Dining Room Table SOLD!

Jul 15th, 2010

I sold the dining room table that has been for sale for a few weeks. I had sooo many e-mails about this project, so I thought I'd announce that it is no longer available. I'm sad myself. I wish I could keep this for my own house, but my backyard needs love. So....the lucky gal is Makenzie from Provo! Lucky girl!!!If you missed the transformation post, check it out HERE. … [Continue reading…]

Adorable throw pillows!

Jul 14th, 2010

I have pillows like this laying around my house because my husband is SUPER picky about his pillow. So, for the last 9 years (of marriage) I have bought quite a few pillows that have been discarded almost immediately because they weren't "comfortable" enough. I decided to use those rejected pillows as part of my change-a-roo in my spare room.When making your own pillows, you first need to know the dimensions of the … [Continue reading…]

Huge Chunky Black Mirror

Jul 13th, 2010

I have had this huge chunky black mirror for about 5 years. I got it at IKEA, and I've talked about this mirror before. I love it. It is one of those items that always catches the eye of someone in my home. It is great. It only cost me $99.00, and they still sell one that is very similar at the same price. Gotta love that place. So recently, I've been toying with the idea of changing the frame. I need a change, and … [Continue reading…]

What a difference a year makes: Part THREE.

Jul 10th, 2010
decorative wall art 3

If you have missed Part 1 and Part 2 of What a difference a year makes, check them out!  Master bedroom! Here is the before picture! This room has definitely been one of the most dramatic transformations in the house. This headboard has gotten the most attention out of all the projects on All Things Thrifty. If you missed the post about how I made this bad boy, check it out HERE. I was delighted when this … [Continue reading…]

Feature Friday!

Jul 9th, 2010

Is it Friday already? This week sped by because of the holiday weekend. So, I will continue "What a difference a Year makes" tomorrow!I got this e-mail yesterday, and I can't wait to show you this transformation. The e-mail came from Cami from Kentucky and it says:"I finally finished my dining table project. My husband and I just moved into a new place, and his brother gave us the table for free and I found the … [Continue reading…]

What a difference a year makes: Part TWO.

Jul 8th, 2010
paint leaves

Part TWO!I wish I had a better "before" picture of my office. But, I'll give ya what I have. :)This is the first room we tackled in our new home. I was so excited when I went away for the weekend and I got home to find that my husband had painted the room for me! What a great surprise! To those that missed the post about how we created this wall you can find it HERE.Here it is when we put in our IKEA desk!Here it is … [Continue reading…]

One Year of Home Ownership!

Jul 6th, 2010
Front of house

We had a friend tell us that when you own a home, the projects never end. That every weekend we would have "something" to work on. He was right!Last week marked our one year anniversary of being home owners. I can't believe it has already been a year...it has flown by! I thought it would be fun to feature the before and after photos of what has taken place over the last year. It has been a process, and it has been a … [Continue reading…]

Happy 4th of July!

Jul 5th, 2010

Hello readers, I don't know about you, but sometimes I have to forget about life and lose myself in a good book. This weekend was full of reading, family, fireworks, and fun!I don't recommend books often because I only recommend them when they are soooo stinkin' good that I can't put them down. I definitely recommend these two books. I give them both 5 stars. TWO thumbs up. You. Will. Love. Them. They are called The … [Continue reading…]

Feature Friday: The Power of PAINT!

Jul 2nd, 2010

I love getting pictures of projects, and it never ceases to amaze me what a little paint can do! Today my Feature Friday goes to Lisa, Ashley, and Meredith!My first Feature Friday is from Lisa Danielson. She painted her high chair for her daughter's first birthday. I love the bright pink color she chose!I love it!Isn't is amazing what a little paint will do!?!? Ashley over at Oh so lovely is new to the blog world, … [Continue reading…]

Mary Jane Confetti fabric at JoAnn’s

Jun 30th, 2010

Every day I get emails from readers with questions. Sometimes the questions are about painting, redoing furniture, reupholstering, or other topics. One of my most frequently asked questions is about this fabric.I surprised myself that I have never posted the answer on the site. I guess it just slipped through the cracks because I thought I had, and hopefully you get the feeling that I am not trying to withhold ANY … [Continue reading…]