Monday, June 6, 2011

Romantic Butterfly

Awhile back, I went to Goodwill with my sister to check it out. Can you believe I had never been there before? The selection wasn't great. I ended up leaving with a stack of books and this $2 butterfly.

It was obvious that it was made by it's last owner. I wasn't sure what to make of it. Did I like it? Did I hate it? Where would I put it? For the time being, I stashed it away somewhere. Then yesterday, my husband put out the pool for AJ (we did end up getting him a pool after all, but not the one he wanted haha) and I took out the butterfly for a nice coat of white paint. Well two coats. I didn't have to wait too long in between coats, it was 102 degrees out! I wanted to jump in the pool with AJ-- but I controlled myself and got to work. This is what I ended up with.

This little bull is a gift from Barcelona. My little brother got it for me when he went to Spain with my sister last year. He knows how much I love pink!

These are still the roses that I bought at Walmart a week and a half ago! Still cashing in on my five bucks! I saved some of the withering petals and filled up that cute little trunk I got at Hobby Lobby for $1. I'll write a post soon about how you can care for and lengthen the life of your flowers.

In other exciting news, did everyone see the official "Breaking Dawn" trailer yesterday!?? Eeeep!! I can't wait until November 18th! Are there any other Twilight fanatics out there that I can squeal with?? Team Edward! Ok, I'll stop now before I scare some of you off (unless I'm too late :-/). Have a great week everyone!!

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  1. I always hit the jackpot at our Goodwill! Love the clutch in previous post. I may do the tute.

  2. Ah! It turned out so cute! I never would have looked twice at that! Haha! I love your staging for the photo - are the flowers from your garden? Aaaand I love that bull! It's awesome!

  3. it looks a ton better painted.
    i'm not a big twilight fanatic but i'm team jacob...i have a thing for indians...i married one haha

  4. i really like how it came out! i dunno why my comment didn't publish, super random and weird. anyways, i knew i should've jacked it from you!

  5. How had you never been to Goodwill? It's either a scary, scary place or a goldmine. You should go around Christmas, it can be amazing.

    Oh and definitely Team Edward. I don't understand anything else.

  6. Looks lovely! Much better painted than how it was originally :)

  7. I love Goodwill!! I have pretty good luck finding things there. This turned out awesome!

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