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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Frugal Friday

This week all our projects have been fast and easy because we've been busy getting ready for the La Maison Rustique Sale...but we wanted to show you what we did with our Junkin' Monday finds...

Remember the $ 7.50 alabaster lamp?...it had no shade...

and the gold base was dated and ugly...

Simple fix!


I always wanted an alabaster lamp, but sold all the ones we have found through out the years...(they are good sellers...sometimes, $ talks!...LOL!)..now I have one!
The shade came from our favorite shopping place: our own garage....

The cheese or cheezy plate...whatever you want to call it, went from this:

to this...

a black paint job and a cute Fall tag helped making it into a nice vignette!

Thank you Wendy from The Shabby Nest for another Frugal Friday!
Don't forget to stop by on Monday to share your weekend treasures on
Junkin' Monday!





28 comments:

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Your projects turned out great! Gotta love when you can shop out of the garage!
Karla & Karrie

the wild raspberry said...

that cheese tray turned sophisticated cloche is really fantastic....i wanna try it too!

i'm making terrariums tomorrow...woohoo!

have a great weekend girls~
chas

the wild raspberry said...

btw...you gals are finally showing up in my dashboard! yipeee!!

A.Love said...

OH MY GOSH!! I have a cheese plate I could do something like that with!! You have completely inspired me!! THANK YOU!!! :)

Jane said...

I passed up three of those cheese plates at a garage sale last spring. Only to see so many awesome projects since then. Argg! Yours looks awesome!

Room to Inspire said...

I love the vignette! It looks great...an idea I just might have to copy :)

Chelsea

Shannon said...

Love the little plate thing- Great idea! The tag you added to it is perfect!

Lori said...

wow!!! your makeovers look great!!!

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Fabulous frugal makeover projects, Clara and Marcela! My kind of fast and easy projects. Have a great time at the market - don't forget to take lots of photos.

Shanty 2 Chic said...

LOVE your lamp... I want it!!! Way to go... what a cute blog you have!
~Whitney

Kate Starr said...

Cute Cute Cute!

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Lovin' your projects...especially the little cheese dome vignette. I sooooo want some clock faces! That is just darling!

pk said...

Love what you did with the cheese tray. Gorgeous. Have a great weekend...
pk @ room remix

Sue said...

Hope you do great at the sale. The weather is supposed to cool down too! I love alabaster, I have an awesome urned shaped lamp that I'm totally in love with. I got it at one of my favorite stores ;0}

kibbygirl said...

I love the cheese plate idea. Very pretty blog too, I will have to keep checking back in

Vanessa said...

Love the cloche! I've seen a million of those at GW. I think I might have to get one!

Linh C. said...

The cheese plate is darling!

mannequin said...

Look what you did! It's all in foresight, knowing what it CAN be. Well, that and talent of making it come about :)
Don't get me started on lamps. I've got cubby holes filled with lamps from when I went on a lamp buying spree.

Tiffany said...

Love the black cheese tray and the fall tag is adorable! Very cute!

Anne~fiona and twig said...

You make it look so easy! Makes me wanna overcome my fear of paint and get cracking!
~ Anne

Altes Haus mit Seele said...

wow! your projects are wonderful!
hugs,
barbara

LuLu said...

I'm headed out bright and early...
Luv the cheese tray so cute for Halloween! hope I find one to transform!
happy weekend,
LuLu

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

Paint! the cheap little fixer. i saw a lamp just the other day and passed on it because of the exact same base....what a dumby. It is hard to see past the uggg of things sometimes! Thanks for the ideas!
carole

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Great makeovers!! I always see those cheese plates and think how could they ever not look like cheese plates even if I alter them, but yours looks wonderful and nothing like a cheese plate! Great find with the lamp! I have always wanted one, too!
Michelle

Coastal Sisters said...

Both of these turned out fabulous!

Well done. I am really loving the cheese thinggie!

Love,
LuLu~*xoxo

Wendy said...

The alabaster lamp is really neat. Much better white. And the cheese dome is great too.

JobandBrittany said...

love that cheese dome re-do!

stop by my Goodwill party every Wednesday and link up your thrifty finds!!

Uncanny Festoon said...

I am so glad that you kept the lamp for yourself. Sometimes you have to do that!