So . . ., you've finally found the perfect place, lots of storage, nice size rooms, all the extra amenities. But, then you're told "no painting and no making holes in the walls"! You feel all your decorating plans going out the window. What can you do to make the space your own.

Well don't despair. There are many ways to get around the restrictions and limitations and I am here to share the ways I've overcome them over the past 18yrs.

I hope you enjoy my tips and will also share your own. I'll also be sharing some of my on going projects. Once again . . .

Barbe aka Bee

April 10, 2012

Frugal Treasures Tuesday #6

Happy Tuesday one and all!  Well, I had a busy week so didn't get any new projects finished.  I did however, get to go thrifting yesterday!  So . . . , I though I'd share my finds with you.

First is the cute little foot stool!  I've been looking for a footstool of the right height for years.  My use is for when I'm attending my Bible Conventions, it will keep my feet slightly elevated so they won't swell so much!  It also works the same way for when I'm traveling.  I plan on adding a handle to the side to make it easier for carrying.  I have nerve issues in my legs and feet so this is very important for me and a major score!
The striped fabric in the background is 2 shower curtains that I just love!  It will be the perfect addition for my new bathroom makeover.  I was looking for a wreath form so I could add a bit of spring to my front door; scored for 29 cents!   But my favorite find of the day is the blue and white bell!  I have many pieces with the windmill pattern including this panel shown below.

Now on to party.  I want to thank you all for taking the time to share your work.  This was the best party so far, lots more links.  But this also made it even more difficult to choose which ones to feature.
Well my favorite this week goes to Andrea @ Cottage Market for her creative way of thinking outside of the box when creating this beautiful lace necklace.  She also included the simple tutorial!  I've got to make me one of these!

Jeanne @ Perfect Imperfections brought this little table to life for a friend.  The story about this table is a must read, very moving.

Brandi @ Don't Disturb This Groove took a simple jar and created a spring center piece!

This cute heart-shaped mirror was found in the basement by JoKnows @ Woman In Real Life.

Jenni over at Abandoned Antlers shares her thrift store finds including this beautiful soup tureen.  You should see the beautiful china and linen she also found.

If you were featured please feel free to grab a button below or from my side bar to the right.

Now on with this weeks party.  A few instructions to keep it fun for everyone.
  • Link up any of your found treasures, great buys, inspiring projects, crafts, photos, or recipes.  Please not Etsy shops or giveaways.
  • Would really appreciate it if you'd become a follower and leave a comment so I can follow back.
  • Please place on your post a link back to the party so others can find the party; either my button or text link.  This will also make it easier for you to check back and see if you've been featured!  -_*
  • Please, try and take the time to visit some of the other links so the party will keep growing.   If you leave a comment you may gain a new follower, also.  : )
  • No more than 3 links, please.
Hope you had a great weekend and can't wait to see what you've been creating or finding!


  1. Great features I especially like the necklace :) Thanks for hosting!

  2. You're so sweet, Barbe! Thank you for featuring my jug!

  3. Isn't it fun to find just what your looking for when you are out thrifting.
    Great picks from your party.

  4. Thanks for the feature, great find with that bell, I love blue and white!

  5. Thanks so much for the feature Barbe! I don't have any new projects this week. I'll just enjoy looking at other people's projects instead. Thanks so much for hosting this party!

  6. Barbe, I like the footstool, I would have never thought to put a handle on it. Would love to see it when completed. Thanks for hosting.


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