Prim at Heart

Saturday, January 23, 2010

GW/Consignment Goodies and Some Questions

Hello everyone! I haven't had much time to post lately. Our snow days have all past and I'm back to work, and back to reality!! However, I have found time to stop by my local GW store. Here are some of the goodies that I found. I'm not sure what in the world I am going to do with the wood boxes with lids, but I'm sure I will think of something. We are Ohio State fans at my house, but those will definitely have to get a makeover!! I just love the tiny wood-framed mirror. I was going to paint it but decided to keep it the original wood stain. The little peg rack will find a home somewhere after it is primmed up a bit. The shelf really needs some TLC also. I will post pics after I get them finished...who knows when that will be!

Here is another GW find, the little black tin candle holder (that is what I am going to use it for), and I bought the star ornaments for around 30 cents on clearance at a local store. I think they will be cute painted for next Christmas.

Ok here are the items that I am really excited about. My friend and I took our sons to the YMCA for their indoor soccer practice last Saturday. We had two hours to kill. Right next to the Y is a consignment funiture/housewares shop that I never knew was there! Look at the treasures I found. The prices weren't quite as good as GW, but still worth grabbing. The hogscraper candle holder was $4.98, the basket was a whopping .98 cents! The wood box, which is by far my favorite item, was just $4.98 also!! And the bread board was $2.00. So in all I paid like $13!!!!

Now to my questions. Would you paint the box or keep it the original wood color? I am going back and forth with it. Also, I want to paint and grunge/prim up the basket. Has anyone ever done that? I'm sure many of you have. Would I just spray paint a basecoat of black and then spray/brush a topcoat on?? Any suggestions will be appreciated!! I look forward to reading your comments.

Oh, I also visited one of my favorite prim/colonial stores the other day. I'll post my goodies as soon as I take some pics.

Now I'm off to tackle some cleaning. My husband is hunting and my sons are at All-County Band tryouts so I have a little "me" time this morning. I hope everyone enjoys the rest of the weekend!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to everyone! My new year is starting off great! I have a snow day off of school today!!

I just wanted everyone to know how happy I am to have found this blogging community...I never knew it existed! One day I am going to sit down and read everyone's entire blog- when I have time! I love reading and looking at older posts as well as current ones. It is like a good magazine that I keep to browse through from time to time!

Now, I wanted to post some pics of the gift my mom got me for Christmas. I hung it in my bedroom. I think it looks so warm and cozy!

Hope everyone stays warm!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Christmas at my House

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and New Year's Eve! I am a litle late with posting this, but here are some pictures of Christmas around my home. Enjoy!

Sorry for all of the pictures! I just wanted to share some of my favorite decorations before I pack them all back up until next year! I hope you enjoyed looking at them! I would love for you to leave a comment!