Before you take this opportunity to grab a nap thinking “Who needs a whole blog post about brush care?!?” Let me get your attention with this fantastic selfie:   I don’t mean to scare you. Then again, Yes I do. Your brushes could look like my hair if you don’t keep reading… If you have been painting with chalk paint for any amount of time, you know the best brushes have natural, chisel-tipped … [Read more...]


The guest room is torn to shreds at the moment. Good times. In fact, it’s spilling over into my safe haven office. Dear guests, you can’t come for a few more days or you will not have a place to stay. But sometimes things have to get much worse before they get better, right?!? The color scheme for this room is grounded with several shades of grey and accents will be a grassy green, a small splash of coral, and a few … [Read more...]

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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...]


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...]


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...]


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...]


  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...]


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...]


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 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...]