Monday, April 5, 2010

Nifty Thrifty Tuesday

Friday, Mandy and I went to a couple of Estate Sales.  On our lunch hour of course!  I bought a few things that I really was excited about!


I didn’t take a “before” of this table, but it had a terrible paint treatment…something with spots!  I don’t know WHAT they were thinking! lol  But I saw potential!  I am going to paint my patio furniture too!  I have got to get busy!!


I loved this frame and map.  Really BIG map!  Not so fond of the most unhappy lady though…she’s gonna go!



The frame is chippy(definitely chipped)!  But I only paid $5 for it, so I can deal!


The table in the bedroom.  We needed another bedside table in here and I think this works!  Steve had this bedroom suit when we married and I do love it!  BUT the ex got the other bedside table!  Who DOES that???  Just sayin’


Of course Bella!  I still need to get the trim on the other lamp shade.



The frame painted black…





I am linking up with Linda at Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday!  Please be sure and visit her blog and check out the participants!!

Thank you so much for stopping by!



  1. Great finds, Lou Cinda! Love that table and it's perfect for the bed side. The frame is great, too. I like how you have it placed with the candles in front of it. I need to get going on outside work, too.

  2. what great deals!! love that frame painted black. I've a couple old frames I've had forever, you've inspired me to pull them out & dust them off:)

  3. You have some wonderful finds here! I love them! Also, I love the name and look of your blog. Hydrangeas are my favorite flower on earth! I'm a new follower and I'd love for you to come by and see me, and follow if you'd like, at

    Have a wonderful day!

  4. The side table is perfect! I just read your post on your son's accident. How frightening! Thank goodness he was alright. It's a mothers worse fear. You did have a lot to be thankful for this Easter.

  5. Fun stuff! Love that frame and the table looks great. I love the look of two different night stands. Good work! :)

  6. The ex got the night table? What's up with that? hahaha Girl, you are hilarious!
    And besides, I love your "new" table better anyway! ;)

    As for the frame...that was an awesome find. You made it so elegant by painting it are a girl after my own heart!!!

    Bella seems to be enjoying the bedroom makeover, she's so relaxed in that big comfy bed. Does she let ya'll sleep with her? haha

    Hope you are having a wonderful week...and painting your outdoor furniture. I can't wait to sit out there with you!!!! ;)

  7. Lou Cinda,
    Love your refurbished little table and the mirror. We love our spray paint, don't we? LOL And what was with taking one night stand?!
    Glad your son, Seth, is okay and only the car is damaged! I know what it is to worry- I've got a boy, as well. And even though he is older, I still worry.... Take care. hugs, Sue

  8. Oh what great finds Lou Cinda! And they turned out wonderful. That frame was a great buy! It is so hard for me to find really nice frames thrifting these days. They either want an arm and leg for them or I just don't see any.

    Have a wonderful day!

  9. Great finds and way to go Bella for having such an eye for details, LOL.

  10. Love what you did with your goodies!


  11. Oh I thought the unhappy lady was kind of interesting!

    You found some really great things! That frame is so fabulous and love the table!


  12. Lou Cinda, that frame looks gorgeous painted black! What vision you had. The table makes a great bedside table (so funny about the ex taking the other one - you're right, who does that). laurie

  13. You got some great finds! I do love the frame and what a great table! Looks like a fun lunch hour :)

  14. You find the coolest stuff and make it look awesome!! I totally need you to come to my house. By the way I gave you a blog award. It will be up on my blog tomorrow 4-7-2010.

  15. Your table and mirror look absolutely fab, great job!
    Weird ex, most definitely! ;-)


  16. Luv your treasures...that frame looks great painted black and minus the SAD lady! Yes...I agree that does sound a little weird about the nightstand, but I do like your new table and how it looks with the furniture. Happy to see you at NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS...hope you had a good time:)


  17. Nice finds my dear!! Love that frame! So glad you came by today!

  18. Hey there ~
    Great finds. I especially love that frame. Well done. I think I need a morning of is wonderful for the creative soul.

    Great post.

    Have a wonderful Thursday.

    Smiles ~ Ramona

  19. your new treasures look fantastic!

  20. It turned out cool! So many good bargains,you're good at seeing potential :)

  21. Hi Lou Cinda! Love the frame! And the kitty on the bed is so pretty! Is that your new kitty/ Precious!...Debbie

  22. Those are great deals! And I love what you did to the frame and the way you displayed it -realy nice! Linda

  23. Thanks for stopping in to visit my blog. LOVE your thrifty finds!! I read about your sons wreck, how Blessed you we all are, God is good! I also see you like Bunnies!! I have the real one in my home. Macy... we have had him 2 years now, he is a wild mess, about 1/2 pound! Look forward to chatting with you more, Blessings, Janna

  24. Beautiful display. Love your blog too.
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

  25. Hi, thanks for stopping by my blog. You really got some great finds!!I love the picture frame...Kathy

  26. You have some great finds, I really love that frame! The bedside table looks great! Too bad about the other one.
    Hope you're having a great week!

  27. Wonderful finds! The table looks great now... spots? LOL what were they thinking!

    The frame, chippy and old, is fabulous.

  28. I would love to have that map, you lucky thing.

    Thanks for visiting yesterday (roll tide)...and even smaller world, my stepfather is from Gadsden, AL, and we visited there all the time growing up :)

  29. That map is awesome and the frame looks great painted black! I am always trying to find good frames but I can't seem to find any inexpensive ones. People are always asking a lot for frames in this area.

  30. Great finds and makeovers...I love how you are using them in your decor too! Thanks for visiting me too!

  31. Hi Lou Cinda,

    Love your finds and that table is too adorable!!

    Thank you so much for your kind comments to me...I truly appreciate the fact that you care.

    Hugs, Barb ♥


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