If you’ve ever read the book “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie,” you’ll understand how this: ...quickly escalated into a full-blown bedroom makeover involving: CHALK PAINT IN A SPRAYER CHALK PAINT WITH A ROLLER ON FABRIC STENCILS and HUSBAND SKILLS! Let’s call it “If You Show This Mom a Clearance Sticker…” The clearance sticker was attached to an amazing sparkly pillow. Sadly, the pillow didn’t quite … [Read more...]


No Rust-Oleum did not pay me to write this review. But, yes I got the paint for free, and yes this post has affiliate links. {Just keepin' it real.} I guess you can call me a skeptic. I am the type of person who needs to use a product myself to form my own opinion. So, when I was introduced to Rust-Oleum's Chalked Paint, I was naturally thinking, "I'll use it myself and see if I like it." If you … [Read more...]

welcoming porch

#HELLO! You and me, we are friends. I can feel the friend vibe already. Have you moved lately? Thank heavens I haven’t because moving can be the pits. But when you move into your new space, making it feel homey and inviting is the fun part! The space that greets your new neighbors is your front door and courtyard. So I suggest adding a little love to that area soon after move in. First things, first: If you … [Read more...]

Double Barn Door used as window treatments

I don't have a perfect place in my house for a barn door. I've been bummed ever since I realized the dream of having a barn door just wasn't doable in our home. All of the sudden my mind hit the jackpot, and I was so excited at the thought of using a barn door on both sides of a window. Double barn doors used as window treatments!?! I thought it was worth a try, and they turned out so great.  We used the same … [Read more...]

outdoor furniture painting tips

This post was sponsored by the BHG Live Better Network. I received compensation from BHG at Walmart. All Opinions are 100% my own. Do you have chairs that look sad like these? We acquired these chairs when a friend was moving and didn't want to take them. So I guess we inherited them? Ha. We have replaced the outdoor seat cushions a few times over the years, but the last few years we have neglected them. The poor, sad … [Read more...]

ATT WeatheredWood Table 20

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...]

Bathroom Makeover After (19 of 19)

Our guest room is such a fun and colorful room, and guests have told me numerous times how welcoming it feels. That makes me so happy! In fact, check out my post about guest room essentials if you have a minute! The headboard in that room was kind of a fluke plan, but it turned out great. Sometimes you can't control the way a room turns out 100% in the planning stages, but it always turns out better in the end because … [Read more...]

roman shades diy tutorial

Warning, this post is looooong, but it's necessary. I have read and watched at least 25 posts about DIY roman shades in the last month, and to be honest, a few of the posts made me more confused than ever and I nearly decided to scratch the idea of roman shades in my living room. The tutorials out there are confusing. And, they stressed me out. {Just ask Mr. All Things Thrifty, I was a wreck}. I don't usually get … [Read more...]

This is BEAUTIFUL! Make a DIY etched glass vase in about 20 minutes. 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 another contributor post--sooooo excited to be back.  I hope you remember me from my others posts on my DIY "upholstered" chair with fabric and Mod Podge, my 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. Today I am going to show you how I made this gorgeous … [Read more...]

doodling on dining room chairs

This post and giveaway are sponsored by GE REVEAL®. All opinions are 100% my own. If you have been following along, you know that I am participating in a 4 week challenge with my friends at GE Lighting. Their challenge: Update 4 rooms with only a $100 gift card to Walmart and a reveal light bulb package. My favorite projects are those that don't cost very much money, but make a huge impact on a room, so I accepted the … [Read more...]