Monday, September 28, 2009

Thrift With Me Weekly #4

Found a few goodies today @ Goodwill! 
Antique Hurricane Lamp
Paid:$2.99 Retail on Ebay:$16.99

Matching set of Turned Wood Pillar Candle Holders

Paid:$1.99(for the set) Retail:$20.00

Large Glass Cake Dome & Plate

Paid:$4.49 Retail:$29.99-$49.99

Wilton Comfort Grip Heart Cutter
Paid:$.49 Retail:$4.99

Whip-it Whip Cream gadget(soo excited about this one!)

Paid:$3.99 Retail:$91.00 (ok so.. seriously! WHo would pay that???)

I will post more... once I find more! 
I'm linking up with:

Go check out the Lovely's they found!!!

Primitive Stitchery

I made this stitchery as a gift for my mom for her big 5-0! First attempt I might add! I bought the frame ( don't have a before) but it was just plain blue.. for $.99 at Goodwill. Took the wood burner, some sandpaper and wood stain to it,and this is how it turned out.

I found some muslin @ JoAnn's for $1.99, stained it in instant coffee and used some embroidery floss that I already had to stitch it.

I think it turned out pretty darn cute for $2.99!, and will go great in mi madre's casa! What do you think?

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Kitchen Island: Almost After

So, I've been working on the Island I showed you earlier this week. I've changed the color to one a little more my taste.... I removed the shelves for wine.. since we don't drink wine.. and I will be replacing them with real shelves that I can place small baskets on for storage.. 
So I just wanted to update you on my progress and get your feedback.. I might shabby it up a lil bit.. What do you think?

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Thrift With Me Weekly #3

I found a few goodies this week at Goodwill.. Can't help myself.. Girl must shop! That's all there is to it. So I might be a shop-o-holic, but at least I'm not breaking the bank while fueling my addiction.. right?! :)
Here's what I found:
These amazing Aldo Bronze Metallic Peep Toe Pumps:
Paid:$9.99 Retail:$120.00 :)

Another pair of Darling Arden B Pink Wrap Platforms:
Paid:$5.99 Retail:$59.00

This Funky Lucky Brand Heathered Charm Hat:
Paid:$3.49 Retail:$45.00

I have plans for this Cut out Target Frame:
Paid:$1.99 Retail:$12.99

Bebe Blouse
Paid:$5.99 Retail:$49.00

Last but Certainly not least... I think this one is my fave find of the week! Mixit Women's Abstract Dress:
Paid:$7.99 Retail:$80.00
I'm linking up with these ladies:

Go take a look-see at what thrifty goodness they found this week!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Kitchen Island: BEFORE

I have been searching for an Island to stick in the kitchen for a while now, and FINALLY found one on Craigslist this weekend. I think I got a great deal on it for $100. I knew before I bought it that I would be giving this lovely a make-over. So here is the Before picture:
Stay tuned for the after.. :)

Superman Bakes Cupcakes

My Superman that is... David's birthday was this weekend and one of the things he wanted to do for his birthday was bake cupcakes. Not any cupcakes.. these specific cupcakes we saw on Bobby Flay's Throwdown. They were Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting. We made them completely from scratch.. and they turned out awesome!! It was soo much fun! Oh check out David's Apron! I made it for him for his b-day... since he does most of the cooking and has been using my pink cupcake apron for over a year now! ha ha I think this one is much more suiting, don't you?

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Saturday Saling! #1

Today I went Yard Saling with one of my girlfriends! We had a blast hunting for buried treasure (ar ar :) !! Here's what I came across!

#1 Navy Wooden heeled Pumps(Never Worn)
Price: $7.00

#2 Brass Towel Rack (before)kinda drab...
Price:$5.00+ Spray Paint $2.49= $7.49

Brass Towel Rack (after)

#3 Coral Pleather Ottoman(Soo Retro! :)

#4 Primitive Wooden Ironing Board + White Wooden Church
Price:$4.00 Ironing Board
Price:$2.00 Wooden Church

(I loved this ironing board and thought it was a steal... and would make a lovely unique sofa table.

#5 Shabby Chic Trinket Box
Price: $.99

I was pretty excited with my finds today! Let me know if you found any good ones!! I am linking with The Dalomba Days for her "Saturday Steals" weekly,
Thrift Store Thursdays and Bloggeritaville for Trifty Thursdays !!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Thrift With Me Weekly #2 Before & After

Here are a few of my finds from this week! I just discovered the awesomeness of Spray Paint! First off.. I made this old silver plated platter into a cute chalkboard:
Price: $1.49 Platter + Spray paint I had already(FREE) = $1.49

I have been wanting a cake stand for a long time now! But didn't want to fork out 20+ for it.. So I put two and two together! I found this amazing crystal candle stick holder and this glass pie plate at goodwill and Tada!!
Price: Candle Holder:$2.99 + Pie Plate:$2.00= $4.99
I have more before and after finds that I will post once they are done! Stay tuned! But before you go! I have to share these!
Luvs! I am Linking with "Homebody Holly" and "A Soft Place to Land". Go check out these great blogs for wonderful finds and DIY ideas.