Sunday, July 4, 2010

Rearrange a Room in 10 Minutes/Garage Sale Finds

I was out visiting blogs today and I read about how Wendy Janelle takes 10 minutes and rearranges an area of different rooms.  I thought this was a wonderful idea as I sometimes set a timer to clean a room in a certain amount of time.  Ever done that?  I have a problem with being distracted.  I'll start in a room but something needs to go to another room and then I see something in that room that needs doing.  Sometimes I get back to the original room and sometimes I don't.  I like the idea of 10 minutes and I'm going to try it.
http://wendyjanelle.blogspot.com/2009/02/quick-room-makeoversi-did-it-in-10.html

I did find a couple of garage sale items that I don't have to do anything to.  A filing box that will go under my desk with the files that I need often.  This is wood and the openings have leather wrapped around them.  Not bad for $2.00 and at the same sale I bought the next item.
I had a mirror over the sofa before but I love this painting. She had a price on it for $25.00 and the canvas is worth more than that but it was later in the afternoon and she had marked it down to 10 bucks.   It would not be for everyone but for me it's great.  You can't see in the photo but there is some little bits of red and the green looks so much more textured in person.  I also purchased a lot of items that need work and some I have started on.  Photos soon!!

In this photo you can see that I put a huge sheet that I bought at a garage sale a month ago on the sofa instead of the quilt.  I guess I'll need to redecorate around my new art work. 
I hope everyone is having a wonderful July 4th. I've been busy doing exactly what I wanted to do. For me that is the best.

2 comments:

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5 daughters said...

You found some great treasures! I love garage sale shopping. I also want to say "thank you" for the jam tip. I am going to try it for dinner tonight --- thanks again!