2021, cheap decorating, discount stores, flea market, rustic DIY

Thrift store remakes: how to make a faux ironstone planter

I absolutely love thrift stores. While some people see them as a junk store filled with other people’s useless castoffs, I see it as a treasure hunt. One man’s trash really is another person’s treasure. I love to shop resale stores and thrift stores to find gently used clothes for my family, but I also… Continue reading Thrift store remakes: how to make a faux ironstone planter

living room, make it yourself, Pin-spired projects

Building a faux fireplace mantle, part 3

When we last left you, our beautiful antique mantle with its faux firebox looked like this: Nothing was painted, no stone was laid. Things were kinda bare. And unfinished. Our first item on the agenda was to paint it. First, we caulked any cracks or areas we felt needed filling in. We painted the mantle… Continue reading Building a faux fireplace mantle, part 3

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Make a tray from an old picture frame

I have had this old picture frame for ages, and while I knew I could make something cool with it, I wasn't entirely sure what I wanted to do. I had painted it green at some point. I initially thought about painting it another color, but I found some old scrapbook paper that matched the… Continue reading Make a tray from an old picture frame

cheap decorating, room refreshers

Make it Monday: How to improve your curb appeal with only $50

Our house looked like this: Pardon the snow pictures; since my server crashed earlier this year, I've lost many of my pictures. Not bad, but this eyesore wasn't doing a thing for our home's facade. Our garage door was big, white and booorrrring. I've been crushing on Coach house garage doors since forever, but because… Continue reading Make it Monday: How to improve your curb appeal with only $50

cheap decorating, spring crafts

Spring and summer crafts: DIY moss spheres

Remember when I made these Spanish moss topiaries? After making them, I had tons of Spanish moss left over, so I decided to make something else. Grapevine and moss spheres can be costly if you buy them, but did you know you can make your own? I had these supplies left over after making the topiaries:… Continue reading Spring and summer crafts: DIY moss spheres