Saturday, June 30, 2012

Isn't She Lovely? Furniture Makeover Using Chalk Paint Part II

Remember this from yesterday? My $25  Goodwill find.

Here she is today:
Now isn't she lovely?

Paint, on furniture, is kind of like make-up on me - causes a miraculous transformation. In this case, it was two cans and one small bottle of paint, along with clear wax.  

Friday, June 29, 2012

Isn't She Lovely? Furniture Makeover Using Chalk Paint

Well, maybe she isn't yet - but she's gonna be. I picked this dresser up at Goodwill about a year ago for $25 and thought it had much promise.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

It Doesn't Get Any Better Than Free

When watching a movie, somehow the show is always better when I have popcorn and Junior Mints - preferably together. Regal Cinemas is making the popcorn part free for the next few days! Click here to download a coupon for a free small popcorn, good until July 1.  

I love free.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Where Does Your Garden Grow? Make a Raised Bed Garden in a Pallet Crate

pallet crate garden
We have an evidently-fertile group (flock? pod? swarm?) of chipmunks, rabbits,  and squirrels in our yard, which has made it quite difficult for us to have a garden.  I have known that I needed to do a raised-bed garden, even though I know some of those suckers can climb, but I at least wanted to make it a bit more difficult for them to feast. I did not, however, want to spend money on wood. When our church did some renovations this spring, I saw my chance for a nearly-free raised garden when new tiles were delivered and came in the most sturdy-looking crates.

I asked my husband to bring a few of these home as they were emptied.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Something Old into Something New: Make a Drying Rack from an Old Crib

Ballard Designs has a fabulous drying rack that I longed for.  I saw it in the catalog every few months and would long anew each time I perused.  Just take a gander:

Unfortunately, I could not swing the $200 price tag. 

Then, while checking out blogs one day, I came across an even more fabulous drying rack.  It was more fabulous because...IT WAS FREE!