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12 July, 2013

Thrifty Summer Projects from The Scoop #74 and a Frenchy Dinnerware Giveaway

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Thrifty Summer ProjectsI am really enjoying being the new host at The Scoop! It gives me a chance to check out all of your wonderfully creative ideas, recipes and projects. If you hurry, you can still get in on this week's fun! I have been amazed at all of the fabulous summer projects you have created…on a dime! And if you know me, you know I am all about being thrifty! Here are just a few that caught my eye!

caddy-1 I love this great little wooden caddy from Confessions of a Serial Do-It-Yourselfer! Gotta love the distressed frenchy graphic! It has another side, too, that you should check out!

IMG_9461Carlene at Organized Clutter never ceases to amaze me with her creativity! Just look at what she made with some old forks and garden faucet handles…unique “flowers” for her garden!

DSC_0181 Don’t you love this vintage map bunting that Solitary Moments made for her soon-to-be born granddaughter’s room? The map has special meaning for her, too. Be sure to head over and read all about it!

fish-starfish garland4 And here’s another idea for bunting from Remodelando la Casa…a summery starfish garland made from a bargain buy and some surprising additions!

DSC01289Don’t you love the way Babs at Upstairs Downstairs added stripes to dress up a box that she already had on hand? Elegant!

IMG_1947_2I love this summery ocean-look painting from Highpoint Circle! She saved money by simply painting over and repurposing an ugly canvas!

message-5Here’s another one from Confessions of a Serial Do-It-Yourselfer who seems to be on a roll for inexpensive summer projects…a cute message board made from a $2.00 yard sale frame!

utensil potsThis is a fun and inexpensive project if you are doing some entertaining this summer…cute terra cotta utensil pots from Sowdering About in Seattle!

nautical-tin-can-organizer-perfect-for-our-nightstand-768x1024 Aren’t these so summery? Love these nautical organizers from Shaken Together Life! Can you believe what they are made of?

domesp6 Isn’t this unique? Lavender Garden Cottage combined a silverplate stand and an old cheese dome to create this lovely display! 

top of shell knob dresserQuirky Vistas turned a curbside rescue into this fabulous beachy dresser with unique seashell pulls! Love it!

sandaltut15-1024x781I love flip flops and I am not a big fan of regular slippers so these flip flop slippers from Windsor & Main were calling my name!

IMG_1705These wonderful accent pieces on the hearth from One More Time Events are actually made from old lamps…so creative!

June Planter Idea 8This is just one of the many great ideas for decorating with old galvanized items from Little Brags…an old tub framing a summery plant!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Sheet Music SailboatsAnd finally…I am sneaking in a fun and inexpensive summery project of my own…these sheet music sail boats that cost absolutely nothing! You will find a link to an easy tutorial by clicking here. You can’t beat free!

Pistoulet Button Large This giveaway is now closed.
Plus…if you have not already, please be sure to enter my giveaway for a set of oh-so-frenchy Pfaltzgraff Pistoulet dinnerware by heading over to this post. You still have a few more days to enter!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed having a little peek at these great thrifty summer projects! Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party , Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After Monday  , Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday , The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday , Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday , A Stroll thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday , Cedar Hill Ranch for The Scoop on Tuesdays , My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday's Treasures, The Everyday Home for Home{work} Wednesday , Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays , The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays , No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays , Stone Gable for Tutorials, Tips and Tidbits on Thursdays , My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday , French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday , Common Ground for Be Inspired on Fridays , The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday , Craftberry Bush for the Inspiration Gallery on Friday , Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special
See you next time! À la prochaine!
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  1. Debbie, you are a great addition to the scoop! :) and love the features that you do.

  2. Love that artwork in blue! So beachy!

  3. The features are so much fun! I'm going back to the party to visit more!!!

  4. What a nice surprise, Debbie! Thanks for highlighting my projects!! Lots of fun summer inspiration here!

  5. I Enjoyed many of them ,I Loved the utensil one and the re purpose for cans with the jute wrapped around them.
    Thank You

  6. Thank you so much for featuring my old lamps tuned accent pieces.. Love all the other features so creative! Have a great weekend...hugs Tammy

  7. I love the caddy, faucet flowers what a great idea! The sailboats are just darling

  8. Debra,
    Great featured gusest, dear friend!!!
    LOVE the new use for a damaged galvanized washtub!!!
    Inspiration abounds @ The Scoop!!!

  9. Cute ideas! I found you through Take a Look Tuesday... will have to check out your Scoop Party!

  10. What great ideas and they are all so inspiring and doable! Came across your post from A Stroll Thur Life. Thanks for posting this. Pinned!!! My post was # 144.



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