Monday, August 18, 2014

It's the Little Things...


Aaahhh, summertime. (Insert sounds of birds chirping and lawn mowers running here.) 

Usually, I spend my Saturday mornings cleaning house, but I had to run a few errands, so I headed out and decided to have a little shopping therapy.

Wait...what's that???!!! (Insert sounds of screeching tires here.) 

OOOOOHHH, a garage sale at the end of my block...just for me. :) Thank you. I think that was a sweet little indicator of a good day ahead.

I found the little cubby thing above - it's not huge, about 18" square, but I think it might serve a purpose somewhere around here. It's getting painted, of course.

I also bought a milk glass plate I'll list on Etsy, and a bunch of "crafting" things; magnets, wooden letters, mats, felt to back vintage things...they were cheap.


You already saw my big purchases if you read about my amazing crates and $5 table, so this post is dedicated to small things I plan to use in my semi-dramatic living room redo in September.


This is the piece that got my brain cogitating on an industrial living room...with Mustard accents. I bought it a while back from Donna's Etsy shop. I love it. FYI - she has more...


Then, I found the piece above...at Ross. It had been marked down and I think it was $8.99. It needed a little touch up with black acrylic paint, which I was happy to do.

Once I decided to go all out industrial vintage glam for the fall, it was almost like things started appearing out of the blue...gifts from heaven!



Last Friday, I found 4 like-new pillows for $1 each. 3 of them will be used in my living room - 
shades of mustard & camel.


A Waverly gold velvet damask. A gold tiny bolster with trim that may or may not get covered up...and a ROUND pillow. I love it!


If I get bored (like that ever happens!) I can shoot hoops. 

This one may be a jumping off place for decorating the middle bedroom for fall & Christmas!


Wool latch-hook pillows like this are not cheap! Similar ones sell for about $50. Isn't it adorable? Especially for a buck. And this kitty won't shed or poo...

I'm getting excited about using mustard, like I did about using radiant orchid

I still have some projects to work on before I can begin assembling my room, though. 

Hey...I just looked at the date today and realized something...this is my 3 year blogiversary. 
It's Lynn's too...we were conceived on the same day. Happy blogiversary, Lynn!

Word for the Day:
Luke 13:18-19
18 He said therefore, “What is the kingdom of God like? And to what shall I compare it?19 It is like a grain of mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his garden, and it grew and became a tree, and the birds of the air made nests in its branches.”

Possibly Linking With:
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Monday
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Wednesday
Wow Us Wednesday
What’s it Wednesday
Cottage Style Party
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Thursday
Under $100 Link Party
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Friday
Feathered Nest Friday
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Saturday
Party Junk




11 comments:

Donna Wilkes said...

Love the mustard industrial look. Thanks for the shout-out. I have been looking for a little cabinet like that one. Will this be a Labor Day reveal?

Meg said...

You always find such great stuff Donna!

lynn said...

LOVE the cubbies, revi! and the pillows were a steal! i'm gonna love your mustard colors--i love mustard:) and happy anniversary to you, sweetie!

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Looking forward to your new look!
Happy Anniversary to you and to Lynn. :)

Pura Vida said...

oh my....what neat wonderful things!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Happy anniversary! Blogging is such fun and I love your great finds. I love the cubbie (of course I do). Your industrial look using mustard will be so fun to see! Love that letter you bought. I'm working on a "L" wall in my bedroom.
hugs,
Linda

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

Happy Blogaversary! Love what you're putting together! Can't wait to see it all when you're done. Lovin that cubbie too!

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

I am excited about what you are going to do with the caramel/gold/mustard color!! ...and happy blog anniversary

Michelle H said...

Happy Anniversary! I was just laughing at myself because I totally missed my first blogiversary! Which also totally sums up how our summer is going!I love your "M"! Of course I do, I'm Michelle, lol. All the cushions are great, and I can't wait to see what you do with your cubby!!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

I've been enjoying catching up with your finds! The cubby is wonderful and I love the crates and table and all of your frames! I always look for frames at the thrift store, too!
You had some great finds! Looking forward to seeing your fall changes!

Michele Reynolds said...

I love finding cool stuff to sell on my Etsy too:) Your chippy M is very cool!