Saturday, September 8, 2012

This little cutie was FREE...

One of my favorite thrift stores has a FREE box outside of it.  It usually contains old books, mismatched items or items that are broken.  I noticed that a lot of people walk right on by it but not me or my good friend, we head for this box first.     The other day I found this really cute bird statue and absolutely fell in love with him.  Yes he was broken but he wasn't anything a little glue couldn't fix.  I grabbed him right up and stuck him in my purse.  The only problem that I noticed was when I went to glue him was he missing a couple tiny pieces.  No worries, a little twine and he would be fine.   Isn't he cute?

 What great finds have you come across lately?


A Little Project - A BIG Mess.

A couple years ago while yard sailing, I came upon a nice gentleman selling leftover wood flooring from a house project he had been working on.  I took a look inside one of the boxes and low and behold it was the EXACT flooring I had in my house.  It was a quarter of the price it would have been at the store so I picked it up and tossed it into my suv as quickly as I could.  I hadn't really thought about where it was going to go until my husband (shaking his head) asked me while he unloaded it from the car.  Hmmmm, let me think a moment....... where on earth was it going to go?  I really had no idea.  But it was such a GREAT deal.  He was not on board with this one.   So it sat for quite a while in the basement until one day while cleaning out my master bedroom closet I came up with the idea of where it was to go, right HERE. Within a few days I started to unload the closet.  Have you ever done  this?  You start to clean out a space and then suddenly realize exactly how much stuff you actually have somewhere.  I really had no clue.  It is kept really organized so it didn't seem like so much INSIDE the closet but OUTSIDE it was an explosion. Thank goodness I had already gotten rid of a lot of it.   Here is a peak of what was left.  

This is after my initial clean out of the closet. 

The completed closet floor.  

Now to search for a prettier mirror and better lighting.   
What "fun" projects will you be working on?