I am a wife, a mother, an auntie and a friend. I love thrifting, garage sales, re-purposing, creating, painting, anything that makes our little rental home more welcoming, comfortable and cozy. I have discovered the "art" of amateur photography & I love the idea of capturing the beauty in the ordinary everyday things that surround us. Blogging is a wonderful way to make new friends and share with people who have the same interests. My personal taste in decorating leans towards "casual cottage/coastal decor". I now have a small shop on etsy, called "SandySeashore" where you'll find some of my vintage finds, my photography and some handmade things. I hope you take the time to check it out! Thanks for droppin' in!

Friday, June 17, 2011

The "peggy thingy" has found a purpose! Yeah!

Remember this thingy? I found it in the Spring Complex Cleanup...
I really like the color of the wood, it's definitely been outside for a while and exposed to the elements. It reminds me of driftwood.
 I thought of many uses for it, hang purses in my closet, towels in the bathroom or even just to put hats on. I'm not a purse collector, we already have a towel bar and we don't own too many hats. I have an idea, however, before I show you, I have to change this....


 A great jewelry organizer! My jewelry is usually kept in the little wooden jewelry boxes I have, or in a big tangled up mess in a dish on my dresser. 

Not anymore!

 I "borrowed" the mirror from above the living room fireplace, for now, until I get around to turning this...
Mirror I found at a garage sale for $1

Into this...

{source: Pottery Barn}
Wouldn't that look great next to the jewelry organizer?
(just another project to add to the long list!)

Until then, the space above the fireplace has been changed to this...
I absolutely love the painting I got for $5 at the thrift store a while ago.
The seashell sign was $3 at the thrift store!

The coral and seashell are from Mexico, the driftwood from the beach in Steveston.
  It will do for now.

 Have a great Saturday! Garage sales tomorrow! Yeah!

As always, thanks for following...


  1. That is so great!! I never would have thought of that, it is so perfect and it does look like driftwood. :) I love your new displays too, the painting is beautiful and I can't wait to see you work your magic on that mirror!! I am hoping to collect more driftwood soon when we head north! :)
    I hope you had a wonderful day my dear friend.

  2. I want to take you with me to yard sales...LOL You seem to have a knack for finding the prettiest things!