Painting Furniture: DIY Dresser Makeover

  We have an interesting living arrangement. Our house is actually an upstairs/downstairs duplex with a shared front door and indoor stairs. So basically it’s a house with extra doors, if that makes any sense at all. Because of this, our main kitchen is...

Learn to Shop a Thrift Store: Get A Thrifting Buddy

My mom is my thrifting buddy. She taught me the dainty and fine art of dumpster diving from a very early age. Actually I hid in the car and cowered, quite sure that a friend or, worse still, an enemy might see my mom and then see me… The psycho-social ramifications...

Craft Ideas: Fabric Memo Board From Recycled Materials

If you are into crafting or sewing or any other kind of project that involves fabric, the sheet section in the thrift store is a great place to hunt! So much upcycyle potential there! I grabbed up this lovely one for a dollar in a hurry when I was there a few days...

DIY: Chair Reupholster

A DIY chair reupholster is not what I would consider complicated. It is time consuming and produces a mild perspiration but it is not a confusing process. And best of all, it’s a really affordable way of giving new life to your kitchen chairs. First thing you need to...

Thrifty Finds

I’ve mentioned it before but I’ll say it again, thrifty bargain hunting runs through my veins. I used to literally cower in my car, lest my super cool fellow junior highers might see me, as my mom and dad would scour garage sales for great finds. Clearly I had yet to...