“The saying is something like, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure” or “one man’s garbage is another man’s gold” which both mean that what is of little value to one person, may in fact be of great value to another person.”
In a previous post I talked about my love of garage and yard sales, auctions, thrift stores and the thrill of the hunt searching for my next vintage trinket or treasure.
At almost every yard or garage sale the person selling the goods will have a box of stuff that they don’t think anyone will buy and it is marked “FREE”.
I think the hubs cringes when he realizes I’ve spied that box and make a beeline to inspect.
Many many years ago, what I’ll refer to as my former life, I had a friend whose grandmother use to fold her grocery bags into small triangles for easy storage. I loved this idea and I had her teach me how to do it.
I have to admit though I didn’t keep it up for very long.
Then came along the reusable bag craze and my collection of plastic bags dwindled to a manageable amount.
When I found myself with too many plastic bags I would donate them to the PKU office at the local hospital.
Now I find myself with a kitty cat and a vintage trinket business where I tend to need and use plastic grocery bags (you can figure out why lol regarding the kitty cat).
I needed one today and when I looked in my cupboard to retrieve a bag I was embarrassed to see the mess I let my bags get into. I’m almost ashamed to show this picture. Continue reading Grocery Bag Storage
I think all good designers would agree that the cheapest way to update a room is with a fresh coat of paint. I also think that goes for more than just the walls.
When money is tight and your budget doesn’t allow for brand new, it’s amazing what a can of spray paint can do.
We are slowly updating our house, one room at a time, or more like one project per room at a time. With the updates to the kitchen, our ceiling fan with it’s brass base just wasn’t cutting it. One can of spray paint, along with some leftover craft paint and we had a totally new look. Continue reading Light Fixture Makeover: DIY
I am a big fan of the blog One Good Thing by Jillee and on Saturdays she always takes what she calls a “sanity” break from blogging. I found myself in the same boat this week, needing a sanity break, as I ended up with so much on my plate…. so I’ve resurrected a post from the archives which I hope you enjoy. Perhaps with the warmer weather on the way it might actually be quite timely as if you get started now you can enjoy these candle holders on your patio or deck all summer long!
Originally posted December 10, 2014
Back in November (2014) We had a temporary “get us through the winter safely” fix up on our front door step and I was so excited when I discovered there was left over 4×4 lumber.
So, just like back in October re the wooden pumpkins I made with the pieces of 4×4 that L cut for me. Shown here…I had L do the same thing with the leftover 4×4 from the front door fix. He cut and sanded for me 1 x 6″ high, 1 x 8″ high and 1 x 10″ high, only this time he drilled a hole in the middle on top using a 1 3/4″ spade bit for a tea light candle. Continue reading 4×4 Tiered Candle Holders for the Patio
This cute little pillow is made from a flannel backed tablecloth, the type you can buy at any Dollarama or Walmart. This is easy and very inexpensive to make.
The weather here in my part of the country tends to change if you turn around or blink your eyes …lol so I came up with this idea as I wanted a pillow that was economical and one that I could leave outdoors and not worry to much about ruining it if it got wet.