Sunday, September 6, 2009

The things not posted...

I recently got a new camera- as I was cleaning out my memory card from my old camera, I came across a few projects not posted here.  Wanted to share them and get opinions...

I have had this table in my bedroom forever (yes, forever).  I think I got it for 9.99 from a catalog that used to be popular (they had items for 9.99 and 14.99).  It was wobbly and clashed with my room design.

I sprayed it white, and then taped off stripes on the top and drawer.  Painted the stripes brown.  Added 2 .99 pulls to the front and there you go- new table for less than two bucks.  Will post a pic of the final product next week.  

I would love some opinions... the table seems a bit drastic with the brown and creme.  Does anyone else agree?   I thought about maybe rubbing a glaze on top to antique it a bit, but don't want to ruin it.  I did sand the edges, but other than that- I am not sure.... 

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Saturday, September 5, 2009

Long Time- No See :)

Wow- Almost two months since my last post...

Back to school time has been especially crazy this year.  I will be thankful next year, because I will be finished with my masters.  We have been in school for a month now, and I think I am at a point to where I will be able to post on at least a bi-weekly basis.  

So, what have I been up to... as far as crafting goes- not much regrettably.  I am planning on trying some things out tomorrow.  Have my fingers crossed.  

But, I did come across a GREAT thing today.  So, I was at one of my favorite kind of local blogs (Frugal In Franklin) and she had mentioned a huge rummage sale happening this weekend.  Hubby and I didn't get there until about an hour before closing.   The signs outside said "Everything 1/2 price".  Score!!  About 5 minutes after we got there, the ladies made an announcement that they were going let you fill a bag for $5!!! Score again!

I got:
-12-15 new books for my classroom library (at over 850 books, I think I am a bit obsessed)

-the cutest bunny planter  (he has 2 baskets- one on each side of his back

-2 frames (one still has a 7.99 ross sticker!)  One is round and perfect for a project I have in mind- the other is 8x10 and will hold my free Walgreen's photo. 

-stoneware coster for beside my bed (which I have REALLY needed)

-bag of gummy bracelets (at least 100) was going to give away at school, but not sure with the message on them. 

-Don't mess with Texas mug (has 5.99 sticker)

-Stuffed Tiger (school mascot) my cats are already stalking it

-Cute large decorative plate (thinking about painting it sometime soon)

-small energy teaching kit (for my treasure box)

-small shower head still NIP (Our old emergency one broke recently- thought we would keep for an emergency :)  after we had to take baths for 2 days, thought it would be handy to have one)  

-vintage ball mason jar with lid

- and a small cat pillow for catnip

For $5.00!!!!  I was planning on buying the frames and the Texas mug before the sale mention, as well as the vintage mason jar :).  The sale just pushed me into getting the other things.  I loved the plate, but didn't want to pay $2.00 for something I would just paint.    

Will post pics soon...  My camera cord somehow got left at work. 

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