Sunday, July 5, 2009

Thrifty Treasures and Met Monday - Five projects all under $5 , yes Five bucks !

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Once again I spent some time at the local thrift stores…I filled my cart and got some really great stuff -that went from Drab to Fab. All in one afternoon. I found this shelf at the GW, it was $4.99.

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Look I didn’t use black spray paint ! Besides – Home Depot was out of it cuz, I bought it all….LOL ! All the “white” items are for my daughters bedroom – we are in the process of re-decorating…

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Ugly little gold lamps - $4.99 at the GW. I really loved the beading and knew I had to have them. See all the detail ?

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Lamp shades at the GW 25 cents each !  I am putting these on my daughter’s dresser.

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I covered the lampshades in fabric I already had. My daughter (she is fourteen) loves purple and lime green.

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Topped off by a couple of ribbons. So easy. I used hot glue and fray check so the ribbon wouldn’t un-ravel after time.

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I loved this little shelf – it has a plate holder – I thought it would be perfect for a small tea cup collection… I bought it for $1.50 !

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I broke out my black spray paint. I later found more black spray paint at Wal-Mart..bought 6 more cans…I am sooooo bad ! My hubby asked if I was buying it by the case ? Duh, they don’t sell it by the case….

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This frame I bought for a buck. I loved that it was oval and I love the scrolly things. It is plastic but, who cares ?

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Here is a close up to the new chalk board frame.  I will look fab in my daughter’s room.

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This chair was $4.99 and solid wood. I think it is an old school chair. They just don’t make them like this anymore !

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See it in black ? I am going to make a chair pad – that will be in a later post…I am just wiped from smelling paint fumes all afternoon !!!

Grand total including paint about $25..00  - yes twenty five bucks !

Don’t forget to visit the following two gals and other participants at:

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

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

Hugs ~ Kammy

103 comments:

Dawn said...

Woo-hoo!!! Those finds turned out fabulous!!!

Dontcha just loooove spray paint?

Lori E said...

Kammy I have said it before and I will say it again. You rock! Actually I don't know if I have said that before but I mean it.
You find the best solid pieces and make them look so great.
I get very inspired looking at your creations.

Frugal Fine Living said...

Kammy,

These are fabulous! What a treat! The white shelf is beautiful, and I especially like the chalkboard. It would look nice hanging by a pretty ribbon that matches those beautiful lampshades! You did a great job on everything! Please post pictures of your daughter's room when it is done.

I love decorating girls' rooms. We recently redecorated our daughter's room, which will be the subject of Met Monday on my blog this week.

Jane

marty39 said...

Kammy, all of your finds are treasures for sure. I find a lot of dishes, but rarely any furn. pieces or shelves. I really like both the white and the black one, they are both just wonderful. The lamps turned out gorgeous, and the frame is just fabulous. I'd say you really had a great day. Love them all. Hugs, Marty

Lynette said...

Wow Kammy - you did great!! Love that first shelf - it came out fantastic and the lamps look fabulous!!

Love all the black ones too!!

I didn't do so hot, but I'm trying to look at things with a better "eye"!!

Karen said...

As my friend Joy would say . . .

"START THE CAR!"
You did great! And everything turned out so cute!!! Your daughter has to be thrilled!!!!

Great post!

Nicole ~ said...

Kammy, I love it all!! I cannot believe you found those pieces for such a cheap price. Our Goodwill is expensive, and I am not really sure why.

Your transformations are all wonderful. Great job, Nicole

Gwen said...

Amazing prices and great transformations! Can I go shopping at your GW? LOL

blushing rose said...

Kammy, the medallion on the first white shelf was PERFECT! Love all the treasures, a little paint does wonders in recreating ... you did real well.
TTFN ~ Marydon

Barb said...

All totally awesome!!
Great job.

Now, if i could just buy projects and get them done right away, I would have piles of neat things too!! =0) Maybe this post will inspire me!
blessings on your day,
Barbara Jean

Really Rainey said...

Kammy... May I just say YOU are incredibly talented and have such a sharp eye for trash to TREASURE! I am just amazed at each project. Drab to Fab is an understatement my friend! I can't wait to see your daughters room all done... I have a cabinet I want to re-do... Did you sand all that stuff down to spray paint it? What sheen spray paint do you use.. was that beautiful chair glossy?
I wish I could shop with you!
Have a lovely Sunday!
~Really Rainey~

Shelia said...

Kammy! You have been one busy gal! I love all of your GW finds and honey, have you made them pretty! I love those pretty lamps and the little shades you covered are just so cute! Also that little shelf for tea cups - it's glorious! You've done so good! Now you need to rest, you're going to have spray paint brain! We mustn't have that! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

its so very cheri said...

