Sunday, August 16, 2009

Thrifty Treasures & Met Monday

 

Hey Y’all … Long time no see! Some of you may have noticed that I have been awol from my blog the last couple of weeks.. First I would like to thank you all that sent search messages and emails asking “what’s going on”.. Well I’ve been doing what my Doctor ordered and relaxing doing NOTHING. My ole blood pressure has been sky high and they’ve been playing around with my meds, and the ole kidneys decided they wanted to be ugly and start up their troubles again.. so I have so-so days and really bad ones. The last few days have really been great so I decided that I’d get back into finishing up a few projects .. which I’ll be spreading out over the next several days for you.

I’m kicking off the week with a couple of Thrifty Treasure finds..

First this frame.. paid 1.00 at Goodwill .. it was a yellow tag item and yellow was the 50% color that week. It didn’t have a glass.. but I knew I didn’t need one cuz I was turning this lil beauty into a chalk board.

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Next I got these 2 frames for .50 cents ea .. also from Goodwill.

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I took the yellow frame .. tossed the print inside.. and sprayed it white.

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I love the little details on it… Added a piece of plexiglass that I had which was perfect size.

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And Voila .. New Chalkboard for my Kitchen!

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I had saw this cute idea on another blog .. Angie @ The Happy Homebody made these cute framed Pears..

I took the other 2 frames and sprayed them black.. took a pear cut it 3/4 as shown below …

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And made these..

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Make sure you drop by Southern Hospitality & Between Naps on the Porch to see more Met Monday & Thrifty Treasures.

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Hugs Y’all,

Debbie

33 comments:

  1. Hi Debbie...your chalkboard came out great! Great deal you got on the frames. I love your pear art...what a neat idea. Thanks for showing us how to do make those! Happy Met Monday!
    Susan

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  2. Great chalkboard, and the pears look great, too!

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  3. Your "pear art" is beautiful - love it! I'll have to file that away in my brain. Love the frame for the chalkboard. Linda

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  4. Debbie, your chalkboard came out great! Love it's curvy shape! Your pear art came out wonderful too. Love the idea!

    Tina

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  5. Hey Debbie, I hope you get your health problems straightened out! I really like what you did with the frames and the pears! The look is clean and fresh- they should look fine with the white plates you plan on putting on the wall.
    :-) Sue

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  6. When I saw that beautiful frame I just knew there was about to be chalkboard paint involved! It turned out great!

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  7. Hi Debbie,
    Love the chalkboard idea and that pear art is neat and so original too! Hope your feeling better and life is good, hugs, Cindy

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  8. Love the transformations. The chalkboard's frame is beautiful!

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  9. It took me aback for a moment when I saw you slice the pears to hang them on the wall!! They looked so real! Love the chalkboard. I'm going to have to get me some of that chalkboard paint!!

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  10. You found such pretty frames. I really like the chalkboard and the pears are stunning. I think they will be just gorgeous with the white plates. So glad you are feeling a little better. Hugs, Marty

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  11. I'm sorry to hear you've not been well! Good to hear you are feeling better.

    Wonderful makeovers!!

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  12. The chalkboard and framed pears turned out great! So glad you decided to do it! Hope you are feeling better and taking care of yourself.

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  13. Debbie, love the pear idea! I have some artificial pears and they are put away in a drawer. I think I'll try this out. Thanks for the idea!

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  14. So sorry that you have been sick.
    The chalkboard turned out too cute.
    And the pears are very pretty - I love pears. I may have to do this.

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  15. Glad to see you back around. Your projects turned out great! Love the chalkboard!

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  16. Hi Debbie
    Hope it's been a good day...and that you have MANY more. I love what you did with the chalkboard/frame. It's really lovely. And the pears...how unique! That's something I may have to try.

    Jane @ Artfully Graced

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  17. Great pears. It's a principal of classical architecture that for captive columns (your pears) you show them curving around the back: more than 180 degrees. So cutting only 1/4 off the back is very clever. Super job.

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  18. Chalk boards are some of my favorites.

    Your pear idea is to die for!

    Great job...welcome back.

    TTFN~~ Claudia ♥ ♥

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  19. Beautiful chalkboard frame! And your pear art is sweet!

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  20. Glad to see you're back! I like the pear pictures. I'll have to remember to incorporate some 3D art into my (upcoming) new kitchen.

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  21. This ALL looks great. The chalkboard, the pears!!

    LOOOOOOOVE that fabric!! LOVE IT!

    Lou Cinda :)

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  22. Very cute ... I am so in love with chalkboard paint! That is a really pretty frame so it makes it even better. And those pears are super cute - they look real!

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  23. Debbie how beautiful they all turned out! I just adore the chalkboard. ~Lovely. :)

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  24. I did a pear project with pears on a plate. I would change the background with a paper to go with your curtains so it's not so stark, if your kitchen was like Rhoda's laundry room all in green black and white I would leave it. LOVE the chalkboard frame as well.
    Blog Rankings--I don't know if it is just because everyone is busy getting all their last vacations in and getting kids ready for school and only hitting certain top blogs because my number was 55 and now I'm in the 100 range and I haven't gone anywhere and am still posting and visiting people. I'm only 3 months old but I was suprised.

    Come for a visit.
    Cheri
    Its So Very Cheri

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  25. I love decorating with pears! And your fabric for drapes is just beautiful!
    -Angela

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  26. Those pears are just too cute! And I always love me a chalkboard!

    Blogrankings -- it starts over every Sunday, so it takes a few hours for you to jump back up there where you belong. I love rising really fast in the rankings on Sunday and Monday, it's fun to watch.

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  27. I love the DIY chalkboards, I just made my first a few weeks ago. Your framed pear is too precious- great job!!

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  28. I have been looking for months for just the right frame for my first ever chalkboard. Haven't found it yet, but I do love yours!
    Brenda

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  29. I really like the pear art and the picture frames. Glad you are feeling better!

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  30. Love all the art! Did you spray the plexiglass with the chalkboard paint? It turned out beautiful. :)

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I am always happy to know who's visiting. Thank you all that take the time to leave a comment... I really appreciate every comment and try my best to respond.
Have a Blessed Day!
~Hugs
Debbie

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