March Madness 2016 {31 Thrifty makeovers in 31 Days}

Hey there, amazing Friends!! I'm so glad you stopped by today! I have gathered all 31 of my March Madness thrifty makeovers in one place.  I thought it would be fun to look back at all the fun transformations. Although I included the ugly before photos of the previous makeovers daily at the bottom of each post, the pretty after photos are so much nicer to look at, wouldn't you agree? Here ya go...from first to final...enjoy! Day #1   DIY Tray from an Old Picture Day #2 Mini … [Read more...]

Reclaimed Wood Side Table

Welcome to day #28 in this thrifty makeover series! Can you believe it's day #28?? Where did March go? Today I'm proud to say that I eliminated yet one more thing that has been mocking me from my to-do pyramid. It started with these old decking boards I found in the woods near my house: I used some of them for the seat on this Headboard Bench I shared the other day: Farmhouse Headboard Bench And while they were fresh in my mind (and out from under a pile of junk that was on them … [Read more...]

DIY Bead Board Tray

Happy Easter, Friends! Last week when I shared my Romantic Flatware Box Makeover, I mentioned that one thing besides flatware boxes that I can't pass up is a good frame. I have a huge stack of them. Today is March Madness Thrifty Makeover #27 and up for a makeover today is, you guessed it, a frame! I spotted this pair of frames and knew immediately that they would make perfect trays, and trays always sell quickly in my booth. What was even better is that they were only $1.25 each! Here … [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...]

$5 Yard Sale Dresser Redo

Hi Friends! Welcome to day #8 of my 31 Days of Thrifty Makeovers Series! Today is extra special because it's also Trash to Treasure Tuesday (my favorite!), so my creative thrifty friends will be sharing a makeover of their own as well. :) Let's get to it! Today I am sharing the makeover of a dresser that cost me all of $5 dollars at a yard sale last Summer: Yup. Five whole dollars. That was the price marked on the bottom drawer there. I think this was one of those purchases where you … [Read more...]

DIY Jewelry Storage

Hello Lovelies and welcome back to this fun makeover series! We made it a whole week woohoo! Today is number seven and I'm sharing what I did with these pretty aqua dishes I just could not leave behind at the thrift store: I was so smitten with them, and for 75¢ a piece I scooped them right up, having no clue what I was going to do with them. I decided on a plan for three of these pieces, along with a set of candlesticks (only one pictured) that I picked up marked down to 48¢ each on … [Read more...]

15 More Ordinary Items Repurposed

Back in the Summer of 2014 I rounded up 15 items that I gave an entirely new life to. That post is one of my most popular, so it thought it was time to go digging around my archives to bring you 15 more ideas for transforming ordinary items into new treasures. Enjoy! 1 Let's start with this recent post using a thrift store shutter: ...as part of this cute shelf: Shutter Shelf 2 This Yard Sale Cigar Box... makes a convenient place to hang your keys: Cigar Box Upcycle 3 This … [Read more...]

Drop Cloth Rosette Stool {Best of the Archives}

My Trash to Treasure Tuesday pals and I are at it again! In case you're just joining us, we thought instead of bringing you only ONE new makeover this month as part of that series, why not dig through our archives, find our favorites, and share one EVERY Tuesday this month? So this is week #3. If you missed my first two favorites I shared so far, they were my Farmhouse Hutch and a beautiful set of French Provincial chairs that I made over. Today's reshare was created as part of a … [Read more...]

30+ Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer Furniture Makeovers

Hello lovely Friends! I'm always so happy when you stop by. If you are new around here, welcome! I'm so excited that you have decided to follow along with me! It's been about a year since I rounded up a few (or 30) of my own furniture makeovers, so I thought it was time to put together another. Most of these pieces were absolutely nothing fancy to begin with, but a little TLC went a long way. Let's start with this little shabby sewing machine table. It was really quite beat up when I found … [Read more...]

Shutter Shelf

Hello lovelies! I have a thrifty little redo for ya'll today! When I find something at a thrift store, I can almost always imagine the end product right then and there. But then there are times when I find something having no earthly idea what I'll do with it, but I throw it in my cart anyway. Those are the things that sit there in my to-do pyramid for months mocking me. I bought this shutter over TWO YEARS ago: People!! That's more than 24 months I had to dream up an idea for this … [Read more...]