Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Flea Market Finds and a Re-Design!

I scored this big, old picture frame at the flea market for $4.00! I'm not sure what I'll do with it, or where I'll put it, but I couldn't pass it up for that price. For the time being, I hung it on a nail that was already sticking out of the wall above the mantle.



My Mom made me the grapevine wreath, which is also temporarily hanging on a nail that was already there. I really just hung them both there to get them up off the floor, but my friends like the way it looks...silly wabbits. :-)



I also picked up the old, black, full-size headboard pictured in photo, for $20! I've been looking for one for the Guest Room bed, and because of my infatuation with caning, this one is just perfect! Not sure what color it will end up, or if it will stay black, but whatever the case, I just love it.




I'm working with a client here in Alabama today, and spent the entire day yesterday clearing out the room and closet, cleaning and re-painting. Oh, my achin' bones....

The room we're working on is inside a tiny cinderblock cottage. The cottage itself is made up of only three rooms total- the main room (which is only big enough for a bed and a couple of other pieces of furniture), a small kitchen, and an itty-bitty bath.

My client decided we should tackle the bedroom portion of the cottage first. She wanted me to help work in more storage space and make the closet more functional. There was also no specific style in the room, and she longed for a fresh, updated, cottage vibe. We settled on a palette of navy, chocolate brown, khaki and white. Here's a hint at the decor, we bought four of these baskets from TJ Maxx:




Today is the fun part- moving in all the flea market/salvation army finds, accessorizing, organizing, etc. I've been shooting video and taking pictures, so I'll share the results of the re-do here on my blog very soon!
Oh, and the best part....everything will be done on a budget of $300!

Layla
PS...I added some info towards the bottom of the "Ford Re-Design" post that Mrs. Ford shared with me yesterday, for all of those who had questions about certain elements of the design. :-)




22 comments:

the lady of the house said...

Ooh that frame is a fabulous find! I look forward to what you come up with to do with it! I love the headboard black but that is just me! You find good stuff... I guess I need to try harder :)

Aubrey said...

You find the BEST things! I absolutely adore that headboard. Great find Layla :)

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Can't wait to see the redesign!!!! The caned headboard looks like some of my Mom's stuff . . .from the late sixties . . .It's cool in black . . .but whatever you do to it, I'm sure it will be fab!

Sa-Sea Boutique said...

wow, I love that headboard!!! and that frame is great!!! I have been dreaming of just hanging a frame like that over my bathroom (builder grade) mirror. love it!!!!

Amy said...

Cute stuff Layla, but I have to know, do you drive a pick-up or an SUV? I know it can't be a Cooper-Mini or a Bug. Ha ha. Can't do much with that kinda trunk space!

Donna said...

Oh my gosh - I love everything!! That headboard is gorgeous! Your flea market finds definitely trump the Salvation Army finds I posted about today!!... Donna @ An Enchanted Cottage

JHRME said...

I like the frame/wreath combo too!Will we get to see the project youre hinting at?

LuLu said...

I have a thing for empty frames lately myself! Can't wait to see the room you are doing!I will definitely check back,
LuLu

Misti of Studio M Designs said...

More great finds, Layla! I would have grabbed up that cane headboard too. Still haven't done anything with my headboard/bench project. I am too cold to move these days! As soon as the weather warms up, I have several projects to start on. Can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve for these goodies!
~Misti

Kevin & Kelli Palmer said...

I just love old frames and new ones for that matter - I still make em look old though. I hung one up in the ol' living room and put a beautiful iron "p" initial I had.

Kevin & Kelli Palmer said...

Love the frame. I put one up like that and put a "P" inside it. Thanks for all your ideas!

Sherri S said...

Ok I like the frame and wreath too ...count me another silly rabbit. Cant wait to see photos of the cottage. Sounds lovely! Thrift junk flea finds are the BEST! The possibilities are endless with a touch of imagination. I made a cloche out of a thrift find today.

Simplicity Cottage said...

Oh yeah! Love that frame! Your "temporary" arrangement looks great! I would love to find a gorgeous frame like that for a mere $4...WOW! The headbord is great...I, too have a thing for caning.

I want to go to the flea market that you go to!

Great finds!

Donna

LovingPrettyThings said...

what FUN treasures - lucky girl!

Catherine said...

Nothing like getting a fabulous piece for a bargain price! Love the bedhead in particular, can't wait to see what you do with it.

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Nice combo...and the bed is gorgeous!

So sorry about HGTV...Man, I thought you were a shoe in for sure! Next year.

Mim said...

Layla
Congrats on the WP mention today. I get the WP and enjoyed seeing your blog in print.

Rachel James said...

This is like Cottage Living on the web! Thanks for posting!

Rachel James said...

Like Cottage Living on the web! Thanks for posting.

Audrey said...

That wicker headboard is to die for! Love it and what a bargain!! Loving all your finds!

Teacats said...

The frame and the wreath are just perfect over the mantel -- AND if you check the photos from Your Perfect Cottage posting -- you'll see a square wreath with a round wreath over THAT fireplace! Brillant! I just adore your style (as if you couldn't tell! LOL!) Another fan awaiting the latest re-design photos! :)

Jan at Rosemary Cottage

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