Wooden Thrift Store Box Update

Happy Tuesday, amazing friends! Today's makeover is a small one. A little wood box has so many potential uses, so pretty much any time I see one, I buy it. This one was probably the saddest one I've come across: I'm not sure what purpose this served, but what was up with that faux wood contact paper? Or maybe we should be asking why this faux wood contact paper was ever even a thing? Actually I think I remember this look being in our kitchen growing up...I think we had counters that … [Read more...]

Drawer Shelf

Welcome back, welcome back, welcome back...ha ha were you singing that? Remember Welcome Back Kotter? It's Day # 26 in my March Madness, 31 Thrifty Makeovers in 31 Days Series, and today I'm sharing a project that was free. Aren't those the best kind of projects? I had this drawer leftover... ...from this dresser I shared earlier in this series: I have two actually, but I decided to do so something with one of them and turned it into a unique shelf: Not bad for free … [Read more...]

How to Turn a Drawer Front into a Planter

Are you one of those people whose eyes scan every curbside trash pile in hopes of finding a potential treasure? That's me! I can't not slow down and ogle at what has been left for the taking.  But asking my Hubby to slow down for said curbside trash pile is like asking him to donate one of his eyeballs. Seriously! Friends, we've made it to thrifty transformation #17, and today I bring you...a rescue from the trash pile! My Hubby did stop for me after I pleaded that this particular piece I … [Read more...]

Faux Drawer Tray

Hi there and welcome to Day #10 in this fun thrifty makeover series! Today's makeover is pretty quick and simple. I started with this tray I found at the thrift store for $2: Can't pass up a perfectly good wooden whatever-this-is, right? There wasn't much to it, but I figured I could make something out of it. To me it looked like it could be a small drawer if it had a knob, so I gave it the feel of a repurposed drawer: Here it is in my dining room hutch holding a few … [Read more...]

Sewing Chair with a {top secret} Drawer

  Hi friends! How about a fun makeover today? Every month a few blog friends get together to share fun furniture makeovers.  The catch is, there is a theme! Some of our previous themes have been: Metallic, Bold, Flowers, and Travel.  This month's theme is NUMBERS! There are a lot of ways to incorporate numbers into a piece of furniture, and this chair was the perfect candidate for this challenge: I found this sad little chair at a yard sale for $5. There wasn't anything … [Read more...]

Fun Drawer Upcycle

Remember when we sawed off the awkward hump on Brennan's changing table?  Feel free to see the madness for yourself here. We had this drawer left over. Of course my husband claimed it as trash and I could feel myself in slow motion saying, "Nnnoooo.." as he was headed out the door to toss it. I saved that drawer's life, you know. Here it is in it's beautiful new life: Oh but you need to see the before... B.O.R.I.N.G.! I found the legs at a yard sale for a dollar for all … [Read more...]