Hey, it’s August already! How did that happen? It seems that summer goes by quicker every year and I’ve always loved the lazy days of summer. Usually by August though, I’m so over the heat and ready for some cool autumn weather and this year is no exception. Working on the house this summer hasn’t been that easy dealing with the heat, but I’m hoping that the worst of our projects are behind us and when September rolls around and the weather cools off, we can actually get outside and do some projects without killing ourselves in the heat.
Oh my goodness, the cabinet installation began on Saturday and this is another project that I’m jumping up and down over, so excited and happy to see my plans come to life. Seeing a drawing come alive in 3D is just the best feeling and I am SO SO happy with how the kitchen is looking. The doors and drawers are not all in yet, nor is it at all finished, but just seeing the boxes in place makes me happy. I’ll show you some progress pics on Tuesday and then a complete kitchen reveal when it’s done (without the granite or sink yet, of course). Countertops and all the finishing touches like the backsplash will be happening in the next few weeks. But, I really really love the kitchen already. What a breath of fresh air these white Ikea Adel cabinets are to me. In fact, getting closer to moving in the house has me in teary-eyed feelings of thankfulness that it’s finally almost here.
AND, I hired help for the install on this project too. My neighbors next door (who are the nicest couple) installed their own Ikea cabinets (same door style as mine, Adel) 2 years ago and their kitchen is fabulous. He is a former kitchen cabinet installer and had a friend who is a pro at it, so I hired his friend, Vic and we are in business now. Victor knows his stuff! So glad we didn’t attempt this one either. It is not a piece of cake to get kitchen cabinets installed correctly, we are so happy he is in charge.
Today, I’m sitting by my friend, Debbie’s pool enjoying a somewhat cooler day for August. It’s a beautiful day in Atlanta!
Before we get to the party, I have to show y’all something I got in the mail last week. A very sweet lady, named Judy, who has an Etsy shop (20 NorthOra) hand made this and sent it to me. I am absolutely blown away by all the thoughtful people out in blogland. Judy is not a blogger, but an Etsy shop owner and she came up with this pillow all on her own and asked if she could send it to me. I had no idea what she was sending, but when I opened it, tears came into my eyes that THIS pillow will now be housed in my new haven. Haven, the conference, has become my own personal haven as well.
God is truly GOOD!
Thank you, Judy, I absolutely LOVE this pillow and will treasure it always. It’s going to find a special spot in my new house. The details on it are amazing.
But, today we are talking thrifty treasures again, so here are some highlights from last week.
Vintage cameras are quite collectible and Charming Zebra scored a nice one for her brand new collection.
Chippy cabinets are so cute and Debra at Common Ground found a nice medicine cabinet for $30, not bad for an older piece like this. She and her hubby got into a discussion on where she would put it. Not sure, she says, but had to have it! Oh yeah, can relate to that one.
Bridget at Cozy Little House hunted down a campaign desk on Craigslist and came home with this cute one. A little paint and it’s reborn.
My friend, Dagmar, who I just got to meet at BlogHer, loves to shop vintage things and scored an old and chippy trunk for a mere $5. Her cute son decided to pose on it.
The transformation on these bamboo tables to ottomans is really clever. Elegant Nest scored this pair at a yardsale and documents the renovation process. They were dark stained side tables to begin with. Love them!
Fine Point Creation’s roadside rescue turned into this beautiful painted dresser. You never know what you might find hanging out on the curb, do you?
These cute Florentine tables and other gilded pieces like this have always caught my eye too. Heaven’s Walk found hers at an antique market for $15, not bad at all.
Haley from The Mouse House found a mid-century modern dresser at the thriftstore and painted it yellow for her kid’s playroom. Now it really modern and fresh!
Revive that old Queen Anne furniture that is all over the place! My Passion For Décor did just that with a pair of Queen Anne side tables she scored at the Goodwill for a mere $7.50 each. Paint updates them and now they are ready to be used all over again. Do you know anyone with suites of cherry Queen Anne furniture? I don’t think that will ever be back in demand again. I say paint it!
The Painted Piglet went junking one Saturday and came away with this original oil painting treasure for $1.99. I love finds like these!
Silly Pearl was showing off her cute mixer that she decopagued, as well as her collection of vintage Pyrex. Isn’t that old stuff colorful and fun!?
Did you score something fun this week too?
There are a TON of parties out there to highlight all your projects, so please let’s keep this one about thrifty finds that were bought 2nd hand! Not a great sale from the store, or a recipe, or just a plain project, but 2nd Hand finds only! And please DO NOT go back in your archives to OLD posts and link up. Let’s keep this party fresh and current! If you have already shared your find in a previous party, DON’T share it again! Please, girls, I don’t want to have to delete links.
- Add your permalink to the link list, which is the actual post that you did for this party, NOT your general blog url. To get the actual post, after you publish the post, just click on the title and THAT will be your party post url. PLEASE try to get the correct url in the first time!
- Please add my button to your post or blog OR at least link back to this post in your post. That’s all I ask. It’s common courtesy to link back to the person having the party, so that all of your readers can find it too.
- Please do NOT link to an Etsy shop or something similar (even if you think it’s a fabulous deal) or I will delete the link. This party is for sharing thrifty finds from yardsales, thriftstores, or something along those lines. If I see that your post is not really on track with this theme AND you don’t link back, I’ll delete your link. Sorry, but I’d like to keep the party consistent!
IF YOU SEE THAT YOUR LINK HAS BEEN DELETED, IT IS PROBABLY BECAUSE IT IS NOT IN LINE WITH THIS PARTY THEME.
Again this year, I’ll be highlighting great finds from the party, so if you want your find highlighted, PLEASE link back to the party. Only those who link back will be considered for highlighting the next week. Thanks!