Sunday, September 25, 2011

The Linkup Button Is Fixed

I'm so sorry I didn't get the link button posted right the first time. Sometimes my brain works fine, sometimes it does not.

Anyway, here is the fixed linkup to Restyled Sundays #5.
I can't wait to see what you have to share.

Restyled Sundays #5

I had some great fun thrifting this week!  My mom and I discovered a great antique mall north of St Jo, Missouri and shopped for about 2 hours. Mom wore out, so I took my daughter back yesterday and they were having a parking lot sale as well. We had a blast, got some great buys and of course let some slip through our fingers.  We found a really large picture with a very elaborate frame for $25 dollars at the parking lot sale, but didn't buy it right away. When I went back to get it, it was gone by about 5 minutes. :(
It always makes me sad when I do that, I just need to pay for it when I see it. Lesson learned, again!

Well we did find some great things to show you.

They had a great selection of vintage jars for a song.

Two nice pyrex bowls in the wheat pattern. What great fall colors.

A nice tole painted tray. I'm looking for two more for a project.

This sweet blue and white pitcher was calling my name.

And last but not least were this set of black poodle salt and pepper shakers,
 they look just like my girl!

Thanks so much to those of you who joined the party last week. I didn't have much time to invite more people, so we had just a few people and I am going to feature you all!

The Joyful Thrifter had some great finds last week. I really love this vintage clutch she found.

These adorable ghost lights are made over popsicle forms. Check out the tutorial by

What a fun Halloween wreath by Rachel
Check out how she made it at Fresh Squeezed Home

I can't wait to see what you've got this week.
 Link up below and be sure to add the Restyled Sundays button to your post.
 It's right on my sidebar.  Thanks so much for joining in.

Linking to these parties:southern hospitality



Saturday, September 24, 2011

Shabby Chic Rocking Chair

I found this sweet little rocking chair at the antique mall when one of the dealers was clearing out her stuff. She originally had it marked at $15 and when everything was at 50% off I couldn't resist.

I just fell in love with this carved back. It is just so feminine.

After a couple of coats of Krylon's Ballerina Slipper spray paint she is fit for a princess.

I just happened to have this soft paisley fabric to cover the seat.

A closer look at the back.  I hope someone likes her as much as I do.

Linking to the following parties:


Thursday, September 22, 2011

Shabby Chic Mirror Makeover

I am always finding these old mirrors with gold frames at garage sales and thrift stores, so I had to share this restyled one, just so you know I am getting something done. ( So many projects half finished, nice to have one to post)
This one was in really nice shape. I think I paid $6 for it.
The backs usually are held on by screws, so they are really easy to remove.
After a little black gloss spray paint....

It looks quite chic.

The perfect look for that Shabby Chic room.
I love these mirrors and I'm so happy to find them so often.
It is now available at the Sentimental Journey Antique Mall.

Linking to the following parties.

The Thrifty Groove

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Restyled Sundays #4

Well, once again, I am a little late starting the party. I need to start doing this on Saturday night, since I get so far behind on Sunday's. It's been rainy and dreary here all day, so I have been in the basement paint and sewing all day and just realized I forget to get this going. So let's do it!

Last week I was so impressed with this Lamp Shade Makeover from Jen at Nest, Sing, Fly.
It looks so sweet and works well with the glass lamp it is on.

Check out these Gilded Pumpkins from Redoux

You can always count on 'Good Time Charlie' for something classy!

And I know how much time this sofa slipcover must have taken

Jenni from Who Makes Up This Craft has really been busy!

I love seeing what you've been up to, now show me your stuff

Saturday, September 17, 2011

My First Award

I am so excited to have been nominated for The Versatile Blogger award.
Thanks to Julie & Sharon from Vintage Shabby Chicks! You guys are so great and I love your makeovers, like this one.

Be sure to check them out everybody.

Rules for the versatile blogger:

                                                    1.Thank the person who nominated you

                                                      2. Share 7 things about yourself

                                            3.Nominate 15 blogs you have recently enjoyed

                                              Ok, so for seven things about me, here we go.
   1. I have been married to my best friend for 27 years.
2. We both share an amazing faith of our Lord Jesus Christ
3. We have 6 children and 6 grandchildren.
4. Our only daughter is my thrifting partner and general partner in crime.
5.My mom got me started in the love of antiquing and selling in an antique mall.
6. I have a beautiful black Goldendoodle named Lady.
7. My husband and I are both dentists and have been in practice for 24 years.

I am nominating the following 15 blogs who several I have just recently fallen in love with!

Jenni ( my daughter) @ Who Makes Up This Craft
Good Time Charlie @ Redoux
Melissa@ HOUSEography
  Vanessa @ Thrift Core

I have so many others that I absolutely love, it was tough deciding on who to list. I love blogging and thrifting and restyling and hope that some of you enjoy my makeovers and thrifty finds as well.

Friday, September 16, 2011

It's A Great Room Again

We have lived in our house for almost nine years.
We had the great room just as we liked it shortly after we moved in.
 Here is a picture from back then.
Then we decided to paint the room. We moved all of the furniture out and painted it. When we put the rug back in, hubby said this would be a perfect place for a pool table and I said ok. So, after an exhausting
effort to find the perfect pool table, we had this.

Of course the dogs had to get in the picture.
It was really fun for about the first year, then it got old.
And nobody played pool very often.
So, we decided to put it back like it was.

Please forgive these pics, they were taken at night.
We just put it back together a few weeks ago, and I still have a lot to do to update it and get it like I want it.
I think with the darker walls and the dark leather sofas, it needs some more color.
 Maybe some more light pillows?
I would love some ideas!
I am linking to:

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Restyled Sunday's #3

Here we are once again for Restyled Sunday's. I almost got this up a day late again, but managed to get this up on the correct day! I keep thinking my weeks are going to settle down, but the busyness just keeps coming. We have had gorgeous weather this weekend, so I have been a spray painting fool. Lot's of projects started, several almost finished. I just need to make a run to WM in the morning for more paint and then I will show you some finished projects.

Thanks so much for sharing this week, I loved every one's posts.  Check out these cute Sweater Jack-O-Lanterns from Oasis Accents. 
I may still have time to try these before Halloween.

You won't believe how much The Joyful Treasure Hunter paid for this wonderful old trunk.
Check it out for yourself!

And, once again I am featuring Vintage Shabby Chicks beautiful vanity makeover.
Once again, I can't wait to see what you have found and or restyled!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Restyled Sundays (A Day Late!)

Ok, so my second party I am starting a day late. I am so confused since we have a long weekend that I thought it was Saturday all day yesterday.  First of all, I want to thank everyone that shared your stylish makeovers last week. I really enjoyed seeing everyones projects!

I really loved this pink dresser from Vintage Shabby Chicks!

And this restyled 1960's French Provencial Desk with the crystal knobs from

Great job ladies!

This week I did a little Annie Sloan Chalk Paint makeover with a little French Provencial table of my own.

I started with this simple end table I found at Goodwill for $6.99.

Added ASCP in Paris Grey, distressed and waxed with clear Minwax.

I think I got a beautiful result with very little effort.
She is now for sale at Sentimental Journey.

I can't wait to see your projects!

I am sharing at these parties:
UndertheTableandDreaming A Marvelous Mess