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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...]

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It’s no secret that making stencils is something of a hobby of ours. We have made SEVERAL of them throughout history of All Things Thrifty. We made a stencil out of clear folders waaaaay back when, and we’ve even made a stencil out of a binding cover with my trusty Silhouette machine. BUT- I have never been COMPLETELY happy with the process and/or result. The folder stencil took a million hours to make and my hand was … [Read more...]

How to paint a floor[5]

You may already be thinking, “WHY would someone PAINT a floor?!?” Well, there are a lot of reasons why I decided this was the perfect decision for this space. Listen up before you prejudge. #1: The floor was damaged by the front door. It had been scratched and worn down by faulty weather stripping. {Yes we fixed this so that it won’t happen again.} #2: There are five doors in this space that wouldn’t allow a real rug. If … [Read more...]

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I’m going to keep this short and sweet. I love my Silhouette CAMEO. I use it all the time. If you want to see some projects that I’ve made from this amazing tool, check them out by searching for “Silhouette” in my search bar to your right. It gets used a LOT around here. Today I get to give away one of these AMAZING machines!! {winner will be announced Aug 31st} How to enter you ask? #1: Leave a comment on this post … [Read more...]


Every so often, I get a submission that knocks my socks off. I have to thank April Nielson for sending me the barstool project. April is a loyal All Things Thrifty fan that I have had the opportunity to meet in person! In fact, her and her sister Summer have been to my house and every time they comment on my site, I find myself CRACKING up! They are so much fun. On Halloween, April and Summer came to see our pumpkin … [Read more...]


Ok readers....I LOVE how good you are all getting at this "thrifty decorating" stuff!! Isn't it addicting!?!? Now that you know you can decorate so inexpensively, do you feel proud of yourself!?!? Well, you should. I look back at my past self and crack up at all the "expensive" not-so-cool items I spent money on back then. Now, with a little better perspective and a little creativity, my home looks better and better. Of … [Read more...]


If you missed my post about how to make a $3.00 stencil don't forget to check it out!Or if you want to know how to make a stencil with a Silhouette machine {super easy} check it out too!I've been searching for some new stencil designs, and every since I bought my stencil cutter, making stencils is a CINCH! If you missed my tutorial on how to make your own stencil, check it out HERE. Here are a few stencil images that … [Read more...]