I can’t believe it’s been years since I found this beauty. You may remember it from this post. Since then I have been trying to find a decent shade for it. Luckily, I found this one at the thrift store for $1. I thought I would try it out, since it is a common type/color available on most lamps. To make sure my office coordinated, I found a matching shade for the other brass table lamp in my office. And it definitely adds some character alongside my grandmother’s typewriter.
Ah, so you know when you just nudge your perfectly symmetrical succulent with a little force and POOF no longer the perfect specimen that lives in every homemakeover show/magazine/blog post.
Well it turns out most of these “arms” broke off perfectly! I had no idea my succulents could get any more adorable. (Can you tell I love them? Haha) I’ve been keeping them next to the window on moist soil that I spray at least once a week (depending on how dry the air is). It’s certainly takes a while (months) but this is what a few of them look like now:
Next step, when to put them in soil…
Happy Winter Gardening!
To quote Mr. Owen Wilson “WOW”…I can’t believe it’s been a year since I posted. It’s been the year of working, moving and of course… weddings!
Renting always has it’s challenges, especially when I just want to knockdown walls and scrap off all the popcorn ceilings, ha. One of these is the kitchen backsplash or lack of. I looked into some options, like contact paper or temporary wall paper, but ultimately I wanted to make it a “gallery space”. My plan is to find more of the same size frames (of course from thifting) and fill them with vibrant artwork. This is what I have so far:
And an update from my last post. I added the leather hanger & painted over the name on the mailbox.
Not too shabby.
When family visits from states away and it’s cold outside, then thirfting and after Christmas sales are great way to get some steps in! Especially when you try to stretch those Christmas gift dollars.
Check out some of my finds from this week:
A cute little pen & ink sketch covered with glass and corner clips.
A painting on slate. This guy needs some TLC – I plan on painting the mailbox and adding a leather string to hang it.
A Pyrex storage container. A good size for packed lunches or storing tea.
And last but not least, a purple Pyrex pie plate. I can’t wait to make Apple Pie in this beauty!!
Quick Tip: This is the best time to snag wrapping paper, ornaments and lights for great prices! So far I got (2) tissue paper and (2) long wrapping paper rolls for under $5.
Happy Holidays & Best Wishes for the New Year!
Sunday morning estate sales are the best. Some late morning casual browsing with no pressure from the early birds. Honestly I thought all the good stuff would be taken, but I got lucky and found some small items for $3.
Can’t beat all the shells in this cute wicker container. Plus after making my hanging planters, I’ve been searching for a planter hanger bracket. The packaging is amazingly retro – I almost didn’t want to open it.
My next project will be to fix the missing wooden veneer on the inlaid pearl box. Wish me luck!
With all the yard sales lately, I have acquired a bunch of random stuff like this candle & fishbowl.
They were both missing something, so I attempted to combine them.
It’s not too bad – a bit earthy & funky, but perhaps I will come up with another combo when my air plants come in. It’s always fun to come up new combinations whether it’s rearranging the living room or something small like this quick project.
Happy Thrifting & DIY-ing!
All the summer Birthdays are here! And being on a tight budget always makes one more clever. So I opt for doodles. It’s a simple and personal gift. And a bit of addition to an already splendid blank card. Here ya go: