Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Stuff to Buy at Goodwill: Make Your Own Fancy Cards!

 Here is another post in the "Stuff to buy at Good Will" Series!

Check out the aisle with the office supplies and cards!
You can often find whole wedding invitation kits for a down and dirty price.


 You don't have to have a wedding in your future to use the lovely paper, notecards, stickers, and other great stuff in those boxes.


Friday, May 27, 2016

How To Save $$ on Patio Planters!

Yikes!  
Have you SEEN the cost of already planted patio planters at the nursery or Farmer's Market?
There are at least eight big patio planters here that need plants!
Even at $25 a pop....that would be a budget breaker for me!

Here is my lower cost solution for big good looking planters!
I use perennials for accent plants.
Yup....
all those plants that need dividing in the big gardens find a temporary home in the planters!

Friday, May 20, 2016

Spring Painting Projects


I never knew that I could emulate Pablo Picasso.

In fact....I am JUST LIKE Pablo Picasso!

Seriously.....read the quote!

I paint things not as I see them....but how I think them!


I have always envied artist who can paint pictures.
Alas....that is not a talent that I will ever have.




BUT....give me a can of Spray Paint and a beautiful sunny day....and I can make things look the way I think them.

I have been really busy painting STUFF around Sweetwater!


Monday, May 9, 2016

Reupholstery: Should You or Shouldn't You?


We have a nice little chair here that originally came from the thrift store.
It is a nice size.  It fits into small spaces.
It is reasonably comfortable for an occasional chair.
It has a caned back which made it simple to just make a new cushion cover to fit with the decor.
(Would you believe this is the best photo of the chair I could find in my archives?)




Alas....Marvin has decided that the caned back of the chair is a terrific scratching post!!!
Remind me again why we love our pets!? 

 I knew that having the chair recaned not worth it for a thrift store chair.



Or more to the point....to reupholster or not?