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House of Great Finds: Guest

22 June 2010

Bonnie at House of Grace has found some nice lighting and decor items to upgrade the look of her home for a good price.
Here is what she found and did with it.

This post is way over due!!!  Over the past 8 weeks, I have been showing you all what I have been finding at garage sales but I haven’t been showing you what I have been doing with ALL of those things!  So, today, I am going to show you my top 4 finds! 
I am really excited about this first makeover.  I showed you here about a new $30  light fixture that I found for my dinning room.    Before I show you the AFTER photos, here are some BEFORE pictures to remind you what the old light fixture looked like.
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It is so small, that you can’t see it here, lol.
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Here is the NEW one!!!
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  Here is a before and after photo. 
before and after (dining room)
What do you think?  I love it!!!!
I am not sure why the wall color looks so different in the photos.  The paint I used is Fairway Oaks from Benjamin Moore.
The second little makeover that I did was switching out this picture for a new clock.  I am obsessed with clocks especially big ones.  (Can I tell you a secret? I love clocks but I hate reading them-yes I can read it but I only read digital ones, ha!)
I really like this picture and I think that I even showed you a makeover that I did changing it to this but I am already ready for a change.  It seems like I am always doing that!
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What do you think?  I really like it.  It seems like I can’t do a lot because of that thermostat there. Argh!
Lastly,  I changed up this wrought iron hanging for a huge framed photo.  I loved the wrought iron hanging but I had it here for 3 years, so I needed a change.
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I think that it fills the space a little better and it is nice to see it when you first walk in.  What do you think?
The next find was a brand new outdoor light.  So we switched it out with our old one.
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After.  (It was only $5)
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I really hope that these small changes!!!  I do and I can’t wait to show you more!!!! 
Also, I received an email or comment from someone asking me what I do with all of my finds.  I have huge storage shelves in my basement where I keep all of my home decor items.  I also keep all of my holiday/seasonal decor items in large clear storage bins.  I will try to do a post on it.
If there is something else that you would like me to post about, just let me know! Thanks.
I hope that you are having a great week!
Bonnie :)

Aren't those some nice upgrades?  

What do you think?


The Neglected Nest June 22, 2010 at 8:16 AM  

Great changes! Especially in the dining room- the larger chandelier looks so much better in that room. It grounds it and makes it look "finished." Bravo!

Wendy June 22, 2010 at 9:25 AM  

Isn't it fun to change? I am itching right now to change things but our home is for sale. I am jonesin to paint, putty, and redecorate!

Tales From My Empty Nest June 22, 2010 at 6:31 PM  

Love all your upgrades. That new light fixture in the dining room really makes a statement in that room. Love & blessings from NC!

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