~Halls~Remember my kitchen from last weeks make over? That ugly wallpaper was throughout my hallway too! Although my favorite color IS blue ...I hated this stuff for years! When it was stripped from the kitchen, I also took the hallways down to bare naked ladies. Being
The yellow on top is a bit lighter than the kitchen. Used the same molding. Now I have to tell you I LOVE this brown, it's soft and warm. But the first brown color I brought home looked like dog pooh! I kid you NOT! It was WAY too dark. As I have professed before, I am horrible with picking out paint colors. Thankfully I could return the paint and it became oops; although I have no idea who would want dog pooh walls! To each their own, I say.
Once the walls were painted I noticed the vent covering my air filter was simply gross. Rusty, dingy, disgusting. A 20x20 sore thumb in my new hallway. I didn't know how I would replace it, as I'm not really that handy. A few weeks ago it finally dawned on me to PAINT it. DUH! So I picked up some spray paint (Rust-oleum Cream Satin) at Home Depot, pulled off the door and sprayed it. It's not perfect by any stretch of the imagination. Yet, it looks cleaner and is a far cry from it's previous state. Don't look too close, as there is already dust gathering in it!Between Naps on the Porch for other great makeover projects shared on Met Monday!
Then we have ....
Remember when girls used to have Hope chests? A hope chest, dowry chest, cedar chest, or glory box is a chest used to collect items of clothing or household linen, by unmarried young women in anticipation of married life. (Wikipedia). Do young girls collect and fill those anymore?
While out at the annual Highway yard sale with my teen daughter this weekend. One of our 17 purchases was this:
A very old, very loved solid wooden trunk about the size of a foot locker. I saw it and said, "Oh this has so much potential, but I have no where to put it.". My daughter said, "Mom, get it. I will paint it and use it in my room!". So this little trunk came home with us for a thrifty little price of $8.
There's a lot of hope in this little trunk. A mom's hope that her almost 18 year old daughter will catch the fix it up, be thrifty, make do, re-do bug. Wouldn't it be a joy to share and work on projects together?! A hope that she will also find her own treasures to fill her life. Hopefully this will be something we can share with you on another Met Monday soon. Today it will be linked up in Rhoda's (last of this season) Thrifty Treasures party. Check out her blog for many more wonderful thrifty finds! Be sure to drop by in throughout the week as I continue to share my yard sale finds.
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