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...]

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...]

ATT Painted Fabric 1

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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Greetings! We are two sisters (yes we're twins ;-) ) who grew up as "farmgirls" and still love to nurture the farmgirl within. We have 11 kids between the two of us (yes, it's lovely chaos) and two very patient husbands.  We love giving 2nd chances to 2nd hand finds and bringing old furniture back to life. We have a hard time walking away from furniture with "potential", so in 2010 , in an effort to stop the hoarding … [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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My husband, bless his cute little heart thought I was crazy to buy three of these filing cabinets from the local thrift store. I had a vision, and I was not leaving without them. Little did I know they were heavier than all get out. We kind of hoped they had gold bars stowed inside, but all we found was a bunch of junk and a lot of grime inside. It took me all day to scrub them. You see, I was secretly planning to … [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...]

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Sweet/darling/gorgeous ATT Readers! It’s me Beth from Sawdust and Embryos! I’ll have you know that Brooke and I fiiiiiinally met in person a few weeks ago at Haven (despite being BFF’s for many moons... I mean OBVIOUSLY). Contributor and contributee... united at last. And let me just tell you that she is divine times infinity. And quite possibly one of the nicest people I’ve met. LIKE EVER. I’m saddened to … [Read more...]