Wednesday, April 30

April Highlights & Happenings

Spring weather in April has admittedly had it's ups and downs here in the Northeast. While we've had some warmer days, the snow has hung around and occasionally forced me and my projects back indoors. Forget April showers, more like April flakes. I guess it is too early to tackle the multi-day outdoor projects...but boy I'm rearing at the bit for some good work days! 
In the meantime it's time to finally start indoor seedlings! Remember last year's seed starter? I've learned a few new tricks, and I can't wait to share!

Fantastic Finds & New Obsessions
Between the discount shelf at Lowes, and my newest obsession, a local Facebook buy-sell-trade group, I'm having a hard time keeping my dollars in my pocket with all the incredible finds. Thankfully, I've also been able to sell a few things in that Facebook group to help fund my fantastic finds.
Ok, let me warn you, these before's may not seem all that impressive right now, but you have to look past the ugly to the quality bones and possibilities! 

Fantastic Find #1: I spied these on a discount shelf at Lowes while having some paint mixed. Reduced from $7.98 each to $1.00 I immediately had visions of a wall of flowy white curtains and immediately snatched them up. Slowly the rest of the rooms design has been filling in from that initial vision, and I think I've just determined an entire room's decor from one tiny find. 

Fantastic Find #2: This little file-like drawer set cost me $5. Yep, I said $5. Remember, you have to look past the outdated exterior and see all the many many possibilities!!

Fantastic Find #3: I've saved the best for last... this find came from the FB buy-sell-trade group I'm a part of, and it was FREE. Yes, I just gained 4 pieces of furniture absolutely free. I am over the top delighted, and so grateful for people who move and are ready to upgrade to new furniture. Aren't these awesome? There is no way I would ever be able to afford such great (and sturdy) furniture. 

Oh the possibilities! I can't wait to show you what I have in mind for each of these pieces!

April Posts & Projects
All in all April has been a productive month for me... Lots of projects ( bothshared and to be shared). This past month we laughed over my first time in a Home Goods store, I shared how I store my CD's, showed off my new library book basket, and even asked your advice for a vacuuming dilemma! But the two most popular posts this month were hands-down the Pottery Barn inspired Easter hostess gift, and the piano lamp turned bookcase lamp tutorial

For My Fabulous Facebook Followers
It seems many of you who follow along via Facebook have been missing my many tutorials and posts. Argh, Facebook...why won't you show my posts?? Well, if you want to ensure you see the latest and greatest I recommend also following along via Bloglovin. But for those of you who prefer to see updates via Facebook, here are a few tips to make sure you get my posts in your feed:
1. Add Home Made by Carmona to your interest/friend list 

2.Take the time to "like" my Facebook updates, or comment...then you will begin to see my posts more regularly. Plus I just love getting comments from you!
3. Click on the the "like" button again and click to receive notifications. The check mark indicates that you'll see my posts!

You make all my work worth the effort! I truly appreciate you following along, and please feel free to share your own projects, tips, and thoughts with really means a lot to me!

I am very excited for May! The end of May means a break from school (which is a big thing for homeschooling moms like me!), and garden starters!

Happy May all!

1 comment:

  1. Great post. I am absolutely in love with the campaign style furniture you scored. So lucky! I can't wait to see what you are going to do with them.


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