My GIVE AWAY will be posted by tomorrow morning-there's a peak preview of one of the items-go check it out and send everyone over to get their names in Monday morning.
Cheri
www.itssoverycheri.blogspot.com

Susan@The Cozy Chickadee said...

Awesome re-dos! I wonder if that oval framed swan picture used to be the one I had? I donated it to Goodwill here in Colorado. That would be funny!
Love the lamps, too.

Marie said...

Wow Kammy! You have outdone yourself (if that's possible). Everything looks fabulous! May I ask what color you painted those cute lamp bases? Thank you for sharing.

Blessings,
Marie
http://emmacallsmemama.com

Amy Lynne said...

I love your transformations. Our hubbies must be related, he walks me right over to the paint every time we go in to Lowes now. Great job on all your projects!

Debbie said...

Great finds and wonderful makeovers. Debbie

prof en retraite said...

Wow, Kammy! you did great! I'm laughing at what your hubby said about buying spray paint by the case! Isn't it great stuff? I love all of your transformations, but especially the little tea cup shelf...precious! Have a great week!...Debbie

Rhonda in OK said...

Kammy
I think you are the Queen of spray paint makeovers!

Sarah Robbins said...

Dang! Nice work, girl! Love what you did with that $5!!!

Things That Inspire said...

These are all amazing transformations! I love the lamps that you painted white. Did you have to use special kind of paint? Great job!

Sarah said...

Such wonderful transformations! I'm really impressed!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

All great redos. Gotta love that spray paint. :)
Glenda

braiden said...

What a eye for seeing the treasure in things! You have totally inspired me...Thanks:)

ceekay said...

Great job on all.....but I love that chair. Rich looking and I can't wait to see what kind of seat cushion you put on it!

Blue Creek Home said...

You win!!!! I can't believe those shelves. I have a couple and I sure didn't get a price like that!!! They turned out great.
Rhon

Jo said...

Wow- you really did get some great finds! I've tagged you with an honest scrap award - if you would like to play along please check out my blog! Hope you play along!.....Jo

~~Carol~~ said...

Kammy, every week you amaze me! Isn't it so much fun to spend a whole day painting and transforming?! I especially love that first shelf, the white one. So gorgeous!

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

I love these all, what great transformations! I love the black and those lamps turned out so cute! I love that chalkboard!

susan said...

Kammy-you are so funny--they certainly should sell spray paint by the case! That chair is a REAL find and heavy as lead, I bet! Your shades look darling--Great posts!

Melissa Miller said...

~WOW! Kammy you are an amazing and talented decorator.
The lamps and shades are just PRECIOUS!

I also wanted to say thank you for your incredibly kind words on my post for the 4th. You made me cry. I showed it to my husband and he thanks you too. It's so wonderful to have your support. You are a sweetheart.

Have a wonderful week.
~Warmly, Melissa :)

MyJourneyBack said...

You cracked me up too about the paint. I loved your post. All the transformations are so fun! Thanks for sharing. Have a Blessed week.
Sherry

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Kammy, your projects are fab!!! Those lamps look amazing. :) Great job!

Patricia said...

wow! great transformations!

who ever knew that spray paint could become a BFF?

Thanks for stopping by

BrownBag*Boutique said...

Wow! Great transformations. That plastic mirror frame looks great painted white and it the cutest chalkboard. Hope we get to see photos of your daughters room sometime! ~Anna

The Stylish House said...

Hi Kammy,
Your lamp makeover is a WOW and all your other great finds look great also.
Cathy

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Kammy, you have been a busy girl! The lamps are adorable and that first whatnot thingy looks great painted white. Can't wait to see your daughter's room completed!

Michelle said...

You found so many wonderful things for dirt cheap prices! Your makeovers turned out lovely.

Jenny said...

Great finds and awesome transformations!

Olive Rue said...

Hi Kammmy. Thanks for stopping by. I love all your treasures and less than $5 makeovers.

Michelle@Sweet Something said...

Wow! Kammy! I can barely get one project done, let alone all of these! Great job you're doing!

Carrie said...

Those were all great finds, and what you did with spray paint really gives them an up-to-date look.

soanywaytoday said...

Kammy,
I love all of your transformations, I think I like the lamps most of all.

Regarding buying up all the paint tell your husband you are just helping out society by keeping all the spray paint away from the vandals. You are performing a public service. :)

Sue said...

These are all excellent furniture transformations. The white shelf with the embellishment is adorable.
Everything is Frugal AND Fantastic! :-) Sue

Chandy said...

Kammy, you are deadly with spray paint! LOL You did a wonderful job with all of those items! Wow!

dawgyah said...

