On Sunday I somehow suckered Big Daddy and Bama into helping me paint my den. What I thought would take a couple hours took 7 hours. Yes. Seven. It was tedious. The paint went on the walls quickly, but the crown molding and baseboards were very time consuming. I announced to Big Daddy that this summer we were going to "reclaim our house" room by room and paint and work on each one. If looks could kill.... But I do think he is in on the plan, be it unwittingly or not. Time will tell. We are still trying to recoup from the den. Now I hope to get one of my home decorating friends to come over and tell me where to put my stuff. I also commissioned the advice of Nester, who has such a gift of decorating-and making it look so simple. She leaves me with such inspiration. Her motto, "It doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful"-see why I love her? Poo on you Martha Stewart. I always thought she would think she was to good for me anyway.
On Saturday I hit a few garage sales. I began at my brother and sister in laws who were having one. I ended up buying a tie for 50 cents, my mom had given it to my brother for Christmas. LOL! I knew Bama would like it.
From there we went to a few other sales. At one I got this basket for $3.00. I am going to use it in J Smooth's bedroom.
At another I got this antique Mexican chair with original real leather for the unbelievable price of $5.00! Don't be to quick to laugh. With some TLC it has potential. It is going to go somewhere-undecided as yet. (perhaps my deck when we have it screened in)
At yet another sale I found these two wire hanging vases for $5.00 each. I am going to give them to my sister in law's mother who is a designer. I know for certain that she can work her magic and make them spectacular. I am thinking something with brown feathers....
Finally, at the last sale I went to I came upon a Clinique and Lancome rep who sold to stores her products. She had a sample sale of all her unused products. You wouldn't believe all she had from cosmetic bags and packaged foundation sponges to makeup. If you wear foundation, you really are committed to your foundation. Mine happens to be Clinique. She didn't have my color in the clinque but found a match in Lancome. I bought 4 brand new bottles for $1.00 each. I only wish I had purchased more. I also got a full size bottle of the Estee Lauder fragranced lotion, "Beyond Paradise" for $2.50. It smells wonderful! And finally some brand new clinique lip gloss for $2.00.
I was very pleased at my haul. It was a productive weekend.