“Why Didn’t I Think of That?” |15 Upcycled & Repurosed Thrift Store Makeovers

“Why Didn’t I Think of That?” Upcycled & Repurosed Thrift Store Makeovers! Discover fabulous tips and creative ideas to turn that cheap thrift store find into something amazing for your home.

The Farmhouse End Table That Almost Didn’t Have a Happy Ending

This is the story of an end table. It’s the story of an end table that tried to get the better of me.       But it didn’t know who it was messing with. Let me back up a bit though. I spotted this  little magazine table at the thrift store.  I wasn’t looking for one, and didn’t really need it, so I walked away and looked at other things. Then I realized it was half-price furniture day, so instead {Read More}

Black and White Farmhouse Kitchen Update

    I decided last week that we absolutely positively needed a new kitchen table. Not only did we need it, we needed it before Thanksgiving. My poor husband.  As soon as I said that, he knew any plans of relaxing over the weekend had just flown out the window. Let’s take a little walk down kitchen table memory lane, and you’ll see why he’s starting to hate the words “kitchen table.”

Vintage Bench Makeover & Boring Blog Post Titles

Vintage Bench Makeover. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz … I know that’s the most boring blog post title in the world, right? I kinda miss the good old days before I knew  it was important to include very specific words if you wanted Google to find your blog post. Basically, forget everything you ever learned in school about writing an interesting title, because Google won’t find it.  Google Smoogle What I really wanted to title today’s post is The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far From the {Read More}

Happily Ever After Mini Dresser Makeover + New Quilt Block Stencil

I think all the best stories start with “once upon a time” and end with “happily ever after, and I have a good one for you! First, let’s meet the damsel in distress… I found this small dresser at a thrift store with a big “FREE” sign taped to the top. I’m a sucker for pitiful pieces like this, so I couldn’t just leave it sitting there. The drawers were broken, but I figured that even if the dresser couldn’t be saved, at least I {Read More}

Painting, Pallet Wood and a Farmhouse Accent Table

Have you ever had something that was just begging for a makeover, but you needed some time to decide whether it needed painting, or decoupaging, or glittering? So you thought, and thought, and thought about it…      for two years? Please tell me you sometimes have to think that long too. Well, this is the story of a little table that finally got the makeover it waited two whole years to get.

The Farmer in the Dell and a Farmhouse Cabinet

Do you remember the old children’s song, The Farmer in the Dell”, how the farmer takes a wife and the wife takes the child and the child takes the cow, and so on, until you get to the cheese, and the cheese stands alone? Well, for whatever totally random reason, writing this post reminded me of that poem, because one thing led to another and another and another.  At the end, you’ll see what “stands alone”, like the cheese did {Read More}

Apple Inspired Chair Makeover

If you reach back in your memory bank, you may recall a sweet little chair that I gave a makeover last year.  I really did love it, but the other day I started craving some apple inspired color in my house, so I made over that sweet little chair again!  That’s the nice thing about paint – you can change your mind on a whim and have a whole new look in no time.

Vintage Style Storage in Antique Trunk

Normally when we travel, I can’t wait to hit every single antique store, thrift shop, and yard sale we drive by, but I was ridiculously well-behaved when we traveled to and from New Mexico last week.  I didn’t go to a single yard sale, and only stopped at a handful of antique stores, and from those stores, I only bought a few things. I seriously amazed myself at my self-discipline, because I found several really cool things, and had carried {Read More}

Repurposed Chair Flower Planter

 A few years ago, I had scads (does anyone still use that word?) of old chairs that I’d picked up, primarily at auctions.  I was on a repurposed chair kick , so most of them were turned into new creations, but I still have just a few left that I’ve never done anything with. I have no idea what possessed me to buy 2 of these chairs, because they aren’t my style at all, but I did.  I think they must {Read More}

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