Sunday, June 21, 2009

Flea Market Finds

You need this book. Why? Your first clue is: you look around your house and find it hard to find a flat surface to fold your laundry. Did you say "Yes"?
Yeah, we heard you. Don't be ashamed my fellow Roomie. It's only an outward sign that your brain has lots of ideas! Now it's time to go "Jefferson" with those ideas and move on up to the next stage of actually DOING something with them.

This book takes "old hat" and makes it new again!

You already know where to find the goods if you're in need. (Hey--we've got these old windows in the shop right now!)

And these look really familiar too!

But if you've already got linens, trays, furniture, china (yes, keep going)....

or a collection of unusually cool stuff

that you want to utilize in a completely new way for a one-of-a-kind look that will knock your friend's (or your own) socks off

then YOU, my true blue Roomie friend, NEED this book! There are 160 pages waiting to help you turn your finds into something fabulous. Not only are there are TONS of projects, but clear instructions on HOW to transform them.

Get green and use that fireplace screen!

See this garden border made of chipped china plates? This is something I've always wanted to do myself.

But if I found some busted-up plates, this would be the next project on my list:
You'll be a fan soon enough!

On a scale of 1-4 (one for each chamber of my DIY heart) this soft-cover book gets a four! Priced at $19.95, it's a FIND in itself!

Flea Market Finds: Instant Ideas & Weekend Wonders. Published by Leisure Arts ( ISBN:1-57486-246-4

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Home & Garden Tour D'Jour

What most means HOME to you? Is it who is in your home? Is it the happy times spent there surrounded by things you love? Maybe a little patch of dirt you can call a GARDEN? This month we focus on all these things during our opening dates from Thursday June 11 - June 14th.
Don't expect to find the things you might see on some of the other Home & Garden Tours going on around the county this time of year. Don't look for cookie-cutter modern furniture arraigned in tightly grounded groupings or expansive yards planted with exotic specimens.
What you will find is a meandering path amongst unique, quirky, one-of-a-kind items you want, maybe something you need, but surely something that will make you SMILE, or have you REMEMBER what is it that makes your house a HOME where you'll want to spend your time.