crossmill media cabinet by BHG Live Better

My upstairs family room is definitely a work in progress. In my defense, I don't want to spend a lot of money on that room because the kids wreck havoc on that room. Until this week, we had the TV on a $14 IKEA shelf that was falling apart. I have had my eye on this BHG media console at Walmart for a few months, because it has such a pretty finish. Although I think the current legs are totally fine, I LOVE … [Read more...]

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Today was a great day for a Teddy Bear Picnic with Blaire. That's what grandmas do. Unfortunately, Kacey's $15 garage sale table and chairs looked like this at 8:30 this morning: I’ve been dying to create the latest "driftwood" or "weathered wood" look. However, the weathered wood products on the market call for hours of sanding to get to the bare wood, and we didn't have that kind of time. I’m all about instant … [Read more...]

ATT Metal Clock Makeover 1c

There's no easy way to say this, so I'll just say it. My daughter is a thief. Sort of. I can't complain, though, because her thievery represents a sweet form of flattery. When I refinished this dresser several months ago, I barely had time to photograph it before it disappeared... … [Read more...]

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Happy New Year ATT Readers! We're the Fancy Farmgirls. We wanted to share with you how we "built" this entertainment center with ZERO building skills. We are constantly painting and giving new life to old furniture but neither of us have ever built a piece of furniture or built anything for that matter. We promise, ANYONE can do this! The hubby got a new T.V. for Christmas that wouldn't fit inside an old  armoire … [Read more...]

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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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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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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...]

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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...]