Brandi from Blue Cedar Lane was hitting her favorite shopping spot (aka Goodwill) when she saw a blindingly bright orange flower vase. The vase reminded Brandi of one she had been eyeing at Anthropologie so she grabbed it up. With some paint Brandi was able to achieve the same color combo she loved about her inspiration.
Sherry from Pondered Primed Perfected scored a free lazy Susan at a garage sale when the owner happily threw it in with Sherry’s other findings. There was no way Sherry would turn down an opportunity to find a way to turn it into something fabulous, and, of course, she doesn’t disappoint! The once old, tired lazy Susan now has a smart new look with a bold alphabet design around the rim.
You know I always love a good rescue, and this pillow from Lora at Craftivity Designs is just that! Many wouldn’t have seen the potential in the old pillow Lora picked up at the thrift store, but she knew with a mini-makeover it could really shine in her guest bedroom. Lora used iron-on interfacing to add “a graphic and modern touch” of typography. Now it has just the perfect mix of vintage and modern she so loves!
If you ever shop at Ballard you have undoubtedly seen their ceramic garden stools that make lovely little side tables. On a thrifting expedition with the girls, Myra from My Blessed Life scored a pair of oriental garden seats for only $14 – for the pair! She gave them a sleek, crisp look with some white spray paint and had herself the spitting image of Ballard’s garden seat. Seriously, can you get over the fact that they have EXACTLY the same pierced detail? Craaazy!
Gail from Purple Hues and Me was inspired by Anthropologie’s unique candlesticks made from found items to create one of her own. What makes Gail’s candlestick so special is that she was able to repurpose her own sentimental trinkets and treasures. I think this is such a creative way to display items that have been passed down from family or doodads from when you were a kid and don’t know what to do with now. With Halloween around the corner, I can also see a very cool candlestick made with skulls, ghosts, and other creepy finds.