$2.00 Tuesday #10

Yes! I’m happy to be able to post another $2.00 Tuesday.  It’s good knowing there are still items floating around worth $2.00 to decorate your home with.   I have to give credit on this find to my twin – Amina.   She found this chair on the curbside.. sitting lonely –  helplessly waiting to be saved from the dumpster (poor ole chair just looking for a home).   She held onto it for a while until she realized her daughter needed a small chair for a corner area in her bedroom where she practices her guitar.   She pulled the chair from the attic and decided it was ready for a makeover.  Here is the lonely little chair:   I know, pretty drab right???


She already had the paint for another project but changed her mind. However, it was the perfect color to brighten up the chair to give it a funky  new look that really pleases my niece.   So the chair was free, but the fabric is what cost $2.00.  She found it on the remnant table.   The chair has a new home, a new look and a new attitude…    So … “How you like me now!?”

Kudos to Amina!! For contributing to the $2.00 Tuesday.  If you find an item and would like to share, please let me know – I’d love to feature it.  Have a wonderful week!



Herbal Cart

It’s Spring and time to tend to the garden.  The perennials that have been resting all winter has finally awakened and ready to come alive.  Your thrifty gal has been waiting to work on a simple project.  Fresh garden herbs are just wonderful to cook with and I love growing them (if you’ve never used them – trust me- make it a point to do it this year).  I caught Home Depot’s Spring Black Friday sale and bought several starter plants.   I spotted a utility cart at the yard sale I went to a few weeks back (when I bought all the seashells).  That day, not only did I hit the seashell jackpot, but I also hit the flower pot jackpot!  I bought the cart for $5.00 and the flower pots were $4.00 (for all of them – total count- 45), I know, I know, I’ve got a lot of planting to do   🙂 .   That particular yard sale landed me some great deals.


Well I figured this cart will make the perfect “go to” stand for my herbal garden which will be right outside my kitchen door on the deck.  Now of course it needs a major new look.. something that will be bright and cheery to make my herbs grow healthy.   I’ve been stock piling all the pretty spring colors of spray paint to work on projects this summer. I decided on the colors and went to work… first I cleaned the cart and the painted it a pretty turquoise.  Then I painted a few of the clay pots to plant my herbs in.  Here is my the new look of my Herbal Cart

This simple project took 2 hours to complete and I’m so happy about the new look

I colorful tape was a perfect accent to the colors I chose.


These herbs are going to give my summer meals a bold new flavor.. mmmmmm and the delightful fragrance smells so pretty when I walk past them






Chocolates Anyone??

It’s the big weekend for lovers and chocolates..  I posted this song because its a mixture of both my favorites.. But let me take you on my chocolate high..

Accenting with chocolate is always a tasty treat for the home… you can start with an area rug (such as this) with a bold pattern


I blended the turquoise blue walls with a deep chocolate sofa

or you can blend it with green walls

    or add green elements to accentuate the chocolate  

It’s always good to have a soft cozy chocolate fur blanket nearby if you catch a chill


How about having chocolate as your side treat  – like a chair

or maybe as a mirror

You can also dine with chocolate  in a room featured here like the jewel of my sister’s home.. her dining room is the perfect blend of Chocolate and Mint ( like unwrapping a Andes Creme de Mint)  (you can see more of her beautiful home here)


Or if you care for the milky way kind of chocolate bar.. how about this media room nice dark chocolate with creamy caramel

You can also light a room up with chocolate lighting

Imagine the sweet dreams you’ll have in a chocolate bedroom


While smelling the gentle aroma of a chocolate candle

I hope you enjoyed my chocolate high and India’s song…   time to feed my addiction and go have chocolate cake…  sweet dreams

and sweet treats..