Line Up for Redos!

Hi everyone!

Okay, so I go thrifting and find some cool thing to redo. Those items get in line with all my other redo projects. Then I go thrifting again and find something else that needs a redo. And I seem to have more redo projects than hours in the day to do them. Sound familiar?

I thought I would show you a couple of the little redo projects that I have lined up at the front of the line. My thinking process on this is if I show them here on my blog, I have to hold myself accountable and get them done! Yeah, okay, it just a thought! LOL

Since Fall is approaching, I want to change out all the white I have in the living room that I used for summer decor. It's time to bring warmth and earthy tones back.

I found this painting at SA a few weeks ago and it was one of my $1.00 finds. I actually bought it for the picture which is amazing! But, I really like the feel of the painting. However, the poor frame has been abused and nicked up pretty good. So, I got some stain to re stain the frame.

As you an see, the SA price was $19.99, which is why I snatched it up for $1.00 on white sticker day!

I also got this fun architectural piece at The Christmas Tree Shops. I couldn't pass it up for $1.97! It has chips and parts of the finish is missing. I think if I stain it the same color as the picture frame, the chips won't really show up.

Both of these things will be the focal point of a wall in the living room.

I also bought this wreath. It was $1.00 find. I know it is a Christmas wreath but, I think with the bronzy brown leaves, it could turn into a pretty Autumn wreath if other things were added.

I found this white wire candle holder at a large flea market. It was only .50 cents. I want to kind of change it up but, what I am thinking of doing, I might not be able to. So, this project is a "it might happen or it might not" kind of project.

And then I just found these cute little bird houses. They were brand new with the original tags on them. I am still on the fence as to whether or not to spray paint them in a rich Autumn color and add Fall leaves and whatnot's to them for some fun Fall decor.

So, those are a few of my recent finds that are scheduled for a makeover. What projects do you have lined up?

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  1. That decorative wall scroll is super cute! I also love the little bird cages! I like the color they are, but i also think they would be super cute all "autumned" up!! :)

  2. Diann,
    Hello! Wow , what great finds!! Love that architectural piece!! I think the same color stain should cover those chips up. And those are great birdcages too. I too have a list of projects that seem endless!!


  3. I agree so many project, so little time and more thrifting to do too. I love your blog and all your ideas. They all turn out so great. I think the birdcages are adorable and I too see fall potential for those in an autumn color scheme.

  4. I keep saying no more projects until the one's I have are done...yeah right! I'm like you and keep on thrifting. Well I think the new wall look will be wonderful and I agree stain should make a huge difference. Love the bird cages...hard choice to leave as is or change them to a fall decor. I can't believe it's already Sept 3rd....where is this month going?

  5. I have to tell myself "no more projects" - I have too many to finish!!! But, sometimes I can't resist, so another one slips into my pile....oops!

  6. Great finds! I absolutely LOVE going to SA to look for things I can transform into something better!

  7. I misread $1.00 as $100,a and the painting still looked good! ($1 is a steal)

    Good haul~

  8. Wonderful finds! I am just learning to make something into something else. You give me such great ideas

  9. Made me think about redoing banged up items that I hadn't thought about before.

  10. Dianne as usual your finds are awesome. You better hide that picture, cause I may steal it from you. LOL

  11. Di~
    saw red in this one too!!
    warm sandy hugs..

  12. You find the cutest things. I cant wait to see the picture and accent piece. I love the wreaths too and the bird houses. OKAY>...I love it all! Thanks for sharing!

  13. Great finds Diann! I especially like the little bird cages. I cannot wait to see how you transform the white wire candle holder.

    I hope you have a fabulous Labor Day weekend!

    ~ Tracy

  14. What IS it with us all continuing to buy to re-do? LOL It makes for busy nights and weekends, I guess... I think turning the cages into something fun for fall is a great idea. Kind of a mini-cloche idea. Paint and stain cure most all ills, so your frame and wall scroll should turn out just fine. :-) Have a great holiday weekend.
    ~ Sue

  15. I understand perfectly. I have a shelf full of re-dos in my garage. I'm better at that than I am at just creating something. I really like that architectural piece you found.
    I noticed you have cute little bird houses in red, so now I have to go back and reread your stealing post, because I've forgotten why you were doing that. My memory isn't what it used to be.

  16. Great finds! Can't wait to see what you do with them. Thanks for sharing.

  17. Oooh..birdhouses! I love them! Anne

  18. I have put the project portion on hold for the summer, and am really anxious to get back to it. I also saved some great thrift finds from the summer to pull out and "surprise" myself this winter when I am snowed in. Hoping I love them as much the second time I find them.
    Those gold leaf wreathes are perfect for autumn. Add some color with berries and maybe a color leaf here and there... an appropriate bow...

  19. Hi Diann, love the wreath, you can do something awesome with that, and anxious to see what you do with that picture frame!


  20. I look forward to seeing the finished projects. If I did a list of projects I have in the works, I would take up your whole blog!

  21. I like the bird houses-they would be so cute painted

    tiramisu392 (at)

  22. Again, you have found such great stuff. Can't wait to see what you do with them. Lovely.

  23. This is beautiful!! I m hosting a 50 dollar CSN Giveaway and would love for you to stop by. Thanks Anu!

  24. Great finds. Can't wait to see the "after" pictures.


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