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Jun 3, 2010

Design on a garage sales dime!!!!

Sorry It has been SOOO long since I posted anything...I have been so busy! Memorial Weekend, My 13th wedding anniversary, and my Mom is on Vacation so i've been doing stuff with her!!! Busy Busy for the past couple weeks!!! BUT...I have been working on some things...

I LOVE garage saleing! The Hubby and I went to a few this past weekend and....JACKPOT!!!! I SCORED!!! Here is what I found...
WORKING lamp for...$5.00

large mirror with gold frame...hehe!...$8.00
wood desk(drawer pulls out for keyboard)...$8.00
Let the Makeover Begin!!!!!
2 cans of this...
apply according to the directions....
I took out the drawer and painted the "face" of the drawer...
painted the legs!!!
Hubby "manning" the spray paint can...LOL!! He is such a good spray painter!!hehe!
All done and dried...It looks so much nicer now!!YIPPEE!!!
Next i found this really cool spray paint(I forgot to get a picture...oops!)
It's called Rust-Oleum Multicolor Textured  in Autumn Brown
close up of it wet....
finished...and hung...
close up of the paint dried...quite a bit better than the gold...hmmmm???
Hubby spray painting the base of the lamp in the same black as the desk...he's such a good husband!!hehe!!
next he sprayed the textured brown(same as the paint used for the mirror)over top the black on the base of the lamp...Lookin pretty sweet so far!!!
onto this boring lampshade....I see ruffles in this lampshades near future...=)
a WHOLE pile of ruffles...found this LARGE square of fabric that had this ruffle border all the way around it...I cut it off!!!hehe!!
Love the colors in this fabric!!!
I used this...it is my friend...I love it so...=)
so...actually first I cut a long rectangle and made a binding strip out of it...then glued it to the very top of the shade...like this...
to finish it off...
I folded this under using hot glue...
then hot glued that down to make a clean finished edge...
then to start with all the fun part...ruffles!! put a string of glue where you want the ruffle to start....
like this...
then keep going in the same manner...till you have 1 full row...since my ruffle was one LOOONG piece, once I got back to where I started(I cut it leaving about 1/4") i then finished it off in the same manner I finished with the binding piece on the top of the shade and glued it down...next ruffle please...etc. etc....
woohooo...half way there...should look something like this....
ALL finished!!!! Put shade back on my completely dried lamp base...and here you have it..an elegant ruffly lamp!! Oh...I...LIKE!!!!
Let's put it all together now......
VOILA!!!
another shot...this is my entryway....Looks good huh?!
k...let's do a budget breakdown...
Table...$8.00
Lamp...$5.00
Mirror...$8.00
Ruffle Fabric...$3.00
(that was for the whole piece...I only used the border)
2 cans black spray paint...$4.35/pc x 2 = $8.70
1 can Rust-Oleum Textured brown paint $6.19 on sale
drum role please.....
Grand
Total
Is...
$38.89
WOW!! WHATTA BARGAIN!!!
so...tell me...how did I do????

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38 comments:

Tina B said...

Wow, that looks awsome...you are creative. I never look at garage sale stuff and think, "I could paint that" but maybe I should start.

Jenni said...

You are soooo creative!!! it looks amazing!! it makes me want to go out to garage sales and re-do my house!! :) btw i just put in my order, sorry it took soo long it took me a while to figure out how to get an etsy account!

Anna said...

I'm very impressed!!..with the cuteness & inexpensiveness!!!:)

The Whispering Creek House said...

well done Vicki!your my kind of gal!

Erica K said...

thanks for stopping by my blog
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LOVE the lamp

Holly said...

Looks great!!! Love the shade:)

Songberries said...

I adore the lamp makeover! The ruffles are too cute! I've been lovin black paint too!
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Teresa Matson said...

Great job!!

lindseyloo said...

i'm a new follower. i WISH i was as creative as you, hopefully i can pick up some tips here and there :-)

xoxo,

lindsey

http://totallindsanity.blogspot.com/

Fab Find Foodie said...

I'm your newest follower from Social Parade! What a creative and wonderful blog you have!!!!

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Crystal said...

The hubby always tries to convince me of that 5th. I just don't know lol
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Shanna said...

Wow, amazing!!! This looks fabulous!! I too have been garage saleing the past few days.. haven't found anything.. I never thought of doing this though... You inspired the creativity in me! =)

Oh, and I'm a new follower from the parade!

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♥Yaya's Mommy ♥ said...

That is so neat. Thanks for sharing.
Following you back from the social parade. YEA!
Happy Friday.
~Cindi
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♥Yaya's Mommy ♥ said...

That is so neat. Thanks for sharing.
Following you back from the social parade. YEA!
Happy Friday.
~Cindi
http://littleyayasandblessed.blogspot.com

Kristi said...

OOooohhh this is super cute!!! Love the ruffles on the lamp and put all together looks awesome..I LOVE garage sales..they are the greatest..

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Kathleen said...

You are a girl after my own heart! I LoVe flea markets, garage sales, etc.! Can't wait to read more.

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Amy said...

Very creative! Love it!

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Tonia @Chic Modern Vintage said...

I love the transformations, found you via the FF blog hop. Stop by and see me

allthingsnew said...

Hi! I'm your newest follower from Social Parade! Wow! It is always amazing to me when someone completely redoes something like that. At first I thought you just redid the lamp, but it was the table and mirror too! Looks awesome! Wonder if I could do this? :)

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Happy Friday! I'm your newest follower!

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Deb K said...

I love it!! Great finds!

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Have A Great Week~end!

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Good Morning! Happy Friday Follow! I'm your newest Follower. Swing by my blog and say Hi! Have a great weekend!

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Kelli said...

Hi, following you from the social parade! Your blog for sure has my attention and I will come back and check it out more as soon as I get a chance.
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Bella said...

Hi ... New follower via Social Parade .... : )

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Krissy said...

LOVE those!!

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Carrie said...

Hi! New follower from Social Parade!
I would love for you to stop by my blog:)

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and that is a fabulous makeover! Will you stop by my house?

Staci J said...

Thanks for stopping by today!! Following back!
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Show Me Mama said...

Wow, that looks pretty good. I love crafty stuff like this. Do it yourself projects are the best. I am always excited to see how it will look like in the end. Love it
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Diana said...

OMG! What a bargain and it looks beautiful! Can you go with me sometime? =)

Christine said...

Found you on Women Who Do it All - can't wait to check out your other posts!

Amie said...

Gorgeous. Love it!

Ruth said...

what a beautiful ruffly lamp!!
i'm a new follower from Monday Meet and Greet...
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Leslie said...

I LOVE it all! I really like the ruffles on the lamp! You did a FABULOUS job! Thanks for linking up to Hoo's got talent!

Angela @ Nine More Months said...

Wow! You are very talented. Wanna come do my house now?

Pam said...

You actually did a whole area of your home for just a few dollars. Wonderful redos; the ruffles are so cute on the lamp shade. Pam @ Sallygoodin

gina, blogmania PR said...

Excellent! Great job. :)

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