Ornate Thrift Store Boxes

Hello beautiful friends! I have whittled down my latest thrifty haul to just a few remaining pieces. Today I'm sharing these two ornate boxes I picked up at two different thrift stores: I always pick up pretty boxes when I see them. They are quick and easy to paint up and usually sell quickly. I've included a few affiliate links so you can find the products I love. I started with the larger of the two: I paid more than I would have liked for this one at $4.25, but I couldn't … [Read more...]

How to have a Yard Sale like a PRO!

Hello sweet Friends! If you've followed my blog for long, you know how much I LOVE yard sales. But I have also had over 25 yard sales of my own! I've learned a few things along the way and thought I would share what has worked for me to get  the most out of all that hard work. Let's face it, shopping yard sales is way more fun than having them, but if you gotta do it, you may as well do it RIGHT, am I right? Doing it right does NOT mean that you start digging through your attic the night … [Read more...]

25+ Thrifty Furniture Makeovers

Hello my amazing, supportive, encouraging, awesome Friends!!  I am still working on a couple of unfinished projects, so today I decided to dig through my posts and pick out my favorite 25+ (okay, there's 26 lol) furniture makeovers from this year to share with ya'll! I always enjoy looking back, and I thought you might enjoy that as well! Click on the link below each photo to see more of that project. Enjoy! Up first is this antique dressing table I found at the Habitat Restore and paired … [Read more...]

GMC Yard Sale Room Reveal with Habitat for Humanity {Part 2}

And I'm back, Friends,  just as I promised! Yesterday I shared our yard sale journey, including what I found for the very cute six year old boy's room to which I had been assigned. If you missed it, you'll probably want to catch up HERE. Here is a recap of what I found for the room: It all looks a little rough here, huh? Not to worry! Since we couldn't start loading into the Habitat house until Sunday morning, we unloaded all of our pieces that needed redoing into a conference room at … [Read more...]

GMC Yard Sale Adventure with Habitat for Humanity {Part 1}

This is it, Friends! Time for the recap of the most amazing yard sale adventure ever! In case you missed it, I along with six other awesome bloggers were invited by GMC to fly to Detroit, load up in one of three of their brand spankin new Acadia Denalis, and travel The World's Longest Yard Sale (also known as the 127 Sale) along Route 127 through five states in search of fantastic deals to help furnish a Habitat for Humanity Home for one very deserving family. Say wha?? Are they for real?? … [Read more...]

Yard Sale Haul {Where are they now?}

Hello my thrifty adventurers! I was looking through some old photos the other day and came across this photo of one of my yard sale hauls from last Summer: It occurred to me that I had made over just about everything in the photo, and I thought it would be fun to reshare them today! First of all, can you believe I scored all these brand spankin new paint brushes at a yard sale? It didn't look like much of a sale from the street, but I decided to walk up and have a look anyway, … [Read more...]

10 Thrifty Makeovers under $10

  Hi friends! Today I'm sharing ten fantastic thrifty makeovers that each cost me less than $10! I dug through my archives to find a few that some of you may never have seen before so this is a good walk down memory lane for me. Often times, I share a post and it's rarely seen ever again! Here are ten reasons why thrifting (including thrift stores, yard sales, estate sales, etc.) is a smart way to stretch your decorating budget! First up is this little table I found at a yard … [Read more...]

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

Are you in the mood for some awesome furniture makeovers? I've collected over 20 of my thriftiest furniture makeovers all in one place! I love being able to take something that is beat up or dated and give it a fresh new start. I'll start with one of my all time favorite transformations. Many of you have seen these chairs a few times, but if you are new around here (welcome!), these are a can't-miss. They started out so sad and were actually painted red, but for $55 each at an estate sale, … [Read more...]

My Thrifty Decor {15+ Fantastic Thrifty Finds}

You know I love a good thrifty makeover. Love might be an understatement, but guess what? I have several thrifty pieces in my home that I didn't have to do a thing to! Come on in...I'll show you... First up is this lamp: The shade was purchased separately, but I thought the lamp was really pretty for $6 at a thrift store. The perfect addition to this drum table (a $59 consignment store find) in the corner of my dining room. That chair peeking out is a recent yard sale … [Read more...]