Sunday, June 26, 2011

Spray Paint Frenzy!

I have been on a SPRAY PAINTING frenzy. Did you know you can get "spray paint" finger-itis? Well, I dont know what the techinial term is, but my index finger and wrist hurt for a couple days.
This is what the patio looked like for a weekend.

But, I have to admit, I am very pleased with my creations...

 Loved this one. I just repurposed the letter I already had, added ribbon and moved location.

I love this picture my sister gave me. Matched our decor perfectly. But after a couple year, it has started blending into the green wall.
 So I took this $1.98 frame, touched up a couple places it was dinged, then hot glued it to...
 the front of this one, and POP! Now it GRABS your attention. LOVE LOVE it!!! 

I had a friend come over and help me set up the mantle and lay out the pictures. I am very pleased with how it turned out. Next project, paint that chest the TV is on.

PS. no wisecracks about not owning a flat screen. :-)

Monday, May 30, 2011

Mountain Hunt Finds

Every Memorial and Labor Day weekend, the local San Bernardino Mountain communites have yard sales everywhere. We drive up the mtn, then just follow the signs. It is quite an adventure and we always find more than what was on our "wish list". This trip, we crossed off more than half our wish list. I think that is a record.
 These frames were in a forgotten box off the side of a table. The owner said she forgot to unpack them and seemed unconcerned about price. So when I held them up, she said a quarter each. SOLD!

 But what had caught my attention in the first place... this beautiful gold oval. 1 QUARTER?!! SOLD!!! I have an idea already. Stay tuned!

 This basket was found at an actual flea market shop that was trying to cash in on the tourists on the mountain. Most of their prices were not exactly yard sale prices, but I liked looking anyway. When I saw this basket and the price, I grabbed it. Yes, I am a basket junkie! No idea what I will use it for, but cant pass that up. No siree!!!
 On the wish list, was some sort of trellis, or something that I could make into a trellis. It was fresh on my mind after discovering our Mystery guest. So when I found this piece of wrought iron, I couldnt get hubby to stop the car fast enough. There was no one tending the sale. After a few minutes of drooling over this, a little boy came out and asked "Do you need some help?" Ummm, yes, (as casual as I could be), how much for that? He went into the house to ask someone and came out and said $2. SOLD!!! Couldnt get the $2 out of my hubby's hands fast enough. Quick, get away before the parents come out! As we drove away, my mind was going crazy with idea's. And my hubby was thinking of another solution to the "fence fighting" problem.

Also on the list, were some sort of pillow that I can make a new cover for, and place on the FREE wicker chair set. I found one of these in a pile of clothes. I was telling my husband how sad I was that there was only one, when POOF, another appeared! Stay calm, Stay calm.... (see the Ross tag.. $6.49 each?). The wife was not around, so I asked the husband "how much?". He was hmmming and haawwing (is that how you type that?). As he was doing this, I pointed out a stain on one of the cushions. so he said "how about a quarter each?" SOLD!!! Even my hubby was excited! Now I hope my left over material is enough to cover these to match the patio set!

I have been looking for a shutter for awhile, for a cool Christmas card holder idea I got from Funky Junk Interiors. I have saved the picture forever, but lost the original blog... Sorry. But it was SOLD to me for $1!

Hubby found work T-shirts and jean shorts for 25cents each. His BEST BEST find a framing nail gun and skill saw, both for $55 total. He was one happy man!
Stay tuned....

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Monday, May 23, 2011

From This to That!

Last summer a good friend purchased a new patio set for her newly renovated beautiful enclosed patio and she nicely offered us her older chairs. "YES!", so we updgraded from this...
to this...

But if you know me well, I can never leave something as is. So this summer I was itching for an update look. So we went to this...
We actually thought we would splurge and buy new cushions. I thought $78 was a deal for four new cushions. But Scott took a seat on them and said they were much flatter than the original ones, so Ms Frugal went hunting and found fabric for $3 a yard. So, for $20, we now have 4 brand new covers for the cushions, so we have the "cush" with the "look".  Now, the decision to paint the chairs green to match the table is up in the air. But until then...
Come on Summer!!

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Friday, March 18, 2011

Date night

WOW-- Can you tell who painted what?

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Creative Birthday Party

Thank you everyone for coming out in the rain and fellowshipping together. What fun to be with all my sisters, in our comfy PJ's.
Wow, Look at all the cupcakes. I cant beleive there were any left. Scott enjoyed them girls!
Elizabeth, what is that you are painting there? It matches your phone?

Diane and Kathy look very focused on their project.

Did the mugs eat Me and Marilyn's hands?

Juliann and Val met for the first time tonite. They both wore their sock monkey feeties.

Juliann's are connected to her PJ's. Can you see Val's toes?

I love the hat, Juliann! Scott says it is ME!

Kristin created a special plate for her family to eat on when they deserve a "special day". Is this fitting for her?

Kathy loved the idea of pretty colors on her cupcake box. It looks delicious enough to EAT!

Marilyn... you will be bouncing off walls if you drink this WHOLE cup of coffee!

Elizabeth, now what exactly are you going to use these for?

Dred-- BBBBEEAAUUUTTTFFULLL! I can already see the girls fighting over this antique in 60 years! Glad I wont be around. Better make Samual the executor of THAT will!

Diane, I cant wait to see your next batch of deviled eggs. They will be so pretty on this plate and the pretty swirled filling from your PAMPERED CHEF EASY ACCENT DECORATOR!

(I know... cheap plug for my business...HAH!)

Got to drink my coffee with my new mug this morning. The colors match the house perfectly! Cant wait to go back and make a princess one now!

Val, what pretty flowers will you grow in this? I think it would be a perfect bowl to make the that yummy mud pie creation. just leave out the wormies! YUCK!

Thank you everyone for coming out in the rain and sharing a special night together. Scott and I went back last night, and he is now painting a TOW-MATER bank. We need to go back next week to finish. $1 on Friday's in March... dont have to wear PJ's. It will become our date night.

Love you-- Mindy

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Pretty Lady Update

Do you remember her? The Pretty Lady How I cried when she was left out in the rain? Well, after many months of kicking my vehicle out of the garage, many heated discussions with my husband, and many cold days spent working on her. She has improved...

Drum Roll please.....

Now for the tough decision. Where will she reside? She has been relocated to my kitchen for the time being.
Any suggestions?