May 27, 2015

This is my kind of girl!

An ingenious young lady made her sister's prom dream come true.
She made her a $6,000 pair of shoes for less than $40!  

Her inspiration - Christian Louboutin heels:

Here's what she did:
■  bought a pair of high heels for $25 at an outlet 

 ■  spray painted them

 ■  taped around the soles

 ■  painted the soles red and, when dry, coated them
with a layer of polyurethane for shininess

 ■  organized three sizes of blue rhinestones
(3mm, 5mm, & 6mm)

 ■  lined the edge with the 3mm stones

■  then glued till her eyes almost crossed! 

(drum roll, please!)

The results:

So, what do you think?

Yeah, she nailed it.

Let's nominate this savvy young lady for Best Sister in the World!

May 26, 2015

Are you ready for a Repurposeful Monday Tuesday?  Good, 'cause
I've got some darling garden ideas to share with you today.
(And a little surprise at the end!)
If you renovate a bathroom don't throw out the old sink.
It would make a charming planter.

This sink was mounted on an antique sewing machine base.

Before and after sink:

What a contradiction - a tranquility garden in a purple
sink.  I'd have left it in it's original condition.

Some sinks are turned into bird baths:
The homeowners completed the bathroom theme with a vintage mirror.

Placing rocks or shells in the bottom of
the sink helps purify the rain water.

That's right - the base of this contemporary bird bath is a lamp.

These bird baths are composed of glass bowls and vases:

Imagine how this bird bath sparkles in the sun light.

Well, as promised, here's my little surprise:
The Mid-Century Modern house that Bob and I just renovated had
the original small pink sink in one of the bathrooms.  Bob thought
I had lost my mind when I said I wanted to put it in our garden.
On the bottom of the cast iron sink is imprinted Made in the United
States of America, American Radiator and Standard Sanitary
Corporation, along with the date of July, 1956.
It still had the original hardware.   Now, how can I
talk him into bringing home the cast iron tub?!

Hope you had a nice Memorial Day.
Have a great Tuesday!

May 25, 2015

Memorial Day 2015

We come, not to mourn our dead soldiers, but to praise them.
                                          Francis A. Walker

Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill,
that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet
any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to
assure the survival and the success of liberty. 
                                               John F. Kennedy

May 22, 2015

It's Friday?  That's not possible.  
Where did this week go?!

You know how we end the week 'round here at fleaChic - with Before and After projects.


This hutch makeover is almost unbelievable:


When I first saw the photos below I thought, "Go big or go home!"

Dresser before:
 Dresser after:
I simply love the results.

Here's a unique idea for a plain cabinet:
Before                  After
It's so neat how each drawer was painted differently.

A $30 Goodwill find:
 now looks like a million bucks:

Sometimes, if the veneer is severely
damaged, the only option is to paint it:

What a rescue!

Chest of drawers before and after:

This dresser and mirror were all to pieces:


Beautiful desk makeover:


Here's another charming desk project:
Very cute.

This little round cabinet received a surprising makeover:


Oh, my - I love how this highboy turned out:

In all honesty, I would have probably walked
right past this headboard at a yard sale:
That would have been a mistake!

Maybe you're looking for a small weekend project.
Check out this thrift store lamp re-do:
Adorable, isn't it?

Here are two flea market finds:
Now so chic and stylish!

Before, during and after on this lamp's journey:


Maybe you'll have a chance to visit a flea market or thrift store this
weekend.  Who knows?  You just might find your own project.