Wednesday, March 31, 2010

A New Look At The Beach

While spending time at the condo and soaking up the beauty of it all...I just can't stop myself from changing the decor in the day Mr.CC is going to tell me NO...but that hasn't happen yet...thank goodness! We bought this condo 6 1/2 years ago and have done so many changes to it over the carpet...tile...sofa...side chairs...entertainment center...bed...bedding(I have changed the bedding several times)...all the light fixtures and lamps...outdoor balcony furniture(several times)...artwork(several times)...area rugs...added beadboard in the hallway and have painted every room but one...master bedroom has stayed the same...but not for long...I'm planning on painting it soon! So what has changed? The kitchen was painted a very cool shade of RED and I dearly loved it, but I wanted a new look in there...sooooo the paint brushes came out! I decided to paint it the same chocolate color that I painted in my kitchen at home and I LOVE it! Here are some after pics(can't find any before pics)...tell me what you think!The "S" plate was painted by one of my daughters as a Christmas gift to me.This CUTE little nest was found at a new upscale shop last week for only $2.00...the owners mother was working for her while she was set up at a local Spring Garden Show...soooo...while she was gone...her mother was marking down and selling me items at GARAGE SALE prices...I was in HEAVEN!A Dollar Tree "BIRD"!She sold me two cute little BEACH signs for $1.00 each!Aren't they cute?A dozen limes were $2.00...this sweet lady is my new BFF!

I will joining Leigh@Tales From Bloggeritaville for some THRIFTIN FUN...drop by and join us!
I'm also going over to Gay's place...come by and check out her COOL PARTY!
Come by and check out what's going on over at Melissa's place too!The Girl Creative
Kate is having her FIRST party...go by and join her at

Monday, March 29, 2010

Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays No.5

This week I'm at my beach about a BEACHY thrifty treasure? I needed a new towel rack rack in the bathroom for all those beach needed to be at least four feet long and I could not find one that long in the with some SWEET talking...Mr.CC said he would cut me a piece of wood...thank you honey! After the wood was cut and painted, then the four hooks were screwed in...looked a little I had the idea to add some cute little starfish to it...WOW...what a difference this made! The breakdown for the rack... wood/$4.00...hooks/FREE(already had them)...paint/FREE(already had this too)...starfish/$2.00 for one(already had two of them at the condo) my own home is one of my favorite places to go about you?

****Please everyone, follow these guidelines!****

1. Be sure to refer back to my blog so everyone can see who is participating today, and if you like, 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 is just a sweet reminder.
2. Please try to 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.

A little blah? Yes indeed!These little guys...added that needed POP!Can you believe that I'm still using this 23 year old glue gun? Well it still works and my mini gun is hiding from me!Here she is...looking good with her starfish friends!While I wasn't working on my rack...I was taking in the beauty of our coastline!What a perfect day to be wind surfing and sailing...a true WINDY March day!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Palm Sunday

What a beautiful PALM SUNDAY we are having here at COASTAL CHARM...spending the day with the love of my life and best friend...Mr.CC...thank you lord for bringing this wonderful man into my life 26 years ago. I hope all of you are having a wonderful PALM SUNDAY with your loved ones too! I would like to thank all of you for following me and for all the sweet comments...I never dreamed how amazing blogging would be and how many wonderful gals I would meet along the with all of that said...HAPPY PALM SUNDAY to all of you!


Saturday, March 27, 2010

Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays Highlights

I think I must be dreaming...104 thrifty gals came to my little PAR-TAY! When I started this party four weeks ago I never dreamed it would grow so fast...and the reason it has is because of all of you, and I would like to say a BIG THANK YOU! You have all had some awesome THRIFTY treasures and I'm having so much fun checking all of them out and I hope you have too. You know the drill...if you see your name here this week grab my cute little starfish button because you have been featured at COASTAL CHARM!

Please click on each blog name and go by to check out these NIFTY THRIFTY treasures...these four gals have some incredible stuff. I can't wait to see what all of you have to share at this weeks party...see ya there!

Sharlotte@Ms. Sharlotte's Southern Reflections

Lisa@Popcorn Served Daily
Ann Marie@Twice Lovely

Michelle@Every Little Thing

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

New Twist on Shower Rods

Get rid of all those boring old SHOWER RODS....install a BAMBOO ROD....WOW what a statement this makes! I went to a local home decor store and purchased a BAMBOO piece...install some shower cups to the wall to hold it in place and she was up and looking good! Try this...I don't think you will be disappointed!

I did this in a small bathroom at my beach condo....I liked it soooo much, that I think I will do this in a guest bath at home. Please join me at Gay's PAR-TAY!
I'm also going over to Diana's PAR-TAY...see you there!The Girl Creative

Monday, March 22, 2010

Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays No.4

It's a beautiful day here on the gulf coast...I'm so happy that SPRING has finally arrived and the grass is turning GREEN! It's always so nice for the spring season to arrive because that means EASTER is coming here to see my "OLD RUGGED CROSS"...I'm lovin' it so much, that I think I will leave it on the door through the spring season...maybe even longer. I consider it a thrifty wreath since I only spent $11.00 on it and I can re-use both the cross and the frame for other projects. I have done a little display in my family room with some moss bunnies that I picked up at a church thrift store in Birmingham...I saw them as soon as I came into the store and I knew they would be coming home with me...the best part was that they were only $1.00 each...WOW...what a deal! I had some cute eggs that I had bought at Hobby Lobby (I think I paid $3.00 for the bag of them)...pulled out some green grass from the Dollar Tree and I was done...EASTER display complete and total cost was only $6.00!

This is not a normal thrifty find that I usually share with all of you, but I thought you gals might like here it goes...Mr.CC was in our Neighborhood Wal-Mart Friday afternoon and discovered a discount table filled with some great bargains...the ladies that were loading the table with all the merchandise told him that they do this every Friday afternoon around 5:00...this week the HOT item was laundry detergent! Yes...we have enough of laundry detergent to last us for months...even maybe a year! I'm not sure if the BIG super Wal-Mart's do might be only in the Neighborhood Wal-Mart stores. I hope I can remember to stop by every Friday afternoon to see what bargains they have...this will give me a good reason to stop by the Tuesday Morning next door:) This week I will be posting the NTT HIGHLIGHTS on SUNDAY (I feel that this will be the best day to do this) please come by then and see who caught my eye this week!

****Please everyone, follow these guidelines!****

1. Be sure to refer back to my blog so everyone can see who is participating today, and if you like include the NTT button in your post (copy and paste the html code under the button...the button is located on my sidebar).
2. Please try to visit the other participates and leave a comment.

Yes...we will be CLEAN as a whistle here at COASTAL CHARM!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

The Old Rugged Cross

Easter is two weeks away and in church today we sang one of my favorite songs...THE OLD RUGGED CROSS. When I was trying to decide what I wanted to put on my front door for Easter this year...the idea of a CROSS with a frame came to mind and this is how it looks. My CROSS might not look rugged but it reminds me daily that Christ died for us and when I see it there on my heart is filled with joy...because one day I will get to meet him...what a wonderful day that will be!I found the frame in the clearance section...$23.99...I paid $4.80!I got the cross for $6.00 with a 40% off coupon...I love that you can print as many Hobby Lobby coupons that you want...I never pay full price at HL!

Don't forget to get your THRIFTY goodies ready for NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS...hope to see you there!
*I'm linking up to the following parties*
The DIY Show Off
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