Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Room Redo on a Budget

Yesterday I decided I had enough of our ugly, blah and very boring living room so I went SHOPPING. Now don't hate me when I tell you that I didn't spend a dime on my 'new purchases'. I went shopping at the Leitzel Store...yep I shopped at home! Now there are a few things that I recently purchased at a yard sale, but everything else I found here at home.

2 throws that were each $3

2 brass hearts for $3

I paid $7 for this pitcher

lamp that I paid $7

knick knacks and doo dads found around the house

I wanted a little touch of "whimsy" so I had this old shutter and added some old family pictures

Moved a little table from the hallway and placed it behind the sofa. I used a little bench to raise up the lamp and pitcher.

An old ladder and a crock filled with sticks from our yard

Decorated a corner of the living room with an old shutter and placed an old family picture onto the shutter

Stacks of old suitcases.

We had an UGLY coffee table, so I decided to use two end tables as a coffee table..I like this so much better.

My bit of whimsy..old shutter with pictures


Our living room...still looking for an area rug and curtains

An old copper canner holding old quilts

My magazine box

I like using old books to decorate

This shows the sofa table and how I used a little bench to raise up the lamp and the pitcher

Our new coffee table made with two end tables

Old dry sink now used as an end table. I placed an old cutting board on the one end of the top of the dry sink

Old dry sink used as an end table

Top of the "other" coffee table

another picture of the picture shutter

  I hope you enjoyed the little tour of our living room. Now onto "shopping" for more things for other rooms in our home...

Sunday, July 1, 2012

~~Simply The BEST!~~

Our friend here at the Brickhouse, Judy, has been nominated as the official Brickhouse Picker! She finds the best treasures and I mean BEST! She also gets the BEST deals and some of these deals are even FREE! You can't beat that!  Yesterday she arrived with these goodies.

~~Some enamelware pieces and keys~~

~~I LOVE this red egg basket~~

~~Check out the little stools!!!~~

~~A box filled with soon to be CLEAN old bottles. Any tips on cleaning these bottles? ~~

So what do you think? Did she do good job picking? I think so! Thanks Judy!
 Speaking of BEST....Tim and I have the BEST friends, customers, family, FB followers and blog followers! THE BEST! Everyone of them worked so hard to get us the votes for the Small Business Grant. We found out late in the game about the contest so we only had one week to get 250 votes. We came so close but we just weren't able to get all the votes in by the deadline which was midnight last night. We are cool with the outcome even though we would have loved to win the grant.  Let me tell you, I had the Grant money already spent in my head....oh the dreams I had if we would have won...but like I said we are cool  about it.....we will continue to dream about the plans for our little Shop.
Tim and I want to thank EVERYONE that cast a vote for us, who went above and beyond the call of duty to find votes for us and who have supported us along the way....All of you are the BEST!!!!  And we love you guys and THANK YOU SO MUCH!
NOW one more thing....I have a BEST friend and she just started a blog....I would love if you could stop by Ree's blog and welcome her to the wonderful world of blogging. Ree is one of the BEST persons I know..she really is the BEST!  Here is the link to Ree's blog: http://raggedyreedesigns.blogspot.com/  and make sure you check out her Etsy shop...she has the BEST stuff!!!!