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Corner News September 11, 2015

Hello everyone! So glad it’s Friday. Even with a short week, I am ready for the weekend. Are you doing any community service projects in honor of September 11? I have my preschoolers collecting items for our friends’ animal shelter, Valley Animal Haven. You are never too young to start community service! We just found out that the shelter is one of the 10 finalists for a HomeAgain Grant. We are so excited for her and plan on voting every day. If you would like to help the animals out, you can vote too! Here is the link- http://www.homeagainhelps.com/. We are Valley Animal Haven, located in CA. By the way, that is my daughter Haley in the picture with all the puppies on her lap! You can vote via Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or email. Thanks so much for your help! Now on to our Corner News!

Even though the blogosphere says it’s fall, our weather is still 105 degrees. Whew! But I have been buying a few things here and there and pulling out my fall stuff. I found these things at the Dollar Tree. I plan on adding them to an old rake I have.

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I just love the acorn bells!

I also did a little thrift store shopping and picked up a few things. I found this cool metal basket/table and this cream colored pitcher to add to my fall decor. The pitcher has the words, ‘sip, savor, relax, enjoy’ printed on it. The pumpkin is a make-over I just finished. If you want to see the post, take a look here.

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Here is just a peek at my front porch. It’s ready for fall, even if the weather isn’t! I will be revealing the whole thing in a week or so.

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I hope you all have a great weekend! See you next Monday!

Sunshine and Blessings

Fabulous Vintage Beverage Cart Makeover

Good Monday morning to you all! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! We had a great time at the beach. The weather was wonderful and we could sit out on the beach and just relax. The only thing missing was Lauren :(. Unfortunately she had to work and we had made the reservations long ago. We will definitely plan better next time!

I bought this vintage beverage cart a few weeks ago at a yard sale. I paid $10 for it which I thought was a great price. Each shelf even comes off to use as a tray.

Vintage Beverage Cart

Vintage Bar Cart

But it was going to need some sprucing up! I decided to keep the gold on the bars, but would paint the trays to match the rest of my patio furniture.

vintage beverage cart before

First I taped off all the parts I didn’t want gold, like the wheels and the bar across the middle of the top tray.

vintage beverage cart tape

The gold paint I had on hand is ancient, but I decided to give it a try, rather than buy more. It still worked just fine!

vintage beverage cart spray paint

Next I painted the trays (sorry no pics! I was too anxious to get it done!). I used Rustoleum Spray Paint in Lagoon. I also had it on hand from Haley’s bench project.

Here is the finished product! I love how this turned out!

Retro Beverage Cart

A little bit retro, a little bit modern, in my favorite colors and practical too!

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Haley picked out some of her favorite snacks to add to the tray.

vintage beverage cart and treats

I think they are Ezzy’s favorite too!

vintage beverage cart with ezzy

Some cute napkins to keep summer and sunshine around a little longer…

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A little tea…

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and one last look!

vintage beverage cart snacks

So glad I was able to rescue this piece and give it a new life here at Home on the Corner!

Sunshine and Blessings

We Went Junking (and Some Other Shopping Too!)

I was looking for something different to do for this Memorial Weekend, but it seemed like I was just going to do some mundane chores around the house. My husband was going to be working at the softball park, Lauren wasn’t coming home and Haley just wanted to watch her videos. Boring!!! Then as my husband was watching a local baseball game on tv, there was an advertisement for ‘Junk Days’ in a nearby town. Bingo! Something fun and different to do! Lauren was game, Haley was undecided, and I texted one of my friends from work to see if she wanted to go. She hasn’t been able to drive for awhile, so she is pretty much stuck at home. She was more than ready for a day out!

After church, we headed out. After a short stop at Starbucks, we picked up Lauren and drove over to the ‘Junk Days.’ This was one of Lauren’s first finds of the day. We didn’t purchase it, but it sure is fun to dream and get ideas!

Lovin' the pink!

Lovin’ the pink!

I have been wanting a rectangle shape table, preferably a trestle table, for my back patio. Just the other night I was thinking it would be cute to get some different wooden chairs, paint them the same color and put around the table. Well, I found the chairs! Aren’t they adorable!  I scored five for $20!!

Wooden chairs for my patio.

Wooden chairs for my patio.

I will change out the burlap, not because I don’t like burlap, but it would be a little itchy when wearing shorts!

There was also a booth advertising all the benefits of chalk paint. Look at the truck!! It is completely painted with chalk paint! It is so awesome!!

I want this!!!

I want this!!!

We also stopped in the store that carried the chalk paint. They hold classes and sell everything you would need to paint. It was so cool! They had this map hanging in there. I love maps! They also had an upholstered chair painted with chalk paint. Amazing!

Chalk paint map

Chalk paint map

The last really cool thing we found, because the place was full of cool stuff, was this dresser. The drawers were painted to look like suitcases, complete with hardware!

This is so clever!

This is so clever!

After our ‘junking’ we stopped for lunch and a little more retail therapy. We were browsing Kirklands and found these little initial blocks. They were on clearance and the only ones left just happened to have all of our initials! So random!!

Great girls day out!

Great girls day out!

We had such a fun time! Sometimes you just need a day out with the girls! I hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day and a great week!

Sunshine and Blessings