Great finds! I wish our Goodwill wasn't so overpriced.

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Kammy, what great fabulous finds and makovers! The little shelf looks so great with your beautiful tea cup collections! The lamps came out so pretty! The chalkboard came out darling! The chair looks fantastic in black!

Thanks for sharing!

Tina

Shari @ My Cottage of Bliss said...

I think I need that first shelf! It would fit right in at my house with all the stuff I've painted white! ;) It's amazing how paint and one little applique changed the whole look and feel of it.

You really have outdone yourself with this batch of thrifty makeovers. Awesome!

~Kimberly said...

I love the lamps! So adorable! You are awesome!

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

Like you, I love love love spray paint! Paint in spray or brush form is my best friend :)

love your finds and transformation.

TTFN~~Claudia ♥

Cindy said...

Hi Kammy!
What wonderful projects!! Thanks for the inspiration my dear, I love them all! Those lamps for your daughters room will be designer like! Fabulous!!! Cindy

Linda said...

Kammy, you made everything look gorgeous - can't understand why people would get rid of stuff that would turn out that beautifully! Linda

Ms Jackie's Junque said...

Kammy,

Incredible! Love everything but the lamps are just exquisite. Great job!

Bonnie said...

Oh Kammy, you are truly the Goddess of spray paint! I love seeing what you find every week and what you turn them into!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Wow, Kammy, you really did hit the jackpot. Both those shelves are adorable and the lamps are too. What a great transformation in those alone. Love what you did to everything. That old solid wood school chair is SO charming in black. Love it! Now it looks very Pottery Barn.

Liz said...

Oh My Goodness! Love all of the projects!! you did a great job on all of your finds!

~Liz

RedAries said...

oh wow, I am so jealous of all your deals!! LOVE the little lamps!! and the tea cup shelf!

Amy said...

Wow, you have been busy! What creativity in all your projects. It is amazing the difference paint can make....and it is so inexpensive. Love your treasures. Amy :)

Suzanne in TX said...

Wow Kammy--those treasures are extraordinary and I love your transformations for each piece! Great job. I love all the inspiration found here.

Brenda said...

Kammy, you have done it again! These look absolutely fantastic! I would love that little shelf for cups and saucers for my house. I shall be on the look out! Great job! Everything is so pretty and you have worked your magic!
Brenda

Embellished Bayou said...

Beautiful job on everything, and what bargains!

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Wow, fabulous projects. You are an inspiration!

Christi

Jadehollow said...

Kam.. all great finds. You did a great job on everything. Love those darling lamps..and the colors...and you know I'm a huge fan of any an all painted black lol. Thanks for sharing!
Hugs,
Debbie

Sandy@CoppernThings said...

Kammy,
Great finds,and everything looks so pretty. I can't wait to see your daughters finished room.
Sandy

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Kammy, your projects are great. You are amazing!!

Hugs, Barb

Lorna ~ Lace and Ivy Cottage said...

Girlfriend, you do wonders with that black paint! I'm lovin' that tea cup shelf! But I love all your projects. The trim on the lampshade is adorable. You're my kind of gal, thrifty genes run through our veins! Awesome job, Kammy!

mbrown128 said...

Kammy, I love all your projects!! As I was scrolling down I was saying "ooo Ah" You are thrify and creative!!!! I also have the same chair and have painted it white, I think I may change it to red though!!

Michelle

Joyce said...

Oh Kammy your bargains turned into a cinderella story from pumpkin to beautiful coach. Your magic wand and elbow grease make for a fine showing. Keep up the good works.
Joyce

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

If there is a prize for best re-do...I think you should get it...wow...everything is beautiful (after the makeover)...congrats...you're really on a roll...

FOR THE SAKE OF TIME said...

Kammy - I am SOOOOO glad I found your blog through Thrifty Treasures! I adore it. The shelves are just perfect. What great "finds". I am now a follower. Can't wait to see what you do next.
Charla

Peg @ Bloomfield Farm said...

All your projects look wonderful. I really like the cute lamps you did for your daughter's room. You must be a real pro with the spray paint. I can never get mine to look even... it's always drippy.

Helen Joy said...

The white shelf gave me chills it was so pretty! Goodness gracious!

Traci said...

Kammy, you rock! I love all of your transformations! I share your love affair with a can of black spray paint. I can't help myself!
Blessings,
Traci

ThriftyAnnabella said...

Wow you did great!!

Tammy518 said...

Wow, you've been a busy girl! You did a fabulous job on all your thrifty purchases. I love the lampshades!

Hope your week is off to a great start.

