What a find!

While out of town, I was in Hobby Lobby looking for a lamp for the condo and I found a great bargain. In their 90% off home interior isle was a little basket full of my favorite little ABC-123 balls. I paid $3 each and these were on clearance for 29¢ and 19¢!!! When I got back and showed my hubby what a bargain I got he commented that maybe they were so cheap because they were “out of style!” I informed him that apparently people had no idea what was in style! So later that afternoon I was looking through the new August House Beautiful magazine and what did I find??

The Best Accessories for Your Home

ABCs and 123s

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Hmmm…..out of style…NOT! I bought about 40 balls for $11 but you can order from here for $3 each! Wow!  I love to prove a point! lol

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Ta Da!

Ta Da!!! The re-do on “literally” a dime is about done. We worked hard for one day and this is the finished product. I can’t imagine how great it would look if we could totally remodel but this appeased me for the time being. I painted the mauve/blue wallpapered wall a khaki, as well as the entry and front door. We spray painted the brass tables and daybed with a black textured paint. I bought a couch cover , rugs, and king bedspread at Target. The rest came from….yes….TJ Max. The pillows came from Wally World as well as the shower curtain. The first pics are the before..duh…I took them at the last minute as we were tearing things up and throwing things away. The little janitor wanted everything I tossed for a yard sale so I feel good that she made a little money off of our junk. Tell me what you think.

Lovely wall...stinky purple couch...yuck!

Lovely wall...stinky purple couch...yuck!

Lovely daybed...I had already tossed the bedspread and picture. Sorry you missed that!

Lovely daybed...I had already tossed the bedspread and picture. Sorry you missed that!

and...my all time fav....the purle/blue/hot pink bedspread....

and...my all time fav....the purle/blue/hot pink bedspread....

….and now for the re-do….drum roll please……

Yes that is the same couch...

Yes that is the same couch...

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Bedroom still needs help but hey...better bedspread!

Bedroom still needs help but hey...better bedspread!

This is the real reason we love the place….these were taken last 4th and the beach was crowed.

One view from the balcony

One view from the balcony

Fireworks last July 4th

Fireworks last July 4th

Dreaming….of the Beach

My husband and I are part owners of a condo in Corpus Christi, Texas.  It is small but on the top floor (9th) overlooking the ocean. We spend most of our time on the deck sitting with binoculars watching the ships and beach goers.  Those of you that know me or have been there, know how frustrated I am with the interior. It is in terrible need of updating! My husband and his business partner bought it before we married and as it goes with partnerships..not everyone wants the same things. I love to decorate and they love that it is furnished with old, worn-out furniture and could care less if it gets updated. Now don’t get me wrong, they are wonderful people, they just aren’t into it! So in a week or so we are headed there and I made the decision that with or without them, I was changing things!!!! So on a MAJOR budget I am doing a make-over. If it all works out I will post before and after pictures. Honestly, I am embarrassed to post the before pictures….oh my…..it is bad!!! Anyway, here are some great beach house ideas from Coastal Living. I can dream…can’t I?

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I love the oars....

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Aww...apple green!

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Are these beds not to die for? How cute!

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I think this is my favorite! Love the reds and blues!

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These window treatments could work in our place....hmmmm.

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Blues and reds...so calming.

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This reminds me of our place...a small place yet so comfy...dreaming again!