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Let’s see what a dollar can get you these days…

I bought this ugly table at my favorite antique store for a dollar.  That is correct, I dollar.  I figured for that price I would find something to do with it.  I needed a side table on the other side of my bed so I figured this would fit perfectly the long way.  And if it didn’t work out, well, it was only out a dollar.

 

 

A can of $.96 black spray paint later…And of course, I distressed the edges a bit with sandpaper because I need to have everything distressed and shabby chic-esque.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 The Dollar Tree is another fave spot of mine.  The items below actually weren’t that bad on their own, but I wanted better:

 

Fleur de Lis finials?  Yes please.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 A thin layer of turquiose acrylic paint applied with a foam brush gave these a perfect, rusty, patina-ish look.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And the birdies?  I made them look old and springy.

This guy got rubbed with Ralph Lauren Smoke glaze which I have to resist glazing everything in my house with.

And these guys got some spring spray paint.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I covered a dollar store frame with the same turquoise acrylic paint for a simiilar antiquey look.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finally, I wanted some decorative balls (hahaha) but it was impossible to find cheap forms for them.  So I came across these at the Dollar Tree and decided they would work:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I hotglued strips of sheet music to them and burned all 18 of my fingers in the process.

 

 

   

DIY Day @ ASPTL 

 

 

Pet Peeve of the Day: People who live in Chicago and complain when it snows one day and is 60 degree the next.  MOVE.  Because that is WHY I live here.

Quote of the Day: “We got to roll with the punches, play all of our hunches, make the best of whatever comes your way. Forget that blind ambition, learn to trust your intuition — plowing straight ahead, come what may.” –Jimmy Buffett

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03.22.2010

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Thank you everyone for reading my blog and participating in the giveaway!  Random.org gave us 1, 7, and 12 for the winners… If you have won, I have contacted you via email…

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