Sunday, June 28, 2009

Sneak Peak Project #2

It's rusty and it's a candleholder. And it's perfect for my backyard. Candles in the backyard?! Not so romantic?! My husband took one look at it and asked "What are you going to do with that ugly thing? Better yet, where is it going to go?" I responded "In the backyard of course, give me a weekend, I'll show you what I can do with steel wool, primer, and paint". So gals, here's a sneak peak before the transformation.

Also, tomorrow I will be posting the results of sneak peak project #1.



Wednesday, June 24, 2009

June Flea Market Finds = Goodies Galore

This month has been a fruitful month of great finds at my local flea markets. I just love them.

At the beginning of the month, I had a very short visit to the De Anza Flea Market (only the first Saturday of every month). Unfortunately, my schedule was crammed with work, appointments, etc that day. I had to race through every aisle which was not exactly fun; however, I did manage to find some goodies. Also, I didn't get to use my improved shopping cart, but maybe next month. Some of the goodies I found at the Deanza flea: two bisque figurines, cake plate, porcelain water can, and a bowl.

And last weekend, I found some more goodies at the Capitol Flea Market. I haven't been to that flea market for awhile. I reeaally like that flea market. Most people who've been there think of it as a junky flea market. That's the point! Treasures for people like me. I found these wonderful goodies there: a cherub pendant lamp, a doll, a wire bowl, beaded light bulb covers, and a bed tray (which was instantly stolen from me by my mom). And I only spent $18 total. I was so delighted - that was a good weekend!

This weekend, I'll be making my rounds at the thrift stores. I wonder what I'm going to find. I hope I have goodies to share.

Also, I've got a sneak peak project #2 to post as well as the results of sneak peak project #1. I'm going to get them posted asap.

Until then, I've got more projects to work on and more goodies to hunt for.


Saturday, June 13, 2009

Sneak Peak Project #1

I know I've been MIA for a month, but I've been living with my parents during that time. My husby went away for a month (during the weekdays only) for business . And while he was gone, my mother was adamant that I and my boys stay with her. I only live minutes away from her, but like a protective mother, I was forced to stay with her or feel her wrath. During my stay with my parents, I would come home for just an hour or two a day to prep for the next day. That's not enough time to do much; however, I must say I did enjoy staying with them so I won't complain too much.

Anyhoo, I wanted to share a small sneak peak project with you. I think I'm going to have a sneak peak category. But one little hitch, I won't tell you what I'm going to do with it until I'm done. So, I'm gonna start with this project. Hmm, maybe I should redo my categories. Oh boy, another project!

I bought these plastic wall decor about a year ago. I had them stashed away with my other collected goodies. I almost forgot about them until I had a creative vision. As you can see the paint is peeling off. A little primer and paint will remedy that, but what am I gonna use it for? Well, give me a week, but I wanted to give you a sneak peak. Here they are:

Until then,