Sunday, July 5, 2009

25 Cent Fabric Redo

I'm linking my fabric project with Ms. Rhoda's Thrifty Treasures Monday. I love the thrill of the hunt that yard sales bring, especially when I find really good stuff for really cheap. Anything under a dollar makes me squeal with delight! Case in point...these lovely toile tablecloths that were basically being given away.




I love toile. I used to have it all over my home, but lately I haven't been using it. Last week, I pulled out an extra yard of black and white toile to frame my monogram. It looked pretty good...that is...until I found these 4 tablecloths for 25 cents at a yard sale. Yes, you read that right...25 cents...1 quarter...5 nickles...25 pennies! When I saw them piled in a box with a bunch of ugly linens, I started digging. I was soooooooo excited to find 4 of them. I asked the lady how much and she said...I don't know, would you pay 25 cents? Ummmmmm...yes please.


SCORE!

I really love my monogram now. I only liked it before...now it's LOVE. And it matches my bedroom so much better! Sometimes decorating is trial and error. You might have to try your decor in several different places paired with unexpected things until you get it just right. Play with it. Have fun. Think outside the box. And don't be afraid to try new things!

47 comments:

Amy Lynne said...

Wow! What a find! I love the way you used the fabric, it looks beautiful!

Christine said...

SCORE! Congrats on a great find! I love it in the monogrammed frame :)

Debbie's Garden said...

Hattiesburg? Funny. I have a sister in law in Pedal.

Your fabric was a steal! I agree the red has so much more presence for your monogram.

Kristina P. said...

Love it! I really love toile.

Lee Laurie said...

What a great find! You lucky girl! It looks great with your monogram.

southerninspiration said...

gasp....I saw those and could NOT believe you paid a quarter for those!! You lucky girl!! Looks fabulous!

Suzanne

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Beautiful!!!! Love that red. That's a good deal, if I ever heard of one.

Btw, I almost spit out my water when I read your last comment. If we're not related, then we must be "soul sisters". ;)

(Last week, I referred to you in a post as my "separated at birth, blonde, and prettier twin.") ;)

Jodee Leader said...

That turned out sooo cute! I love the color too!

Patricia said...

Wow
looks awesome and for 25 cents it is even better

Did I tell you yet this week how much I LOVE your blog?

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

Oooooo I loooove it!!! The red is perfect!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Wow! They were almost free.
So Pretty.
Glenda

Vivienne said...

I like them both! What a deal!

The Brannon Family said...

I am squealing just reading this! What a deal! And it's soooo pretty. I can't wait to see what you do with the rest!

~~Carol~~ said...

Alot of people found toile for Thrifty Monday! I love your red toile, and that monogram is gorgeous!

Dawn said...

Wow! I really liked that monogram before, but I LOVE it now!!!

tales from an oc cottage said...

Oh, la-la!!!!!!!!!

m ^..^

knittingknirvana said...

I totally agree! The contrast of the red with the black makes it POP!! And a quarter? It doesn't get any better than that! :)

Della said...

Yay for cheap fabric! Fabric makes my world go round. :)

Angie said...

I am totally and insanely jealous and in awe right now on the deal you got on that toile!!! Love the initial in the frame!

tammy said...

I love it too!

RedAries said...

so pretty!

Nancy said...

Love it!

Nancy

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Oh wow, now it looks so...well..FUNKY TRADITIONAL!
Awesome. Love that pink.

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Oops, are they red? Either way, it's fabulous! :)

Sue said...

This turned out really nice, Amanda. People need to learn to see things in a new way and run with it. Your little piece of artwork is a good example of doing just that.
BTW- @25 cents- you made out like a bandit! LOL Sue :-)

Jen - Balancing Beauty and Bedlam said...

YEA - I'll have some fabric yard sale redo's coming up as well. I just have to do them. I have bought the stuff and done it in my head a bunch of times. :)

Ms Jackie's Junque said...

Wow! What an incredible price on the tablecloths. Your project turned out absolutely adorable! Great job!

Shannon said...

LOVE that toile! What a great find!

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Fabulous find on the red and white toile! Such a great bargain too! The monogram really pops now!

Thanks for sharing!

Tina

Kelli said...

Incredible!! What a deal...steal!
Makes the monogram really POP!

southern queen bee said...

Amanda...what a deal. That really pops with the red. I have never thought of framing fabric. Lord knows I have enough of it.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Gorg-US, Amanda! Wow, I can't believe you got all that for so cheap. And you're right, the red is just the best for your project. Lucky you!!

Helen Joy said...

It makes such a difference! What a great price!

Kammy said...

I love that Amanda ! So cute !!!!!!
I love your 25 cent finds - I am jealous !!!
Hugs ~ Kammy

Clean and Classic Interiors said...

You DID score! I love the monogram even more each time!

Mandi said...

Oh you are so right! I liked it before, but it is love at first sight now!!! I do that all the time, make something over a couple of times before it is just right.

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

It just keeps getting better and better!

The Thrifty Stylist said...

what a great score indeed! can i come shopping with you? :)

Amy said...

What a find! What are your plans for the other cloths?

Richella said...

Are you serious? 25 cents? Oh, my gosh. I need to get OUT OF THIS HOUSE more often!!

Good for you!

Dana said...

Wow, what a find! I too am a yard sale junkie and find so many deals. But I am not nearly as skilled as you at reusing them. That's why I love to see the next creative thing that you do. Thanks for inspiring me!


www.danaelaineellis.blogspot.com

Kate said...

This looks faulous! What a great find! I am always on the lookout for a box like that to dig through.

abeachcottage.com said...

great find! love this project and the fabric find was wonderful

Sarah

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~Caro~ said...

Oh wow, gorgeous! great idea!!!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

YES! It was such a bummer to make that bow holder and then realize that I need like two more of them. ;) I don't know what I'd do if they wouldn't wear the bows...I think I'd bribe 'em. ;)

Paige said...

I love this! I just stumbled across your blog and now can't stop reading it. Great ideas!

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