Sunday, August 30, 2009

Boys Off to School & Thrifty Treasures



I haven't been going to the sales much in the last few weeks because I was busy getting my boys off to school.

This is my baby.  Off to boarding school in the mountains.  What a view to wake up to every morning.

Here is my college son.  He also has  a view.  The boys are 8 hours from home but only 5 minutes away from each other.


Now on to the Thrifty Treasures.  Don't forget to visit Rhoda to see what all the other bloggers are finding this week.


One ugly brown chair now cherry red.  The chair was $5 and the paint was $3.  Not bad for a whole new look.


This little table I have had for a while.  I think it was $5 at some sale.  I have been wanting update the my younger son's room so decided to paint this black.  I'm thinking of painting all of his bedroom furniture black while he is away at school.
Here is the finished black table.  I left the doors off.  I like it better like this.  Now I just need to get rid of the "little boy blue" on the walls to something more suitable for a teenager.  He may be a little surprised at Thanksgiving to come home to a new room. (sorry for the blurry picture)

I bought these plates and plate rack at two different yard sales.  The plates were 50 cents each and the plate rack was an ugly gold and cost $2.
Now, this ugly nightstand is my next project.  It was $2.50.

Make sure you stop by Rhoda's to see everyone's great treasures for the week.

I keep hitting something that is underlining the text.  Unfortunately, my sons are away at school so I can't get them to fix it.

32 Comentários:

The Lazy Peacock said...

really great finds, i especially like that chair, it has such a pretty shape to it.

ellen b. said...

You really did a great job with your black paint!! I like all the new looks for sure. I agree that the side table with the doors off is a lot nicer!

ellen b. said...

Forgot to say what a wonderful setting for your son's school! Beautiful...

Sue said...

Hi Tarva, I'm glad you visit often- you've never commented before, I'm glad you did today. I love your little red chair. The black table DOES look good without the doors. A lot more open... I wish I could find inexpensive plates like you did. I love black/white and blue/white, but I can never find them. :-( Maybe one day...
Sue

Joan@anythinsggoeshere said...

You are a thrifty shopper too! Love what you did with the chair. It looks so much cheerier in red! Updated and modern.

Blue Creek Home said...

First of all, it's wonderful that your boys are ony 5 minutes apart.
I could never get any studying done with those views to look at!!!

You found some real goodies.
The black cabinet turned out very nice. Love the red chair.

The rub-ons at Big Lots were located in the craft area with scrapbook stuff. They also had a ton of letters at my B.L.
Rhonda

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Those are beautiful blue plates and they look great on that plate rack! I like the chair - red is a favorite color of mine!

BTW I love the Firm DVD's. I already had a few. They are hard but they work!

Manuela

Sandy said...

Great finds, I like the chest with the doors off and the black paint really made it look good. Beautiful place that your sons are going to school at, that view is wonderful. I have four of those plates, I just haven't done anything with them yet.
Sandy

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Great finds, Love what you didi with the chair!

southerninspiration said...

I'm wondering where your son goes to college and if it's the same place my daughter has on her short list!!! Do you mind telling me?

Suzanne

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

What a great view to have at school...I'd daydream all day. ;) I love the *new* red chair. Very pretty!! :) Thanks for the visit!

Wendy said...

What a pretty view!

That chair looks great!

Karen said...

Can't wait to see the finished $2.50 table!

Julie said...

Love your new blue plates..I am having a give a-way to celebrate my 1 month Blogoversary.... Please stop over. .

Alicia said...

That chair turned out great! And I love the plates and plate holder. I found one almost similar to that that I've posted a pic on on my blog.

Please swing by and say hello.

Infarrantly Creative said...

thanks for stopping by. i see lots of potential in that night stand. I can't wait to see what you do to it.

Tootsie said...

I like the way you think!!! great chair...has good bones and looks great in a new red dress!

Tracy said...

What a great idea to take the doors off that cabinet! It looks great.

Marianne@Songbirdisnesting said...

The wonders of a bit of paint never cease to amaze me. Greet job, your son will be surprised indeed. And good luck with your office chair makeover, Go for it. It is much easier than it looks.

Michelle said...

Cute chair and I love the color you painted it! Are you going to make a cushion?

Anny said...

I love the color of your new chair. It looks so sturdy too :)

Nancy said...

You've found some really cool treasures. That chair is awesome. Can't beat the price and it looks wonderful now!

Nancy

Bill said...

Impressive finds and great transformations! Looking forward to seeing the next ones!

Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving the thoughtful comment.

Bill

Suzanne in TX said...

Thanks for stopping in to say hello yesterday! I love all of your fabulous finds and redos. Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful week ahead!

Paula said...

You have a killer view! You must just drink that up day end and day out.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I hope you'll come back!

Beck said...

Wow - first, thanks for stopping at my blog - next, your boys have such beautiful views, lastly, I would really love to have a red chair like that for my front porch...now I have a mission...Becky

Wendy said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! I think the Glidden paint party is a great idea! I would totally love to host it, unless you might want to? Let me know!

JobandBrittany said...

thanks for stopping by my blog!! i'm hosting a Goodwill party every Wednesday!! Stop by and join in.

Wendy said...

Thanks for visiting the party!

June Gardens said...

Hi, Tarva!

I like that red chair.

Am writing to tell you you are paired with Katie. In my comments yesterday you thought you were paired with someone else.

XO,
June

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