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Wow!!!! You did great. What great finds, and what great changes you made! I am enjoying seeing all of your amazing projects. Jackie

Christina said...

Love all of your finds and projects. Those are some fantastic lamps and I love what you have done with time. It is always fun to see what you have done.

Kelli said...

INCREDIBLE!! Love it all. Especially the shelves. I know we're not supposed to covet, but I am coveting those! LOL! Thanks for sharing.

Karli Hearron said...

Wow, I can't believe those were all under 5 bucks. Amazing. The lamps are my favorite!!!! So wonderful.

Sharing with Sherri said...

Wowie Zowie Kammy!!

You're gonna need holsters for your cans of spray paint the way you keep blazing out these GREAT re-do's!!!
Super deals for under five bucks too! Great job girlfriend!

Sherri:)

Cass @ That Old House said...

Have spray paint, WILL transform fugly thrift finds into gorgeous chic decor!
Excellent!
Cass

Terry said...

Wow - I love the shelf you turned into a cup holder! And the chair! And the lamps - and then the chalkboard frame - wow you're busy and creative! How fun and inspiring for us and your daughter!

Carrie said...

Aaaahhh!!! It IS the same picture! And that's almost exactly what I was going to do with it (just in black instead of white). It'll be the greeting board by my front door!

I really...and I mean REALLY love that teacup shelf!

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Gina said...

I love ALL the great stuff you found and fabulous in one day... YOU ARE AMAZING!

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

Wow...great deals...even better transformations!

~Amanda

Tamara Jansen said...

I love all your projects. I'm going to try the lamp shade idea for my new Grandbaby's nursery!

Melissa said...

Thank you for your sweet comment! I enjoy looking at your blog for inspiration! I recently started thrifting a few weeks ago and cannot get enough!

santamaker said...

Not sure if my previous comment made it through. Bloggers was having a fit. Just wanted you to know I thought your projects came out super. Just love spray paint.

Kendra @ Domestic Princess in Training said...

More great finds and even better transformations!

Tricia Anne said...

I love your finds and I especially love your makeovers!! I have a little note to refer back to your blog when I sew a little quilt to frame! :o) I bought a large wood frame at a local thrift store, to put it in! :o)
Have a great day!
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Heather said...

Wonderful projects! I am always inspired when I see what others are doing.

Thanks for stopping by the other day. I really am enjoying my apple peeler and it was a deal! Love that too. :)

Heather

its so very cheri said...

Great finds. Good will stuff is priced so weird-mine here has lampshades like that -used for $5. Some things that are broken and should be cheap or they should be willing to make a deal they will not budge here-I don't know if anyone else has asked them recently about going down in price but they won't do it here.

xinex said...

Oh Kammy, I am so jealous! You really did so well on these fabulous finds. And you made them look so pretty. You have a gift of vision and talent, girl!....Christine

Elyse said...

WHOA!

i know that i would have passed by all of that stuff but not anymore! fabulous job!

i have this idea to make individual plate shelves from architectural salvage pieces. have you ever done anything like this? i think i saw it in a magazine once but now can't find it or it wasn't quite the same. i'm rambling. if you have any thought on this, please pop over with 'em.

xo

Deana said...

What a great find!! A chair for only $3.50? It turned out fabulous!

ps. thanks for stopping by my blog. this thrifty treasures party is pretty fun!

Maya said...

Oh wow. I'm speechless. You are a talent. And all these pieces got a brand new life!

Callieflower said...

You do such a good job at fixing things up!

Aubree @ The Weathered Cottage said...

Ok the red chair, lamps, and chalkboard frame are by far my favorite! Thanks for stopping by my blog...it made my day :)

Kristin said...

I love your resourcefulness! Such an inspiration :-)

Goodwill Haunting said...

I just love reading about your makeovers. I guess black is IN with so many great projects being done in either black or white. They do look great! So I guess I'll be visiting my WM store to get some cans of black paint! I hope they don't think I'm a tagger! Ha! This is great ... thanks for sharing!

Morning T said...

Great finds! I especially love what you did with the red chair. I just bought some chalkboard paint and am looking for a pic just like the oval one you found. Great job with everything!

Dawn said...

Hi Kammy, I think I left a comment here already but there's soooo many I didn't go thru them all. Just wanted to say thanks for the nice comment and for following. I love the magic you can work with a can of paint!
Dawn

Christine said...

Kammy,
I've loved visiting your blog & checking out all your great finds & revamps! I am cracking up at this oval frame that you redid as a chalkboard. My grandmother had that *exact* picture hanging in her bedroom with the lovely swans and cottage in the background. Thanks for that sweet little reminder of her (even though the reminder came in the form of not-so-fine art! LOL!).