Sew Easy Footstool Cover

Hi Friends and welcome to Themed Furniture Thursday!! I gave you a peek of this little footstool the other day: I snapped it up at my neighborhood yard sale last year for $10. Now my Mom was in the market for a footstool not too long ago, and that's when I remembered I had this little fella in my to-do pyramid. However when she saw it, she kindly said, "No, thank you." Then I redid it... And guess who thought it might work after all? It really is so much cuter … [Read more...]

How to Cover a Lampshade

Time for thrifty Makeover #23, ya'll! What?? Only eight more left in this thrifty makeover series, but I've got some good ones still to come! Today's makeover is this rooster lamp that my Mom had brought over to sell at my neighborhood's annual yard sale last Spring: She was over the rooster thing and it no longer matched her kitchen, but she was undecided at the last minute whether she really wanted to sell it. She ended up leaving it at my house, and I decided to give it a … [Read more...]

DIY Mini Storage Cabinet with Reclaimed Wood

Hello, awesome Friends! I'm back today with a fun little project for ya. A while back, my talented friend Wendi of H2O Bungalow pulled a group of us gals together who have little fear when it comes to power tools, in hopes of inspiring our readers who might want to give a few tools a try to go for it. Each month we share simple DIY projects that involve power tools, but that anyone can tackle! I look back at some of my earlier projects where I show my hubs cutting things for me and chuckle. I … [Read more...]

How to Make a Sectional Slipcover Part 2: Cushion Covers

Hello there and welcome to part two of my Sectional Slipcover Tutorial: Covering the Cushions! If you missed part one, you can catch up here. There is nothing unique about covering sectional cushions verses sofa cushions, except maybe that the cushions may not all be created equal as often is the case with a standard sofa. For this reason I measured each sectional cushion individually, so each cover is custom to that cushion. That accounts for the very tailored fit my cushions … [Read more...]

How to Make a Sectional Slipcover

Hello my sweet Friends! I recently posted the big reveal of my new sectional slipcover, and today I am back to share how I made my slipcover, step-by-step! I am starting with base of the sectional, and I will follow up soon with how I covered the cushions. I have a ton of pictures to share, as in I edited over 80 photos, so I could share as many details as possible. Because of that, it was necessary to break this tutorial into two posts. Making this slipcover took me six days, working about … [Read more...]

March Madness {31 Thrifty Makeovers in 31 Days}

  Hi friends! I missed you yesterday! I worked on my ceiling all day and it is coming right along! March sure was a whirlwind, wasn't it? Today I am collecting all of my March Madness, 31 Thrifty Makeovers in 31 Days Series projects in one convenient post. That way you can revisit them if you like, all in one place!  Enjoy! :) Day #1 Today is a Good Day Day#2 Fancy Chalkboards Day#3 Fabric Covered Basket Day#4 Lamp to Memo Chalkboard Day#5 Sewing Cabinet Side … [Read more...]

Lamp to Memo Chalkboard

If you've been following March Madness, welcome back! It's day #4 of my 31 Thrifty Makeovers in 31 Days! Today I'm sharing what I did with the goldalicious pineapple lamp I received in my Swap it Like it's Hot package. I received these two items from my friend, Shanna at Restoration Redoux for this fun challenge: I shared what I did with the basket yesterday, but I saved the lamp for today. I told you yesterday that it was no longer gold and it was no longer a lamp. Both are … [Read more...]

Flea Market Swap: Fabric Covered Basket

Hi friends and welcome to day #3 of March Madness, 31 thrifty makeovers in 31 days! I have a special treat today! I am so excited to be participating in a Flea Market Swap AKA Swap it Like it's Hot!  This is a challenge where a bunch of crazy bloggers came together to swap thrift store crap, and then we each have to work our magic on what we got!  How fitting is this for my own March Madness challenge? You could send pretty much anything and my thought was, the cheesier the better! Well my … [Read more...]

Today is a Good Day

Today is a good day to kick off March Madness! Well since it's March first and all. I promised to share 31 thrifty makeovers in 31 days, and I am up for the challenge! I hope you'll stick around and follow along with me! To start things off, I am sharing this dough board I picked up at an estate sale for $2: Now something like this I would not keep to use for food prep. I have to draw the line somewhere. But what else could you do with this? Make a sign of course! I love the … [Read more...]

13 Thrifty Makeovers and a Fun Anouncement!

Hi friends! Do you love saving money like I do? Do you love having new things for your home like I do also? Those two things don't usually go hand in hand, but today I'm going to share 13 thrifty makeovers that satisfied both! These are all my own projects and some go way back! :) Let's start with this sad little cabinet I picked up for $5 at the thrift store: With a little paint in a fun pattern, and some chicken wire, it got a fresh new look! Chicken Wire isn't Just for … [Read more...]