Friday, January 29, 2010

Frugalicious Friday: http://www.findingfabulous.blogspot.com "Spice Rack"

I'm always popping over to Flea Market Trixie's place (the girl has it going on!) and today I saw where she's offering a beautiful burlap pillow as a free giveaway!  Finding Fabulous obviously has a weekly celebration to promote such giveaways so today  I stopped everything and took the photos above so I could enter by sharing one of my "totally fabulous diy projects."

A few months ago, our local Michael's Craft Store had a "relocation sale."  They opened their doors on a Saturday to the public in hopes of getting rid of rundown display items..like baskets, shelves, misc pieces..you get the picture. 

Well my sister-in-law and I couldn't get there fast enough and we bought everything we came across that looked as if in some way could be used one day.  The above pictures show what we did with one such item..a once-ugly-and-unfinished display "paint shelf."  It was one of several that sat stacked on the floor..looking tired and dusty.  The tag on top read $25.  I snapped up only one, thinking because my husband is a hobbyist woodworker he could hang it in his workshop and use it for something.

Anyway..once I got my shelf and the remainder of my goodies home, Robert took a look at my loot and seemed to be taking a particular interest in the dingy unfinished shelf, and I proceeded to tell him why I had gotten it.

He said thanks and went about his business.  But then within a few days I heard him banging away in his shop.  Didn't think much of it until a few days went by and one Sunday morning he walked in our kitchen and seemed to be taking measurements of some variety on the long (and at the time empty) wall next to the refrigerator.

Ladies..to my surprise, next thing I knew, my sweet man was drilling holes and attaching this beautiful rack to my bare kitchen walls.  I didn't have a clue what I would use this thing for..but once it was up, it just seemed perfect for spices.

Okay..total overall cost for this project was about $50.  The initial expense the day of the sale, and subsequent costs of white and blue paint thereafter.

My apologies for not having a before photo.  If that disqualifies me from this promotion, that's really okay.  I think sharing great finds like this is what you're supposed to do anyway.  It makes me feel good knowing it could help someone down the road.  So keep your eyes open for little bargains like this..you just never know how they can serve you in the end.  Blessings, love, joy and sunshine to all, Terri





8 comments:

Createology said...

Wow! What a beautiful shelf and how nice of your husband to surprise you with "his" shelf. Isn't it great to re-purpose? Thanks for sharing. Keep creating...

Beansieleigh said...

Oh Terri, I LOVE your spice rack! I have one very similar that my brother-in-law made me, at my request; but mine looks to be a tad smaller, being approx. 17" wide x 40" tall, and mine does not have the fancier top.. Still, I LOVE it!!! What a lucky find for you, and what a good hubby to fix it up and make it special for you! Love the arrangement of EVERYTHING on your walls actually.. Do you like roosters? I do! You should check out Barb's blog at...

http://barbsgoodlife.blogspot.com/2010/01/anniversary-giveaway.html

Last year she had a big Blogland Rooster Party, and I think she's having another one this summer!! I can't wait!.. Enjoy your weekend! ~tina

Jane said...

Oh your not disqualified...ha ha! Your the BEST for linkin' up and sharing this fab find with everyone...thank you! I love it, and I love how you displayed it out in the open as well!

FleaMarketTrixie said...

Terri that looks great!!!!

Carmie of The Single Nester said...

Just beautiful and what a sweet husband.

Bettie from Southern Thresholds said...

My first visit but I'll be back. Love the spice rack - it has the perfect spot - how fortunate you are. Love your paintings.

Marydon Ford said...

Ummm, excuse me, Terri ... what days is Robert available?! Chuckle!

That is wonderful, go hug that fella! It is gorgeous!

Hope Mother is doing well, Terri.
Have a lovely weekend.
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Marydon Ford said...

PS I can't add your button as it is only half, roughly, of it comes thru.
Hugs, Marydon