Sunday, June 21, 2009

Thrifty Treasures and Met Monday – The Mirror from Snow White, A Tuffet to Sit Upon and Other Tales…….

Do you remember Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs ? Here are some famous lines from the film:

Queen: Magic mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all?
Magic Mirror: Famed is thy
beauty, Majesty. But hold, a lovely maid I see. Rags cannot hide her gentle grace. Alas, she is more fair than thee.
Queen: Alas for her! Reveal her name.
Magic Mirror: Lips red as the rose. Hair black as ebony.
Skin white as snow.
Queen: Snow White! Kammy !

Ha, ha , ha , ha , ha…..I am now the owner of this fine mirror !

After searching every time I go to a thrift store or garage sale, I found it ! It was $4.99 and a gaudy gold ! In the film, the “Slave of the magic mirror” spoke to the Queen…The Queen is gone and now the mirror speaks to me….Unfortunately it has told me to lose 15 pounds and gosh you are getting old ! The nerve I say ! I though maybe by modernizing it  (the “Slave”) would be pleased and say nice things to me…..You be the judge ….Here are before during and after photos:

6-20-09 089  Please don’t look too close – I was a mess…painting other stuff all day…..I think I need that Fairy Godmother from Cinderella !

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I just taped her up good and sprayed it with one buck spray paint.

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I like the way it turned out (hope the “Slave “ in the mirror does too ! See that big cabinet in the mirror ? It is one of my craigslist finds and it will be getting done soon too ! I also have a buffet/sofa table underneath – which really needs a re-do….I have a feeling that I will be working on it in the next couple of days !

Now on to our next project:

Little Miss Muffet sat on a tuffet
Eating her curds and whey,
Along came a spider,
Who sat down beside her
And frightened Miss Muffet away

Remember this little Nursery Rhyme ? I found this next little “tuffet” at the thrift store for $2.99 – it had good bones and it was very sturdy to sit up,it has a storage area under the top that lifts right out (no hinges) …although at the the time did not look like a “tuffet” but something used in a brothel….Just kidding: Where do you think it was used and for what ? Here are before and after photos:

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Love that Red Vinyl ?????

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Remember my magazine rack/table from last week ? See how they look together ! They will be on the floor of course – I just put them on my work table to get a better view ! I used the left over fabric from the magazine rack ,for the tuffet ! I will use my tuffet not for eating curds and whey… What the heck is curds and whey ? Can the curds be like cheese curds – or maybe cheetos – I love cheetos….(Note to self – do not eat cheetos when working with fabric or touch newly painted items…yes,been there done that !)

Next project:

I don’t have a fable, rhyme or anything fun about the last couple of Thrifty/Met Monday treats…..Just my cheapness showing through…I had left over fabric and don’t care to add  more to my fabric stash so I made a little book to record things I  would like to remember about all my Bloggy Friends ….as always you inspire me to get busy and create , Thank You !

6-20-09 096  Started with a 50 cent composition book – I always buy these cuz I like the sturdy covers. They are 50 cents around August of each year.

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Gathered up my fabrics, ribbon  and buttons. Heated up my glue gun – I forgot how I love my glue gun…..I then remembered more then once that it hurts when the glue touches your skin – Ouch !

6-20-09 098 Ta Da !  Easy Peasy project ! No sewing either…..6-20-09 100 6-20-09 101

I did the inside too – I need to iron out that crease – but , as usual I was too giddy with excitement to get the pictures and get it published on my blog ! Can you relate ????

One more project – cuz it was the easiest -

I found a white lamp for $ 2.99 at the thrift store…Oh and before I forget I have to tell you that my cart was super full – and that was before I emptied out a bunch – cuz I had to be  a little realistic…anyway this little ol man behind me said “looks like you are furnishing an apartment” I said “No, I got the decorator illness!” Then he showed me this swim trunks he was buying for a couple of bucks and he was proud !

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The only thing I had to do was wipe this baby down and cover the electrical part with tape….ten seconds… (please note that the table underneath was white – can you tell I have been using a lot of black lately ??) I also painted the cord black…..I am learning that paint covers everything – plus me – you should see me – especially my feet from all the over spray !

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Guess what ? I found the lamp shade for 2 bucks at the same store – so for a whopping FIVE BUCKS I got a nice lamp !

That is enough don’t cha think ????

Hugs ~ Kammy

And please visit the following sites for others Blogging adventures !

http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/  Hostess Susan

http://southernhospitality-rhoda.blogspot.com/ Hostess Rhoda

84 comments:

Jennifer said...

Oh my, you got a lot of good stuff! It all turned out really cute. I hope I can find a mirror like that soon!

Marilyn said...

