Until next time.....
Sunday, June 28, 2015
Red & Blue and Thrifty Too!
It's hard to believe June is almost over!
I took a little time to add a little red and blue to the living room for the Fourth of July! I also wanted to show you my new rug. I really liked the chevron rug in there, but every time Sadie stretched or moved, it wrinkled up even with a rug pad underneath. That never happens with this new rug and it is super plush and feels so good on bare feet. It also blends really well with my furniture and curtains.
My decor is very simple this year. I never got my decorations out of the shed. I used books from my bookshelf with red and blue spines. If you haven't been a reader for long, click on the link and go see the beautiful bookshelf the hubby built for me last summer! I love using books to decorate with.
I had to flag in some old scrapbooking supplies and the starfish was taken from the guest bathroom.
Here's a shot of the room from the TV wall. My living room is pretty small, but that's OK. Less to clean!
Sadie LOVES the new rug!
The table in the corner only has books and white decor.
The coffee table has just the July edition of BH&G! I haven't even had a chance to look at this one yet!
The clipboard got a new piece of "art" too! I love the free printables that can be found online with a simple search.
Here's the TV wall. I am still loving our plank walls and I really think I always will. The little heater to the right will not be staying in this room after our central heat and air unit is hooked up. I am going to put it on the porch when it is built. I have a really cute idea for it!
This is the vignette on top of the heater. The paper straws and pencils are the only Americana purchases for this year. I got the cute gingham pencils from the Target Dollar Spot and the paper straws from TJ Maxx.
Now, let me share a few thrifty finds from last week. I was pretty excited about these finds. had actually looked at a similar piece online for my bathroom door. I didn't want to spend too much on it though, so I never ordered it. I found this one for $1.99 at the consignment store where I take my clothes. I love it!
I also found this plaque with a hook on the bottom. It will be used for a hand towel holder. I am putting both of these items up until we remodel the guest bathroom. Both bathrooms and the master bedroom are the only rooms that haven't been redone. Hopefully this year, but if not, definitely next!
This piece was $2 or $3....I can't remember.
I bought this wooden "V" to makeover and hang in my craft room.
I found three really nice baskets. This one is about 10 inches across.
This one is the cutest! It reminded me of a wicker laundry basket. I bought it to put in the laundry room to hold loose change.
See how small it is?
I love this basket! Not sure yet what I am going to use it for, but it was too pretty to leave behind. I think I gave $3 or $4 for all three baskets.
Just as I was about to leave, I spotted this beauty! Ignore my feet in the mirror...lol! This piece is solid wood and has three cubbies along the bottom with metal tag holders/hooks. I have plans to redo this piece for my craft room. It will get a coat of paint and the mirror will most likely be turned around and made into a chalkboard. I have another idea in mind too so I'm not sure which one will win out...lol!
Here's a close up of the cubbies/hooks. I love this piece and the best part is, it was only $5!
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I sure did! My daughter came home for the weekend and we enjoyed spending time together. Friday night she and I went shopping and to dinner. Yesterday was a lazy day until we went to the races to watch the Hubby race his car. He did really great and came in 2nd place. A couple more laps and he would have won it! Today we had a nice lunch at my parent's house to celebrate all of the June birthdays (me, my son Dakota, the Hubby, and Mama) and Father's Day. It was the first time since Christmas that all of the family was together. It's really difficult to get everyone together under the same roof...lol! It was a great day...despite the headache I've had most of the day. I have a busy week ahead but am looking forward to it. I hope to share my 4th of July tablescape soon! I hope you all have a wonderful week.
Until next time.....
Until next time.....