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Welcome to my blog. I'm a full-time mommy of a 4-year-old & a 0-year-old, part-time waitress and a rookie blogger. Living on a farm with my son, daughter and husband among dogs, chickens, ducks and other various wildlife keeps life interesting and anything but normal!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

From Drab to Fab!

 Goodwill is one of my new obsessions. I'm a crazy shopper who has a husband who's crazy about sticking to a budget, so Goodwill has helped us to meet somewhere in the middle. I buy most of my clothes and shoes there, I absolutely buy all Donny's clothes there because the things he wears he ruins and I figure if he doesn't like it, I didn't waste a ton of money on it! Best of both worlds. I have been starting to venture out into purchasing items for home decor at Goodwill. I'm pretty cautious because I do like to have a "country" feel to my home, but I really don't want to cross the line into old lady/grandma. The great thing about Goodwill is you can buy something hideous and old and make it into something trendy and new! I'm just beginning my crafting journey, although I've always enjoyed doing crafts and making things with my hands...I've never really gotten into it from a decorating perspective. For some reason, I've just been feeling extra inspired recently. It probably has a lot to do with my sister-in-law, who's a crafting genious and always has something new and adorable in her home that she made! So anyways...I think my first attempt to re-make one of my thrift-store finds turned out pretty fabulous!

ENTER: old, warn side table {$6.99}

This little guy caught my eye as soon as I saw it! It had quite a bit of wear, but tons of charm and for $6.99-you can't go wrong! (I have found that Goodwill can be weird with their prices, for instance today I had my eye on  a couple of matching little wooden frames that couldn't have been bigger than 4x6 and they wanted $3.99 each for them-which I think is a crime, I probably wouldn't have paid more than $0.99 for them...so if you want a good deal be careful about the pricetag-even at Goodwil!)

A few crafting supplies (some of which I even had laying around the house) and a new drawer pull from World Market {love that store} and I had a totally new table that will look fantastic in my country-kitchen!

Sanded and spray painted the whole table {FREE}
I found my hubby's stash of spray paint in the barn -SCORE

Modge-podged the drawer front & bottom shelf with a pretty pattern scrap-book paper from JoAnn's {$1.18}
I only had to buy the paper, only needed 2 whole sheets, the Modge Podge I had left over from a past project

New drawer pull from World Market {$3.99}
I debated using the old hardward from the peice, but I figured I had so little invested in this project, I could spring for a fancy matching pull-and SO glad I did, it turned out fab

Total Investment {$12.16}

Now I'll be searching my local thrift stores for an old pitcher in a pattern that compliments the floral pattern on the table. Wishing now that I could go through some of my Grandma Nordlie's things because I just know she would have something that would go perfectly with this table!

Until next time (which judging by my previous post could be a while) happy thrifting! Farewell from the farm...

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