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

July 2, 2012

Frugal Treasures Tuesday #16

I've decided to take inventory on some of my larger projects.  One is this tv cabinet turned pantry turned curio cabinet. lol  I've removed the slats in the upper doors to replace with glass inserts.

Then I primed and painted it.  Still need to wax and possibly embellish it.  Plus I need to add another shelf and overhead lighting.

 My other big projects are for my bedroom, this makeover started before the bathroom.  How many projects do you keep going at one time. lol  I've had this little antique dresser for about 10yrs, a gift from a neighbor who was moving.  She refurbished and sold antiques for a living.  It's solid oak and I had intended to refinish in a medium dark stain, it was already painted white when she gave it to me, but once my health got worse I opted for an easier way.  I'm thinking turquoise, jade and pearl white combo or maybe two-tone pink; what do you think?  Check out my bedroom and let me know what you think, okay.

 This armoire used to hold my tv,

 but works much better in the bedroom.  There will be 2 shelves in the top and one in the bottom half.  Great storage.

Well that's it for me, so stay tuned as my projects unfold.  I won't even show the pieces for the livingroom and kitchen.  At least not yet . . . lol

So let's share some of the features for the week starting with the most popular link.
Guess what . . . we have a tie for most popular link!
At Shabby For Sure Connie shared her great collection of green glass.

Biljana shows her lovely chic cabinet at Biljana Shabby.

Alderberry Hill shared the cutest video of her daughter doing the Pepsi Dance!  I want to teach this to my grandkids.  You have to see it; great source of fun and exercise for your kids and the parents. : )
Dawn @ Bohemian Valhalla shares this great shop of vintage goods and the great rug she bought!

Lovely Chalkboard at Distressed Donna Down Home!  Wouldn't this be great in your kitchen or mudroom?

Peaches and Bees with this adorable dress!  Isn't her little one so so cute! : )

My Saburban Life added sunshine to her garden with a pot transformation.

Judy H-J's Thoughts shares a wonderful recipe for Jamaican Jerk Chicken!

Thank you all for your creative links.  If you were featured, please feel free to grab a button on my right side bar.  Now to this weeks party . . . .

  • Link your recipes, thrifty finds, photos, inspiring posts, crafts, diy-projects, and anything family friendly.
  • If you haven't already, I'd appreciate if you'd become a follower and leave a comment so I can follow back.
  • Please be sure to link to your actual post and not your main blog page.
  • No direct links to your Etsy shops or giveaways.
  • You can link up to 3 times.


  1. Nossa ficou muito bom, e bem criativa mesmo, amei. Parabéns! mil beijos

  2. Hi, Thanks for featuring my green glass bottles and thanks for hosting this wonderful party. I'm grabbin' a button...Connie

  3. Barbe,
    Thank you for another feature - you are spoiling me with all your compliments. The chalkboard message center is proudly wearing its button. I love what you did with the cabinet. Taking the slats out and replacing with glass was a great idea. I love that dresser. I vote for sea shell pink or turquoise - maybe even both!

    Distressed Donna Down Home

  4. Looking forward to seeing more of your projects!

  5. So many projects being completed! I love the glass inserts in your stand much better than the slats; good call on that one. I love the way you get creative with just about......everything! I've nominated you for the versatile blogger award. You can check out all the details on my blog. Congratulations!

  6. Thanks for stopping by my blog and inviting me to your party. I'm all linked up. Thanks for hosting!

  7. Thanks for stopping by, Barbe. I'm your newest follower! And I linked up my vintage apron turned sewing machine cover. I hope you have a wonderful weekend :)

  8. Thank you for the invite, Barbe. I hope you have a blessed weekend.

  9. Such great features! I'm going to visit every one. Thanks so much for hosting and linking with us. I can't wait to see how your pieces transform!


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