Saturday, September 4, 2010

a little re-do...

With our recent move has come many projects.  Sometimes those projects create more projects.  I'm always trying to save a dollar, so I try to either reuse what I have or redo something I find to fit both my style and my budget.  If you recall, I've been on the hunt for a table for my family room. 
 I wrote about it here
The search has taken me on several trips to different Thrift shops, Second-hand stores and yard sales.  I try to go in with only this purchase in mind...but sometimes I get distracted from the goal and find another project in the making. 

Like this little beauty I found recently at Goodwill for $5.
It reminded me of a frame I fell in love with recently at IKEA.
 I stood beside it and struggled over buying it, but ended up leaving it
 there because I couldn't justify the price.  {$24.99}

I had a mirror that has sat for years in my attic because I loathed the goldish finish, so I decided both would get the same makeover and be used in separate rooms.  I've struggled to find just a couple of touches of turquois in both my family room and my half bath and these were the perfect inexpensive solution.

The frame joined an ongoing collection of mirrors...

And the mirror covered up an empty wall in the family room...

I already had the can of paint, so this project ended up costing only $5...which is my kind of makeover!
As for the table I was originally looking for...I finally found it. 
But I'll save that story for another day.

"The best way for a person to have happy thoughts is to count his blessings and not his cash."
--Author Unknown

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