Saturday, October 04, 2008

thrifting + a weekend project

me and my dad made a 4 hour tour de second hand today! ♥ i did so much thrifting and it was a nostalgia blast! all the things i got is not in the photo, i also bought a cookbook, a hanger, lampshade etc. oh me so happy!

this old agfa is so cool i think! i will just use it as a decoration but it makes my heart skip whenever i see it. and that cat salt shaker is too cute :)

i love these little plates. i have a bunch of different kinds and use them in various places in my house to put my rings in when i can´t wear them.

yesterday night i was feeling all strange and for me cleaning is such a liberation and i feel so good when i am cleaning and organizing :) so i did just that. during my organization i stumbled over some chalkboard paint i bought this summer. hm...what could i paint ? so, offcourse i went to my number one source of chalkboard goodies = suzanne. she has made a few projects like;

chalkboard on the front door

on an entire door

livingroom chalkboards

well, yes you get the picture. so i decided that i wanted to try on a smaller space the first time. as we are always re-modeling our house we have spare bits of wood and such laying around the garage. i found a longer piece and dusted it of and got to work. the label said i had to paint horizontally first and then let dry and then paint it again vertically. this all took about 20 minutes!

first i planned to have it somewhere in my craftroom, but lack of space made the decision not hard to re-think! so in the bedroom it landed. right above the headboard. i plan to write messages and quotes on it. right now it has one of my favorite and very true quotes on it:

joy is what happens to you when you allow yourself to recognize how good things really are...

i am so happy with the result. i still have a little tweaking to do on that shelf, but other than that i am happy because it was really an easy and fast project and i always love those!

what did you do today?


Amy said...

great project! and i love that old agfa you found.

*mindi* said...

AH! that little suitcase is perfect! love it :)