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.
Weekends are the best for pancakes. Last weekend my family had a Valentine’s Day breakfast complete with some heart pancakes and bacon. They were really easy to make too. Just pour the pancake mix in a V shape, wait for the pancake to bubble and then flip. Salty and sweet make for a delicious breakfast! Thank you dad for teaching me how to make pancakes when I was little.
Recently I went digging through my parents basement for lost treasures that my dad occasionally picks up from my grandmother’s house and found this beauty. I was told this was my grandmother’s and she used it until she bought a set of hurricane lamps. It is a bit banged up, missing a piece, should probably be rewired and has smoke stains but is still gorgeous. It looks like it is hand painted glass and may have used a standard lampshade. I am torn on what to do. Should this be rewired or kept in its original condition? And what lamp shade originally belonged to this type of lamp? I still have a lot of research to do, so in the meantime I will use this as a decorative piece. Any insight would be appreciated!
A close up view of some of the stains, missing “scroll” element and frayed wire jacket.
I just wanted let everyone know the thrifting fun has not stopped. I have been working two jobs and haven’t had the time to post, so hopefully when the fall begins (along with classes) I will resume posting again. Have a great summer everyone!
General Update: url change to thethriftyowl.tumblr.com