I've been wanting a dough board for my stove. I found this at the TS for $2!! I think it's actually a lap tray of some sort but with a bit of paint and sanding it became the perfect dough board. I found the little round cutting board and the wooden bowl at the TS for $1 EACH!!
This is a 50 cent bread box I primmed up. Yep-my counters are a dark green! I actually like them..they go with anything.
Little shelf I found that hangs over my stove. The saltware with the blue was a QUARTER!! On the back it says something about loving auctions 2004. Turn it to the back-no problemo!!
My utensil holder--It's actually a cd holder I got for a quarter. Cleaned it up, turned it on the side, glued on some stars and Viola!!..More room in my drawers!
Basket lamp I got for 50 cents. It had hideous pink flowers in it so I ditched them and added some pip berries with stars. I found the shade at another TS for $1. The wallpaper was from the Cracker Barrell Collection---it looks like old handwritten copies of recipes. It's subtle yet interesting.
My cutting board collection-none more then $1. The holder is a $1wall shelf that had this fake stained glass heart thing in it--took that out and it holds the cutting boards!!
Found this cookbook holder at TS for $3--didn't need to do a thing to it except hang a textile on back and accessorize. The doll is a vintage toaster cover that I snagged at a yard sale for 25 cents!!! I made the stack-box lamp. They were the unfinished ones from the craft store. I first painted them and stenciled them. I then cut a hole in the smallest box lid to fit candle. I then cut holes in the lids and bottoms to feed the cord through. After the cord was through I added a ziplock bag of kitty litter for stability to the large box. I glued the lids on--then glued the stack together. I glued a bit of spanish moss around the opening the candle light comes out of and added a silicon bulb and a berry ring.
This is a view of the top of my refrigerator. We have cathedral ceilings in livingroom, dining room and kitchen so I have space to DECORATE on top of my cabinets. It's where I have my basket collection. The clock on the left is from Burpee's and belonged to my grandfather. I have some of my collection of brown and cream pottery displayed here. And there is the home of my redone bread box. I found the checkerboard game board at the TS for $1.
This is the top of my pantry. The red tins are made from those popcorn and such tinms you see at the thrift store--I just painted the bottoms red and the tops black. I antiqued them a bit and printed up labels from my graphics program. I wanted something large in this area and saw a bunch of tins similar to this in a magazine that cost the big bucks. Usually the thrift store has these tins for 25 cents to a $1-add the cost of some spraypaint and there you go.
I found this little shelf at the TS for $2- it was missing the door but otherwise was perfect as -is. I display my small beanpots in it. The candle-light was found at a yard sale for 25 cents. I just added the nest and bird. It's paper mache over one of those dollar store candles. I'm thinking I will have to figure out how to make this and do a tutorial.
I hope you enjoyed the tour!