As I sat at home on a snow day in PA, I needed a project to work on, but since the snow day was unusual and unplanned for me, I had to work with what I had. I found a yard sale mirror, collected and thrift shop shells and some hot glue and I got to work on my project.
In need of extra seating for Easter, or any special occasion? Transform those old folding chairs into pretty new seats! I found 2 folding chairs at Goodwill for less than $10 and gave them a whole new look. While I was at it, I took an old paint splattered metal chair and gave it a fresh coat of paint too.
I finished this dresser up a little while ago, but it was hiding out in my basement workspace which isn’t good for photos. So, today we brought it upstairs for some pictures before it makes it way to my booth space at Thrifty Elegance.
My mother-in-law was tired of her outdated kitchen. I had 1 week to transform it with a fresh new look, and all for $160. Two new paint colors and new knobs and handles was all it took...well, and a bit of elbow grease! :)
Visit my blog for the complete story, with pictures of before, during and after. It was a pretty simple process that I think anyone can do. You just need to be patient and consistent as you apply the paint to avoid any drips and runs. It helped that I could remove everything and set up my "workshop" in the garage and sun room. I worked on the project daily over the course of one week.
I have seen various wall-hangings with FALL on them, so I was inspired to make a Christmas one. I had all that I needed in my craft supplies and with what I picked up at yard sales, so it was inexpensive and easy to do.
I found a pair of these nightstands at the Salvation Army months ago. I lucked into it being half price furniture day. I’m pretty sure that I just popped into Salvation Army on my lunch break from work and left with these 2 beauties. I can’t remember if they were originally $30 each, or if they were $15 each, because the only number in my head is the original $30 and that I paid $15 and I can’t remember if that was for one or both. I’m pretty cheap so I think it was for both! :)
I have been slowly updating our Guest Room with used furniture that I've bought. I sold all the old laminate furniture out of this room and am now giving it all a fresh new look.
I’m still working on decorating my house for Christmas, and I’m always looking to change up the décor slightly each year. So, this year I’m adding some new wall art using Wallternatives. I've used Wallternatives before and this time, I didn’t just stop with one new piece of art, I made 3! Plus, it is so easy, I couldn’t help myself. I used the Removable Snowflake – Christmas Decal Set is small grey. It arrived in a tube with the set of 5 snowflakes.
I always have these great visions of wrapping beautiful gifts and then the busyness of the season gets the best of me and I just wrap up the boxes and put on a stick on bow (if I make it that far). So, this year I decided to make some gift bags in advance so that I have unique packaging all ready to go when I’m down to the wire with my gift wrapping.