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 would be unbearable. So I hid. Continue reading
But before you rent a pick-up to transport masses of paper towels and frozen hamburger patties home, consider a few reasons to tread carefully in the bulk aisles. Continue reading
A while ago I shared some of the recent thrift store finds I was most excited about. These chairs were some of them.
I knew right away that I loved them but those seats. NASTY! So today’s project was reupholstering those puppies.
Reupholstering kitchen chair seats 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. Continue reading
I’ve mentioned it before but I’ll say it again, 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 appreciate the value of a dollar and the sheer excitement brought on by finding an incredible deal.
I buy practically everything used. And I love it this way. Continue reading
Almost 13 years ago I had a baby. This baby needed curtains in his room. I decided that curtains had to be one of the easiest things to sew, so rather than buy curtains I decided to make them. My mom bought me my first sewing machine and I made the curtains. I was right. They were pretty easy.
I’ve probably touched the sewing machine 5 times since then. I thought I was one of those people that had no natural sewing skills and so I was doomed to let that sewing machine be abandoned to the depths of the closet forever. Continue reading