Prim at Heart

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

New items and little makeovers!

Wow! It has been so long since I have had the time to post anything. I check the blogs I am following, but haven't had time to post my own!! We have another snow day off from school today, so I have a few extra minutes! I decided to finally change my header picture! It is a picture of an arrangement on my living room table.

First of all I will show you a few items I bought at GW, a TS, and Big Lots. I found the geranium (my favorite for summer) for $1.79! The crock was $4.98, and the wooden pineapple was $1.98. The potted greenery was from Big Lots for $6.00. Not exactly a GW buy, but I loved it!

I tried my hand at my first little pillow tucks! I think they turned out cute, especially for my first try! I just used some felt that I had bought in the remnant bin at Wal-Mart. Then I just free handed everything. The bunny is like one that was in Create and Decorate magazine one time. I just hand sewed them since I do not own a sewing machine (might have to be a near future purchase!). Next I soaked them in coffee(not instant) and I like how the coffee grounds gave them a grungier look. They are actually darker in person. Then I stuffed them using some of my sons' old undershirts. I just love them! What do you think?

On to my little makeovers. Do you remember these GW finds? I repainted the skinny dough board and the flowered plaque. Here is the before....

And here is the after...

and here...

Do you remember this round cutting board? I know...yuck!

I repainted it also...much better!

Here was another one with birds on it....

It now looks like this...

I put them all together, with a couple more, on my kitchen counter for a new display. I like how they all look together. This picture is a little blurry...

For my last little makeover, I repainted this ugly flowered peg rack...

It turned out like this...I hung it in my half bath.

Here it is hanging...

Oh, I forgot. I did repaint an old picture frame that I had. I printed a pic of Lincoln from online, coffee stained it and put it on my desk. By the way, the desk was given to me by my mom. It was in our house growing up and she couldn't use it anymore...lucky me!)I think he looks right at home here!

Here it is finished...

Well, I hope you enjoyed my pictures today. I have some more new goodies that I found at a favorite prim shop. But I will wait until next time for that!

Enjoy the rest of this snowy day!


  1. I have the exact same pineapple...and I love it!

    You did so well with your GW the bargains!

    Your makeovers are fantastic..the paint makes such a world of difference. It takes a keen eye to see the prim potential in such ugly items!
    Enjoy the snow and have a wonderful evening!

  2. Stacy, LOVE LOVE LOVE those sweet little pillows!! I can't get over all of your makeovers....simply awesome! And Abe looks right at home there. I can't wait to see more!!!
    Have a good evening.

  3. Stacy,
    I love your pillow tucks ~ fantastic & love, love your makeovers. Everything looks wonderful. Abe looks great where he's sitting.

  4. Oh wow-your little tucks turned out great, Stacy! Love all your re-dos too. Everything looks great!

  5. Love all of your re-dos and your tucks are so adorable!! Inspires me to try a couple for myself...everything looks awesome! Oh and Abe looks right at home on your desk :)

  6. Wow your makeovers are fantastic ! Love the pillow tucks. What a great way to stuff them too. And that desk !!!!! Lucky lucky girl ! Abe looks at home sittin there.
    Prim Huggs n Blessins

  7. You did an absolutely AWESOME job on the re-dos. You would never know what they used to look like.
    Good Job!!

  8. Stacey, I love all your finds! You never know what you'll find at big lots of GW. I can't wait till the weather is better so I can thrift store shop. All you make overs look great!


  9. Love the cutting boards that you redid and how you have them displayed!! Your little pillow tucks are adorable!! Great find on the geranium...I just saw one like it at JoAnn Fabrics for $19.99!! Everything looks wonderful!!

  10. Glad to have you back, I've been missing you but looks like you've been a busy, busy girl! First, I love your new header picture. That's a nice display.

    Your pillow tucks turned out wonderful for being your first time! They are fun to make, aren't they? I keep thinking about putting a sewing machine on my wish list too.

    I really like how you took that plain board and just set a lantern and candlestick on it. I thought maybe you were going to make a sign or something. I love that idea!

    I've been on the lookout for cutting boards so I can make one of those displays too. Your grouping turned out wonderful!

    Thanks for the tip on the Lincoln picture! I never would have thought about printing it off and coffee staining! We are going to re-do our living room in the primitive patriotic style and Abe Lincoln will be making quite a few appearances (especially now that I learned your trick!). Thanks!

    Have a wonderful week Stacy~

  11. Love your little pillows! I was going to see if I had that issue when I saw someone using the bunny the other day. They did turn out great! Your makeovers are wonderful! Love the rack for your bath and the black cutting board!

  12. Love the cutting boards and my fav is the little peg shelf they all turned out prim tastic! Love the pillow tucks too!


  13. Love all your makeovers! Everything looks great!

  14. Love the Mr Lincoln print - I think I may do that myself. All your makeovers look great!!


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