Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Thrifty Style

First of all, thank you so much to Jane at Little House of Style for awarding me The Versatile Blogger award:

That was so sweet of Jane to think of my little ol' blog and I really appreciate it!  She has some cute projects brewing over there, so check her out!  I especially love the giant candy corn!  Cute!

Now on with our regularly scheduled blog post.  The other day I was perusing etsy and came across some blog entries called "Get The Look Decor".    They have taken homes that have been furnished with some really cool thrift store and flea market finds, and shown how you can get a similar look with items available on etsy.  Here are some of my favorite thrifty rooms:

Monday, October 10, 2011

Chalkboard Drink Server

Happy rainy Columbus Day everyone!  With the kids out of school, we have been having a lazy morning at home.  Since I have some time with just me, a cup of coffee, and my computer, I thought I would share a quick project that I did this weekend.  It all started when I saw this old drink server in a local thrift store:

Now, I love the Clemson Tigers - I am an alumnus! - but this server has seen better days!  It had about an inch of dust on it, and that paw was flaking off.  But oh, I had plans for this treasure!  I started by taking off the handles, sanding off the paw and giving it a good cleaning.

Next, I taped up the cork in the cupholders:

Then I sprayed on primer (I forgot to take a picture of that step), sprayed on several coats of chalkboard paint, put the handles back on and voila!

This will be in The Keeping Room Booth tomorrow!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Antique Mall

Have you guys been to the new Antique Mall on Highway 1 yet?  You know, the one where The Keeping Room booth is?  Well, what are you waiting for?  As the weather cools down, more and more vendors are popping up in that place and I am seeing some really cool things!  I was there yesterday, but unfortunatley did not have my camera with me.  However, here are examples of some of the fabulousness that I saw:

A jar of vintage marbles like this one:

A couple of beautiful vintage bronze wheat sconces similar to this:

I always see vintage globes in there!

I saw a buddha statue similar to this one:

Several gorgeous mirrors (and the prices are great on these!)

Some gilt candlesticks such as these:

And they always have brass planters that you can do so much with - like this one:

And lots of trunks like this:

Of course, The Keeping Room has framed chalkboards:

lamps and artwork:

And of course, furniture:

We have a long weekend ahead, so come and check it out!