Monthly Archives: May 2013

A Quick Little Buying Trip


Hubby and I decided to hit the road last weekend for a little R&R. Of course our idea of relaxation is digging for vintage finds!

We left bright and early so we would arrive at our destination area when the stores opened! We hit every Re-Store,  thrift store, antique mall and junk shop we could find. I had it all  mapped out beforehand, so we covered a lot of ground. Here are a few of our thrifty finds:

One Re-Store had record albums 6 for $1. How about this cool one, which we have already framed and hung:

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Here are a few more we could not resist:

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A set of  international themed cookbooks; all for $3.00.

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Of course I am always on the lookout for Kitschmas, especially for $1.50.

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Some small bowls with aqua, 30 cents each.  I never seem to have enough bowls.

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AND….and authentic and unused (Enid) Collins of Texas purse. I bought it to sell but now I’m having 2nd thoughts 😦

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Hubby saw this down the street from a Re-Store. He wants an old boat 🙂
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This store was the best of the whole trip! I cannot begin to describe the treasures inside this place. And great prices, too!

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You will have to wait a little bit to see the awesome pieces we bought home from this place. I will post them soon!

I saw this cutie at an Antique Mall. It DID NOT come home with me. Sigh….

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We are fortunate that Mid Century has still not caught on very well in our area. There are bargains to be had everywhere you turn 🙂

A Quick Review of Paint Colors


Now I can say it:

Every single room in our ranch home has been painted. Walls, ceilings, trim, floor, windows, doors,  you name it.  If it COULD be painted it HAS BEEN painted. Inside and out.

We have used the Sherwin Williams Suburban Modern Collection as our palette. That kept it pretty simple and avoided hauling multiple paint chips home to agonize over. And besides: it is just paint.

Here is the new paint scheme on the original (we think) 1951 garage door using white, Caribbean Coral and Harvest Gold:

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Caribbean Coral in the Master bedroom:

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Harvest Gold in the living room, entry and hallway. All of the doors and trim are white:

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Chelsea Gray in the 3/4 bath:


Pinky Beige in the office:

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Aqua in the guest room and kitchen. This is not a true Sherwin Williams color. It is a cross between Holiday Turquoise and Burma Jade:

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The entire basement has been painted Chelsea Gray and Classic French Gray:

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The front and back door are also Caribbean Coral.  Someday I want a true mid-century door.

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The basement floor has an Epoxy floor paint the equivalent of  Plymouth Green: 

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All of the ceilings (in rooms where the wall color and ceiling are not the same) are Porcelain:

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It feel so good to have everything freshly painted and CLEAN.  The prep work was unreal. We had to remove stickers,  scotch tape, sloppy caulk  and bad patch jobs before we could even prime anything.

Now on to the next project: decorating the newly remodeled basement!

Enjoy the springtime everyone!