How to Hack and Stencil a Thrifted Table

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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...]

Industrial Furniture Painting Technique! {EASY as 1.2.3.}

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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…

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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...]

How to Stain an {UGLY} Oak Banister Dark

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Hello ladies {and gents}, I just wanted to take a second to tell you how grateful I am for YOU as a reader of All Things Thrifty! You have been on my mind lately. As you may {or may not have noticed} I haven’t posted a ton yet this year. We started off the year with a BANG. We woke up January 2nd to a flooded house, good times {sense the sarcasm}. But, luckily we are almost put back together again. We had a significant … [Read more...]

Master Bathroom Makeover

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  Who puts CARPET in a bathroom?!? We bought our house in 2009 not 1970, and although it wasn’t a deal breaker for us, we haven’t liked it since we moved in. This picture was from the MLS listing from when we  bought our house.  Although the carpet was an eyesore, my kids love the jetted tub, but as you can imagine, they aren’t super careful and they get water everywhere. So, when Homewerks gave us the … [Read more...]

Whitewashing/Glazing Tutorial {Sawdust and Embryos}

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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...]

How to Paint Ombre Stripes EASILY!

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You all know that I am FINALLY done with Lexee's girls room! I am in love with this project and the main focal point in the room are these ginormous letters above her girls' beds!  Although I do cut my own letters with a jigsaw at times, this particular project I didn’t. We were short on time so we ordered them this time. We bought the letters from Craft Cuts, and they are fantastic! We got the letters in just a few … [Read more...]

How to cut large letters with a jigsaw

How to cut large wooden letters

A few years ago I was on Good Things Utah {a local lifestyle TV morning show here in Utah} sharing a project that Dan had cut out for me with a jigsaw. One of the hosts caught me off guard by asking me what to do if you don’t have a handsome handy man around the house to cut out your projects. To be honest, the thought hadn’t crossed my mind because Dan is the best DIY guy I know and I can usually get him on board of a … [Read more...]

China Cabinet Transformation! {Guestpost by Sawdust and Embryos}

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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...]

Colorful Laundry Room Makeover

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I’m about to show you a room that I never intended to. My horrible, cluttered laundry room is a space that I keep the door shut. I’m not proud of it. In fact, most of the time it stinks in there like sour towels. Can you relate? I’m not the perfect housewife. In fact, I have been known to forget about a load of laundry in the washer for a few DAYS, yes days. In fact, there are times when I restart the sour load of laundry … [Read more...]