Saturday, January 14, 2012

Birthday finds

My birthday was this week, and I turned 23 years old. It feels weird !! Before I get too nostalgic, I'll continue with the reason for this post. I got some birthday money from some family, and I immediately knew where I'd go shop... the thrift store !! Haha, every girl's dream huh ? I went to my favorite one on Dayton blvd. I think its just called the Red Bank Thrift store. I like it because the entire basement is always filled with furniture ! I went down there and hunted for anything I could use for a coffee table to no avail. When I was heading up the stairs though, I happened to spot this little beauty sitting all alone.

I've been dying for a birdcage, but every time I see one they are way more than I want to spend. Guess how much I paid for this little guy... $1 !!! When I brought it up to the register, I think the guy maybe felt sorry that I'd want something so ugly, haha !
I took it home immediately and started the clean up process. This thing was nasty !! It took me so long that I gave up on the bottom. I didn't really need it anyways. I had just enough red paint to go ahead and get it all cute. I think my neighbors think I'm crazy because I'm quite positive I'm outside painting something all the time hee hee. Anyways, it turned out really cute !!

It took me awhile to decide what to put inside it. I tried books but all the ones I had were too big. I'll eventually get flameless candles so I can can have the look like they're lit. Cute huh ? I also went out earlier that day to an antique store and found the lock attached to it.

I'm in love !! I have an obsession with keys so when I saw it, I flipped !

I also made some hearts out of book pages. It was really simple, I just cut strips and hot glued them together in the shape of hearts.

Now I just happen to have a kind of Valentines Day set up and I didn't even mean to haha. I"m not the biggest fan of Valentines day, but I am a fan of February 15th since all the candy goes on sale :)

I hope everyone has had a wonderful New Years. I know we did ! I've also made a couple goals for the year. I think everyone knows by now my hubby will be leaving for his 2nd deployment this year so I've jam packed this year to make sure I'll be extra busy :) The one thing I'm very excited about doing is redoing our bedroom. When we first got married, our furniture was a big mix of hand-me-downs and things from my first apartment. Its taken us this long to finally figure out our own style and fix up the part of the house everyone sees. We're finally to the point we can focus on another room, and I don't have a clue as to what to do ! I'll be researching and shopping for all kinds of inspiration for this new beautiful room. I'll keep you guys updated !

1 comment:

  1. found you via vintage revivals :-)

    and i'm totally stealing the book page hearts for my sister-in-law. she's having a storybook themed wedding and always looking for creative ways to use book pages. thanks for the idea!