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Monday, October 28, 2013
There is to much to put into words what has been happened in the last few months. For starters we hired a computer company to eliminate data and to move files to an external hard drive so that our computer would be faster. However, in the process they deleted all of our pictures! This started a frantic search and recovery process that took hours and hours of time on the computer and phone. In the end, we recovered most but not all the photos and they are no longer in files but jumbled all around! As you can imagine this was heartbreaking and more work than I could have dreamed! In the little time I have had to sit down and post, I realize how much time it would take to find the pictures (from all my fall creations) and I became discouraged. Although I have not been posting I have time to sneak away and do what I adore...shop for vintage finds, upcycle and craft! Today I want to show some amazing vintage finds that I have bought lately.
1. Children's Stories From The Masters
My Grandma and I found this little treasure in a cute antique shop in our town and immediately fell in love with its bright colors and adorable pictures. We bought it for my mom for her birthday.
2. Retro Yellow Phone
Is this not the cutest!!? I bought it for $4 at a thrift store and it actually works.
3. Brownie Holiday Camera
I bought this little guy at a vintage flea market for $15.
4. White Rotarty Sewing Machine
This beautiful vintage sewing machine only cost me $7. It now has a place of honor on my dresser in my room.
5. Step Ladder Display
See the cute little ladder I recently found? After choosing some of my favorite vintage collectibles I created a display with the ladder. Who wouldn't want to sit here and read?
6. Old Book
I have no idea what this book is about but I had to get it because I love the font used on the side.
My mom and I got a 2 for $15 deal on some old windows we found at a flea market. It was quite the steal! This window is now hanging in my room.
8. Old Postal Scale
I found all of these items for extremely cheap by knowing how much things are worth, waiting until I found what I wanted, and using some extreme persistence in talking venders down!
It saves a lot of money if you are willing to spend the time to get a good bargain!
I am excited to show you some new projects that are in the making!
I hope you all are having a happy fall and that you get a chance to bake up some fall desserts. :)
Posted by Haleigh at 3:47 PM
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Today we have another Chalk paint project...prepare yourself this is number 2 of many! :)
I am so excited to show you my
Orange Chicken Wire Kitchen Memory Board
My good friend recently moved into a new house and the colors of her kitchen are orange and red. So I decided to make her something useful that also added a POP of color and had a shabby chic twist.
I found this gorgeous frame at our nearby Hospice Thrift Store for $2.50, however after a little bit of persuasion I bought it for $1.50 (every dollar counts:).
I spray painted it white and then Chalk painted over the white with Old Town Paints Color:
After it was dry I sanded the edges to shabby it up!
I love how the white shows through as well as the natural wood
I stapled a piece of chicken wire to the back and added a picture hanger.
If you aren't a orange lover you can also try these fabulous colors
You can clip on recipes, pictures, shopping lists, or whatever you want with these cute little clothespins found Here!
This is such an easy and cheap project that is super cute and totally functional! Visit your local thrift store and start crafting away!
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Posted by Haleigh at 2:52 PM
Friday, August 30, 2013
We have been painting like crazy over here! Last week we had a painting day marathon and basically painted everything in sight.
Our weapon of choice:
I am so excited to show off all our fun projects. Today you get to see "The Beast".
When we moved about 2 years ago this enormous piece of furniture went into our guest house. The wood is not pretty, however my mom thought the bones had potential. So she decided to chalk paint it. We called in the expert (my aunt) to come help us paint the beast and "shabby up" our pitiful guest quarters.
After about 8 hours of work the china cabinet miraculously turned into a shabby chic work of art.
Amazing transformation right?!
(From Beast to Beauty)
With a good coat of paint my grandmother's china seemed to pop much better and all the little details that no one noticed in the hutch before were plain to see.
We ended up painting the doors and back of the hutch a light blue. This gave it so much more character and interest. After all the painting was finished we waxed and sanded the hutch to give it a shabby look. We also added a tiny bit of Annie Sloan dark wax in the creases of the bead board to make it show up a little bit better.
It was so much fun to see our hard work pay off.
If you have any questions or comments I would love to hear them.
Also be sure to follow my blog, pin this hutch on Pinterest and stay tuned for all my other Annie Sloan projects and thrift store finds!
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Posted by Haleigh at 3:15 PM
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
A couple weeks ago my grandma gave me her old box of sewing stuff. It had old zippers, thread, lace, and a bunch of random items. You know what that means right? Craft time! :)
I took a couple of the pieces of old lace and cut them 20 1/2". I also took a piece of
old scrap elastic and cut it in half. Each half ended up being 3" long. I didn't take a trip to the store, I just used what I had lying around my craft room. If you are going to buy these items I would get stretchy lace so you don't have to get elastic at all. However, if you can't find stretchy lace make sure your elastic is the same width as you lace and a coordinating color (the white elastic didn't look that great with the purple lace. But if you have your hair down...who is gonna notice?)
Stack your 2 pieces of lace on top of your elastic and sew both ends. I went back and fourth about 6 times to insure it was strong.
Cut the ends into a point.
And there you have it! A beautiful lace headband and I made mine for free. :)
Posted by Haleigh at 4:40 PM
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