Inspired by DIY: Lauren Renfrow Antler Tray

. By now you know I’m a bit of a thrifty person. I love having beautiful things in my home, without breaking the budget.  By being inspired by other bloggers to create their version of a designer style, I decided … Continue reading

!!! Krylon Contest !!!

Hello everyone!! I’m so excited about this..  you remember my dining room makeover last week?  Well I entered it in a Make it Yours with Krylon contest sponsored by Krylon paints .   I could really use your support by voting for me.   As you k now – I’m like the spray paint queen around my house.  I love using their product.   Just click here for contest link to cast your vote,  scroll down, look for my picture and vote.  Also, share with your friends to gain more likes for me.   Just in case you missed it.. here is the makeover I entered.  For this makeover, I used Krylon metallic brushed nickel spray paint to give my set a new look.  Thank you all for your support.. it is deeply appreciated.

 

Monday Makeover – Part 6

Good morning everyone.. I hope you had a fantastic weekend!  Today’s segment of Monday Makeover features this table  I came across at Goodwill last week.  It was marked $4.75.  I dawdled around trying to decide whether to buy it or not, but since it was Tuesday (senior discount day) that means 25% off which would put it slightly under $4.00.   So, what the heck,  I bought it.  (btw.. Mom was with me)

 

 

I found this tray for $2.25 a while back…  ( I love these trays)

I decided to revamp the table this weekend.. First I had to disassemble it..

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The brass was tarnished quite a bit

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These were the decorative backings on my dining room chairs.   After the makeover, (if you missed it click here to view) I decided to leave them off, but,  figured they’d come in handy for something else.

It pays to save things , because you never know.   My goal was to spruce up this bland table, perhaps add a little more pizzazz.

I chose Krylon navy blue and Rustoleum metallic bright gold to kick it up;  the ornaments added the perfect touch.    Here is the table’s new look

 

The bamboo tray was revamped with a new look as well.  I really enjoy working with trays and love how this one turned out.  I spray painted it with the brassy gold and of course, used more of the wallpaper samples (I have so much of it – I need to use them.. remember – as I said – I’ll be happy to share – just let me know)

My intention was to use it on this table top, however, it was too big..  But guess what?  It fit perfect in between the top and the little rack.  So, I used it as a makeshift drawer.   Here is the table now

 

 

Doesn’t it look a thousand times better!!

 

The black curly wrought iron plant stands didn’t match too well –  A quick spray gave them a brighter look

The gold gives them a more richer appeal (mind you I paid $5.00 for the pair at a yard sale about a year &  a half ago)

 

 

This tray went from Plain to Pretty

And the table went from Terrible to Terrific!

Have you recently given an item a new look?  If so, please share

Design Idea by :  JamalaWallace :  aka   UrVintageGirl

This makeover is featured on  Hometalk

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Dining Room Reveal

Happy Friday Everyone !!    Here’s a quick math question –  What does $132.00 + 1 cool brother + a peach cobbler =?   The answer – One beautiful dining room  🙂     The week has ended and so has my dining room makeover… Yipppppeeeeee..    I’m so happy with the new look.   When I told my husband I wanted to do it.. he re-informed me.. we have a strict budget.. $100.00 was my budget, so I took on the challenge.  He didn’t think I could do it.  Well – guess what –  I DID!!!!  ( slightly over by $32.00 – but hey – that’s ok..I’ll forgo this week’s manicure & pedicure and d.i.m it – that’s do it myself)

Ok…. let’s look at the before….   I’ve had this set almost 25 years.. and it’s still in great condition.

I grew tired of the black and it needed a new look.  Although its not dreadfully ugly.. but the color was all wrong.  The wall color blended too much with the furniture and the floor.  I love the fabric of the window treatment and that was my inspiration.   So without much ado.. here’s the after..

Did you say “Wow” ???  or at least smile   ???    ( I hope so)

Paint and fabric is all it took.  The wall color is Pantone Illusion Blue and I painted the furniture with Krylon metallic brushed nickel.

The chairs look fantastic with its new make-over

The print on the chair fabric has that exact paint color

The antique music cabinet went from this:

To this by using Martha Stewart Metallic paint

Re-arranged  a few pieces and art.  It was re-placed in this corner

 

I gathered a few other items I already had to pull the look together

The vintage swan dish holds air plants.  I made the table runner about 15 years ago and it still looks great.  Instead of making another one for this table, I just neatly tucked the sides in for the appropriate length.

