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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

How my $5.00 Thrift store find cost me $150.00!!!

If you know me, you know that I love to go junkin. It doesn't matter if it's a thrift store, a garage or estate sale, or an awesome flea market. I am a junkin junky! 
Last week I was at my local thrift store when I spied some delicious linen ruffles hanging amongst all the other polyester shower curtains. I ran over and grabbed it up so fast it would have made your head spin! (Thankfully, no one was injured in that epic "yoink!")

I looked at the label. Yep, Pottery Barn. Not that labels matter, but it does show a certain amount of quality. Then I looked at the price. My heart was pounding! $4.99!!! What???? That shower curtain is a hundred bucks at Potterybarn.com

I brought it home, washed it and hung it. Heavenly. That is the only word I could use. There was only one problem... The wall color. I wish I had a "before "pic to show you.  The walls werent terrible, they just werent "me".

You see, we have this peach tile all over the bathroom. When it was my sons bathroom, we did everything we could to counter balance all the peach. We settled on blue because there is a tiny bit of blue in the design in the sink. After my son moved out I decided not to fight the color anymore and painted the walls a peach color thinking that if I just embraced the color, I would grow to love it... NOT!

So the shower curtain was the catalyst to finally paint the walls again and go back to one of my never fail  and beloved whites. The beige color of the shower curtain actually looks really pretty with the peach tile.
 I love this room now. It doesn't get used much except as a guest bathroom, but I see it every time I walk down the hallway.

And that brings me to why the $5 shower curtain cost me $150....

You see.... I loved that hall bathroom so much I decided to redo my master bathroom, which I have hated since we moved into our home almost 20 years ago! It is tiny and has a very ugly step down shower in it. What was necessary for me to love this room too?? You got it... another Pottery Barn shower curtain. Unfortunately, this one was NOT $5.00!!!

Once again I tried to embrace the color of the tile that I was stuck with and went with a creamy yellow, grey and white color scheme. It actually matched my bedroom quite nicely!

 In addition to the new curtain, I painted the wood cabinets and added door casing around the mirror. And of course... I have to add pretty vintage details and architectural salvage to every room in  the house!

I am beyond thrilled with the results and still get a smile on my face when I walk into either room!

Monday, August 1, 2016

Thank you!!!

Since this years Where Bloggers Create party is now over, I thought I would show you all a pic of what the studio usually looks like when I'm working on a project. This isn't even as bad as it gets. I've just started creating the trees that I will have for sale at my shop this year and as I progress the studio will continue to get messier (and more sparkly!!!)

I would like to thank everyone who participated in this years party. It was small (as I thought it might be) but no less full of gorgeous, creative spaces and abundant inspiration! I would also like to thank everyone who left a comment while visiting all the blogs. You have no idea how much we enjoy those comments!! Myself included! I tried to leave a comment in every space I visited. If I missed you, I'm sorry. I also hope I responded to everyone who left a comment for me! (Although I suspect I may have a left a few of those slip by me too.)

It was so much to visit everyone this year! 
Thank you all!!!!
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