Category Home Decor and Solutions

DIY PROJECT- Rolling Filing Cabinet MADE from Bookshelf

I found This Wooden Box  at Ikea. In the clearance Section for $9.00! yes, in the  CLEARANCE SECTION, it was a bookcase missing the Shelves! LOOK AT PICTURE, YOU CAN SEE THE HOLES where shelves were screwed in place. missing shelves? equals savings for me and DIY project READY TO be started!! I WILL MENTION- this bookshelf […]

Antique Metal Mesh Purse & Vintage beaded purses I wonder what they Carried in these tiny bags??

1st purse is a white beaded purse. From early 1900’s  it’s made of tiny white beads and faux- pearl stones to make the flower pattern on front of purse, the handles and closures are made of metal. Well made and in excellent condition no strings are coming undone or pearls missing, its perfect!! The next picture-Metal mesh […]

ANOTHER USEFUL TIP FOR STRAWS, FOR BEADERS OR JEWELRY TRAVEL

FOR fellow beaders or jewelry lovers..here is a easy way to bead or travel with jewelry!! USE A STRAW!! IF you travel , using straws will help keep your necklaces from getting tangled in suitcase or make up bag, you can cut to customize size for bracelets or necklaces!! Also when beading or fixing a clasp this […]

tips for daily use- Straws, wipe dispensers, magnetic strips, how to fold a fitted matress sheet-4 great tips!

to save market bags ?? use a wipe dispenser! Genius!!! now you wont have plastic bags all over the place, neatly stick in wipe dispenser!! you can use lysol wipe dispensers or baby wipe dispensers…re-use and smart also because you will save money and be neat! On the inside of any cabinet or drawer, or door, or […]

PCC Fleamarket- vintage nesting tables & vanity desk

the first pic shows thepiece nesting tables, I don’t know If I will stack them? keep them together or separate? If I stack them I will have to trim off  inches from the legs, I saw an example on a DIY magazine..I dont know yet… so far this year I have had 2 lucky finds at PCC […]

Vintage Barbie collector cards! print and frame easy DIY decor

a while back i posted vintage barbie art from thrift store ..i found another one!!! here you go enjoy!! bubble cut barbie wearing nautical shirt and blue shorts, cute!

DIY project #2 under 20 minutes & $2.00! decoration for Doorway / Hallway

I found this nice gold toned Purse coat Hook at Goodwill for .50 cents, it was on sale(50% off ) and love that color of the day sale, always ask when you go to goodwill what is “color of the day” depending on the color, look at the tags and they are 50% off, the […]

quick DIY 10 min project for less than $2.00!

before picture – hello this was one of my easiest cheapest DIY projects, took me 10 mins…and cost me less than 2.00!! i went to goodwill and purchased this key holder frame for 1.00 it was 50% off that day, (look for the color of the day sale) and this becomes a more personalized purse/coat […]

collecting kewpie continues…WHERE HAVE ALL THE KEWPIE COLLECTORS GONE?

porcelain kewpie with heart on front side on tummy, this kewpie is stringed at arms and legs making him poseable 🙂 but i keep him in a comfy box, i don’t want him to break, this one is one of my favorites:) the smaller kewpie with black jacket is celluloid, plastic family…. and very tiny and hollow, very fragile, the clothes and […]

Hello kitty & Kewpie Doll vintage wood frames DIY PROJECT for wall decor under $5.00 in less than 5 minutes!

hEllo Kitty vintage wood frame $1.95- in pretty purple  this Vintage hello kitty is a rare version of the sanrio character.  Kelly my 8yr old LOVES HELLO KITTY, and purple is her fav color, this $1.95 buy from thrift store, is smart choice. TIP: To hang on wall use ribbons or lace, it’s a soft GIRLY  touch, ,,,  RE-USE, RE-INVENT, RE-PURPOSE, […]

VINTAGE PAPER DOLLS – DIY easy project! home decor in minutes! paperdoll for framing quick cheap and unique!

hello fellow vintage ladies! or fellas! here is a vintage paperdoll couple i found on google 🙂 love her outfits, the green coat and pink ruffle dress are beautiful, auw I wish I had those pieces in my closet!!! lol This is perfect for framing!! or scrapbooking! todays DIY PROJECT is a quick print, cut, glue, […]

finds from thrift store! DIY project $5 chair and .50 cent paint from home depot = fun cheap project

I went to home depot and in the paint section they have returned paint for .cents!!!! i got the mint green paint and painted my chair TOTAL COST $5.50!! THE Chair was $5.00 and returned paint was .50 cents! I grabbed my foam roller and paint brush for smaller sections of chair and started to paint! simple […]

2nd part of june rosebowl flea market finds…vintage makeup bag, pyrex dishes, caged metal flower frogs, ! more..

  blue vintage pyrex fridge dish for $3.00!!   Flea market finds; June 2012…..my purchases were overall exciting finds.. caged metal flower frogs! lovely finds, these are versatile, they can be picture holders, name card place holders for dinners, meetings, etc… brush holders, pencil holders, tool holders, so many uses! and have the vintage retro vibe […]

RoseBowl Sunday in Pasadena, Ca. what to wear, what to bring, tips!!

♥Rosebowl in Pasadena, Ca what: Flea Market when: 2nd sunday of each month why: Tons and Tons of Vendors and So much Too look at from Home decorations, outdoor patio furniture, Vintage jewelry, retro rock tees and so much more! TIPS THAT WILL HELP YOU HAVE AN ENJOYABLE SHOPPING EXPERIENCE! 🙂 * BRING YOUR OWN DRINKS! […]

Thrift Store Furniture under $20.00 DIY project-Before & After

Hello Fellow Thrift Store hunters!! Vintage Sewing Table I found at a Salvation Army for $15 dollars    BEFORE PICTURE   Before you start any painting project make sure you have a well ventilated area please!! Protect carpet or floors with plastic or  newspapers work great as well I like to go to home depot and find […]

Vintage Lifestyle -the Kitchen also catches the Vintage Look for Less!

Hello Good Morning Happy Thursday! Wow this week is flying by, I love it…this means closer to the weekend and I LOVE weekends! Flea markets, garage sales, thrift stores….aaaahhh need i say more?! The word Pyrex brings a smile to my face 🙂 If you know Good Quality and You enjoy the vintage graphics, 60’s 70’s […]

Arts & Crafts time: DIY returns with chalk board paint for Containers!

Last Chalk board Post I showed my TV dinner tray transformed into a traveling Chalkboard! Since i have been using this tray daily! I take notes, or leave messages or quick Designs I have in mind or ideas, Because If your like me writting ideas down in the moment is the best way to actually come back […]

vintage barbie art

Barbie Sings! This came from a salvation army floor!! yes on the floor!! i will put it in a frame! Love these vintage mattel photos. DIY weekend its simple, print and frame. Cheap, fast yet beautiful add for your wall!

Everyday USEFUl tips- panty hose, rubber band, velcro and pillow case!

  attach a pantyhose with a rubber band to a vacuum hose! next time you want to pick up beads or buttons, or smaller legos jewelry pieces! simple right?? At lunch time… Apples with Rubber band around  to hold in place, makes them stay fresher longer, no more browned apple slices!           […]