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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Got the "Find" of the century

OK, let me just say, I am SOOOOOOOOO excited right now. I stopped in at a new store in our's called ReStore from Habitat for Humanity and its like an architectural salvage/used furniture type store. They have everything from kitchen cabinets (old AND new), lighting, old doors, scrap wood and even boxes of floor tile for a buck a box...wish I had my measurements with me. Well, our house is very "cut up" with lots of doors, windows etc and when we moved in we decided that the kitchen was just too small for a table (my boys are 6'5 and 6'3 and they take up quite a bit of room) and there was no formal dining room, so we decided to change the living room into our new dining room and just use our family room downstairs for now...eventually we will take the wall by the steps down (you can see it in my very fist post photos form christmas) and open up what is now my youngest sons bedroom and make a small living know, one where its just all my pretty prims sitting around and no sweaty, giant boys watching a giant tv and leaving food and beverages and an Xbox on...that can be downstairs in the family room.

OK, I am getting ahead of myself. Since the room was originally meant to be a living room theres no overhead light and its very expensive to have an electrician come in a wire a junction box, so I have been on the hunt for a prim colonial chandelier that I can swag and just plug in. Well, they are SOOOOOO expensive, so I decided to buy a wall mount, hard wired light and have it rewired...guess what I found...a GORGEOUS chandelier...well it will be once I paint it lamp black and switch out the candle sleeves for prim one...oooooooh I cant wait. I will show you the before picture now and as soon as its painted and rewired, I will show you the afters...OH, and by the way...price...$20.00 HOORAY
You cant really see just how gorgeous it is, but trust me, its primtastic !

I hit another new store, the Goodwill Outlet store and got some good deals there pay by the pound, which is interesting. I got a few little racks, a "Bath" shelf which I will make over and switch out the heart with a star and some more hat boxes to add to my collection, a bread warmer and some other baskets/boxes and I even scored some fantastic wool.

Cant wait to prim all this stuff up.

Then I hit a place called Fleatique, whcih is a giant flea market antique mall I had never been to...HOORAY...I found this gorgeous little flag sampler that I just adore

It was a busy, busy weekend for sure. After being sick most of the week, it was fun to shop on Saturday and then Sunday night the hubs and I went out with friends to see Tim Hawkins, a fabulous christian comedian. We had a total blast and I havent laughed that hard in a long time.

I am still working on my Amreican eagle runner and hope to be done this week. OH, and I did my first swap with Amy over at Bumble Been Lane...I got this GORGEOUS salt glazed bird plaque and she added in some delicious smelling candle tarts...too cute. It really was like Christmas.

I cant decide just where the perfect spot is yet. I finally toook down ALL the snowmen since hubby reminded me that it is APRIL afterall...UM, yeah but its snowing here tomorrow, so technically I couldve left them up.

Well, thats about all for now. I do have some cool eggs I am working on and if they turn out as nice as I think they will, I will get some pics up and a quick tutorial. Also, I am really going to try to get my giveaway posted by Saturday for sure.

Until next time,


  1. Hi Margie, great treasures you found!!I looked back at your treasures from your Grandma's house, can't wait to see all those makeovers and these new ones as well.
    I had big boys too so I know of what you speak.8-)
    Have a great day!!

  2. Love all your great finds. The chandelier will be beautiful. A friend of mine redid all the ones in her house and they are to die for, Cant wait to see picutres. Have a blessed day

  3. So glad you liked your goodies! I adore the old soap box it came yesterday. I can't wait to see your light redid.Hubby wants a new one for the kitchen when I think of the three tin ones we sold I just want to choke him..LoL..Glad your feeling better sweetie! Warm Blessings!~Amy

  4. wow you hit the motherload..i have that bath sign..:)

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