You did good! I think you got a stool that used to go with a sewing machine. I sort of remember those things from my childhood!(Sewing machine, that is). Of course, loving Mother Goose as I do, it had to be from Little Jack Horner, who sat in the corner! Thanks for more inspiration for covered notebooks. I know I have a few of those in my school supplies. Now to get busy. I need a slave driver.

kimmcl said...

Oh I've been searching for a mirror myself and I just love yours Kammy. All of your makeovers are truly remarkable and I feel so inspired. Thanks girl!
Kim

marty39 said...

Kammy, so many great finds and I love them painted black. They all look so pretty together. The mirror is just gorgeous, and the little tuffet is so pretty in black and pink. That lamp is a stunner too. Great job. Hugs, Marty

Jannet said...

Kammy, you crack me up!..lol I really enjoy to stop by here and read about your adventures. All of your projects/makeovers turned out awesome!! I absolutely love what you did to that book, gosh I want to give it try. Thanks for sharing : )
Hugs, Jannet

Tricia Anne said...

Oh my goodness! I love how you told the stories with the nursery rhymes! :o)
You have been o busy and such adorable makeovers!!! I love each one!
I keep looking at your framed quilt and really wanting to make one for myself! :o) Have a great Sunday!
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Karen said...

I was busting up thru this entire post. You did GOOD!

Puna said...

I like the mirror! What great finds!

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

What a clever girl you are! I love the tuffet in black with your new pink fabric. Tres chic! Love everything, really! Love the notebook! I'll have to give it a whirl.

Lori E said...

Once again there is nothing left for me to buy in these stores. Thanks a bunch Kammy.
You are the Queen of Black Paint. The stuff looks so much better after you get a hold of it.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Kammy these are all wonderful redo's. I absolutely love how the mirror turned out.

Great job on all your projects. I'm looking forward to more!

Candy-Faith..... from Simply Pretty said...

Somehow came across your blog as Ive been blog hopping :) Thought Id say Hi :)
:)
candy

Kayleen said...

Your little stool turned out just beautful! I have one almost exactly like it that is waiting it's turn to be "dressed up"

ellen b said...

Oh my look how talented you are! You really made these pieces beautiful! I love the mirror and the little miss moffet tuffet...
My mirror is saying those same things to me!

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

"You have been a busy, busy girl, my sweet!" Is THAT a line from Snow White? Oh, I guess not....but it's the TRUTH! And everything turned out great. Happy Thrifty Monday.

Amy Lynne said...

Everything looks amazing...such awesome make-overs!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh Girl everything is just darling..Love the lamp...now girl you make me tired jsu seeing all you can do and DO...Hope you have a great week my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Blue Creek Home said...

Wow! You have been a busy girl. Everything turned out fabulous. Love the mirror.
Rhonda

ceekay said...

Wow lots of things done. I know that bench...it is a sewing machine bench. I learned how to sew sitting on one in my grandma's basement!

Ashley@AshleysBusy said...

wow wow wow!! Your mirror is great, the little bench is sweet, and the notebook, i LOVE it!! Great job :)

Terri said...

Wow, I love your refurbished treasures, especially that lamp! I'll bet sales of black paint are up these days! Went to Wally World the other day and there wasn't a single can of black paint to be had.......

Shari @ My Cottage of Bliss said...

Oh good golly Kammy! You have been a busy and thrifty bee! With each project I kept saying, "Oh, that's my favorite!" and "No, that's my favorite!" "No, THAT's my favorite!" By the end of the post I was saying, "I can't pick a favorite!" Everything turned out just W.O.N.D.E.R.F.U.L.!!!!

Shelia said...

Oh, my goodness! What a busy gal you've been! Everything turned out glorious! I love that mirror and being painted black it just sings! Your little stool - marvelous! Your little lamp looks stunning! I didn't know you could paint cords! I learn something new every day!
Thanks for sharing all of your pretties!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

What great projects!! I especially love that little stool. Could it have been for a piano maybe? That would make sense since it has storage in it. Love the mirror too!
~Michelle

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Wow, Kammy, what a show you put on here, girl! Love the mirror & both stools/tables you've painted. What a great transformation on ALL your thrifty finds. You go girl!

The Stylish House said...

Kammy,
I love all your great finds and spiffy makeovers. I am going to “borrow” your technique for covering a notebook! Nice post. Cathy

Olive Rue said...

You are soo crafty. I love what you did with everything. The mirror is gorgeous.

Melissa Marie said...

Oh my goodness, that mirror turned out beautiful!! And the tuffet and lamp!! What a steal... everything turned out perfect! You are seriously so talented, creative and crafty!:)

Terry said...

