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! 


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

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

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

  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

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

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

  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!

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

  9. They turned out very pretty.

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

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

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

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

    have a great week.

  14. Great makeovers, love those frames!

  15. Ooh! I love the makeovers!


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