Saturday, March 19, 2011

Slurpees and stores

It's Slurpee time! I had taken James and his friend to the school book fair on Friday, but it had already closed up (the note had the incorrect ending time). So, the boys thought it would be a good idea to stop off at 7 Eleven on the way home for a Slurpee. Not a bad deal for them!

Keeping with the book theme, I took 2 of my other kids to the Borders that's closing. We went to see what was left. Nothing too exciting. We did buy a couple books and a water bottle (or in Rachel's case, a coffee bottle).

Today was a nice day outside, so I wanted to take a drive down the the Habitat for Humanity ReStore. I hadn't been there before, so was shocked to find the parking lot full. There is a flea market next door to the ReStore, so many of the cars were for that. I wasn't really looking for anything, but went to browse with many ideas.

I did mange to find this chandelier. It still had the sticker on it, so it's new. It's a very classic design, BUT in bright brass. It' wont' be staying bright brass for long, though. It's gonna be black. I already have the primer and spray paint. I just need my husband to leave on a business trip to paint and hang the light. (he doesn't like change, but once it's done, he should like it)

The chandelier will replace this old ceiling fan. The light fixture on the fan has a broken socket for one of the lights, so the new chandelier will provide more light. I can't wait to get rid of the victorian fan!

Be on the lookout for an online party/discount coming this week! I'm having a Bella Michele Jewelry party. That means a discount for YOU!

~*~ Laura ~*~


Gayle said...

Your new chandelier will look fabulous with a new coat of paint! You didn't mention how much you paid, but you can usually get a pretty good deal at the ReStore locations!

Courtney said...

I love the black paint idea for the light! Nice find. You are spot on about the husbands...once it's in they love it!

Cheryl said...

That's the same dining room chandelier Mike and I got rid of some years back! We took ours to Goodwill.

I just ordered a pair of double pearl earrings from Michele early last week. If I would have known you were having a party, I might have waited. However, I can look forward to getting a little package in my mailbox one day this week :)