Yesterday my sweet guy took the day off from work to spend it with me thrifting. We hit quite a few stores, met up with Joy for lunch and did a little more thrifting. We had so much fun! Here are the goodies I found.
A little cosmetic suitcase, little white stool, white metal bread box, white lap desk, folding yard stick, linens, rusty metal box and quilt pieces.
But my favorite find of the day was this light aqua table. When we walked into the thrift store that I found it at, the workers there said, "75% off on all kitchen tables." Well, I wasn't really thinking I would find a cute kitchen table there, but when I rounded a corner and saw this, I got really excited! They almost paid me to take it, that's how good a deal I got on this table. All it really needs is a good scrubbing and a price tag and it's good to go!
Now for the project part of this post. Awhile back I found this cool folding screen on craigslist. (Did I mention, I love craigslist? Oh yeah, I did.) I knew I would cover the existing ugly wallpaper with some of my cool vintage wallpaper. Then a lightbulb went off and I thought, hey, I'll do a patchworky thing with lots of my cool vintage wallpaper.
Here is the end result. Now, before you say, "wow, what a great idea!" I have to tell you that I didn't come up with it myself. I borrowed this idea from this amazing artist, who got the idea from this other amazing artist.
I'm loving how this turned out. What a tremendous difference a little vintage wallpaper can make, right? I wish I had ten more of these folding screens. This was such a fun and easy project to do. I had all the pieces cut out so all I had to do was set up a little work space out on my deck and get to work. Only took about 2 hours to complete. I was lucky that the frame was already painted white and the back of the panels are painted a soft baby blue so I didn't have to do any painting myself.
Well, I gotta run now off to work. Hope you have a fun and creative day!