thrifty diy planter knockoff, gardening, repurposing upcycling

Thrifty DIY Planter Knockoff

I am currently in the middle of a budget-friendly backyard patio makeover. I want to add two new planters but many out there are too pricey. I decided to knock off my favorite Tuscan-inspired urn using spray paint and white glaze. The results? A pretty planter for less than half the cost. See the full blog post for an in-depth tutorial on the project.

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Organizing for $1: Under-the-sink Solutions

I've discovered over the years that I can create cute, functional storage on the cheap. The space under the sinks in our master bathroom was sad and totally disorganized, so I headed over to the Dollar Tree to see what I could find to help me out.

how to make an old couch new again for 10, painted furniture, Like new again

How to Make an Old Couch New Again for $10

I may have mentioned a few - or a million - times how much I love my living room couch. Well, after two years of lovin', my beloved couch was starting to show some wear. The notorious mystery spots were starting to appear and some wrinkles and sags were forming in the cushions. Time to start Mission: Couch Rejuvenation ...

thrift store dresser redo with paint and stencils, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling

Thrift Store Dresser Redo With Paint and Stencils

In less than two days, I transformed a dark, tired thrift store dresser into a work of art fit for my dining room.

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DIY Driftwood Candle Holder

Looking for thrifty, yet high-end-looking art for your home? Look no further than your backyard! I rescued a stump and turned it into a table centerpiece complete with candle holders. Read on to find out how.

40 craigslist china cabinet redo

$40 Craigslist China Cabinet Redo

Today I wanted to share with you the makeover I gave to a Craigslist china cabinet I bought last winter for $40. I used chalked paint and metallic finish to create the final result.

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My $7 Total Closet Makeover

Yard sale season is in full swing and I just scored a brand new closet organizing system for $7. Check out the post for all the before and after pics (plus a closet organizing tip I swear by).

pottery barn knockoff noel sign, christmas decorations, crafts, seasonal holiday decor, wall decor

Pottery Barn Knockoff Noel Sign

Making this sign was quick, easy and thrifty! I wanted to create an aged metal-looking finish and also mimic the look of Pottery Barn's pricey Noel sign.

pottery barn knockoff diy birch candles, christmas decorations, crafts, seasonal holiday decor

Pottery Barn Knockoff: DIY Birch Candles

I love the birch candles featured in my favorite home decor catalogs. But to purchase five birch candles from Pottery Barn would have cost me nearly $200. I made my own instead for less than $20!

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How to Make the Easiest Curtains Ever

I whipped up this valance in about an hour without even trimming my fabric at all. See the full post for the tutorial. I am not an experienced seamstress; anyone can do this! :)

Living Rich on Less - Susan
Living Rich on Less - Susan
About meI'm Susan and I'm addicted to thrifty homemaking (as well as cheese and chocolate). I love decorating, organizing and remodeling on a dime and sharing my projects and "finds" with all my readers! I love finding treasures at auctions, yard sales and thrift stores and transforming them into works of art. I love my family and I pour my heart and soul into making our home happy, healthy, gorgeous and peaceful. Most importantly, I love God and am insanely grateful for this beautiful life. My heart's desire is to use my blog for His glory and to minister and bless others through it.