Sunday, February 22, 2009

My Fortune Cookie Inspiration and Booth News!

What a crazy weekend! My daughter and I spent time with my mother on Saturday. We took a trip up to Charlotte to pick up her winnings from the Marvelous Mom's contest that I blogged about earlier. After that we hit up a few home decor stores. My mom wants to redecorate her home so we were out getting ideas. I immediately headed to the clearance isles and found some amazing deals.
My mom found a quilt marked down to $15! I also picked up a few quilted pillow shams for $1 each! My favorite find of the day were 2 HUGE barn stars for $8 each!
Today the family decided that they wanted to eat Chinese so we just called in an order. I picked my fortune cookie and guess what it said . . . "It's a good time to finish up old tasks"! Do you think that this fortune cookie writer has been to my backyard and looked in my building full of unfinished projects? Is this God's way of letting me know that I have started a fire hazard with all of the things piled in that building? Either way, I figured I better listen.
I bundled up and went outside to the building - what a bunch of junk! (That is what the dear hubby thinks!) Not me, I see potential in each and every piece. You know, we have learned to "think outside of the box" but I think sometimes my husband would like to throw me into a box! He goes junkin with me but when it comes time to find a place for it in the building, we have issues.
Needless to say, here are a few of my makeovers.
I had a bag of wooden stars that I found in my craft room clean up. I decided to make a small arrangement using the stars instead of flowers.

I wanted to put them in an old milk glass but I didn't have one so for now I am using an old Clorox bottle that I had on a shelf in my kitchen. I may just tie a piece of homespun around the neck and call it finished.

This is a tall cheese box that I have had for 2 years or more. . . BEFORE . . .
AFTER . . .
I love the stars - I am a sucker for stars! This would be great for umbrellas and things!
I had a childs desk that was a bland red color. It had those "lovely" hearts cutout in the legs and some scroll work at the bottom. Of course, the hearts HAD to go so we decided to amputate . . .

A fresh white washing and amputation of the heart legs made this piece into a great lap desk! I was too excited that I forgot to get a before picture!
I also am in the process of painting an old shelf but I figured that was kind of boring so I didn't get a picture of that either!

After careful consideration, I have decided to expand my booth at Curious Cat. Starting March 1st I will occupy all of booth #20 inside the Market. As I mentioned earlier, I have a lot of things in my building and they are doing me no good in there. So I might as well get busy cleaning these goodies up and filling up my new space! After I made my decision on Saturday, I couldn't sleep for redecorating the whole booth in my head! That is also what led to the makeover session between me and my building today.
I am very excited and can't wait to get back to the Market. I will be filling our truck up with all sorts of goodies and piling everything into my newly expanded space. As always, I will have my camera on hand to share with all of you the finished project.

Prim Hugs ~ Nicole

16 friends had to say:

Autumn Rose Crafts said...

Fantastic transformations! I cant wait to see the next load of pics, I love your blog, its great! Sarah x

Artsy Fartsy said...

I am so excited for your expansion !! Get busy filing it up, I am ready to shop, Tootles, Janna

primitive basketcase said...

Wonderful redos ~ what a great idea to cut the heart legs off and make a lap desk. Can't wait to see what you "dig out" and redo next. Good luck with your booth.
Pam
basketsnprims

cynthialeedesigns said...

Hi Nicloe,
Great redos!! Can't wait to see what else is hiding in your building...waiting for a makeover. I have some craft cupboards that are filling up with goodies that are waiting for a redo!
Congrats on getting a bigger booth space...your creations are great, so I'm sure you will have to keep refilling it!
Cindy

Kath said...

Hi Nicole!
My you've been busy...Love it all, your desk turned out so neat! Great idea with those wooden stars, I love them in the Clorox bottle! :)

Can't wait to see your next re-do!! Best of luck with your bigger booth!!

Have a wonderful day.
~hugs

Tina said...

I really like your makeovers and I love nothing more than to dig through a building full of stuff and junk and see them transformed into cool stuff and usable junk. Thanks for sharing.
T

Autumn Rose Crafts said...

Hello Again!! Come on over to my blog, I have a special suprise waiting for you Sarah xx

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

Your blog is delightful! I love your style, I'll be back soon to steal some ideas! LOL

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

What great bragains you got! And what neat re-dos!
Sounds like a busy time for you, but also exciting. I hope it all works out for you.

Lisa said...

WOW - everything looks great. I love that cheese box that you re-did and that desk is great. What a wonderful idea to cut off the legs and use it for a lap desk. You are one clever gal : )

UPON A HILL said...

Hey, I am a sucker for star also! I really like your bouquet! & everything else you did. I also have a tall cheese box, to do something with. Like your ideas!

The Whites said...

Wonderful redos - I love stars too! Hope all goes well with your expansion!

Mandy

Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

Sounds like you are gonna be a busy gal!
Smiles,
Beth

Susan said...

All of your projects look great. Can't wait to see pics of your booth. We have been to the Curious Cat one time and I would really like to go back sometime soon.

Sandy said...

I love the stars in the Clorox bottle. They look like they belong there.

Kindra said...

Love your redo's! I have several things waiting for some prim magic! Congrats on your expansion!