I did go to a couple of flea markets and the local thrift today. I didn't find too much, but I was happy with the few things I did find.
I scored this cake plate for $2:
And a couple of cute vintage-y pillowcases:
I've been inspired by Laurie over at Scarlet Fig to find a foot stool to redo like this one. I just love her Tufted Tweets fabrics! So I've been hunting at the flea markets and thrifts to see if I can find a similar stool.
Last night I was bored and decided to spend the evening watching movies and surfing some of my favorite blogs...i.e. Crafty Porn. Get ready for some inspiring links. If I weren't typing this post at 11pm, I'd be outside with my spray paint getting busy! I haven't done ANY spray painting yet this year, but seeing all of these cool projects have really inspired me.
I love what Tammy at Tattered and Timeless did with these ladderback chairs. I've come across a couple of chairs like this, but didn't know what to do with the woven seating. Well, duh! Just get rid of it and make a cushioned cover! I also love how she made a rolling grocery cart into a storage bin for her craft room. I could kick myself right now because I saw one of these carts at a flea market for $4 today and couldn't talk myself into buying it.
I also love what Cincy over at Living in the 513! did with this luggage rack and chair.
And let's just say that Pam at DIY Design Fanatic is a woman after my heart with her love of spray painted things! How gorgeous is this red watering can?!?
Some other crafty home things that I came across that I just couldn't not mention were:
-These awesome hanging pincushions from Kendra at On My Side of the Room How quick and easy are these? And Kendra has a tutorial on making them as well!
-These must-have bookends from Rebekah at All Thingz Related. Holy Moly I'm soooo making these!
-Homemade Apothacary Jars by Stephie at Made by Stephie. (Also on my to do list!)
- Pretty much EVERYTHING made or redone by Whitney & Ashley at Shanty2Chic
I plan to run to Home Depot and buy all the stuff for the apothacary jars and bookends with maybe a side trip to Walmart to restock my spray paint since I'm running really low.
I will post updated pics as I begin painting again. I have promised myself (and my wonderfully patient fiance, J) that I will get rid of 3 things for every new thing I bring into the house. I think I need to clarify the terms of that, since I don't think the vintage linens should count...
By the way, in case you are inspired to spray paint everything in your house, like I am, I have two tips for you.
First, I recommend buying a name brand of spray paint. When I first started my painting projects, I bought the cheap .99 spray paint from Walmart. I quickly learned that when painting a bigger project, such as a big corner table like the one I painted last summer, your finger will go numb quickly and it doesn't spray as evenly. Now I only buy Krylon Indoor/Outdoor paint because not only does it come in awesome colors such as Blue Ocean Breeze, Bahama Sea, Gumdrop & Watermelon, but you get an even spray and a better coating. I am also, not a big fan of sanding wood, so I tend to just primer everything first, then paint.
Check back in the next day or so to see my Sunday painting projects...they are still drying right now!