Monday, June 29, 2009

A party and a yard sale/thrift store makeover

Christina here: I am linking this post of Victoria's up to Thrifty Thursday over at Leigh's place

and Thrift Store Thursday over at Holly's place.

Victoria had a great time getting her carport ready for her Sweet Girls 4th birthday bash. She has a second post that I am linking at the bottom of this one where she shows another makeover that she did to get ready for the party. Hope you enjoy and make sure you head on over to Tales from Bloggeritaville and Homebody for some more great thrifty finds.

A party and a yard sale/thrift store makeover
by Victoria

(photo by Christina)

This past weekend we celebrated my Sweet Girl's 4th birthday! I have been working hard to clean up and decorate my carport for an outdoor party. I browsed through my yard sale and thrift store finds to find decorations and put together her party. I was really pleased at the "new look" for very little money!!!
The butterfly I bought a couple of years ago at Lakewood (boo hoo it is not there anymore), the seeds sign was a Kirkland's clearance find and the purse shaped birdhouse a Belk's clearance find.

My potting bench was $10 at a yard sale and the chalkboard a $1 at a yard sale last weekend. The glass drink dispenser for $2 at a yard sale and 25 cent candle holder spray painted with Glacier Blue paint.
Tray was a dollar at a yard sale and found the napkin holder recently at Goodwill for a little over a dollar. Both were coated with my new fav color spray paint which is Krylon's Celery Green. White milkglass vase was a GW find as well and the flower pot a yard sale find.

For the tables I used pink tablecloths of various sorts and zinnia's from our "garden" in a clear glass bottle.
We have a little room off of our carport which is where I stash yard sale finds, flower pots and various other outdoor items. It has been extremely unsightly as of late so I hung a yard sale sheet up to block the view and make things more pleasant on the eyes!

I used the fitted sheet from the set over a plastic tablecloth on the food table.
People, even my streamers came from Goodwill! I always buy crepe paper streamers whenever they have them because I figure we have many more birthday's in the future (Lord willing) and usually I can find several together for cheap!
For entertainment we had water balloons (100 of them go fast!)...This pool I bought at a yard sale last weekend. It was a good deal and great for the birthday party. Unfortunately, our yard is sloped and we had trouble with the pool. My husband built a platform from plywood and 2x somethings at 10pm Friday night and was able to make it work! YAY! The kiddo's LOVED it!

Here's where the pictures get good, due to them being taken by my fabulously talented sister, Christina!
I'll show you more as the week goes on. I still have a few more finds on the other side of my carport (click here to see more of her carport makeover) and her cake to show you. :)

Head over to Rhoda's to see more great yardsale and thrift finds.



Empty Nest Full Life said...

Looks like that party came together nicely. We would need those water balloons here if we had a party outside. It is so hot. I went walking this AM at 6:30and I was soaked when I returned. Looks like everyone was having a great time. Jackie

Patricia said...

you are amazing
What a beautiful carport and on a budget
I just love the pool too!

I can't say it enough
You are amazing

Oh and the pictures are just beautiful!

Leigh of Tales from Bloggeritaville said...

Fabulous! I just adore everything, especially that potting table!
I invite you to link up this thrifty post in my tales from bloggertiaville thrifty thursday! This rocks!

Joyce said...

Looks like a fun party for the kids and the pool looks inviting since it is so HOT here today. I love the little hobnail vase and the beverage bottle that you were able to find at the thrift store/garage sales. Thanks for sharing.

Darlene said...

The carport is the perfect spot for a party. LOVE all your decorations! That potting bench is wonderful!! Happy Birthday to your dear daughter...she is adorable! GREAT pictures!♥

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

What great things for your party & I love that pool! Looks cool and refreshing. I know, I miss Lakewood too.

Christina said...

So much fun was had by all. I think sweet girl is getting to that age where she will remember wonderful days like this.

