Monday, May 31, 2010

Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays No.14

I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday with family and friends...what a great way to kick off the summer season! I'm here at our beach condo soaking up the beautiful Alabama coast (yes...we are OIL FREE)...come on down and join us here...we will show you some wonderful southern hospitality! Now...on to the PARTY...I did not go out thriftin this week, but I did just finish a THRIFTY project...total cost was $1.50. I told you a while back that I was adding some THRIFTY curtains to my screen porch...well I did just that...with a big supply of white sheets (these came from two beach condos that we sold 3 years ago...they have just been taking up room in the linen closet...that place is way too full)...so the idea was born! I have been wanting to install some curtains out there and was planning on buying some white 100% polyester fabric...thinking that this fabric would hold up well outside and would be easy on the pocketbook, but then I remember that I had all those white sheets that were FREE and I LOVE FREE! So I guess you are wondering why it cost me $1.50...well ladies I had to buy some clips to hang them up with and yes...I spent a whopping $1.50 for six packages of clips! Each package was $5.99...then on clearance for .99...then 75% off the .99 price...at the time I bought these, I had no idea what I was going to do with them, but I knew they would come in handy and they did! Now...what did you find this week or what kind of THRIFTY project did you complete?



****Please everyone, follow these guidelines!****
1. Be sure to refer back to my blog so everyone can see who is participating today, include the NTT button in your post (copy and paste the html code under the button…the button is located on my sidebar). Please make sure that you have put my NTT button or my blog name with a link on your post. I have seen that some of you have forgot to do this…so this is just a sweet reminder.
2. This party is for sharing thrifty finds from garage sales, thrift stores, consignment shops, craigslist and even those awesome deals that you find at any retail store. Please do not link to an Esty shop or something similar (I will delete the link). If I see that your post is not really on track with the NTT theme and also if you don't link back, I'll delete your link...please don't make me do this. It's common courtesy to link back to the person having the party, so that all of your readers can find it too.
3. Please go and visit the other participates and leave a comment about their treasures and thrifty ideas…this is what makes the PAR-TAY so much FUN! What a great way to meet new friends.

I'm linking up to these FUN PARTIES...hop over and join me!

Thrifty Thursday

Garage Salen Partay


DIY Day @ ASPTL

59 comments:

a little bit of everything said...

Love your curtains. I did the same thing in our master bedroom. Sheets for curtains and they turned out great. Great minds...

kim said...

Linda, those curtains look go good. Free is always good. What a buy on those rings. I love the look of those they are different from the ones I have seen.

Kim said...

I just love it when things like this happen. It looks so inviting, I'll be right over :). Glad to hear you are oil free.

Kelley said...

I LOVE the delightful results!!! But my favorite is that shabby, a.DOR.able church!

Girl with the Curlz said...

So cute. I can't believe it is just a white sheets. It looks great. I love your wicker chair with the flip flop cushion too. Adorable. Happy Memorial Day!

Vintage Remixed said...

Hi Linda,

I look everywhere for those back in March and they were anywhere from 8-12 per pack of 6. You got lucky!!! And the curtains look great.

Your porch reminds me of the cottage I stayed in when I vistied Tybee Tides last month. They even had the curtains like that too. I've never been to AL coast. Actually, I had reservations when hurricane Ivan came in and they were canceled. I need to try and get back down that way again. I bet it's beautiful and you're so lucky to live there.

Well, enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Crystal

Anita said...

I just love your whole porch! The white curtain make it all that much better. I really miss my screened porch. I have a screen over the pool but it's not the same. I miss having the covered roof and sitting out there when its raining. Yours is great!

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

Hi Linda~

Your screened in porch is wonderful, and the curtains look
perfect! I love the twine ties you used on them, and the metal clips were not only a great deal, but they look fantastic with the curtains! Oh, and I also LOVE your porch screen door! :)

I hope you have a beautiful Memorial Day! :)

Debbie said...

looks gorgeous Linda...so fresh and coastal...I can see a breeze coming in...I love the screened in porch look. Have a great day!~

Cathy said...

Wow...beauty and a deal...who could ask for more?! You have created such a beautiful setting...love it!

Happy Memorial Day!
Cathy

Southerner said...

They look so good!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Linda...Hmmm...I can't get a photo for my link...not sure why! Can you remove it and I'll try again later? In the meantime...I LOVE your curtains! They look great and you can't beat that price! Happy weekend!...hugs...Debbie

Diann said...

Love it Linda! That is my kind of thrift redo!! They look so perfect. Great use of old unneeded sheets and a thrifty find!

Linda said...

Sheets are the best big piece of fabric you can find and since you already had yours...cheap!! Love the hooks!! They look really good, soft and beachy! Thanks again for hosting this very fun party!

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Love your fabulous, almost free curtains! They give your porch a beachy, vacation feel and you gotta love that. Thanks for hosting your fun party each week!

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Oh, the sheets really make the room look cozy. Great deal on the rings. Wow. Your porch is beautiful. What a great place to hang out. Thanks for hosting.

Shellbelle said...

Curtains for $1.50 and more storage room in the linen closet. Sounds like a win-win situation to me.

Plus, they look fabulous! Your porch is so inviting and I'm glad to hear you're oil free.

Thanks for having me this week, you're such a doll!

Rene @ cottage and vine said...

The perfect touch for your lovely porch. Purchasing a few little clips is nothing when the curtains are free. Your spot looks great!

Congrats on being oil free :)

Steph said...

Those curtains are amazing. I love that you repurposed something you already owned. I did something similar with drop cloths but I like the sheets much better...I think you have created a breezy effect. well done!
ps. love your blog!

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

It looks great!

Mel said...

I like how you hung the curtains, very clever of you.

