A Thrifty “Upholstered” Chair!

Sep 23rd, 2014
AWESOME! Mod Podge fabric onto a wooden chair! Full tutorial by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body for All Things Thrifty!

Hi thrifty friends!  I am so happy to be back at All Things Thrifty for my third contributor post.  I hope you remember me from my others posts on DIY Art Canvases and my thrifty Princess Art, but as a reminder, I am Tasha and I blog over at Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body.  So, so happy to be here! Today I am going to share with you one of my absolute FAVORITE projects EVER.  Are you excited?!  You should be … [Read more...]

Painted Fabric on Furniture Tutorial

Sep 18th, 2014
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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...]

Hand-Painted Furniture Hack

Jul 29th, 2014
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Hi! I'm Kristin, a.k.a. The Shabby Bride, from BB Frösch.  I'm all about furniture makeovers, up cycles, and redesigns.  I'm the lady you see in public wearing comfy painty clothes, hair pulled back, no make-up, diet Dr. Pepper in hand, and looking, well, less than "put together."  When I say "in public," I'm referring to Home Depot, Hobby Lobby, Garage Sales, and Auctions--not the grocery store.  Truthfully, my hands are … [Read more...]

How to Hack and Stencil a Thrifted Table

Jul 3rd, 2014
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  Me and thrift stores have this weird connection: I think up some treasure in my head that I want to get my hands on, and miraculously during one of my quick "drive-bys" at the thrift store after work, there "IT" is, as if someone donated it just for me. That's what happened with this $30 solid, thrifted table that I hacked and stenciled for my latest DIY project. (Yes, just $30!!) Before I show you how … [Read more...]

Pallet Board Daybed by Zest it Up

Jun 17th, 2014
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Hi there, All Things Thrifty readers! We are crazy excited to be added among the happy family of contributors here!  We are Zest it Up, a couple of gals who have ventured into the worlds of blogging, catering, and designing....well, pretty much we tackle whatever we can get our hands on. Sam and I are friends who got tired of saying "someday" about our dreams, and decided to switch things up to "someday today!"  … [Read more...]

Multi-Functioning Coffee Table {Kid’s Art Supply Storage AND Flower Planter in one!}

Apr 7th, 2014
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  Sometimes it’s hard to create that balance between a chaotic house and a clean house, and every single day I found myself pulling out the art supplies for my daughter Londyn. She loves to draw, and I decided that instead of putting away the art supplies multiple times a week, we would make a permanent table in the family room for her crayons and colored pencils. The great thing about the table though is that the … [Read more...]

Industrial Furniture Painting Technique! {EASY as 1.2.3.}

Mar 12th, 2014
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One thing I can promise you is that my house is not boring! I bought these IKEA barstools almost a year ago with this tutorial in mind. But, for some reason, I kept putting it off! Plus, I didn’t know if my vision would actually work so it took a back seat on my to do list.  I caught a wild hair the other day and glazed all four of these barstools in less than 30 minutes. So, when I say this tutorial is as easy as … [Read more...]

Not my favorite spray painting brand…

Feb 24th, 2014
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Last Spring our courtyard needed a makeover, so I spray-painted our patio table. Yes, I took these pictures nearly a year ago. I forgot I had taken them, and I came across them today. I’m scatter-brained what can I say. But, I thought I should tell you what happened so that you don’t run into the same problems if you decide to spray paint anything in the near future. I used Valspar Spray paint called Exotic Sea, … [Read more...]

Whitewashing/Glazing Tutorial {Sawdust and Embryos}

Sep 21st, 2013
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Hi Guys! Happy weekend! It’s always such a joy for me to stop in each month and throw down a tutorial for all you fabulous ATT readers! If you’re not familiar, I’m Beth from Sawdust and Embryos! Today I want to discuss how...  contrary to many of the pieces in our furniture portfolio, we’ve learned that PAINTING FURNITURE ISN’T ALWAYS THE ANSWER! It’s really about making a piece flow beautifully with a room’s … [Read more...]

China Cabinet Transformation! {Guestpost by Sawdust and Embryos}

Aug 17th, 2013
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Sweet/darling/gorgeous ATT Readers! It’s me Beth from Sawdust and Embryos! I’ll have you know that Brooke and I fiiiiiinally met in person a few weeks ago at Haven (despite being BFF’s for many moons... I mean OBVIOUSLY). Contributor and contributee... united at last. And let me just tell you that she is divine times infinity. And quite possibly one of the nicest people I’ve met. LIKE EVER. I’m saddened to … [Read more...]