You did a fabulous job on making your carport perfect for the wonderful occasion. Love all of your thrifty finds and spray paint projects.

Unknown said...

Your porch looks great!

Gwen said...

Loving the carport for the bash. Can I have a water balloon? I promise that I won't aim for you;)

Traci@ Beneath My Heart said...

The party looks adorable. Good family fun...there's nothing better!
Thanks for visiting my blog! You asked about my blue and white duvet cover on my bed. You are not going to believe this, but I got it at Goodwill! I have never bought bedding there before, but when I was looking for some white dishes for my guest house, I walked down an aisle and the duvet cover just jumped out at me. Especially because I was looking for something with those colors. It was in PERFECT condition and was only $5.00! Guess what? It is made by RALPH LAUREN HOME! I about died! I RAN to the counter to buy it! It doesn't have any shams with it, but that's okay, because I like to mix match pillows. The material is so soft.
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frillsfluffandtrucks said...

Oh that looks like a fun time! My two (ages 3 and 5) have never played with water balloons...I'm feeling remiss!

~ Sarah

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

Really great stuff and thanks for showing us how you used them for the party for your cutie.

Karen said...

Thanks for visiting my site. I think I'll have to right down that Celery Green paint color. Love it! Oh the plant growing up the wall is called a Bouganvilla! I love them but have killed everyone! So far so good on this one. Take care,

Mary @Boogieboard Cottage said...

I love all of your thrifty finds! And your daughter is adorable, sounds like everyone had fun at the party, It doesn't get any better than water balloons, instant fun! :O)

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

You got some great finds - love the potting bench! And what a fun party! Woohoo! Linda

YoMJ said...

Looks like you had a great time. We are having a great time at Camp Meme. For the grandparents, try bribery. It works!

Embellished Bayou said...

Wow, everything looks fabulous! Great job!

Rebecca said...

Love your potting bench! I have been on the lookout for an old kitchen cart to do something similar but there never seems to be any for sale around here. Oh well for now I'll just have to look at yours and imagine....

Kammy said...

Great little outdoor hutch ! Boy, when you said you shop at GW - I sure do believe it now....everything you need and more !
Hugs ~ Kammy
p.s. your kiddos are so cute !

Cindy said...

Oh, what a neat little potting bench. Love how you have it all set up. I like the colors!

Meg said...

What do you mean the butterfly isn't there anymore? I'm confused. I really like the celery green color you have discovered. I'm already thinking about what I could use it on. That pool looks really fun! Do you get in it too? I bet you do.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

What a great party!! I love that you repurposed your entire carport! Everything looked great. :) Thanks for visiting my blog yesterday, and I'm glad to know someone else would have "waded" in for a picnic table too. ;)

Shannan Martin said...

What a fun little girl party! Impromptu home make-overs are the best. :)

Linda ★ Parker's General said...

I love that celery color--so fresh and springlike!
Looks like my kind of party. Thingsdo seem to pull together, don't they? My hubby is always saying--why are you buying that? I don't know but I know someday it will be perfect! And then it is.....beautiful job!

Brittany said...

great job!! i love the bench and all the accessories!!

Anonymous said...

What a perfect place for a party! It just goes to show you can use what you have and it looks great.


Michelle, All Home and Love said...

All amazing finds and the party looks like it was tons of fun! Great job pulling it all together!

Amelia said...

Looks like the kiddos had a lot of fun helping sweet girl celebrate her birthday.

Your decroations looked great...and very little money spent...just a lot of imagination.

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

So cute. LOVE that glass drink dispenser! And the vase...I have the exact same one!

Katie said...

That is adorable you and your fam are some of the best yard sale finders ever.. Great picks and Happy Birthday to the little sweetie.

Holly said...

What a beautiful birthday party! Lucky girl!
I have enjoyed and appreciated your participation in TST...don't be strangers!

Kristin - The Goat said...

Excellent!! It looks like the party came off well and the place looked fabulous!

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