...


 This finial I found at a yard sale and it was really dark and outdated...I started with Krylon Dual Ant White...and then some Glaze and then I did a little distressing and topped it off with some Gold rub and buff...
I like the lighter version much more!!! I will have to find the before picture...I am getting too many pictures on too many different cards...I cannot keep up with them all....WINK...WINK!!!


This little guy is one of my NEWEST  items...I used some old fan blades...Have lots laying around...and a table leg I found at a junk shop...and a little piece here and there....some glass beads for the eyes and 
You have a Very Colorful Addition for Your Yard!!! 


And Finally My Wine Bottle Holder...
I found this piece of driftwood down on the coast after IKE...it has been in the barn for a while...and finally I got it out and started sanding...the more I sanded, the more Beautiful the wood became...


After all the sanding I coated with Poly Acrylic and cut some holes for the bottles to hang...
and now it is A PIECE OF FUNCTIONAL ART!!! 


I loved it..and I think it has already SOLD!! This gentleman took a real liking to it my last visit to the booth...I shared the history of the piece and that made him more interested...SMILES... 


Well that is about it for now... I have lots more and will have more updates soon...I am having problems with my internet at home...so I have a short time at work to catch up...


I hope you all enjoy and REMEMBER, I LOVE COMMENTS!!!


Until later,


Charlene

Monday, July 2, 2012

My latest HAUL!!!

HELLO EVERYONE!!!

I want to wish you all a HAPPY 4TH Early!!!

Recently a good friend whom is getting ready to move away...MUCH SADNESS!!!
Cleaned out some closets..and I SCORED!!!  SMILES!!

I am in the process of getting everything ready...You will be amazed with the changes.... 



Before 
You can see some of the changes happening already...I am trying to make sure and take plenty of pictures along the way....SMILES!!

in the process
Old door pieces 
Good Will find / TRANSFORMED!!














This was some old pieces of a door that I have been collecting over the last couple years..I happen to find these a couple times at our camp while clean up days...finally a finished piece...I made it into a key holder...turned out pretty cool I think.
This book holder is due for redemption...Wink!! 
I will have the updates on this baby soon!!!


I plan on having everything ready after the Holidays..and back for an update...UNTIL THEN...I WISH YOU ALL A SAFE AND HAPPY HOLIDAY!!!


THANKS FOR DROPPING BY...CHARLENE

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