Tuesday, August 26, 2008

A Few More Things

Thanks to my friend Kathy I found the perfect stool for my thrift store vanity. My vanity (in perfect condition) was purchased for $8.00 but needed a small stool to place underneath. I found this at TJMaxx for $29.00. Certainly not cheep, but since I only paid 8 bucks for the vanity, I could justify the expense. It turns out to be an exact match for the vanity. I really got lucky with this one. Looks cute, right?

The other day I stopped at the local Goodwill and found these four little espresso cups. In perfect condition and made in Italy, they cost me $1.00. What a deal!

I bought this lamp about 5 years ago for my daughters room. The lamp itself was wrought iron with a fabric insert that was a light purple. At the time, the lamp matched her room perfectly. Since then the room has been changed into a guest room done in earth tones. I use Mod Podge and some more rustic looking tissue paper and changed the entire look of the lamp. So, before you get rid of existing furniture, think about how you could change it to match your new decor.

Old lamp, new look.

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  1. I definately agree with the stool purchase, that will look great with the vanity. Way cheaper than what a set would cost!

  2. What a cute little vanity! Looking for something like that in our guest room. Always enjoy your blog!

  3. Thanks so much! I really love my vanity. I think I got very lucky because it was just what I needed.

  4. Oh I can see all sorts of possibilities with that stool!

  5. I just found your blog, I like the details and pictures that you give, awesome.
    I was wondering do you tell or show how you use mod podge on the glass above to get it the earth tone colors, that is so pretty and in the blk iron holder is just so neat looking. Thanks

  6. Actually, the inside part of the lamp is not glass, but a stiff plastic. All I did was buy a piece of tissue paper (for gift wrapping) in earth tone colors. I then cut the tissue into little squares and randomly mod podged them onto the lamp. That was it...simple and easy.