Wooden Stockings Hanging on the Mantle

I partner with Home Depot for a DIH workshop project every few months. I do it because I love it. All opinions are 100% my own.   I got my Christmas bins out early this year. To be completely honest, I don't decorate for Christmas until after Thanksgiving, but I'm hosting a DIH workshop on my home turf this month, so I brought out the bins and decorated the mantle just for kicks. I had to show you the potential for … [Read more...]

Sprayed Upholstery 10

You know that ugly chair that has good bones but is too embarrassingly homely to keep anywhere that others can see it? You may have handed it down to your newly married kids who can’t afford new furniture. Or, you may have donated it to your neighbors. It looks something like this: GO GET IT BACK! NOW! TRUST ME. Tell them you’re sorry for pawning it off on them, and to make amends, you’d like to take it off their … [Read more...]

gold foil tutorial with a laminator

Gold foiling is big and although most of my friends don't know this, you can use a regular laminator to create foil projects! I decided after talking to friend after friend after friend who didn't know that a laminator was all you needed to create these fun foil projects, I needed to do a post about it here on All Things Thrifty too.  I promise I will teach you step by step how to create gold foil projects. All … [Read more...]

best diy plant food recipe ever

I have been gathering evidence for this post since mid July. I came across a recipe for plant food online that caught my eye. To be honest, the fact that it had shampoo and beer in it was the main reason it made me curious. So, I read the post, and then I read all the comments. I even made Dan read them too. I needed him to be on board, and I was already sold on the idea. I couldn't help it. I had to try it myself. … [Read more...]


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...]