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Poolside Towel Rack

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I love when a trip to the thrift store pays off!  And, it sure did a few days ago, when I hit the local Goodwill store in search of something I could use to hang towels on when we’re out by the pool.  Low and behold, an old quilt stand proved to be the perfect find.  It became a Poolside Towel Rack with very little work, and at very little cost. Continue Reading →

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Vintage Trunk Turned Treasure

This Vintage Trunk Turned Treasure is the ultimate in repurposing.  As do so many of my projects, it began with a trip to the thrift store…and this time, it ends with a one-of-a-kind coffee table.   Best of all, other thrift store finds were used to complete the project!  Legs were taken off a used night stand, and a leather belt was cut up and used to repair the worn out handles.  Check out my latest video tutorial, “Vintage Trunk Turned Treasure,” and get inspired to take on a DIY repurposing project of your own. Then check out my Living Room Makeover, and see how I saved money there.

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From Trash to Treasure

12286107_10206174003483629_167240463_nThis antique piece of furniture, literally, went From Trash to Treasure, and I am absolutely in love with how it turned out.  It was a project taken on by Jennifer Tasso, who is one of my blog followers in Syracuse, New York.  It is with her permission that I share the photo, and her DIY success story.  Can you believe, she found it on the side of the road!?! Continue Reading →

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What Ever Became of It?

Sometimes I can’t help but wonder, “What Ever Became of It?”  As a painter and Do-It-Yourselfer, I’ll pour my heart into a particular project, and once done, never see it again.  It doesn’t bother me.  But it sure is nice sometimes, when people send me pictures of a canvas I painted, or a piece of furniture I redid, and I get to see how it’s being put to use in daily life.  That was certainly the case with the picture you see above.  I worked on both the rocking horse and the rocking chair well before that sweet little blue-eyed girl was born.  And to have a photo of her using them absolutely melts my heart. Continue Reading →

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Repurposed Nightstand

A Repurposed Nightstand is now ready for playtime as a child’s kitchenette.  It’s one of my favorite projects to date. Learn how to transform an old piece of furniture, that is unwanted and unused, into a one-of-a-kind family keepsake.  For this video tutorial, I use items found entirely at thrift stores. I use craft paints, used hardware, and even a thrift store pillowcase to achieve a darling kitchenette.  Get ready to get cookin’ with this Repurposed Nightstand!

Repurposed Nightstand

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Check out another one of my repurposing projects; a vintage trunk turned treasure as a one-of-a-kind coffee table.

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Vintage End Table

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Remember these Vintage End Tables?  I bet you do!  If you didn’t grow up with one, chances are you know someone who did.  Which is exactly why, when a friend of mine saw this one at a thrift store, she was overcome with nostalgia and just had to buy it.  All it needed was a little TLC, which I was more than happy to give. Continue Reading →

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