Saturday, September 15, 2012


Last Saturday was a day. Aside from cleaning my pigsty of an apartment, I did a little redecorating AND organized my daunting linger drawer. I won't bore you with the details of all of day's activities, but I did want to share with you a few things that might inspire you!

1. Giving nightstands a new look.

I went Goodwill in the lowcountry (shocker, I know) and found this super cute lamp. It was supposed to go to the antique booth (oops), but I liked it so much that I decided to take another lamp and keep the one I'd found. Well that decision of course lead to the reorganization of both my night stands. Here are the final results.

Both lamps were $3 each at thrift stores and I love them! They add such personality! Just find some fun shades and make them your own!

I love this depression glass container I got from my mom. I use it to hold my Chapstick and other little items. I also added a little saucer that I use for my earrings (sometimes I forget to take them off). The little plates on the right I found at a yard sale and I wanted to hang them on the wall, but didn't have hangers that fit. Soooo, I went online and found a way to hang the without messing up the plate! See below:

This is the back of the plate and what you do is glue a piece of felt or fabric onto the plate with hot glue. Sandwich another piece on top of it, but in between the two piece add a hanging hook. I used some string, but you could use a paper clip, a soda can tab, or whatever will work. They are working great! I love a quick and easy alternative to buying something.

Finally, today was the day I tackled my bra/panty drawer. Yes, we're about to get intimate here, but bare with me (pun intended). 

I don't know about you, but when I take off my bras, I usually stuff them in the draw or sling them over a chair - partly because I'm lazy, but mostly because I don't want to have to find room in my stuffed drawer! I went only to find inspiration, but alas I found nothing I was pleased with. But while I was cleaning up, I found some burlap straps that I had found a yard sale and decided, "Hey! This could work!"

I dump all my delicates onto the bed and went to work. This was all I needed:

To take an empty drawer and turn it into this:

I stapled one end of the strap to one side of the drawer, then pulled it tight to the other side and stapled it there. Trimmed the excesses and voila! Instant divider!

The other side is housing my undies that I went through piece by and piece and purged. If you have trouble letting things go like I do, try thinking this: "Would I want to be pulled out a wrecked car wearing this?" I mean I know it's a bit morbid, but seriously! They might have to cut off your clothes. Do you want some tattered panty on when this happens? I know, I weird, but it helped!

The drawer is nice and organized and ready to go. Now onto my sock drawer...

Happy Saturday everyone! Hope you have lots of projects planned for your weekend! Until next time!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

change. and not the kind in my pocket.

If any of you have been following my Pinterest account lately, you'll see that I'm in "cabin decor pinning mode."

"Why's that?" you ask? Well, it looks like my parents are taking the leap and migrating north. North Carolina that is. Things are 100% final so my fingers are crossed that the upcoming closing goes on without a hitch. If it does, the Thomas family has A LOT and I mean A LOT of work ahead of them. All this fancy pinning I've been doing is the dreaming portion of this process. I probably should have named that board "cabin of our dreams" because there is a lot of hauling, hammering, nailing, tearing down, building up, cleaning out and stabilizing to be done before those inspirations turn into a reality. 

And if all the anticipated labor isn't enough, the rents have to start preparing for a downsize. And for anyone who has ever moved, whether you go to a bigger or a smaller space, purging is the ONLY activity that will keep you sane. So, to help them, we had to make space in her shop.

For a few years now, my mom and I had discussed opening a booth space in an antique mall in Columbia as a way for her to move merchandise at her shop ( in case you haven't visited), but I was never really on board with the idea. After some thinking and honestly deciding I needed to find alternative ways to make some cash, I figured, why the heck not? It seems silly to NOT have a booth up here. It would give me something fun to do and allow me to make some extra moohla! So, about a month ago, I armed myself with The Fox's Tahoe and headed south to the 'ville. I loaded up the beast and lugged it back to Gamecock country. 

I'm happy to say the booth is finally up and running at 763 Meeting Street in West Columbia and I've already had some sales! I'm looking forward to keeping this up and helping the rents weed out for her upcoming move!

Go check it out if you close. You never know what you might find!

Speaking of Gamecock country. Unless you've been living under a rock, the first Carolina game was today at Williams Brice against East Carolina and as of now, we're winning. "Ebonn. How are you blogging in the middle of the game?" you might ask. Well, I'm not at the game. I know, I know. Shame on me, but to be honest, the idea of air conditioning and watching the game on TV is much more appealing to me than sweating in a bowl of no air and pumping my stomach worth of fatty tailgating food and bloating beer. I know, I know, I must be un-American, but really, it's just not my thing. But I do have it on, so don't beat me up too much. 

Actually, this day at home has allowed me to do a few things I've been wanting to do. But I won't share them just yet. 

Hope everyone is enjoying the game, if you decided to go, or at the very least enjoying your day off. Happy Birthday to my niece, Jordan Rowe and happy Saturday to all. 

Stay tuned...