Friday, June 24, 2011

This and That

While visiting my daughter and son-in-law I managed to keep myself busy in their cute little apartment. I joked with my daughter that having me for a mom is like having a dad and a mom come to visit because I do small home repair projects along with decorating and organizing. However she does lose out on having the sort of mom that deep cleans or bakes delightful goodies. That's just not me. Fortunately my daughter has many friends who volunteered to bring in delicious meals and desserts after baby was born so they enjoyed the best of everyone's talents.
On my last visit we curbside shopped this little piece that is used for kitchen storage. I decided to spruce it up using a few dollar store placemats and upholstery tacks.Do you see that gorgeous glass lamp? We found it at a thrift store for just a few dollars (along with that pretty green pedestal bowl). It originally had a light green tint that had been scratched off in a few places. About two hours later, with the use of a razor blade and an old credit card, I was able to take off all of the green leaving it clear and lovely.
And of course I had to do a few spray paint projects while visiting.
This stunning mirror was one.We picked it up at Lucketts. It was reasonably priced but it was a scary, ugly, yellow gold. Even after years of spray painting I am still amazed at how spray paint can transform almost anything.Next week I'll share more of our trip to the famous Lucketts store. I took about a hundred pictures (literally!) while I was there. It may have to be a two or three part post. So fun!!!


Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I hope you had a nice visit, Joy! Did you run into any bloggers at Lucketts? I know there are a couple of blogs I follow that mention it; that would have been fun.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I think it is wonderful that you can help your daughter out with the decorating...that lasts longer than a cooked meal any day!!

'T' said...

You are the trash to treasure queen. You have an eye to make things beautiful. I haven't met you, but I'm guessing you are someone who makes 'people' feel pretty and of worth too. :)

Comeca Jones said...

Love it!

Joy said...

Dear Friends,
I so appreciate your wonderful comments!
Kathy-unfortunately I didn't see any other bloggers (at least none that I recognized). Perhaps it's because we went on a Monday when things were a little slow.
"T"-You are so sweet!I am going to print your words to remind myself to live up to your expectations. Thank you for the inspiration!

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