Thanks for visiting my blog and for the invite to take part in your party.

Mel @ Junkin' Junky

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Beautiful AND thrifty....it doesn't get any better than that!

Warm blessings,
Spencer

Bringing Pretty Back said...

The curtains look fabulous!

Sonia said...

Love your porch and the curtains are fantastic! What a great deal you got and good eye for a bargain! Love it!

Miss Bloomers

FLOWERSHOPGURL said...

Hi Linda, Your porch looks so welcoming, I could pull up a chair and spend an afternoon right there...
Thank you for inviting me to your party, I really appreciate your visit and your sweet comment. Have a wonderful Tuesday!
Hugz,
Kim

Melissa said...

Lovely curtains and most importantly, you know that they can stand to be washed again, and again, and again, and again and..... :)

I love the church planter with the peacock feathers - so sweet.

raggygirlvintage said...

You are so smart, what could look nicer than crisp white drapes! How about a strip of burlap to tie them back with, might also look nice. I would love to visit your porch and share a cup of tea with you!!
Tracey

Grannys Attic said...

I love what you did with the curtains the burlap ties look great. Thanks for having my over this week. Blessings, Vicky

Cass @ That Old House said...

How lovely to be settled in to the cottage; the curtains look fantastic. I've been considering adding draperies to our conservator; the light is wonderful in the cooler months, but oh wow -- summer sun from 3 sides and the translucent roof can be a little much! I may steal your idea.

Happy Thrifting!
Cass

Jill said...

LOVE the curtains! Very thrifty! and what a bargain you got for the hooks!!

I've no thrifty stuff to link up today, but am here to check out everyone elses! Thanks for hosting once again!

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

Love those curtains, they really look great! Love the price too!
~Michelle

Sharon said...

Hi Linda! Thank you for hosting the party! I believe I may have joined one other time, but then "lost" you...I fixed that, I became a follower! :-)
I grew up on the beach but am now a mountain girl. Each time we visit though, I get a little wistful...I'm doing some beachy crafts to fill my need for the beach!
Sharon@keeninspirationws

Dawn said...

I do love the way you have hung these beautiful curtains I always forget to link when I have been thrifty but never mind it's fun to stop by and see what every one is up to

Love Dawn xx

The Working Home Keeper said...

Looks beautiful! And you certainly can't beat the price!

Mary Ellen

Lou Cinda said...

So PERFECT! Loooove the screened in porch and the addition of these curtains was a great idea! Love the screen door too!

Looks fabulous and ready for Summer!!

Lou Cinda :)

Joy @ Thrifty Parsonage Living said...

Your curtians look great! What a great buy on the clips!!! I love your little church planter:)

Mari said...

What a great space! Everything looks so beautiful...makes me want to sit down and have a cup of tea...or rather curl up and take a NAP!

AM from White House, Black Shutters said...

Your porch looks so inviting and peaceful, perfect for those hot summer days! I love how the curtains turned out, especially with the touch of twine you added.

Thanks for hosting, hope you had a wonderful weekend!
-Ann Marie

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That looks great, Linda! I did this one year in my screened in gazebo ~ I may just have to look for my white curtains.

Jennifer said...

looks great and very coastal!!! Can't beat free!

glenda said...

Wow, I love when you make something out of practically nothing...those hooks were a real deal for you...everything looks fantastic..
Love the curtains...
good deal,
glenda

jenn said...

new to your blog & i love it!!!

we are moving back to my hometown in GA in about a month to a little cottage...i'm looking to decorate on a budget!!!

so...i can't wait to look through everything on your blog!!!

love it!

Barbara Jean said...

Slow but sure with a post today.
Thanks for hosting Linda,

blessings
barbara jean

Jenni Horne said...

First of all I'd like to say War Eagle. hehehe...Listened to enough post game interviews and have ALWAYS wanted to say that! Anyhoo....just found your fun blog through another, you know the cycle. I spent many a summer at your beach and always look forward to coming back for more. I'll be participating in your Thrifty Tuesday very soon I am sure!

Rustique Gal said...

Great curtains! I can't count the times I've used sheets for curtains. I've moved 33 times since I was 21! Sheets and Iron-on tape made the most versatile & reconfigurable curtains! These look great and if you ever move...Well, I wish I could come on down and enjoy the beach with you all!
Sherry

Meet Virginia said...

Those curtains are so awesome! Thanks so much for hosting!!

~Morgan

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Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Thanks for participating in Thrifty Thursday this week!
Hugs!
Leigh
Tales from Bloggeritaville
wwwlbratina.blogspot.com

simpledaisy said...

Wow!! It looks so nice:)

Shirley said...

Love the looks of those sheers at the corners. So summery!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I love the look...no one would ever think it was a freebie!

Debbie said...

I adore these outdoor curtains....so fresh and breezy! Thanks for linking up Linda...enjoy the weekend.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I found you through Debbiedoos, I didn't know about your party, I am going to follow you so I don't miss a thing! I love using sheets for everything, pillows upholstery, some of them are so pretty, your porch is just dreamy! If you get a chance hop on over and say hi www.thepolkadotcloset.blogspot.com
Carol

The Polka Dot Closet said...

YOOHOO I was your 600th follower I think I heard the bells go off!!

Carol

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Love your porch and those"curtains"! Great idea!!

I am also admiring your screen door!! Charming!!

Debbie

Victoria said...

That looks gorgeous, I love it! What a lovely place you've created to sit and relax:)

Nishant said...

I LOVE the delightful results
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Creations By Cindy said...

Linda I adore your porch girl! It has such an inviting invitation to it. Love what you done with the sheets! Have a blessed day. Cindy
P.S. Oh, I am having a giveaway Linda on my blog!

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