Thrift Shop Shakedown #4 and a Mirror Makeover

Awesome friends, I am so excited to bring ya'll another episode of my video series with my blogging bestie, Nancy from Artsy Chicks Rule: Thrift Shop Shakedown #4! As you know, we love thrifting, but it's even more fun when we can take you with us!! In this video, we take you thrift shopping with us to pick out something for each of us to make over. Today we are also sharing what we did with the items we found! But first, enjoy the video of our shopping trip: If you don't see the … [Read more...]

Halloween Candlesticks from Thrift Store Lamps

Hello lovelies! Welcome to my favorite day of the month: Trash-to-Treasure Tuesday!! Not only do I have a trashy makeover for you, so do my friends...be sure to look for their projects at the bottom! Do you decorate for Halloween? I totally get that it's not for everyone, but I absolutely love decorating for Halloween!  That's okay if it's not your thing...we can still be friends, right? Today I have a spooktacular idea for these thrift store lamps: I picked these three lamps up … [Read more...]

Petite Antique Dresser Update

Happy Thursday amazing friends! Today I am sharing a dresser that I purchased last November. My booth inventory was very low at that time and I was kind of desperate to find a few pieces for it, and was having a hard time finding anything. Enter this pretty little number: It was $99 which I would normally NEVER pay for a small dresser like this, but it was already in beautiful condition. Clearly someone had lovingly restored it, so I decided it was worth the hundred bucks. Except … [Read more...]

DIY Lighted Halloween Sign

Halloween already?? I know, right? How on earth did October get here so quickly? Dear friends, I am just going to embrace it because as many of you know, I absolutely LOVE Halloween! Today I have a fun and pretty darn easy Halloween project to share, and so do some of my friends as part of the Seasonal Simplicity Fall Series hosted by my sweet friend, Krista from The Happy Housie. Be sure to check out their projects at the bottom! My project all started with this: This is the … [Read more...]

TV Cabinet Makeover

I see old TV cabinets every time I visit thrift stores. They have usually been marked down a time or two and are really cheap. The poor things are becoming obsolete and I just want to rescue them all! I always think what great storage pieces they could be if only given the chance. Awesome friends, I finally found one that would actually fit in my jeep: Although it was more than I wanted to spend at $50, I knew Furniture Fixer Upper Day was coming and I thought this would be a fun one … [Read more...]

Hotel Headboard Repurposed

Hello beautiful friends! Today I'm sharing what I did with a headboard that has been hanging around my stash since the end of 2014: That would be almost four years! I came across a large stack of these at a thrift store and they were all marked...ready for it...$3.49!! Here is the tag from one of them: A nearby hotel must have been doing some updating and donated several of these. I bought three of them. I redid the first one back in 2015, and the other two have been sitting in our … [Read more...]

$6 Thrift Store Mirror Makeover

Beautiful friends, I have another cheapie thrift store makeover for ya'll today! This mirror has been in my stash for probably two years now: It was only $6 so I really couldn't pass it up. It originally had hinges on either side that probably attached to two smaller mirrors on either side, and sat on a dresser. I removed the hinges and filled the holes several months ago and this is how it has sat in my storage room ever since. I decided to pull it out and just start … [Read more...]

$5 Antique High Chair Makeover

Hello lovelies!! I have a quick makeover for ya'll today! Can I tell you how excited I am to dive back into painting? Now that our kitchen is complete and our landscaping is done, AND the cooler weather is on the way. (I hope!) Today I'm sharing the simple makeover of this high chair I picked up for $5 at the thrift store at the beginning of the Summer: It was really dirty, almost like it had been stored in a barn or shed for about 50 years. I just loved it though and had to bring … [Read more...]

$7 Metal Toolbox Makeover

Is there anything more fun than turning something tired and forgotten into something new and beautiful??  Amazing friends, welcome to Trash-to-Treasure Tuesday!! This is one of my favorite days of the month! Not only do I have a pretty makeover for ya'll, so do four of my favorite blogger friends! Be sure to look for their projects at the bottom. Here is what I am giving new life to this month: Fancy, no? Other than being quite faded, this metal tool box was in really great … [Read more...]

How to Install a Mother of Pearl Backsplash

Hello beautiful friends! Today I'm sharing how I tiled the backsplash in our kitchen. I've included a few affiliate links so you can find the products I love. I installed this gorgeous mother-of-pearl tile: I was searching for options on Amazon and found this one HERE. It is sold in packs of six 12 x 12" squares like this: Because it is genuine mother-of-pearl, it is very thin. (Strong, but thin.)  I did a few things differently than I might have if the tiles were regular … [Read more...]