Friday, July 23, 2010

It' Friday!!!

Hello Friends! It's Friday already didn't this week fly by? I'm just amazed at how fast this summer is going ...soon we will be talking back to school!!!
As I said in my latest post I've been painting and I finally finished these four 40's or 30's lawn chairs that were given to us about 5 years ago! I had painted them in the primary colors before but this year they got a fresh coat of pastel colors.
From left to right Meditarrean, Ballerina Slipper, Butter creme and Pistachio from Krylon spraypaint purchased at Walmart. Now, they aren't perfectly painted in fact they are just for looks as no one sits in them, I think they give the pool area such a pretty look and I just love them but I'm glad I'm done with them!

After I was done with them I went to Goodwill and found a few things, I did stop at Big Lot's first but just kept thinking the real deals were right next door! Here's what I found:
another piece of milkglass and for only .21...yeah, I know what a deal huh?

Here is another picture of it, it's so petite and cute!

Now do you know what this is used for? I only payed $1.49 for it but I didn 't know what you would put in it...any suggestions? All are welcomed to tell me because I have no clue as to what it is used for or what to put in it! It's cute though, should I paint it white?

I've been experimenting with the different colors of spray paint so I decided to go ahead with this and paint it Ballerina Slipper (love that name) I don't know if I like it or not, I can always go white with it, I didn't get a before picture because Mr. K had my camera with him at the parking lot and just got to take these ones before he was off again this morning with the camera.
They wood container was a dark wood and the pots were an olive green so I sprayed them lightley with white...I guess I could sand it and use something to age it, I had bought it at JoAnn's a few years ago...on sale of course!
Remember when I mentioned that our Goodwill gets "stuff" from Target? Well, I scored with this dark, aqua lampshade and I know just the lamp I want to go with it, it's the glass one from Target that everyone in blogland has and I just love it! I put it over my jar candle for now I don't have a lamp big enough to show you how it would look...

I only paid $1.99 for it!

It is really a dark aqua but the camera is making it look country blue which it isn't, oh well, I'm sure you know what I mean.
I'm linking to (for the 1st time):

 I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend where ever you are!


Debbie said...

Hi Rondell...I have to say how I love those vintage chairs! The colors match the whole scene, even the water! So fresh.
The shade is really pretty. Can't wait to see it on your lamp.
You sure found lots of neat "stuff" while treasure hunting.
Have a great weekend.

adsgram said...

Rondell, I think your 'mystery piece' is a fruit bowl/rack. Air can flow around them so they stay fresher. In your new scheme lemons and limes - real or faux would look nice in it. Nice score at GW..

Have a great weekend!


adsgram said...

I went back to look at the setting with that piece. What about lining one of the bowls with a pretty napkin and displaying a few pieces of silver in it or some greenery? Just a thought!

Lynne-- again!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Your pastel chairs look wonderful! You got some great buys at goodwill too! Have a great weekend.

Kindra said...

Rondell, I really love your outdoor chairs now. I'm so jealous of your pool. LOL And you scored more always find the deals!

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

I really like your chairs. The colors are really pretty. I have one of those chairs, and I'd like to find more.
You found some more good stuff, too!

Vintage Porcelain Art By Amy Enright said...

You got some great finds there!
I enjoyed my visit to your blog! I will definitely come back!
I would love for you to pay me a visit sometime....

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

What a fresh fun look for those chairs! Great color choices. I would love a pool like yours, it looks very nice.
Oh, and that picture of your dog is too cute! Thanks for stopping by!

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

Good morning Rondell! I wanted to email you but couldn't find an email address! You have won my $40 CSN Giveaway! I need for you to email me with your email address and I will send you the code!! Awesome and congratulations!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Love those soft colors on your chairs and that lampshade is sooooo PRETTY...what a nifty thrifty deal!


Secret Garden Cottage said...

What great finds! I love the chairs by the pool. The colors are wonderful, and what pretty surroundings!!
~ Jo :)

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Hi! Your new chair colors are just perfect for the pool....very soft and appealing. Also, I think that cute little white milk glass container is a candy dish. You got some great stuff there! Linda

1 Funky Woman said...

Great job on the chairs, love the colors! Your little milk glass bowl is so cute! I have one similar to it and my daughter filled it with chocolate kisses!

Farmchick said...

Wow...imagine my surprise when I stopped by your blog and found out you have a new blog!! Yeah...I have not done much visiting late...{obviously} How you are doing what's your new decorating style?? Come say hi!!

Nancy said...

Hi Rondell, I am glad I found you! I followed your other blog for quite a while. I enjoy your stories of your great finds and the super low prices you pay for them. I love the colors you painted your chairs and I am a big fan of that style of chair to begin with. I have looked at garage sales for them and have not been fortunate enough to find some. We have new ones at our local Lowes for sale but maybe I will see if they will go on sale soon.

Jennifer said...

I'm so glad you stopped by!!! My goodwill is right beside big lots too! I love your milk glass!!! You got some good finds!!!

Happy new follower!


Hi. Thanks for visiting. Love the milk glass bowl; I just bought one recently also.
~ Julie

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I have a similar wire basket and I use it for breads or pastries at my brunches i do a couple of times a year, Thank you for stopping by and sharing in my publishing joy!


freckled laundry said...

Ooh. I love the pastel chairs...and those trees in the background. Beautiful. You grabbed some great finds, too. I'm having serious junque withdrawl...wasn't able to hit any yard sales or thrift stores this weekend. Thank you so much for leaving your sweet comment yesterday, Rondell.


A Shabby Moment in Time said...

Hi there!
I think you could use that milk glass as a serving piece when doing something special...I can't tell how big it is, but you could fill it with dip, or a cheese ball, or some other appetizer type goodie! I imagine bringing out all my milk glass one day to a special meal and utilizing it all!
Be blessed,