Antique Chalk Board Dining Table

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So we all know how much I love everything antique and chic. But I don’t want to give up a pretty penny for it. That’s why I do everything i can to decorate from craigslist, thrift stores and a can of paint. Sometimes it works and a lot of times it doesn’t. But when a piece doesn’t turn out the way I had planned, it doesn’t suck so bad because I didn’t spend a fortune on it. ¬†Which is why I didn’t mind taking a few different risks on this table here.

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Candlestick Apothecary Jars

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One thing I really enjoy doing is updating house hold items I already own and making different uses out of them. This week I took three old candle sticks and turned them into my own DIY apothecary jars.

apothecary jar. noun. a small, covered jar, formerly used by druggists to hold pharmaceuticals, now chiefly in household use to hold spices, candies, cosmetics, etc., and sometimes decorated, as a lamp base or flower vase.

Yes… some people like myself may have not known what an apothecary jar is so I took the liberty in enlightening you all ahead of time.

The total of my new bathroom decor piece was $3.00 only because I already owned the candle sticks which you can find at any thrift store/garage sale/ consignment store etc. You all know how I like to keep it cheap.

I used metallic spray paint which has fast become a new favorite of mine. It’s gives off a silver leaf appearance without the work of actually silver leafing.

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Unfortunately something happened to the before photo of my candle sticks but originally they were white. The jars I picked up from the dollar store and then filled them with Q-tips, cotton balls and my favorite bath salts.

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For as easy as this piece was to make it sure makes a statement in my bathroom. Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out my quick DIY for the week. I’ll be back with a new house project in a few days.

XO Cass

Decorative Globe

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Something I have been seeing a lot of lately is world globes. Literally I went to Mama’s Happy in Independence MN this weekend and saw like 20 globes just hanging out screaming pick me pick me!!

Last Christmas however, me and my dad were fighting over this globe that my great grandma wanted to give away. Why on earth my dad wanted it beats me but I let him have it and sure shit it sat in an empty bedroom that no one uses for months. I finally got my hands on it the other day and was able to create something a little more.. unique. Because who needs a globe that teaches you something when it can be turned into decor?

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Flea market find’s & antique treasures

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This weekend the junk gypsy in me was wide awake. From antique shopping in Buffalo to finding miscellaneous treasures on my great grandmothers farm in Detroit Lakes.

We were officially approved on the home we wanted a few weeks ago and move in weekend is scheduled for three weeks from today. Our two bedroom one bath is still snug but it’s luxury compared to the one bedroom apartment we live in now. And let me tell you people, how excruciating it was to refrain myself from buying and flipping for awhile. I knew it would be smarter to wait until we knew the layout of our next home and that time has finally arrived, so let’s let magic begin shall we?

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Shabby Chic Room Divider Headboard

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This was one of those genius ideas I got out of nowhere & thought… why has no one ever thought of this. But turns out, people have cause when I googled room divider headboard, 51 images popped up. Regardless this is one of my favorite pieces and was super easy to create. Cheap room dividers can be sneaky, this is one of those home accessories that I think have kind of slowly died out but have no fear, craigslist is your friend and I guarantee if you check it daily even hourly for that matter you will have a nice inexpensive one in no time. Mine kind of just fell in my lap as my neighbors were moving and getting rid of a lot of items so it was free. Originally I was planning on moving into a studio apartment and would use the divider to hide my bed behind but lucked out and found a nicely priced one bedroom so there was no need. I decided to repurpose and use as my headboard and it turned out beautifully.

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