I love what you've done! How about a tutorial on how you did that notebook? And in the background, you had clipboards and you must have made them too! Those are really cute too! Just when I wasn't sure what my next project might be - you've presented me with MANY!

Nissa said...

Wow that mirror looks great, such a difference a little spray paint makes. Great job!

Anna said...

love all your makeovers. I can relate to the paint over spray - the same thing happened to me when I spray painted my chairs wearing flip flops ;)

g.suzie said...

You are going to have the greatest office/workroom ever with all your cleverness! You are an inspiration to all of us in bloggersville!

Suzanne in TX said...

Wow--you do great work of recycling your finds. I love how the mirror transformed right before my eyes. Love you post!

Crystal said...

What great finds! I just love that mirror, painted black. Everything looks great :) I need to get some of your gumption.
Thanks for sharing!
Crystal

Susie Q said...

Gorgeous! Now I know why your finger was black! Those are gorgeous!

Susie Q said...

Ya know, someday when I have money again, we need to head to Denver to hit that big ol' Salvation Army store on 25.

Tammy of Yarborough House said...

Wonderful items and you did a great job transforming them; but I'd have to say I loved the commentary the most. Very enjoyable read.

~tammy

Chanda said...

Wow! You are the project master this week. I love how everything is coming together!

grannyann said...

Great treasures and redos!!!

The Bloom Girls said...

Wow Kammy!

I love all your projects! You were on a roll! My favorite is the composition book! I love to scrapbook so I can appreciate the work you put into it!

Blessings!

Karyn

BECKY said...

Awesome Kammy!! You have inspired me to get my tushy moving on some half finished projects!! Thanks!! All of these are wonderful! I especially like the magazine rack and tuffet!!

The mirror is wonderful, too!!
Blessings,
Becky

The Tattered Cottage said...

Kammy -
Great find on the mirror and I love the transformation....it looks beautiful. Looks like you have been busy with a few re-do's. I wish I had your energy :) I only completed two little ones this week!
Toni

Tomarie said...

My goodness! I'm so glad I found your blog~ you are super creative and your transformations are all fabulous!!! :-) L~

Jenglamgirl said...

LOVE what you have done with the stool and table! WAY TO GO! it looks great, and I love that mirror.

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Great finds and fabulous transformations! I especially love the way the mirror came out!

Thanks for sharing!

Tina

Jenny said...

Great stuff and awesome transformations! I found the same lamp at a sale a few weeks back. Here's how mine turned out, if you're interested:

http://ourniftynotebook.blogspot.com/2009/06/hooked-on-friday-thrifty-finds-part-2.html

Embellished Bayou said...

Girl, you really love your spray paint! Just one can will do wonders, everything looks fab!

Stephanie said...

Oh, to be so creative!! I love it! All of the pink is yummy. The benches & mirror are great! Gotta love the black spray paint huh?

Lorna ~ Lace and Ivy Cottage said...

Oh, Kammy, you are hilarious! Looove this post! Hmmm, I've been painting everything white over here, maybe I should switch to black this fall. I love what you've done to everything!

Ann and Billy said...

Wow, you have been busy. I need to get busy too. I have so many projects to do but can't seem to get in the right mood to work on them. But it makes me happy to collect projects, lol. I'm sure it would make me even happier to do some of them. I have that very same thrift store lamp. I'll probably use it white, just need to find a bargain shade.

Linda said...

Kammy, You've got some fabulous re-dos! Really outstanding job and very beautifully done! Oh, by the way, whey is the liquid after the milk has been curddled - gross! And also sometimes the liquid from cottage cheese. So either Miss Muffet was eating cottage cheese, or she was eating the curdled milk chunks and liquid and the spider came along to save her life from food poisoning? Yuk! Linda

JanMary said...

Wonderful inspiration.

I used my glue gun for the first time in AGES last week - it felt good to be using it again!

Love the covered book idea - lovely for gifts.

The mirror is stunning :)

Dawn said...

Hi Kammy, Thanks for stopping by. All of your finds look so good. I love that you use black with the pastels. The journal reminds of the fabric covered photo albums that were popular when I was in college.(a long time ago!)
Dawn

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

I think we're starting something with painting mirrors black! Soon you'll see it everywhere LOL! Your mirror looks so great painted! Love all the scrollyness! The stool came out so good too!

Manuela

Barbara said...

Kammy, I love the transformations. I too had decorated a notebook, however I used scrap booking paper. How I love paper and fabric too. Have a great Monday.

Teri said...

Wow! I love it all!

Michelle said...

Wow Kammy! You are on your way to a well coordinated room! I like the journal...that is really cute, but the mirror transformation is awesome!

