Morton Girl

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Thrifty finds, DIY, and a soon to be Home Reno...


I love to find cheaper ways to do expensive things. Whether this be through Thrift-store-shopping or DIY decorating, I find a way to get it done. I NEVER shop in the regular priced area of a store. If I do happen to see something I love that is regular priced, I wait til it goes on sale. OR, i make it my own version of it. I love to paint and do crafts. However, being a mother of two and a night-shift nurse, I have very little time to do it. We are also in a rental home while we search for my forever home. So, I am LOVING the blog world right now as I find ideas for my new home. Be sure to follow me so I will know I'm not just blogging to myself. :-)

Friday, February 24, 2012

Oh How I LOVE a Before and After...

I have a confession.  I spend WAY too much time in blogworld!  It's kind of like my "retail therapy".  Without getting out of the house.  (and without spending any cash!).  I live in this dream world right now imagining what our new house will look like.  I dream of it having tons of character.  I also love the idea of being able to incorporate our style into it by ways of RENOVATION.  I know that sounds kind of crazy. But, new homes tend to lack character.  So, I tend to be attracted to older homes with potential rather than brand spankin new ones. 
As I was blog hopping this morning I came across this Kitchen before and after and fell in love!  It's over at Eclectically Vintage.  She did such a good job on this 1960's kitchen.  Check out a couple of pictures...

 and AFTER...
I LOVE those lights!!!! They are called demijohns.  I found a few vintage demijohn table lamps that give the same feel over at Shades of Light.  It comes in several colors.  I'm not sure which is my favorite.  But, I think this one would look JUST RIGHT on my end table. 
Or...What about on my make believe buffet?  I want a buffet/dresser something like these!  I have been searching EVERYWHERE for a cheap fixer-upper like these.  I like that they have legs. Most that I find go all the way to the floor.  But, I like the leggy version better. 
See, this is why I am a terrible blogger.  My brain is all over the place.  I really am a dreamer!
Oh, and while I am dreaming, does anyone have $50,000 we can borrow?  Cause I really want this house.
Have a good weekend!



Eclectically Vintage said...

Thanks so much for featuring my kitchen! I love that demijohn light - in fact, I bought some of my lights from Shades of Light.
New follower!

mkelton24 said...

You crack me up! I came across the same blog and loved the lights as well! I am addicted to blogging and my husband really thinks I have a problem! You hit the nail on the head-it is like retail therapy.

Tammy @ Type A said...

i would love to see your slip covers when you make them. i wish you could get to Michelle's page, but she gave up blogging almost a year ago. not really sure what happened to her. we used to email every day and then all of a sudden she was gone.