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Saturday, August 29, 2009

Roadkill Rescue - Meta Monday - Today's Thrifty Treasures




Monday's have become one of my favorite days of the week. No, going to work would not be a reason for Monday becoming one of my favorite days. It's because there are a ton of posts to read from Metamorphis Monday and Today's Thrifty Treasures. And also this week, there's another party going on - Roadkill Rescue!




So I'm going to start with the Roadkill Rescue & Metamorphis Monday portion.

When my youngest daughter left for college, she left this frame outside of her room in the hallway on the floor. (code for "I don't want this, you can have it")



It was already white, so we were already off to a good start.


I got our my scrapbooking paper and found four different size circles and drew each circle many times over and over again. But instead of cutting them out , I tore around each circle. After I had them all tore out, I crinkled them all up and then flattened them out. Next I glued each layer together and then glued two coordinating buttons on.




And here it is finished!



Yesterday, I grabbed this bulletin board at Goodwill and spray painted it white.




I added big buttons to the scrapbook paper.

And here it is after! Pretty darn cute too!

Now it's time for Today's Thrifty Treasures!

Thankfully, Goodwill was good this weekend and good thing since the past two weekends weren't haven't been much.


Check out this shabby chic valet - $2!


My daugher works for Wells Fargo and here's a beach bag I got her - I'll use it if she doesn't want it.



Check out these two duck tureens - I now have five!


I'm collecting stools to stack and found three this weekend.

How cute is this snowman?





Today, DH found this one for me - isn't it adorable?







And he also found this one for me, a rocking stool!



And a trip to Goodwill usually results in some books coming home with me.
This is a heavy book with lots of information - can't beat the price of $1 for a hardcover!

I once read that "Joy of Cooking" is a must have cookbook and I found this today!


And this cookbook should be a come in handy once Christmas gets closer.



Last but no least - I bought a brand new TiVo at Goodwill today for $10! (Sorry - no picture - I forgot.)

I'm addicted to TiVo, you can fast forward through commercials and go back and play it again if you didn't understand what was said...(I'm sure there's a better way to describe this)


Life is good, except that Monday is back to work...

















24 comments:

Deanna said...

Hello from Kansas!
This was fun to see the thrifty buys you got. Glad you shared.
blessings,
d

The Lazy Peacock said...

such great finds! and i love your cats and dog on your sidebar, they are all too cute!

Wendy said...

The frames look really cute!

And I love the valet!

Pam @ This Humble House said...

Great bargains and I love your transformations! So bright and cheery!

~ Pam

Elizabeth said...

Your frame makeover is pretty darn cute! Great finds.

Merrie said...

Very cute and cheery transormation in the frame. Very cute snowman stool. Collecting them to stack? I am intriqued! Is this going to be a future met makeover post?

Tarva said...

I love what you did with the frame. I think I may have to try that.

susan said...

What a great job you did on the frame! The circles with the scrapbook paper was so creative! Now your daughter will want it back :)

Sherrie said...

What a cute idea for the frame! Creative.

Thank you for sharing this.
Sherrie

arkie said...

You did a great job on the picture frame and bulletin board!

Shanty 2 Chic said...

I love your artwork! I will for sure have to copy this one!! Way to go!!
~Whitney

Gretchen said...

I love the window and bulletin board. "Joy of Cooking" is the best cookbook I own. I've gotten them for both of my daughters-in-law too.

I love your blog.

Gretchen

Infarrantly Creative said...

Thanks for linking up to my party. I love the scrapbook frame. Those flower embellishments are awesome. Does your daughter want her frame back now?

Its So Very Cheri said...

You did a great job on your projects.
I hope you will come by for a visit.
Cheri
Its So Very Cheri

Lo said...

Those frames look great! what a cleaver idea!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Like your redos! You did get some great deals - you did good. Don't think I have seen a rocking stool before - cute.

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Wow, you found a lot of good stuff. I was very taken by the redo on the valet...went from masculine to feminine. Brilliant!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

I love all your thrifty finds. You hit the jackpot!! Love how your frame and bulletin board turned out. Reminds me of the yo-yo quilt pattern. Great transformation.
hugs ~lynne~

PlowgianPage said...

Very cute bulletin board. I love all of the colors.

SuzSpeaks said...

what great finds! I'm loving the bulletin board!

Alicia said...

You did so great. First I love your bulletin board. Next I love all the cuties you found at Goodwill. Also love the Wells Fargo bag and all the little stools!

Have a great week and please stop by and say hello!

Marie said...

Hello Terry - I'm late to the Roadkill Party! Your frame and bulletin board make-overs turned out fabulously! And you've got some great finds too.

Blessings,
Marie
http://emmacallsmemama.com

melissa said...

What an adorable way to use the frame~would have never thought of that one. Love it!

Neabear said...

Your transformations are awesome. They look great! Love your stools too.

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