WELCOME

WELCOME!

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 . . .
WELCOME!!!

Barbe aka Bee

August 27, 2012

Frugal Treasures Tuesday #23

I took a road trip up the coast with some girlfriends this weekend so no projects to share, . . . yet!  But the scenery was awesome!
Its party time again!  I'm so looking forward to seeing what you've been working on or what great frugal thrifty score you've found!  My plans for this week is to makeover my antique dresser and mirror so keep  your eyes open.  I'm so excited I've found an Annie Sloan distributor here locally.  Though I like my diy chalk paint, at times I just don't feel like mixing it up.  This will be my first time using ASCP so eager to see if all the hype is true; truly hope so!  I may also have a final reveal on my bathroom!!!

Now on to:


Here are the rules:
  1. Link up your projects, recipes, makeovers, thrifty finds, recycles, etc!
  2. Link to your actual post and not your blogs home page.
  3. Please be courteous and add a link ( my button or text) to your post so others can see it and find the party.  The more the merrier and it will help our party grow.  Necessary to be featured!
  4. If you haven't already, I'd appreciate if you'd become a follower.  Leave a comment and I'll follow back.
  5. Feel free to add up to 3 links.
  6. Let's remember this is a party, so do some mingling and visit at least 2 of the links.  If you leave a comment, they may become your new follower. -_^
Have a wonderful week and remember to show your family and friends love; tomorrow is not promised! : )
~Barbe~


Frugal Treasures Features*

Well its a new week and you've all been true to form with your talents.  It gets more and more difficult to pick features each week.  First let me apologize to all who added my button only to have it disappear from their blog later in the week.  I'm not sure what happened but I have since fixed the problem.  So feel confident and grab a button! :  -)   Now I'll start with the one which you made most popular with the most clicks.
This would be Debbie-dabble for her Pretty Bathroom


August 23, 2012

Window Shopping!

I was feeling a little bored the earlier tonight so I decided to do a little window shopping but . . . . on Craigslist!!!  I was amazed what was available locally.  If only I had more space . . . . lol  *WARNING*  This post is HEAVY WITH PHOTOS!  So get your coffee or tea and whatever goodies to go with it! : )

First we'll start with the free stuff.  This is what was available as of today.  If only I wasn't going out of town, today I'd so be trying to pick these up. . .

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I know your drooling right now . . . huh!  Just pull up and take it all for free!  There is also a king size mattress set; must take all or take none.
Next were these barraster(sp) cases below.

  Isn't this gorgeous!  There are two of them and totally for free, just pick up!

How's this for inspiration while potty training and only $25!  My youngest grandson just got potty trained. lol


Below I found another crafter with a Facebook page, Revolving Door Decor, selling these wings!  Such a simple yet pretty project.  She also has some awesome furniture pieces!
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I might have to buy these:  bookshelf, table, and small painted chest all for $40!  I've been looking for a tall narrow bookshelf; other pieces a bonus. : )


Love the shape of these nightstands.  Notice the glass tops that come with them.
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I'd love to see this made over, too much gold!!! *_*
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Tissue holder, mirror, toilet shelf and magazine rack - all for $100.
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They have 2 at $100 for both!


I recently saw one of these on someone's blog, $25.
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Begging to go home with someone for a makeover, $5.


Beautiful but expensive, $400!
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If only I had the strength to manage a business!  Only $50!


This one has glass shelves and the lighting for $40.
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Awesome storage for a craft room.  Look at those shelves and the deep drawers plus a lock and key, $150
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Now this takes me back to my first apartment!   Wonderful memories . . . -_^  I think they're making a comeback also!  Only $40.


I love this table and it extends to 60" oval with the leaf extension that sinks in the middle!  I so need a kitchen table set though this doesn't come with chairs.  But it is solid oak and can keep it round for everyday use.
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I need to make arrangements for this bedframe before I leave this evening!  Just what I've looked for!  Just $100 or best offer!
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Okay, so you see this could go on forever! LOL!!!  The interesting thing is I usually don't find much of anything locally, especially in furniture.  Hope you enjoyed window shopping with me and have a blessed rest of the week.  If you haven't already, don't forget the Frugal Treasures Tuesday party is going on through Sunday evening!
~Barbe~

August 20, 2012

Tiffany Purse Storage Box and Frugal Treasures Tuesday #22

Well, it's a new week and summer is winding down fast!  Our heat wave finally broke and we're in the cool mid 90's! LOL*  So I didn't get any big projects done but I finally finished a smaller one, this cute Tiffany inspired Satchel Purse from a storage box!

This is how it started (already started painting with leftover diy chalk paint when I remembered  before photos).

August 13, 2012

Frugal Treasures Tuesday Party #21

Well its that time of the week again!
Beez Rental Designs
 Let's get this party started:  A few points to remember:
  1. Link to your actual post and not your blogs home page.
  2. Please be courteous and add a link ( my button or text) to your post so others can see it and find the party.  The more the merrier and it will help our party grow.  Necessary to be featured!
  3. If you haven't already, I'd appreciate if you'd become a follower.  Leave a comment and I'll follow back.
  4. Link up your projects, recipes, makeovers, thrifty finds, recycles, etc!
  5. Feel free to add up to 3 links.
  6. Let's remember this is a party, so do some mingling and visit at least 2 of the links.  If you leave a comment, they may become your new follower. -_^
Looking forward to see what we share this week.  We're still in the 100's this week so don't know if I'll get any projects done. : (   Hope  you all have a great week!
~Barbe~
I often party with these ladies:




August 12, 2012

Frugal Treasures Features!

Hello Everyone!
Well we've started a new week and the heat is crazy here!  Whew!!!  But you've all come up with some really cool things to share last week.  By the way, I love the variety we're getting with furniture and recipes.  A little something for everyone!  So lets take a look at the features from last weeks party.

Jamie's Italian Pasta Salad at Love Bakes Good Cakes.


August 8, 2012

Postman Knocked Twice! Yippeeee!

You know sleep is very vital for me.  Yes, I know we all need it but because of having Lupus, Fibromyalgia, and Neuropathy, my pain level can go from 4 12 overnight if I don't get enough sleep!  So when I was awakened by an irritating knock on the door after not being able to sleep most of the night,  I was a little more than  "p o"!  Then the second knock and I'm up yelling, "I'm coming" while whincing with every step.   I get there and noone is there!  Okay, so now I'm ready to scream but it would take to much energy! *_*  So as I slowly turn to go back inside, knowing I won't be able to fall back to sleep, I spot a small manila envelope tucked behind one of my plant pots!  Excited I bring it in and open it and found these!
The pearls and the sheer ribbon just takes this choker and earrings to the next level! 

August 6, 2012

Frugal Treasures Tuesday #20

You've all been so busy and the links this week were awesome, as usual! : -)  So let's check out the features from last weeks party:

One More Time


August 5, 2012

Decoupage Teapots Surprise!

Happy Weekend!
I've been sluggish on getting any of my projects completed. Today was actually a great day for it weather-wise as our temps dropped a good 10 degrees! But I just couldn't get the energy up to take the furniture outside. This is definitely one of the challenges of living in an apt with no outside area. At least with a patio, I could leave it outside until finished during this time of the year. Oh well, maybe whenever I finally find a new place . . . : -(

On the positive side, I did finish this small project that I had started about 5 months ago!  Crazy huh . . . but I'm sure you've also been there before. -_^   This post is heavy with pics so get the coffee going before you start. : )

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