This one really got my heartbeat up. Cardio-Thrifting.
Now there's an exercise plan I might actually stick with!
This vintage trophy-turned-lamp was waiting for me in one of my favorite little stores for under $5. I took it home and disassembled it to find the sterling stamp. I also had a very well-informed commenter who graciously shed some light on this find. Though it still remains a mystery, Robin suggested that in 1931, only very affluent people could join a country club and participate in a golf tournament. It may even have been associated with a famous professional! I have no idea of the location of the tournament, the club or the person who was awarded this trophy, but I love the very idea of it.
Yes we do. We all love a good before and after! This reminds me...I need to get busy and do some more "afters." I have been a tad complacent lately.
Face it. Inquiring minds want to know...especially before plunking down a chunk of change. This post is for people like me, who prefer to purchase mis-tint sample pots for .50c to pricey "designer" paints that are available these days. If I'm going to spend hard-earned cash on a product, it better be worth it!
I had planned to do a whole series of "seven things" this year. Apparently, a series means three.
(Wait...do the same rules apply to collections? I think I heard something like that.)
This rusty rake post was the favorite of the three posts. Sorry, I really dropped that ball...but I do plan to pick it up again in 2014.
I am still enjoying mixing vintage industrial and elegant elements into my living room. Though some seasons (like Christmas) I take much of the industrial stuff away, it always comes back.
I DO adore combining opposite sorts of things in the same room. That sort of juxtaposition excites something deep within my soul.
This is hands-down my favorite project of 2013. It made the biggest impact in my living room since painting the walls last year.
My $60 1980's mauve and blue plaid thrift store find went from being a somewhat dirty dog bed to something sorta pretty. It all happened in an evening, and for only $1.50 in mis-tint paints. LOVE IT!
This post was part tutorial, part surprise and I still love it!
I'm still a big fan of this Looking Glass paint, and mercury glass in general - faux and otherwise. I'm still "playing around" with it, so you'll most likely see more posts in the future.
In all honesty, I am slightly ticked that this is my #3 post of all time. Seriously.
If I had only KNOWN it would turn out to be 3rd place, I would have taken a little more care with the NAME, the PHOTOS, well...EVERYTHING. Now, I feel trapped.
This was my first experiment with Krylon Looking Glass paint. I had seen other posts, and there was some pretty good information out there, so my post just elaborated on them via my personal experience. I filled in the blanks. The info is pretty good, but everything else makes me cringe.
This post was in response to my #1 most visited post of all time below. I got plenty of questions and comments on the post, and attempted to share the information.
I NEVER imagined when I made this post that it would be the most visited post my blog. I simply had questions and I figured others might be asking them as well.
So far, over ten thousand people have visited this post. It just goes to show - we are not alone in our interests! That is one of my favorite aspects of blogging.
Word for the Day:
Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men...
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