Thursday, June 30, 2011

DIY Mickey Mouse Centerpiece

My son's first birthday party was this weekend at a local park. The party was Mickey Mouse Clubhouse themed. I made Mickey Head Centerpieces for the tables. I can't believe this is the only picture I got of the centerpieces. It ended up being very windy and they stayed tucked in a box for most of the party until the wind calmed down.

I made Mickey heads out of styrofoam discs and balls I found at the Dollar Tree and Walmart that I spray painted black. I covered empty formula cans with red and white polka dot fabric I bought in Downtown LA for $2 a yard. I tied cute ribbon to the dowel rods that I got on sale at Michaels. I think each centerpiece cost about $4 to make.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Selling Furniture on Craigslist

We've had this Console table for a few years from Target's Georgetown collection. We got it on clearance and it's still carried on their website. We needed to get rid of it as we bought an entertainment unit from Wal-Mart with tons of storage for the baby's and husband's toys.

After giving the table a good wipe down and touching it up with a black Sharpie, I put white foam boards behind it for picture taking. I didn't want the armoire, tray tables, toys and frames laying in the back to distract from the table.

Online it sells for $140 plus tax with free shipping, so I decided to sell mine at half that. I listed the dimensions and indicated that the table had normal surface scratches and a bumped corner. I priced it low at $70 for quick sale as we have very limited space in our 600 sq. ft. living/kitchen area.

It sold in less than 24 hours for the asking price.

Carlo Fiori Handbag

I picked up this clutch handbag late in the morning at a yard sale about a year ago. The homeowners were retired and moving East. The husband was about done with the yard sale and told me to take whatever I wanted FREE.

I listed this Carlo Fiori a few weeks ago and it didn't sell. I relisted it last week and it sold today for $10 to a buyer in New York. Not bad for a $0 investment