Thursday, February 17, 2011

Thrifty Thursday

Spring is definitely in the air today ~ possibly hitting 70 here in Iowa!!!  The snow is just about all melted, much to my delight!  The kids have been spending as much time as possible outside after school which means a lot of wet, wet clothes to wash every day.  I had forgotten how wet this time of year is ~ the yard is mud from one end to the other.  Oh well ~ I spied some green grass today and some of my plants stayed green under all the snow!

I thought that I would make a return to Thrifty Thursday today.  With the warmer weather, I'm feeling more like blogging again.  I didn't think that winter would have affected my desire to post, but it sure did.  The cold temps made it impossible to paint and the pieces that I had ready to prim just sat in the basement in a box.  Maybe I can get to them now!

I hit Goodwill after Valentine's Day this week and found a few treasures.  Next year's decorating will be a bit more than it was this year!  Here's what I snagged ~

I actually had purchased the hugs & kisses wall words before Valentine's Day with the intention of applying it to a tile.  However, with all the kids' activities and a few snow days, I never accomplished it.  Everything else I picked up for a mere $3.50!  I think that they will be great additions to what I have.

DH shocked me with a new Willow Tree for Valentine's Day.  I wasn't expecting anything as he had surprised me with gorgeous diamond earrings for Christmas (as well as every special holiday/day in 2011).  I still have it displayed with my Valentine's Day Scentsy warmer ~

Here's a different view of the Scentsy warmer ~

It seems that a lot of us have been busy thrifting again ~ everyone must have spring fever!  It's been fun to see what everyone's been finding.  What's been your favorite treasure lately?

Friday, February 4, 2011

Finally ~ A Goodwill Goodie Finish Friday!

FINALLY ~ a finished makeover!  This winter has just zapped all my motivation to do ANY makeovers.  With Valentine's Day right around the corner, I pulled out my decorations and discovered just how few I have.  I had planned to cover the heart with a rusty star, but decided that this box is a perfect Valentine's fit.

Here's the before ~

And the Result ~

Here it is displayed on the mantle ~

I still haven't decided if I want to keep it black or put a coat of red or burgundy over it.  The black makes whatever I sit on it really pop, so for now it's staying black.  This is really all I have for Valentine's Day decorations.  Perhaps I will start keeping an eye open for a few "heart" items at Goodwill that need a good "updating" ~ LOL!

How about all of you?  Do you decorate lots for Valentine's Day?