Cottage-Inspired Mirror with Shelf from Thrifty Finds

Cottage-shelf-and-mirror-before

Hello Friends! Today I'm sharing a great upcycle from two items I found recently. First I found this simple shelf at a thrift store: I loved the chunkiness of it and figured for $6 I'd be able to do something with it. Then not long after that, I found this mirror: For ONE WHOLE DOLLAR at a yard sale. Yes, I'll have that, thank you! When I was playing around in my workshop/studio...okay the garage...I spotted these two getting cozy in a corner and had an idea to marry the … [Read more...]

Patriotic Birdhouse

Patriotic Birdhouse from a $2 thrift store find

    With the Fourth of July just around the corner for us here in the U.S., some of my favorite blogger friends and I are sharing fun DIY projects to show off our patriotic pride! I decided to make over a little Christmas birdhouse that I found for $2 at the thrift store a while back. I bought it when I was making a few Christmas arrangements, but it didn't make the cut. Here it is before: It's kind of pretty, but it has just been sitting in a bin in my … [Read more...]

Robin’s Egg Blue Rustic Chair

Robin's Egg Blue Chair Makeover

What time is it? Ok I am hearing the Bubble Guppies song in my head again, but I promise not to sing it to you. (You toddler moms know exactly what I'm talking about.) It's actually time for Themed Furniture Thursday!! That's where a bunch of my furniture-paintin' friends and I come together each month to share our furniture makeovers, only there's a twist. Each month there is a different theme! Sounds like a fun challenge right? This month's theme is rustic. Yes, a challenge indeed! Remember … [Read more...]

My Favorite Decorating Tool

Tray made from old fence pickets and a yard sale frame.

Hi friends! Today I am sharing my very favorite decorating tool. My décor enthusiast friends and I are talking about decorating using trays for this month's challenge. This is not really a challenge of course! Decorating with trays makes creating the perfect table vignette so much easier! Check out this cabinet top display: Not too bad, but how about now?... I love how a tray adds another layer and grounds the vignette. By the way, I am NOT a professional decorator lol. This is … [Read more...]

15 Fabulous Outdoor Décor Projects

15 Fabulous Outdoor Decor Projects

Well Summer weather has officially arrived in my neck of the woods, and everyone around here has been busy sprucing up their outdoor spaces. Still looking for a little inspiration for your own outdoor space? How about motivation? (We could all use a little of that sometimes!) Thanks to our blogging friends who shared their amazing outdoor decor projects at our Get Your DIY On party this month, we've got 15 fabulous projects to give you just that!  Enjoy! (As always, please pin from the original … [Read more...]

Coffee Table with French Graphics

Coffee Table with French Graphics

What's up my sweet Friends? Are ya'll up for a coffee table makeover? That's what I'm bringing you on this fine day! Remember when I shared this yard sale haul picture the other day: I was sharing the makeover of that tall table, which if you missed you can see here. Today I'm tackling the coffee table! Here is a  closer look: This table was in excellent condition and a bargain at $15, but there was really nothing special or unique about it. So of course I painted … [Read more...]

Antique Folding Sewing Table

Antique folding sewing table.

A few weekends ago, I had a fantastic yard sale day that looked a little something like this: One of the yard sales I almost didn't stop at was one held by a paint supply distributor! What are the chances?? There really wasn't much to see from the street, but I saw stacks of blue tape and that's what made me get out to look. Look at the goodies I scored! The tape was a painter's tape that I hadn't heard of before, but he was selling it for $1 a roll, so I didn't have much to lose. … [Read more...]

28 Farmhouse Furniture Ideas {with Hometalk!}

28 Fabulous Farmhouse makeovers shared on Hometalk!

Hey there Friends! You know I love a good furniture makeover, right? One of my favorite furniture makeovers of mine is this hutch: The reason I love this hutch so much is not the color I chose, or the hardware I added, or how I styled it. It is the timeless farmhouse feel of it. That and the fact that I rescued it from the back of a shed at an estate sale. It was covered in grease and grime, and I loved it back to life. There may or may not have been a few four-letter words fly out of my … [Read more...]

Summer Hydrangea Wreath Tutorial

Summer Hydrangea Wreath Tutorial

Hello my friends! Today I am sharing a hydrangea wreath that I made for my front door. But didn't I just make a shell wreath for my door a couple of weeks ago? Yes I did! This is actually my Summer wreath from last year. I shared it as a guest post for Between Naps on the Porch then, but never shared it here. I thought I'd share it in case shells aren't your thang. :) This wreath was super easy to put together and could easily carry you all the way through until the Fall. I … [Read more...]

Fabric Inlaid Mirror

Dated thrift store mirror updated with a little paint and fabric!

Are you up for a thrifty makeover today? Well I hope so because that's exactly what I'm sharing! I found this very dated mirror for $8 at the thrift store a few weeks back: Immediately when I saw it, I imagined fabric in the panel on top. And that's exactly what I added... But first I removed the mirror and painted the frame in DIY chalk paint in Cottage White by Behr. Bye bye ugly mirror! I gave it three coats, then sanded the edges a bit. Then I sealed it with Minwax … [Read more...]