>Striped Plywood Project

>So I revealed my bathroom make-over yesterday… Now, I really love gray.  But all of that gray and white in that bathroom looked pretty dismal.  I have always loved looking at other people’s gray & yellow decor, but have never found the right spot for it in my house.  The living room would be too … Continue reading

>My DIY Bathroom Makeover

>When I moved into my parent’s basement, I was so excited to give everything a fresh and new look.  Here’s how the bathroom looked before: Mom, I love you, but I never loved that faux window!  We stripped that off of the wall, as well as the wallpaper border.  We gave it a fresh coat … Continue reading

>Medallion Table

>Since we’ve moved into our new place, we had to part with our kitchen table because it was just too big, and not a necessity for only two people.  So, I went to work on making over a “new” table for our new space: And I’m LOVING it!  It started out as this table: The … Continue reading

>Cloche Make-over

>I’ve seen a million cloches over the blogs in the past year…and I finally got my own πŸ™‚  Of course, it didn’t start out this cute.  I found it at the thrift store for $2.90 looking like this:  Mmm…doesn’t that make you want to just put some cheese on that old grimy board?  *gross* But, after … Continue reading

>Monogrammed Frame

>I am in a wedding this summer, so this is the beginning of “shower/bachelorette/wedding” season…and I’m loving it!  I went to my girlfriend’s surprise bridal shower on Satuday, and it was so fun!  She was one of my bridesmaids in my wedding, and I’m honored to be in hers. Her fiancΓ©e and her just bought a house … Continue reading

>Welcome Sign

>As I mentioned in an earlier post (but didn’t explain…I promise it’s coming!)…we’re moving again! I wanted to make something for our new place, so I figured this might be the perfect piece to “welcome” us and others to our new home: Here’s how I made it: It all started at ReStore, which is where … Continue reading

>…and it makes my heart want to sing

>spring s.p.r.i.n.g. SPRING! It’s HERE!!!!! I don’t think you understand how happy this makes me πŸ™‚ To celebrate, I made this: Want a tutorial? I’ve got one for you (even if you didn’t want one…muahaha) πŸ˜‰ First, I got this sheet music for 25 cents at my local ReStore. They’re Easter hymns…perfect! I then tore … Continue reading

>My thrifty weekend trip

>It has been a rough few months for my husband and I. We’ve faced a lot of major life-decisions…a lot of which are ones with no easy answers. I’ve spent consistent 12 hour days at work, and have been stressed and grumpy when I get home. I also agreed to teach ESY (Extended School Year) … Continue reading

>Mirrored Centerpiece

>I shared this morning how I got some amazing thrifty things at my local ReStore lately…one of them being this little mirror: the beautiful detailing practically screamed, “Take me home now!” while it was surrounded by a pile of junk. Of course I listened! First step: CLEAN the mirror. I was surprised how it was … Continue reading

>Free & Cheap…just the way I like it

>After a very tiring work week, I ran to the closest ReStore to look for “treasures”. Last time I went, I really didn’t find much of anything. Yesterday, I scored! Wanna see?! I got this beauty for $4…don’t worry, she’ll be much prettier soon πŸ™‚ Can’t wait! Bag of thread: $1.50Bag of buttons (I can’t … Continue reading