Monday, August 30, 2010

Thrifting, Painting and Textiles

Was out and about thrifting over the weekend and found some really great fabric.
I am thinking it would be ideal for covering some pillows.
The tan piece is about 2 1/2 yards; smaller light blue pieces are already sewn to fit a pillow form.
total cost- $2.00
( Yes, ma'am, ring it up!) :)

BEFORE- This was my laundry area about 2 weeks ago.
laundry area
Dark burgundy paint, mustard stars and Americana bears........ very dated!! ( painted in 1997 & 2000, need I say more??)
Plus, you can see unfinished wood on the right side. Blah!!!

It's now all Heirloom white! $24.00/gal. mixed at Walmart
distressed wood box, ( a former bread box) holds some small hand tools.
(I already owned this item.)
Martha Stewart pewter candle $1.00( bulb included) yard sale find
Wicker clothes basket( no more plastic!) $1.99 thrift store find
2 valances to cover shelf area and create much needed storage space! $7.00 Kmart clearance
I even sorted the hangers according to color. :)
Total cost for the mini makeover-



Close up of the basket................ it is so sturdy and heavy duty.

I received a wonderful package in the mail........... :)
This is from my friend, Birgit.
She was my partner in a textile swap over at The Pickled Pepper Patch.
Thank you so much, Birgit!!!!!

I am participating in NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAY

Be back soon.


  1. Your new fabrics are beautiful and what a great transformation of your laundry room, it's so bright and cheerful!

  2. Love what you found. This is my kind of fabric and would make wonderful pillows.
    Your laundry room transformation worked out great...sure could use u at the ole farm house to figure out some spaces I need to transform.
    Hope your having a great week.
    Love your site and glad you found me so I could find you

  3. Looks great! Much brighter! And I love those floral fabrics you found.


  4. I'm just starting a laundry redo too! Your redo looks great. I love white...nice and clean like laundry should be!

  5. Great transformation! I love the white--it just opens up a room. And the distressed breadbox is pretty awesome, too! I'd love it if you linked up to my Friday link party tomorrow! alittleknickknack.blogspot.com

  6. Oh my heck, can you believe what paint does. I have been working on my laundry area too. I think I might need to paint again. Love your little distressed box too.
    Great job.

  7. I am getting ready for laundry room re-do. Thanks for the inspiration. Great Pics.

  8. Love your laundry room transformation...nice and lightened up now! Also the lantern...how did you do that? Did you tape off the glass? I just finished one and love it with a red kerchief tied around along with a couple of crows and a bright mum plant. Please visit my blog: http://theoldefarmhouse.blogspot.com and become a follower. I love your posts. Prim hugs, Joy