How to Recover a Tufted Footstool (The Cheater’s Way!)

Lovely friends, welcome back! I am working my way through thrifty haul #2 and the next item on the chopping block is this tufted footstool I scored for only $12: What a bargain! I fell in love with the legs and the bow front on this beauty right away, and it was so super soft and comfy. That's where the love affair ended though because the rest was crying SOS. When I first saw it I actually thought I might just buy it for the legs and maybe I could use them on something else. But after … [Read more...]

$4 Vintage Suitcase Makeover

Hello amazing friends and Happy Valentine's Day! Of course I love my Hubby, but seriously, there are few things I love more than taking forgotten treasures and giving them new life again! Who's with me? Today I'm continuing through my new thrift store haul with this vintage suitcase I scored for only $4! I actually found two similar green suitcases together that day and both were only $4 each. Funny thing, the young girl ringing me up didn't know how to open them ha ha! I am always … [Read more...]

Drop Leaf Repurposed

Welcome back, beautiful friends!! Today is one of my very favorite days of the month: Trash-to-Treasure Tuesday!! Not only do I have a trashy makeover for you, so do four of my favorite blogger friends! That's FIVE makeovers in all. You'll find links to their projects at the bottom! I had finished just about every piece from my last day of thrifting, but there was still this extra drop leaf I removed from this table I shared a couple of weeks back: I thought it was the perfect … [Read more...]

A Tale of Two Rack Makeovers

Sweet friends, today I am sharing a tale of two racks! Left in my pile of thrift store treasures, was a magazine rack and a spice rack. Both pieces were only $1.98 each, and since they are simple items, both of those pieces are getting a makeover today! Let's start with the magazine rack, shall we? Here is a reminder of how it started: Magazine racks are all over the thrift stores these days. With everyone having cell phones, it seems no one needs reading material for the bathroom … [Read more...]

Silver Tray Makeover

Hello awesome friends! Are ya'll ready to continue wading through this lot of thrift store treasures with me? First I want to wish my sweet Mama a very Happy Birthday!! Ya'll might remember when we surprised her a couple of years ago for her 70th birthday. I shared a quick clip of the surprise here: Two of our siblings and their children had flown in for the surprise so she was really surprised! Happy Birthday, Mom!! Ok let's get to it! I had a couple of requests to share … [Read more...]

Thrift Store Drawer Upcycle

Hello sweet friends! Today I am back with one more item from my pile of goodies I scored on my last day of thrifting...another one of these drawers: I found four drawers in all that day that came from a piece of furniture that couldn't be salvaged I guess. No problem, I scooped them right up. The problem is, once you get them home, what do you do with them? It's hard to come up with new and clever ways to use old drawers and so there they sit. Am I right? Not this time though because I … [Read more...]

Thrift Store Picture Repurposed

Hello amazing friends! Are ya'll ready to see what else I salvaged from that pile of thrift store goodies? Today I'm sharing how I repurposed this picture: It was marked down twice to $4.98. The frame was wood and had lovely detailing on it,  so in the cart it went. Now when I said I repurposed the picture, I fibbed a bit because I don't think there is much hope for the actual picture, but I was able to reuse the frame in an awesome way. I was working in my shop (aka the garage) … [Read more...]

Thrift Store Clearance Drop-Leaf Table Makeover

Hello beautiful friends and welcome to Furniture Fixer Upper Day! If you're new around here, welcome! The fourth Thursday of every month I get together with some very talented ladies to bring you furniture flips, so be sure to look for five more awesome makeovers from my friends at the bottom! I knew this day was coming, and I also knew that I had very little to work with in terms of furniture in my stash, so I set out a few weeks ago to look for something I could redo for this occasion. That … [Read more...]

$2 Thrift Store Drawer Upcycle

Hello dear friends! I've got another makeover to share today from my last thrifting haul. Working through these pieces one by one has actually stopped me from thrifting until I get these all done. It is the best thing ever! I shared a peek of today's piece on Thursday: I actually picked up two small drawers and two this size: The furniture piece they came with must have been in very poor condition and so maybe they figured they could still make money on the drawers. For $6 for … [Read more...]

Pretty Thrift Store Mirror Makeover

Hey there amazing friends, and welcome back! I'm here today sharing another piece from my latest thrifting day, this beautiful mirror: Now this was not on deep discount like the previous two pieces I shared from this haul, but at $25, it was still worth it. It was in perfect condition and didn't need to be made over at all. But you know me...I just can't help myself. Plus I knew it would sell more easily with a fresh new paint job: It matches beautifully with my storage piece … [Read more...]