I went out the other day and wanted to get a few things for my kitchen. I want to lighten and brighten. So I went to find some small shelves, butterfly's and plaques. I wanted some of those ugly brass butterfly's so that I could paint them and put them on the wall in the kitchen.
These butterfly's were exactly what I was looking for. It is amazing to me when I want something and go out and find the exact thing.
Cute little shelves they were 2.50 each and I got them for 25% off that which makes them $1.88 each.
I also wanted to do a custom subway art sign. I saw one of my fellow blogger's do one, It turned out so cute you can check it out here Gail @ My Re purposed Life. She is wonderful with the woodworking skills and although I know I could do it, I went looking for the perfect plaque. I found these two and they will be perfect. I am going to make one for the kitchen and one for in the laundry room. They were $3.00 each.
A big basket of sea shells for 2.00, one can never have too many sea shells. ;-)
I got busy on the first step of repainting my kitchen table from gold harlequin to pretty sugar white and pale blue top. The table was gold diamonds from a while back when the kitchen was yellow. Can't give you the name of the pale blue because it is a Cindy special, mixed from the laundry room blue and some white paint.
I sanded the table then primed the top and bottom. Primer is the glue that makes the paint stick and not a color. It is not a fun step but makes the jobs turn out so nice. I painted the bottom of the table and around the edges of the top.
I then taped off the edges after my 3 coats of sugar white dried and I did the pale blue in the center. Then when the tape came off it looked so much better. Yeah!!! I am going to try and incorporate the pale blue into the room since I don't care for the wall paper blue from the previous owner.
The table turned out nice now I can start on the items that I thrifted for the kitchen.