Friday, July 25, 2008


Just won this cute little pillow on ebay. It says "Some of life's greatest treasures are just the little things."

Thursday, July 24, 2008

More Make Overs

A few more make overs from yard sale items. The first is the purple boxes in the picture below, ugly the way I bought them, but for .10 I couldn't pass them up.

Here is what I did with them. Painted them mustard yellow with black lids and then stenciled on the words, Faith, Family, Friends that I printed off the computer. Was not fun cutting out those tiny But they turned out nice.
This peg board was just plain wood when I bought. Painted it barn red and lightly sanded it down.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Candle Holder Make-Over

Ok, I painted the candle holder that I got at a yard sale (in picture above, top of ladder) It was just plain wood when I bought it.
Painted it black and added a mustard star, sanded it down and love how it turned out.

Complete with candle that it came with. Not sure I like the candle on it though as you can't see the star that

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

My Newest Ebay Win

Won this on ebay and just got it yesterday. Like every thing else in my house right now, I don't know where it's going. We are doing some remodeling in the spare bedroom and it is affecting the whole house so I'm not putting any of my new stuff out yet. Can't wait till this project is done. I think I am going to take everything off the walls and start again, to change things around, as I have more stuff since we began this project.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Toolbox redo

I painted the toolbox that I got at a yard sale last weekend. Above is the before picture, green with yellow flowers and polka dots.
The after picture, I first painted it barn red and then mustard yellow, then sanded it down a little to show the red underneath. A few of the original yellow polka dots came through also. Have not found a place for it yet.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Saturday Finds

Went to another community yard sale yesterday in the hot, humid weather that we are having and this is all that I got. There was supposed to be 50 homes having sales but there was not that many.
The little ladder was 50 cents, put it out front in my flower bed with some little bird houses and a basket of flowers on it.
The shelf with the candle holder was 50 cents also, the candle holder came with it.
The 2 candles were .25 cents each.
The crow plaque was $1.00.
The peg board was .50 also, I will paint it when I get the chance.

There was a lot of baby stuff at the sales, you can certainly make out like a bandit at yard sales if you have kids. I know I will!! :)

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Blog Award

Marie from A Little Bit of Country on the Shore
gave me this award. Thank you very much

Once an award is received, the rules are as follows:

1.Put the logo on your blog.

2.Add a link to the person who awarded you.

3.Nominate at least seven other blogs.

4.Add links to those blogs on your blog.

5.Leave a message for your nominee on their blogs.

So my seven blogs that I give this award to are:

Peggy from Hidden Haven Homestead

Cricket over at Mama's Workshop

Genny at Ewenique Treasures

Stephanie at The hearts of Hartman

Shara at Monkeybox

Heather at Fall Creek Primitives

Julie at Country Girl at Heart

Friday, July 18, 2008

Another giveaway

Tammy over at Country Girl at Home
is having a giveaway to celebrate her new etsy store and this prim shutters are the wonderful prize that she is giving away. Aren't they great? Head on over there to enter her contest.

Saltbox House

We have a lot of junk pieces of wood left over from a home improvement project, so I've been looking through them for pieces that I can make into things and the one above was perfect for a saltbox house. I only had to trim it down a little. Needs a little more sanding, I have to get heavier sandpaper, only have really fine stuff and it did not work to good.
These names blocks are all over ebay and etsy right now, but if I can make them myself for nothing instead of paying $10.00 or more for them, why not. They too need more sanding. (Yes, my name is actually spelled with an e on the end, but I like it without, so I use that sometimes)

Tuesday, July 15, 2008


This is my best yard sale find yet. The guy had this last year for $50.00 and I passed on it and I was kicking myself all year because of it. Well he never sold it and had it out at the yard sale again this past weekend for $30.00. I went home and got dh to see if we could get it home; (only have a little car) and we got it home. It needs some TLC and a new paint job but I love it. I can't wait to get it done so I can decorate it. It is not brown like the photo is showing, it is actually barn red.
So ladies, how should I paint it? Should I redo it red, or change to another color? Maybe white on the outside and red on the inside part? Ideas needed please.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Some Yard Sales Finds

Went to the community yard sale that my town and the next one was having this weekend. There was not as many sales as last year, so I didn't get much.

Some more shaker boxes to paint, think I have enough of these now..they were .5 & .10 cents
More candles, the jar candle was $1.00, smells good. The bag of votives were .25 each as well as the little candle holder with candle.
This pottery snowman was $1.50. He is cute.
An old flour sifter for .25
A wooden toolbox, needs a paint job bad.. for .50 and the picture frames were .25 each.
I have one more item to show you but I have to go out to the garage to take a picture of it, so maybe tomorrow.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

New treasures

We went to New Hampshire for the holiday weekend and while there I found some new treasures. First picture is of some free stuff we picked up along side the road on the way home/ Someone had a yard sale and then put a free sign by the stuff that did not sell, so we did a u-turn and went back to check it out, besides the 3 items below I also got a bunch of kids books that I've put away. The shaker box had some flowers were the holes are, I pulled them off, will paint it and try to find some way to cover the holes.

The next 4 pictures are of some stuff I bought, love shopping in New Hampshire as there is no sale tax. The first picture I think will replace one that is in my bedroom and was $19.99. My flash was giving me problems so sorry for the bad picture.
This candle thing is so cute and was only $8.99
Dh picked this one out, American flag framed with a willow tree and crow. Was $17.99 with 20 % off.
And last but not least a metal flag for one of my flower beds.