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New Additions to the Kitchen ~ Garage Sale Updates!

Ok, like a year ago… I got this little shelf at a garage sale. It was one of those sales that’s in a warehouse and you pay $5 bucks at the door for a garbage bag, and you can fill it with whatever you want! All for $5! Silly me wasted a ton of room in my bag for this unfortunate little homely shelfy-hook thing.


I came home, painted it white, and it hung in a closet holding the girls’ bathing items. Until now!

So ya know how we have this bench with hooks above it for our coats/hats and whatnot in our kitchen, no?


Well I decided the girls needed their own shorter hooks so they can reach… once they start walking. Also, because it’s just plain cute. I had Nick put it up right below our dry erase calendar and ‘bill’ board.


Last weekend, while garage-saling with my girl Nicole, I picked up this little frame and angry porcelain owl for less than a dollar. I knew a fresh coat of glossy paint would bring them both back to life! I primed them both first using Kilz spray.


And since I wanted my frame to be white anyway, I sprayed on a glossy coat of Krylon white! But I had different plans for my owl friend. I wanted him to be bright and cheerful! And since we already have PLENTY orange accents in the kitchen, I went with Krylon Ivy Leaf!


I popped in a photo of the girls taken by Molly Long Photography… and placed them on our new little shelf! I think it’s super cute. And a great place to throw our keys when we walk in the door!


Wanna know a secret? These shoes are totally staged. They would never look like this all lined up and cute. Never.


So there ya have a quick little tweak to our home, complements of garage sales… and a little spray paint!

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  • Jenn

    Super cute!

  • Lyndsey

    Cute idea. Now I need one.

  • Nicole

    I love the cute little coat hanger idea! nice job with the owl, looks WAY better. Thanks for the shout out!

  • I am excited to share my running journey!

    your house is soooo perfect looking! Its beautiful!

  • anislandlife

    love it!! and love your shoes!! Can you tell me where to get them??

  • Melissa

    my familys shoes look like for all of never!! :o) love the low coat for the ladies! I am planing on getting something low for my ladies but I havent found anything I like yet!!

  • Gina C.

    Cute! I want one for my kids coats now too!

  • Candace Martineau

    Oh my gosh, those adorable little shoes!

  • Anonymous

    My husband made the plaque with the clothespins for us to dry the kids mittens by the wood stove back in the 1970’s. Cute idea for notes as well.

    • Beth @ Sawdust and Embryos

      I LOVE that idea for drying mittens and such! We’ll have to implement that next winter… thanks for the idea!