Monday, September 27, 2010

Bargains & Projects

Recently I have been lucky to find a few bargains, and now my creative wheels are spinning again.

Most people in my real life don’t get the vintage linen thing, some days I cannot even pinpoint why I like them so much – I just do. Recently, I added a few new lovely prints to my collection. Some of you out there "get it", right? My grandparents had sheets in the print below. Is it weird that I totally remember fabrics from when I really young?

I purchased some Amy Butler Love fabric for the binding on the jelly roll quilt top I made not long ago, but I still wasn’t sure what to do for the backing.  I was at Target on Saturday and they had 100% cotton  sheets on clearance sale.  There was a flat sheet in the perfect shade of aqua for this quilt!  It will be a plain Jane backing, but easy (no piecing) sounds pretty good right now. There were other cool colors as well – I’m half tempted to go back and stock up!

Target also had window panels on clearance sale.   We finished our basement a couple of years ago and still haven’t hung window treatments in our family room.  This room is decorated in earth tones with a cherry wood fireplace and furniture.  I found some window panels that will be perfect for the 2 windows in this room.

Absolutely cannot beat the price!  (still selling for a lot more on the Target website) Such a good deal, I even grabbed an extra panel for fabric to make some coordinating toss pillows.

We have been contemplating moving our 2 year old to “big girl bed” - meaning some redecorating will be needed.  Last year I picked up a twin sized Simply Shabby Hydrangea duvet (large print below) at the Salvation Army for $2.00 – Target gives a lot of their unsold surplus to the Salvation Army (around here anyway).  I didn’t have a matching pillow sham, but I just found some coordinating window treatments on clearance sale at Target.
Almost  4 yards of fabric between the two shades – plenty for a sham and bedskirt to match!

And I know it has been a long time, but another furniture makeover is on the agenda. The following dresser (which was given to me) and matching nightstand.

Bargains make me happy....Target makes me happy.


Lisa said...

Oooh, great thrifting! I, too, am always excited when I find a sheet that I can remember from growing up. :0)

Patty said...

I totally get the whole vintage sheet thing...I am a recent covert. I found a pillow case that my parents had when I was a child (I'm a tad older than and I knew it the moment I saw it. Your blog is beautiful, can't wait to browse it some more. Nice to meet you, Patty

heidivee said...

You are a girl after my own heart!! Love the vintage stuff, love the bargains (and also Tar-jhay, which is what I call my FAVE store) and can't wait to see the dresser/nightstand done. What kind of paint would you suggest I use on an old sewing table that I have to paint, and this ugly chair this is going to be a beauty when I'm done? Do you spray paint everything? What brand? And how much sanding/priming?

Rachel said...

Saw your blog featured on Pleasant Home.
I love vintage sheets too!! I have been on a bit of a vintage sheet binge at the opshops over the last couple of months

The makeover you did for your daughter's room was jus gorgeous!!

Dana said...

Found you through Pleasant Home. I love the same things you do! I get the vintage sheet thing (I want your daughter's bedroom for myself), and love Target too! Loved seeing your quilt.

Beth at Aunties said...

Great finds! Can't wait to see the family room when it is done.

I have more sheets for you I found while moving grandma J this weekend...:)

I am looking forward to what magic you create with Grandpa M's dresser!