Painted Fabric on Furniture Tutorial

Sep 18th, 2014
ATT Painted Fabric 1

I recently acquired a lovely turn-of-the-century settee.  When Kennadi begged to have it in her room, it was challenging to "Imagine" (stay with me, it'll click) how this... could possibly be made to go in a room that looks like this... We couldn't just "Let it Be," so I told Kennadi "We Can Work it Out!" (see what I did there?  You know, the Beatles...) Anyone who knows me knows that most problems in my … [Read more...]

How to paint your kitchen cabinets {professionally}

Aug 23rd, 2012

I promised it wouldn’t be long before the tutorial was ready on how to paint your kitchen cabinets. I have worked hard to include all the information that you will need to do a professional job, so beware, this post is going to be LOOOOONG. It’s ok, when it’s time that you need the instructions, you will be glad. I will first talk about the prep work, the list of supplies you will need, and finally the techniques you … [Read more...]

Houzz and Apartment Therapy!!!

Dec 7th, 2011

I am not going to lie...I am FREAKING out with excitement!! All Things Thrifty has been featured on Houzz AND Apartment Therapy! All in one week too!!! What an honor. These two sites are amazing. I am always inspired as a browse the amazing pages of content. Houzz featured my headboard project!!!Here is a slideshow of all the amazing beds that were featured in the Houzz article. Give Your Bed a Dramatic Backdrop … [Read more...]

All Things Thrifty in PRINT!!!

Aug 10th, 2011

I am super excited to announce that All Things Thrifty is now part of élan woman magazine!! Every bi-monthly issue will showcase a project by Mandi (from Vintage Revivals) and me! Holy cow, what an honor to be asked to participate in PRINT!The "Essence of Southwest Life" is the focus of élan woman, and their mission is "to provide a unique venue for passionate and creative women to share their stories; to … [Read more...]

DIY Decorating Segment on Good Things Utah.

Aug 8th, 2011

Hi Peeps! I hope you had a great weekend! My weekend was full of fun! I got to be on the Good Things Utah television show on Friday, and it was a blast. The ladies there are absolutely darling, and they are very very nice. They made me feel welcome, and even though I was nervous, I thought it went pretty well. I wanted to post a link for those of you who may have missed it or for those readers who are not Utahns.The … [Read more...]

Feature Friday: How to get featured at ATT.

Apr 22nd, 2011

Hi there All Things Thrifty readers! I love to see projects that are inspired by an All Things Thrifty Post. A lot of readers do too! I had a specific request to bring back "Feature Friday." So, today I'm going to give you a few guidelines or tips as to HOW to get featured. Today, I would like to give a few suggestions on how I pick my "Feature Friday" recipients. It's pretty simple, and if you follow some simple … [Read more...]

Headboard featured at!

Dec 21st, 2010

I am soooo excited to announce that my headboard project has been featured over at as one of their "20 Over the Top Headboards!" Check it out HERE. If you missed the instructional post about this headboard, check it out HERE. Thank you! I am HONORED!! … [Read more...]

Everything I know about Spray Paint!

Aug 24th, 2010

I get quite a few questions about spray paint, and I thought the most useful way for all of my readers would be to answer those questions publicly. So here it goes. Why do you use spray paint!?! I choose to use spray paint because I want my furniture to look like I bought it from a store instead of a refinishing project gone array. I have learned this the hard way. I have a lot of gallons of paint, and believe me, … [Read more...]

Apartment Therapy Feature!!!!

May 18th, 2010

I am soooo stinkin' excited to be featured over at Apartment Therapy...  In fact, I think I might pass out with surprise!I saw that All Things Thrifty had a surge of traffic today, and I wondered what the heck had happened....well, when a site THAT darn big features a project I guess that is what happens!!!! Holy moly.  YOU HAVE to check out this site. This site honestly is one of my favorite sites on the web. … [Read more...]


May 18th, 2010

All Things Thrifty was featured yesterday at one of the biggest and the best! Thank you to Jennifer Ramos owner of Made by Girl. If you have never been to this site, you are missing out! I love her style! I'm truly honored. Click on the image below to check out the post about my fabric headboard. I also found out that I will be appearing on Studio 5, a television show here in Utah, and I am sooo stinkin' excited! Brooke … [Read more...]