AM I BLUE? The coffee table

Navy blue coffee table

Blue had been absent from my “home décor” life for so long. I basically went through the early 2000’s tan/green phase and am just finally emerging from the other side.  As you can tell from my latest room makeovers, blue … Continue reading

DEAR READERS: Catching Up

Vintage dental cabinet

Dear Friends and Fellow DIYers, I miss writing and keeping you up to date on my latest and greatest projects.  Ok, I’ll be honest – I miss actually doing projects. I miss my craft closet. (I’m missing all the good … Continue reading

MY FOUR DOLLAR FIND: The little filing cabinet

Desk and window tween room

Ok, so maybe it was $4.50 but still – you get the idea.  I found this at a thrift shop during the planning stages of the Littlest One’s Tween Bedroom Makeover.  She wanted a locker but I couldn’t find an … Continue reading

CHRISTMAS 2014: Thrifty and vintage strike again

Christmas mantel old window

I never really thought that I’d be so in love with my thrift shop and vintage finds.  I used to be an “all new, all the time” kind of person.  But each Christmas, I seem to find interesting ways to … Continue reading

CHRISTMAS CARD DISPLAY: The little red ladder

Junk shop ladder used as holiday card display

Oh yeah, another junk shop find.  This little ladder was standing outside by itself this summer when I was prowling around on vacation.  For $8 I had to have it!  I mean, there had to be something cool that I … Continue reading

MY VACATION SOUVENIR: The antique sewing table

Antique sewing table ruler after

It used to be that when I went on vacation I bought myself a little something – clothes, jewelry, a bag – to remember the trip by.  Well, this summer I found myself nosing around the antique and junk shops instead. … Continue reading

NOW WHAT? When inspiration does NOT strike

Thrift shop umbrella stand turned side table

Here’s how this project started:  Hubby asked for a side table for the patio.  He said something to the effect of “You make all this stuff – let’s create something we need.”  Hmmm… If you remember correctly, I did a … Continue reading

CAN’T GET IT OUT OF MY HEAD: The Rustic Bar Stool

rustic stool seat final

I often break the first rule of thrifting:  “Buy it when you find it.”  I can’t tell you how many times I do this.  You would think when something costs $12 bucks – it wouldn’t be a tough decision.  Sometimes … Continue reading

MY SIX STAGES OF FAILURE: The Bar Cart

bar cart final 3

Dang I was excited about finding this thing for 8 bucks!  But if I had known it was destined for failure, I would have left it right where it was.  I’ve watched bar cart projects fly all over the blog-o-sphere … Continue reading