Rhonda in OK said...

Kammy
great blog you have - how have I never been here before?
I love your style!

The Country Nest said...

Wow Kammy, looks like lots of expensive stuff brought to match, I think of all the stuff I have thrown out and kick myself. You did a great job!
Hugs,
Donna

Brenda said...

My goodness, Kammy! I can't believe you've gotten so much accomplished! That room is absolutely gorgeous! Magazines worthy gorgeous! You need to send these finished projects (and the before pics) to a magazine! I have been looking for a little stool to upholster. Haven't found one I like yet. Also, can you tell me where you got the clipboards. Haven't been able to find any. I am just nonplussed at all this!
Brenda

Sue said...

Everything you did to all of your finds was simply adorable. Loved the sewing machine stool- we had one at home growing up. The mirror turned out fantabuous, and now it will relect the most charming princess of the house... YOU!

Angela (from Frugal Living Makeover) said...

I love how you started out with all of the nursery rhymes - it really 'grabbed' my attention:)

You are amazing with a can of spray paint! You have inspired me to dust off some cans in the basement and put them to work...

kahlanne said...

Love the nursery rhymes but adore the projects. Great job!

ThriftyAnnabella said...

Very creative. Love the mirror

Kim said...

Kammy, You are just too funny!!! I love reading your posts. They make my day. And your projects all turned out fabulous. I'm just glad that my mirrors don't talk to me. I'd be in for a tongue lashing!!

Traci said...

Kammy-you rock! I love everyone of your projects! I am so jealous of your finds. I am also jealous of the pink gingham. I have four boys and my house is desperately lacking pink things. Thanks for sharing all of this goodness!
Traci

Victoria said...

I LOL at your title! :) I love it.

Love all your little finds as well. Don't you just love a good deal and being able to turn it into something beautiful!

Cheryl B. said...

I did not read all of the comments, so you may already have your answers ... the little bench looks like a piano teachers bench. So that they could sit next to their student by the piano, without having to sit on the bench with the student.
Curds & whey are what we know as un-pasturized cottage cheese.
Cheryl B.
www.xanga.com/thehousethatlovebuilt

Florida Sue said...

My goodness Kammy with the sweet smile! You have done so many wonderful things here. I am the worst redoer/painter, sewer..you name it. Sure I can move things around, but you are amazing in the ability to transform the ordinary into something special.

Carol said...

I love the pink gingham with the black, I wouldn't of thought of that, but it looks great!

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Great projects! Love all of your finds. The tuffet is especially cute! Your workspace looks great! Glad I found your blog. Jackie

Marie said...

Hello Kammy - love your frame make-over! And the stool turned out so fabulous.

Blessings,
Marie
http://emmacallsmemama.com

DesignTies said...

I think you might be an even bigger spray paint fiend than me!! ;-) They're all great projects, but I think I like the Snow White mirror best. It looks great in black :-)

Kelly @ DesignTies

SashaKay said...

Love all the pink & black!
do you keep everything you redue or do you have a store?
adorable great job!

Gwen said...

Mirror, Mirror, on the wall, why can't I find great deals and turn them into treasure like Kammy?

Great finds and transformations. I will have to try that painting the cord trick!

Pam said...

Hi Kammy-

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I LOVE what you did to that stool and magazine rack. OMG, it is gorgeous! I love your clipboards and frames too!! Beautiful job!

Christie said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment! You've got some awesome projects here and everything looks fantastic. For "one buck spray paint," it sure made that furniture look great! And I love handcovered journals, so that's really awesome too.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Kammy, everything is wonderful! That mirror turned out fabulous, and that lamp and shade for $5 (and a few black toes) is amazing. I also love your tuffet! I hope you don't let that mirror talk to you that way any more! Too funny! laurie

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh, and that notebook. What an easy and cute idea! Thanks for sharing all of this inspiration. laurie

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Wow! You got some really really great stuff! And you are right, thrifting IS addictive. Hello, my name is Amanda, and I am a thriftaholic. ;) Thanks for visiting my blog!

Oh LdyDy said...

Just like your magazine rack...another perfect makeover! Love the mirror in black! Your little bench is adorable in the black and pink! Great job!

K Lynne Designs said...

Wow, what gorgeous transformations and great stuff! I just love everything your makeovers they are very inspiring!! Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog as well, I really appreciate it :).

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

I love your blog! All of your redos are amazing and in my favorite black! lol! Love that lamp and mirror! Thanks for stoppin by my blog and commenting on my finds! I hope you have a great week! I will definately be checking out all of your olds posts!

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

Everything looks SOOOO Awesome! You are so talented!

Thanks again for coming by my blog and takin the time to comment!