Thursday, July 23, 2015

Another copy theirs on the left mine on the right.

I love getting ideas from magazines and catalogs and
 putting my own spin on it - a "thrifty" spin of course.  
I saw this beach themed candleholder in a 
magazine ($40).  My version - less than $4!

Friday, July 17, 2015

One $2.50 thrift store tray +  
 4 legs from an old table +
 paint =

$5 Thrift Store Dresser

So Goodwill wanted to get rid of this dresser.  The top was warped and the drawers wouldn't shut right.  I said I'd take it for $5 and they said yes.  
I replaced the top with 3 6" x 1" pieces of plywood.  Painted the dresser two shades of gray.  Replaced the knobs with round discs and added 1 1/2" lucite starfish pieces and lined the shelves with black and white contact paper and voila.
I also made some curtains to hide the ugly view of the window on the patio from a sheet I bought at a thrift store.  So much nicer walking into the patio from the deck now.  I already had everything from previous purchases so the cost was minimal.

Monday, June 1, 2015

I finished my changing table turned buffet for my dining room.  I bought the changing table at James 27 Thrift Store for $30 and they delivered!  It started out dark brown so I primed it - it took two coats of primer and three coats of the blue.  I'm really happy with how it came out.

So I planted my usual tomatoes this year.  I planted the cherry tomatoes in an Earthbox and then the full size tomatoes is a regular pot.  Again, this year the cherry tomatoes developed blossom end rot.  I lost the first 8-10 tomatoes.  I googled it to see what I needed to do.  After the first several articles I was pretty convinced my tomatoes weren't getting enough calcium.  The articles suggested things/chemicals to buy to solve the problem but I was too lazy to go out and buy something so I smashed up two of my calcium vitamins and dropped them down the watering shoot and in two days I was picking perfect tasty tomatoes.  Problem solved!

Friday, April 17, 2015

White Shoes!

So I've been on the lookout for a pretty pair of white shoes which surprisingly is not easy to find.  Today after work I stopped by Goodwill and City Thrift for my usual look.  Check out what I found at City Thrift!  Brand new Style & Co., original tag still on to the tune of $59 marked down to $44 which I stole for $6.98!  At Goodwill l found the brand new, still in the package, leggings and tights in the pic for .99 each!  Leggings for .99!  The little cage was just and extra bonus.  Yard saling tomorrow - I'm looking for a corner shelf - cheap.  Several neighborhood sales - my favorite.  Hope they don't get rained out.