Before I show you what Hubby and I have been up to on the outside, I will give you a glimpse of the great things I found last week.
You know I am out early on garage sale days 🙂 And sometimes it pays off…..like last Friday.
I picked up 2 really cool light fixtures. This early 60’s copper fixture goes great in the knotty pine mud room. For $25 I have replaced that awful shiny brass fixture that would have been better suited in a hotel elevator from the 80’s.
This UFO/ flying saucer pull down fixture is absolutely HUGE! I grabbed it for $10 and I am not sure if I should sell it or keep it for the “down the road” kitchen remodel:
I have become increasingly attracted to little shelves and shadow boxes lately. Here is some of my stash:
You remember this blond one with the pixies, featured at Christmas on http://retrorenovation.com/:
Well here it is with vintage aquarium pieces and cute deer/gazelle figures:
These little black metal ones ($1 and $6) match the many plant stands, newspaper/magazine holders, ashtray stands and candle holders I already have:
These shadow boxes for $3 each were already painted light chocolate-brown, which matches my main bath perfectly. I have one on either side of the big glass block window:
See how they match the original tile flooring and trim tile on the wall:
Here are 2 mirror backed pieces I picked up for the living room. The little one for $3 and the big one for $20:
I just love the big one. It is not too “Colonial” like most I have seen. Now I have to fill them up 🙂
Next time I will catch you up on the work that has been going on outdoors here on Croydon Place. You know we must have our plantings in by Mothers Day 🙂