Sunday, January 30, 2011

Thrift store mirror

So a few weeks ago I decided I wanted to start doing more furniture decorating.  My husband Justin said i should start with something small so I would finish it before I decided to start on something else.  Enter the Salvation Army store.  I LOVE this place! They have the best furniture to redo and alot of times when you go in there all the furniture is an extra 50% off.  I found this mirror and decided it would be fun and had potential.
I started off just sanding it down and then decided to paint it white.  I wanted to use the tile things you can get from hobby lobby to help decorate the top but they are like 5$ for a small pack.. and at that price the mirror would have ended up costing more than I wanted to spend!

So after a little while it finally hit me.   I could use ANY tiles.  Thats when I decided to go to Lowes and get the tiles.  I love the way this mirror ended up-- the only problem is its VERY heavy & the townhome we are renting may not have the walls to hold it up.. and I dont really wanna find out the hard way.  So for now i have it in the living room leaning on the wall. 

Have a good rest of the weekend!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

So I decided to start a blog...

I have to clue what made me finally give in and start a blog... I have been making fun of my best friend Alissa for months after starting her's (see picture below and you can go to her blog by clicking here)

and then finally after snooping around and becoming addicted to keeping up with blogs of people I dont know I just gave in.  Well actually, I think part of it has to do with being bored.  My Husband, Justin has been in the hospital since last Thursday and the whole time Ive just been sitting in his room on my computer looking at blogs for craft Ideas! (Hes been sleeping most of the time.. I didnt mean Ive not been helping with him too!! :) )

So anyways, about me- My name is Brandi King, I recently graduated from nursing school, got a job, and married the most amazing person ever!  Justin & I live in Alabama with our dog, Turner (who I am just a little obsessed with) and are having such a fun time getting our life together started.  With that said, We are doing that on a newleywed budget.. That is where this blog comes in!  It seems there are so many creative people with such fun ideas to share that decorating our new home will not be hard at all, actually it will be fun.  I am slightly addicted to going through the thrift stores and such looking for furniture or other craft ideas I can redo for our house.  I hope I am able to figure our this whole blog thing so if anyone has any pointers/ suggestions please let me know.