weekend treasures and a little makeover...

07 September 2009

I ventured out to a few sales on Friday morning~ we had a huge thunderstorm, but it cleared and my boys and I headed out a little later in the morning~here are my finds:

cool vintage airplane prints for my boys' room, $1 each:

a framed print~I've got plans for this one: ($3)

and this one~I loooove chunky frames ($3)

a basket ($2) I put by the front door for misc items the neighbor kids leave. Somebody else likes it too:

Aren't these glass lamp bases gorgeous? I had to contain the happy dance in front of the woman and just kind of wave them and say, how much do you want for these old things? Okay, I really didn't say that, but I tried to pretend my hardest that I didn't love them and they weren't worth that much. :)
$5 later, they were mine!

I was so excited when I got home, I let the breakfast dishes continue to get crusty in the sink, turned on Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, grabbed some flowers that I had bought at the big Michael's clearance for my girls' room, fired up the glue gun, and went to town. Here is before:

I just pulled the flowers off, and glue gunned them around the base of the shade. 10 minutes later, I had some instant gratification for the top of the dresser in my daughters' room: Love the fluffiness!

If only dishes and dust and diapers were as much fun as glue guns, flowers, and lampshades...I'd be such the fantastic homemaker :)

Happy Labor Day, y'all! Don't forget to wear your favorite team logo shirt to Chick-Fil-A today to get a free chicken sandwich. I took this picture on dress like a cow day (more free food :) and may just blow it up and put it in one of those yard sale frames above. Can you say heaven?


  1. I love all the finds you found. ESP those lamp bases! I'm having a "Trash To Treasures" party over at my blog! Be sure to link up this post & follow my blog for TWO additional entries in an upcoming giveaway i'm doing! Just make sure and post my button your post:)

  2. Love love what you did with that lamp. I so want a glam looking crystal clear base for a lamp with adorned flowers. VERY CUTE JOB!

    I hear you crafting and fluffing is so much better then dusting, diapers, and dishes! have a good one!

  3. Wow, chickie, you've SCORED some awesome stuff!!!
    I love love love the airplane prints, would've gotten those too!
    The lamps are too 'girly' for my taste, but they sure are pretty the way you set them up!! And those frames! Oooh I CANNOT wait to see what you do with 'em!! (hurry! lol)

  4. CA-UUUUTE flower lamp! LOVE it!
    All your finds are fabulous! :)

  5. Very funny, yes, if only cleaning was as much fun as working on projects!
    Love the lamps AND the photo of the baby in a basket. CUTE!

  6. Melissa,
    I almost started doing a seated happy dance when I saw those lamps! Those are just tooo neat and you got yourself such a deal! I love the other things you picked up, too. I like the vintage plane pics for your boys' room. LOL, I was about to ask how much you paid for the baby in the basket. ;-)


  7. I love that basket! The lamps, too. I found myself a glass one this weekend as well, it needs some work though.

  8. AAH!! LOVE your new lamp(s). Adorable! My sister got married yesterday, so I didn't have a chance to do any yard saling this past weekend, but I'm enjoying reading about everyone else's bargains. :)

    We will be wearing some Redskins gear tonight for our free food. ;)

  9. Your glass lamps are gorgeous. I have two sets that are waiting to be rewired...$5 was a good deal, they are old.

  10. Melissa - I just love the flowered shades. Any little girl would be so happy to have those in her room. In fact, one of my guest rooms might like those, too. Thanks for the idea.

    Have a wonderful week.


  11. "If only dishes and dust and diapers were as much fun as glue guns, flowers, and lampshades...I'd be such the fantastic homemaker :)"

    Ahhhhhh! A woman after my own heart!

    (And the lamps ARE fabulous! Love the plane prints, too!)

    Grins! Pamm

  12. I know, housework isn't nearly as much fun as playing with our treasures! Love those lamps, what a deal. I don't blame you a bit for getting excited.

    And, we've already had our free sandwiches at Chick-Fil-A, great deal & love the food too!

  13. Oh you are so funny, had to chuckle on the "how much do you want for these old things", lol!

    I love the lamps too and the shade looks Soooo Cute!! Love all your finds, my fave is the basket, I am a sucker for baskets, boxes, of any kind, haha! Love the airplane prints! We are doing our sons room in airplanes! Great finds!!!

  14. I love the lamps and the shades look amazing now. What a great deal! I love the vintage airplane prints too. My boys would love those. Thanks for sharing your finds.

  15. You got some great stuff cheap- I keep saying I'm going to try my hand at thrifting- this just be my inspiration to actually DO it!

  16. Aw man - you found some awesome treasures. That does it. I'm heading to sales next week!


  17. All of your treasures are just fabulous finds and the lampshade redo is gorgeous, but the picture that steals the show is the precious little one in the basket. Too precious for words. Hugs, Marty

  18. I love the frou-frou lampshade re-do!!! I'd put that in my guest room any day,
    :-) Sue

  19. Great finds. I love the lamps too...they are perfect for little girls! Thanks for sharing.

  20. Stone Creek Market9/7/09, 7:25 PM

    I love to visit your blog and stop by several times a week. Keep up the creative ideas so I can stay inspired to conquer all my projects!

  21. Those two lamps are soooo cute.. You wasted NO TIME at all creating that cute shade girl...Sweet, sweet, sweet, xoxo~Kathy~ @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

  22. Great finds...the airplane prints are fabulous - and the lamp bases are a score! The baby in the basket is too cute :)


  23. You are so good at seeing the potential in things! I want to see what you do with those frames!! I have some thigns that I need to frame and a funky sized frame and I keep staring at teh frames at Goodwill but haven't found the "right" ones yet.

  24. Sorry about the typos :( Your baby is so adorable!! I love the airplane pictures! So perfect and classic!!

  25. Awesome finds! I LOVE the lamps!! I'm looking for some like that!♥


  26. Love love love the lamp now. Too precious!

    That sandwich is looking mighty delish right now, can you believe we don't have a Chick-fil-a here? Ahh, we did just get a Sonic though. We're movin' on up!

    Thanks for sharing!

  27. WOW you got some great deals! Love the lamps and the redo of them..so cute!

  28. The lamps were super duper bargain and I love the way you decorated the shade with the flowers, gorgeous.
    Tha baby is the basket is just too cute!
    a bientot
    Maggie @Normandy Life

  29. LOL at you letting the dishes continue to get crusty!!!

    I adore the lamps!!! What a wonderful deal.

    Also love the vintage airplane prints and the basket!

  30. OMG I'm dying for your vintage plane prints! I have been looking everywhere for some and had no luck. Is there a tag on them anywhere showing where they're from? I'm in the process of re-doing my son's room in a vintage plane theme. Well, if you decide you have no place for them I will buy them from you!!!

  31. Wow. Seriously. love. those. lamps. And the frames too. This would be a great post for Trash to Treaure Tuesday, stop by and link up! :)

  32. Love the lamp look. and Ilove how it's proppped on two books.

  33. What great finds! You really have the eye. You need to write a series or book like the idea from Nesters site that is a "Price that room". I would love that!

  34. I am really digging those airplane pics. They would be perfect in my little man's room. My mom made him a quilt and curtains, we have the vintage planes hanging from the ceiling, but have had no luck with wall art.
    I now see there is hope!
    Great finds and great blog as usual.

  35. Hey Girl, the LAMPS are adorable...you did a fantastic job with them....I will be sure to check your blog daily.


  36. Digging those lamp bases, what an awesome deal!


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