So...I have been wanting to go to an Estate Sale for a while now...had never been! I know...as much as I love flea markets it's simply shocking that I had never looked around at an Estate Sale. Well, there's a first time for everything!
And then we were off to look around at an Estate Sale just a few miles away.
We came to the sale on 25% off day...whoo hoo!
Christi found a couple of old friends to chat with...Ha! Heather stumbled upon a set of hurricane globes for $4.50 and I found a few frames and prints.
BUT...this is was my happiest find...
a lonely wooden bunny.
I found some scrapbook paper that would look great in my home and traced around the wooden bunny.
The next step was to Mod Podge the paper onto the wooden bunny. I used a different patterned paper for the bunny tale, eyes, nose and inner ears.
Try to get air bubbles out, but don't worry too much...the paper will lay flat after drying.
Using my scraps of ribbon, I made a bow for the bushy tail and a bow to tie around the bunny's neck...
So, there you have it...my first Estate Sale find makeover. Can't wait to find more goodies...
Ahhh...this is addicting!
Since "Spring has Sprung"
early here at...
~ No. 9257 ~
...I knew it was time to get myself in gear with a few outdoor projects. First on the list was repainting the patio table and chairs. My patio table has recently become my work/craft table and has the permanent evidence to prove it.
I know...sooooo unattractive
to look at, much less to eat a delicious meal on!
Nothing that a can of paint (already on hand) can't fix... Next, it was time for a new indoor/outdoor rug to bring a sense of the indoors out. I wanted the patio to be an extension of the inside of our home and longed for a bit of warmth and coziness out there.
But, the rug alone didn't do massive wonders for the patio...
My good looking yard boy (aka...hubs) had been hard at work getting the yard looking spectacular...
...and I wanted the back patio to match the beauty of the yard. It was needing some TLC as well! The back patio is a great place to open my Bible and take in God's Word each morning. The birds beckon me, day after day, to come and sit a while and enjoy the cool breeze and warm sunshine.
Oh, sooooo incredibly peaceful!
While out there, however, I was longing for some color and knew that it was time for my annual trip to the local nursery..."Four Seasons." I visit each spring, always wishing that I could take home one of EVERYTHING!
This must be what Heaven will be like...
Needless to say, after laying down a couple of Ben Franklin's I was able to spread some color around and the patio began
to speak my love language!
I ADORE checking out my lovely hanging baskets each morning...they greet me through the window so sweetly and beg me to come out to visit...how can I resist? Take a look...
The swing was a gift from hubs and my boys the first Mother's Day that we moved into our newly built home several years ago. There have been many chats that have taken place over the course of the last 7 years while dangling our legs and gently swinging.
The green bucket was purchased at Wal-Mart for just a few bucks and houses the outside toys that every boy seems to have...
baseball glove, baseballs, golf balls, frisbee, etc...
This little project is a work in progress, as I would still like to add some patio decor, new plush seat cushions, and actually finish painting all of the chairs. For now...can I tell you just how much I enjoy spending some time among God's beautiful creations!?! If only I could get the little grandson to quit picking all of the blooms off of the flower baskets! LOL
Hippity Hoppity...Easter is on it's way! That means...we are busting out the spring decor here at
~ No. 9257 ~
I found this cute little wire bunny at a local flea market for $2 and couldn't resist bringing her home. Because I live with a house full of guys, I am always looking for ways to play with some ribbon. This was the perfect opportunity to dress something up. =)
This is what the inexpensive bunny once looked...
My original plan was to spray paint the bunny black, and while I may decide to do that still, time just didn't allow on this spring day. I was eager to get the decor out of the attic and in the house to spruce things up around here.
So...I opted for a single piece of ribbon (left over from another project) and tied it around the neck for a sweet, but contrasting look. Take a peek...
Here is a pic of the guest bathroom where she sits...notice the sneaky Elmo bath toy that is peering around the shower curtain! It's a simple reminder of that precious little grandson of ours.
My basket of eggs needed a touch of fun ribbon too...
Another shot of the tiny space...
The picture above the bunny is a pencil sketch of "Tara Plantation" done by a very talented Arkansas artist. I actually picked the framed print up at a flea market because it reminded me of my bestie...Tara. I paid far less than what just the printed sketches go for. Lucky me!
The room is also filled with other decor that reminds me of our childhood days of play and laughter...
like this little flea market find...
Be inspired to think outside the box...I used this metal magazine holder to house my tp for guests. That way, the guests don't have to dig around in a cabinet for more paper...it's easily found. The little stool was once used at my in-laws home for the grandkids, but she passed it down to me once it was no longer needed at their home.
Now, it provides a helping hand to our little grandson when he visits.
Again...using an item in a non-traditional way...this planter was the residence for a potted plant at one time. Now, it offers our visitors a magazine to read. =)
A closer look...
(The framed pic is my beloved bestie on her wedding day. That handsome boy giving her a kiss is my oldest son when he was a pre-teen. Precious memory!)
I topped things off with a hand towel that says "celebrate" and that is just what I encourage you to do...
...Celebrate the risen Savior this Easter holiday.
Hope you enjoyed the guest bathroom tour.
Someday, may you...
Be our guest, be our guest, be our guest! LOL