Wednesday, March 17, 2010 new love

Can you believe two posts in one day? Well, I couldn't wait... ORB (oil rubbed bronze) now ranks right up there with my two favorite metals, nickle and chrome. It's the sophisticated older sister! Remember this?

Well, she is now this...

Now what do I do for new trim? Hubby likes the shade so it will stay for the moment. Any suggestions? The colors in the room are aqua, chocolate brown, and a hint of orang or red plus the green recliner. Oh and lots of wood tones!

The Goods....

Well I'm a little slow in getting these pictures taken but better late than never right! Note to self: do not take pictures while sneezing and/or coughing. After a wonderful day of shopping, I came down with a cold... a miserable, achy all over, sneeze-your-head-off, eyes watering, stuffy head, deep chest cough COLD! But I'm feeling so much better now plus the sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and the lambs are bleating!

Now for the initial unveil! These are all the goodies I brought home. Some are additions to collections, some will find new purpose, and some items will have new life breathed into them. The sweaters were size large, men's wool sweaters but I've already started the felting process to make a purse, felt flowers, and maybe a pillow or two.

The two brown chairs will be striped and the mirror is for our bedroom (if you can see it for all the clutter in the garage/aka overflow area! Thank goodness it will ALL be gone in a few short weeks!! Aren't garage sales wonderful!?!)

This rug is to be used in either living room or boys bedroom. (imagine this a chocolate brown)

And if that wasn't enough I would like to thank the sponsors who graciously offered their products for the SWAG BAG! OH do I have plans for these... Back, child, back, I say! These go in Mom's crafting stash but I'm sure I can be persuaded to share, wink, wink.

And to think I was going to purchase some of the ORB spray paint but held off! Now I will be able to transform this little beauty!! On a side note, does anyone else know what their Goodwill's policy on brass is? Apparently this lamp was not to have been out on the shelf for sale as it is brass. We found it sitting back behind all the other lamps with no price tag. After a brief chat with the pricing manager we got it for $12 including shade but were told it was not to have been out on display as it was brass. Do certain items get shipped to other stores for resale? I know our store is nice but it definitely does NOT have the selection (or quality) of items as ones in certain neighborhoods of Indianapolis.

I can't wait to see what everyone else does with their finds! I will most definitely keep you posted on the "makeovers" of each treasure. And to think garage sale season is almost upon us... After having gone 5 years with NO garage sales what wil the summer hold for us?