"Lord, this humble house we'd keep, sweet with play and calm with sleep. Help us so that we may give beauty to the lives we live. Let Thy bounty and Thy grace shine upon our dwelling place." E. A. Guest


A Bright Bargain!

Yesterday morning I was scratching my head trying to think of what I could put in the corner of my dining room to brighten it up a bit more.

I thought about the furniture we already own and wondered which piece I could paint in a teal/blue shade to add colour, and yet blend in with other changes we are making in our decor.

I didn't want anything too large or heavy looking  - just some fun element to make me smile and give me a place to play with my "stuff"!

SomeOne was listening!!
When hubby and I went to the garbage dump to get rid of some rubbish, we decided to check out the shop they have there where you can sometimes find a useful thing they will sell you extremely cheaply.
Well yesterday was my lucky day - woo-hoo!
Hubby spied this top section of an old dresser which is already painted in the exact colour I wanted, and has even been crackle-painted in the exact rustic finish that I was after!
It cost us the princely sum of five small  dollars - just $5 to get a fabulous change to that "dullish" corner!
We were chuffed :-D
It fitted beautifully and looked so cheerful and bright standing on the polished floor last night, it inspired me to paint one of our old chairs in a strong red to compliment it.
We love that corner now and are grateful for this lovely old blue cupboard that was pretty much an instant answer to our prayers!

Oh, and see those 4 blue and white plates on the bottom shelf?
They cost us another $5 from the same shop.

We got a pretty good bargain in my book, lol!


  1. That is such a beautiful piece. The old patina and crackled finish is absolutely divine. What a great find!!

  2. I am so happy for you my dear friend, It really does look like something I know you are so capable of doing yourself, I am suprized it didn't actually have your name on it..
    Looking forward to catching up with you soon.
    I have been changing my furniture around too. you would be proud of me..
    love the look of your house. big hugs Nell.

  3. Hello Trish... I love this Cupboard. Hope you can find a nice place for the Cane Chair..Love Barb xx

  4. Hello, Trish. Love all your photos...especially the blue dishes - I collect those. :)