Sunday, November 22, 2015

Old Thrift Store Floating Shelf Got a New Look

As the days turn darker rather quickly due to the change in daylight savings time, my work at home is slowing down. Now that it is colder and Winter is only a few weeks away, I stretch towards the finish line in furniture restoration and painting.

I am now volunteering at a small thrift store in my neck of the woods and I don't know if that's a good thing or a bad one. Since I started there 2 weeks ago I have brought home a few things. I do not need anything concerning my home, but when nice things appear in front of you for a dollar or two you can't resist from grabbing it.

To my surprise I was told by the manager that at the end of each working day I can have for free any items I want that would add up to $5.....AAAAAWWWW! Yes!!!!!

Well I had spotted a floating shelf that was marked for $1 dollar, so I grabbed it and the next day I began my redo on this shelf.

I primed and painted it a deep burgundy to match me bedroom decor and after it was painted I then I decorated it with gold upholstery tacks..It came out lovely, take a look below.

This is the floating shelf before painting it.
Photo 1

Photo 2

Photo 3

This is the after photos and floating above my bed.

Lovely and for free, now that's a FRUGALICIOUS DEAL!

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Beautiful Old Windows

I found these lovely old windows on the curb as I was driving by on garbage day pick up. I stepped on the brakes as soon as I spotted them and I did a quick turn around to check them out. The glass on these windows were in mint condition and I loved the blue hue on the other part and the weathered panes. I brought them home and I immediately cleaned them up and scratched off with a wire grill brush all the chipped paint on the edges that was falling off of them. For now they are in my living room but that may change. They are beautiful and as they say "One man's trash is another man's treasure"...I truly found a beautiful treasure. 

These are the windows before cleaning

After cleaning

Now that's a great FREE find.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Great Thrift Store Find

Hi everyone....

Its been a super busy week trying to get some last minute furniture and home projects done. But thank God I am almost done before the cold weather stops me from finishing.

So last week I entered my favorite little thrift shop that has a little bit of everything for so little money, its a great little shop. And last week I found these beautiful curtain tie backs in solid brass for $2 dollars and they are super heavy in weight. I love them and they look so nice in my living room. Take a peek at them on the wall.

Solid Brass curtain tie backs...$2 dollars for both.

I guess for $2 dollars they are both stunning...I was so happy to get them and that's a frugalicious deal.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Quick Face Cream Made From Leftovers

As a very frugal lady I try to get out everything I can out of my creams.

You can see by the photo below of all the bottles and jars that were almost emptied  out.

When my bottles of lotions are almost all emptied,  I turn them upside down over night and I let all the cream go down to the opening of the bottle. Then I cut open the bottles with scissors and I get all the cream or lotion out of them. I then unite all these creams together into a bowl and then I mix them well.

I got to fill 2 jars of cream out of all those almost empty bottles and jars.

  Being frugal doesn't mean you are cheap, it means you are smart to not waste or spend unnecessary money that can be used in better ways.

As an extreme couponer I have over 100 bottles of body lotions and over 50 jars of expensive high end face creams and moisturizers. But getting everything for free doesn't mean I should waste it.

Be frugal and save down your debt, its the way to live happily when you have peace of mind.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Great Pumpkin Decorations and More...

Halloween is almost here and are you ready? If not, here are some cute pumpkin decorating ideas along with some frugalicious decorating ideas and a great witch's shoe costume ideas. Take a peek below and tell me what you think of these great ideas?