 

I was skeptical about the “Goodwill find” mirror (I purchased this a few weeks back for $15.75) but mixed with a few plants  it gives this corner a great look (my speaker dummies as a plant stand)

Pots purchased from Goodwill came in handy for a pop of color and an antique lamp base is used as a stand to give it height

For the tabletop – I had a mirror runner made for $20.00.  The ends were given to me by a co-worker who was going to throw them away but thought to give them to me instead (thanks Pat 🙂  )

The beautiful painted vase was a thrift store find for $8.00 (and of course the feathers I already had)

The wick dipper sits daintily close by as my candle jewelry.  These handmade beauties were created by LindaG who also created the Bohemian Butterfly.  I still have a few more for sale.  If you would like to order one, please contact me.  They are the perfect candle accessory – use the swirled end to dip the wick into the melted wax and lift it back up – there’s no smoke in the air,  just a lingering fragrance from your candle.

 

I had the bar cart for about 13 years.  It was one of the first items I bought when I moved south.  I truly lucked up because back then they weren’t so popular.   I paid $80.00 for it.. what a steal of a deal…

The vintage crystal ice bucket holds faux roses, while the white ice bucket was a Goodwill item for $1.00

The lady statue holds a favorite plant

 

A closer look at the window treatment fabric

 

A perfect blend

 

Since we couldn’t afford a new set – I created a new look…. which saved us a lot of money

The metallic paint has the perfect glossy sheen.

The hubby had to give me a high five.. because this is Mission Accomplished!

Here’s the tally – Wall paint  $43.00

Spray paint    $28.00

Fabric     $33.00

Vase      $8.00

Mirror runner  $20.00        Total spent  – $132.00

Cost to pay my brother for paintng the walls   –   1 Peach Cobbler  (he loves my cobbler)   🙂  He’s a real cool guy..  Thank You Anthony!!  You Rock!     I think I feel a dinner party in the making  :-).  I hope you enjoyed my makeover – if so – holla at me.  🙂

If you’d like to have a makeover styled by me, I’m up for the challenge.  Remember – fab doesn’t always have to cost a fortune.

I hope you all have a Super Cool – Fun-Filled weekend.

Smooches,

 

The design makeover is featured on www.Houzz.com

 

 

not For the Birds Cage

Hello Everyone –  Here’s hoping all is well with you.. Your thrifty girl has been piddling along with this dining room make-over project.    I really opened Pandora’s box with this one.  My first decision was to simply paint the set – which I did.. I grew tired of the black legs and wanted to change them up a bit.   Here’s a sneak peek at the progress.. I really love the new color.. (I have to admit – I was verrrrrry nervous).. chuckles.. The color used is by Krylon called Metallic nickel.  The paint has a smooth glittery finish and really makes the set look richer.

 

Well???  What’s your thoughts..

Up next – Fabric.. I will keep you posted.  I had to break away from this mind boggling project, so, I updated another tray.    Remember these.. well this is the third one.  I decided to use it in the family room.

Here is the new look:

It really adds color to the coffee table and blends much better than the cranberry red

Okay –  let’s move on to the birdcage.   If you can remember a few weeks back – I picked up this vintage birdcage for $13.00 at a thrift store/yardsale.

When I spotted it I knew exactly what I was going to use it for.  You know I like to change things up a bit and have multi-functional pieces.   First up.. a new look.   I used Rustoleum Glossy White and Metallic Gold spray paints to freshen it up. .. I’m so happy with it.

Can you say ahhhhhhh!!! with me… 🙂

The wall paper samples… well —- they came in handy again.  I used a gorgeous piece that had tree branches and a few birds (for nostalgia purposes) to line the bottom tray.

Guess what I’m using it for..

Yup… towel storage..  if you can remember I once used a planter for this bath,

I’ve been a  naughty girl by buying more plants so it went back to being a plant stand.  You know something,  I think the bird cage looks even better as my towel holder.

 

This bird did not fly over the coo-coo’s nest..  🙂  ..  no sireee..  this bird’s thoughts can’t be caged in …

 

 

Do you think I’ve gone Coo-coo… ???

If not – welcome to my world of un-caged thoughts.  Have you used a piece for unconventional purposes lately?  If so, do share.

I’m off to fabric hunting –  Wish me Luck!   Have a great day