Sunday, July 12, 2009

~Thrifty Finds~ Shopping in my own House

Today I decided to share two projects that came from my own house.  My hubby and I did manage to pick up a few things at the Goodwill 50% off sale, but no photos yet (guess that will come next week).  Also bought some CUTE things at the Goodwill clearance center in "the big city" including a tin owl and a shabby frame for some vintage keys from dh's grandfather.  Will post pics soon. 

I have been redoing my bedroom.  I used to have more of the "Shabby Chic" green & pink look.  In the past few months, I have moved towards browns/reds/cremes/some greens.  

I had these cubes that I had gotten from Target forever ago for super cheap.  They were holding some old photos and not very cute.  They were a shabby green

I sprayed them grey, then gave them a coat of brown.  Getting better!

Then, I went to Hobby Lobby & got the cutest white paper.  Cut it out to fit the back.  


Then sprayed it brown.  Love them now!!!  I need to flip the paper around on the smaller one- accidently sprayed the wrong side instead of the glossy one.  



I had bought the white paper to cover these frames:


I also got them at Target for cheap after an Easter clearance one year.  Liked them, but they didn't fit anymore.  I had also bought a brown/creme printed paper for the back of the boxes- but since I used the white on them, I decided to try and use the print paper on the frames.  After a few swipes of my glue stick, here is what I ended up with.  


Not bad for under $5.00!!!  

Join us over at Southern Hospitality and check out all of the thrifty finds this week! 

19 comments:

  1. Oooh, those cubes are too cute - they really look like chocolate! Your kitties are adorable, too! Have a great week!

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  2. Great makeovers, especially on those cubes! I think those would look great with any decorating style. Great job!

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  3. Great job on your re-makes and up-dates !
    Hugs ~ Kammy

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  4. Those are beautiful re-dos! Love 'em! By the way, those wire S.L. baskets sell for $25 for the pair - so score! Linda

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  5. I wish I was as creative as this. You have a great talent to make things beautiful

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  6. Cute, cute, cute! Love the changes.

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  7. Love the cubes! They look great!
    I'll be doing what you're doing in the fall when yard sale season is over. There are sooo many waiting projects!

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  8. Very nice makeovers you did! Thanks for joining the party.

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  9. They turned out very pretty.
    Glenda

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  10. What a great idea, to spray paint the textured paper. Great transormations!

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  11. Great ideas! I really like the frames. Thanks for stopping by. :)

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  12. Love the cubes. I will have to come back and explore more, you have great ideas!

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  13. looks like you had fun redoing your frames and cubes. Love the lamps you did a few posts back.

    have a great week.

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  14. Great makeovers, love those frames!

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  15. Ooh! I love the makeovers!
    Blessings,
    Sandra

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