Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The cross is hung!!!!

The cross, if you didn't already read about it, was a thrifty find. It stands over 5 feet tall and my husband hung it on our wall yesterday and I'm just in love!  It is leaning to the left a bit, my husband will be fixing that today, but I am still just absolutely loving it!

And just as a side note.  We purchased that chair just 6 months ago and it wasn't a cheap chair, however our 8 year old lab has claimed it as her own.  I can almost guarantee all pictures of that chair you see on this blog will include her. It is even to the point where we tell guests not to sit in that chair because it is Sweetie's chair.  A dog's life! :)

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

More thrifty finds

So on Sunday I linked up to Rhoda's thrify finds party at, but I shopped a local online auction and purchased a few more things today that I just couldn't wait to showcase.
The auction was full of antique items!  I'm not sure of where this cross came or how old it is, but when I saw it I just knew I had to have it!

My living room is a very large room and if you have looked at my previous posts, you will see that we added a large focal point, our fireplace, immediately upon buying the home.  We are saving up to add custom cabinets and bookshelves on the walls on either side of the fireplace, so right now those walls are completely bare.  On one side of the room, as you can see in the pictures below, we have our chairs with a window in between.  On the one wall we have a large mirror, but the other wall is pretty blank.  I had planned on doing some sort or picture collage and started with one picture, but then didn't think that would feel right.  I would love to have another matching mirror on that wall as well, which could happen, as both my mom and I purchased those same mirrors when a Bombay store near us was going out of business. However, her mirror is currently being loved on by my sister who just won't give it up.
This is where the shelving units will eventually be (don't mind the baby gear explosion) :)

The wall behind the chair that the dog is sitting in is where I plan to hang it.

So, I have been on a mission to find a piece to fill that wall, and I think I did just that today!  Look at this beauty...

I paid $30 for it!!!!  $30!!!!  I thought it was an absolute steal.  I wouldn't be able to find artwork that size for $30, so I thought it was great!  It's large, but not too large!  I am just dying for my husband to get home from work to hang it!  Do you think it will look good in the space?  I think it will and I think I can even keep it there once the shelving units are complete.  Anyone have any other suggestions for this empty wall just in case I decide to put it somewhere else?

I also purchased this lamp...

I paid $30 for this as well, which I thought was a little pricey and maybe even too much, but I thought it would look absolutely adorable in baby's nursery.  Anyone know anything about this lamp?  even if I did pay too much I think it will fit perfecty in his nursery and he will just love it once he is older!  Which if you haven't seen his nursery remodel check that out here!

Come back soon for more thrifty finds and to see some of the updates on my thrifty finds!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

July's Thrifty Finds

This July I have found a few treasures at various sales.  Some items are up for resale and can be found at my etsy store or you can find them on Instagram at 4allthingsvintage

Some of the items I have found however are furniture and lighting pieces that will be used somewhere in my home.  Stay tuned for how we revamp these pieces!  I am hoping my husband will begin working on them soon, but he unfortunately had a gout flare up this weekend that left him couch bound. :(. I am hoping by next weekend I will have posted those refinished stay tuned!  But for now here is what I have found this month!

These light fixtures for $2 a I have already repainted in the cream color below. One will go above our kitchen sink, and one above our master bath tub!

This fixture below was $10 at a garage sale but I liked it and thought it would look great hanging above our front door. 

These ledgers were an AWESOME find.  I got them for $5 a piece from an estate sale.  There were 2 of them and they were from the 1840's!  They had a lot of information in them and a lot of prestigious  family names from northern Ohio, so I actually sold them to a local museum (not for much).  But I thought they belonged there and the curator was so excited when he saw them and said these ledgers would tell so much about the building of canals and things in the area!  I just loved the handwriting in them!  Just gorgeous!

The items below were things I came across at various sales that I liked and thought would be great items to resell, but, if they don't, I loved them all and will gladly keep them! :)

These dressers were $5 each and we have great plans for them. We are replacing the hardware and repainting them using the Annie Sloan chalk paint. The cabinet was $25 and we plan to fix that up as well, putting chicken wire in the doors and using it as a linen cabinet to house my array of vintage linens! Remember, all items are for sale, just feel free to ask! (That is, if I don't get too attached) :)

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Nursery renovation

Today I am writing to show one area of our home renovation.  It's not yet complete as far as decor goes, but we are almost there.  Just a bit of art work and some pieces to hang on the wall and it will be done.  For those of you new to my blog, my husband and I bought a foreclosed home back in September and renovated the entire house in just 2 short months with the help of my dad who happens to be a contractor.  We did the major things right away, but still have quite a bit to do as far as decorating and minor changes goes.  So today I will focus on the nursery.  We bought this home when we found out I was expecting our first child, so his room became a priority! (Even though he has yet to sleep in it :)). Here goes..

I don't have many before pictures of the room, but as you can see, it had cheap ugly doors.  Thin, cheap trim, and was 2 very ugly shades of green!