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7 Spooky and Pretty DIY Halloween Crafts

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7 Spooky and Pretty DIY Halloween Crafts

I have never really enjoyed decorating for holidays, including DIY Halloween crafts, despite having kids and knowing how much they’d enjoy it! I have spent all my time prettying up the basics around the house, the last thing I ever wanted was to spend time decorating pumpkins! But after participating in The Home Depot Style […]

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DIY Lanterns Upcycled From Thrifted Path Lights

DIY Lanterns Upcycled From Thrifted Path Lights

I’ve done really good with curbing my “buy-and-hoard” tendencies at the thrift store. But when you find thrifted path lights like these, and then upcycle them into fall-inspired DIY lanterns, I have a renewed appreciation of my “buy-and-hoard” ways. I bought these old path walkway lights many months ago from the thrift store. I gasped when […]

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BEFORE & AFTER: DIY Dresser Makeover: French Provincial Dresser

BEFORE & AFTER: DIY Dresser Makeover: French Provincial Dresser

This DIY dresser makeover on a French Provincial dresser was sponsored by Beyond Paint, but all opinions and ideas belong to Thrift Diving! 🙂   I think I’ve just set a new record: fastest DIY dresser makeover ever on this cute little French Provincial dresser!! If you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time […]

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10 Accessories to Make DIY a Breeze

10 Accessories to Make DIY a Breeze

This post is brought to you by RYOBI Powertools, but all opinions are those of Thrift Diving.   When I was first getting started with DIY, I had no idea what accessories I needed. (Heck–I’m still learning about cool tools and accessories!) Of course, I would wonder aimlessly around blogs, not sure what I really needed or […]

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Thrift & Tell Thursday: The $40 French Provincial Dresser!

Thrift & Tell Thursday: The $40 French Provincial Dresser!

Ahhhh…..life has gotten so busy. Last week I was in Raleigh, North Carolina for my very first (of several!) home shows! Read the home show recap here!. I realize that the busier I get with home shows and traveling and other side projects that come up, my blogging suffers a little. I start missing the […]

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I Spoke at My First Home & Garden Show: A Recap!

I Spoke at My First Home & Garden Show: A Recap!

(Well, technically, this was my second…) Earlier this spring, I stood on a stage in Denver, Colorado at the Denver Home Show, forcing the ugly cry to not well up on my throat in front of a crowd of on-lookers. Two other DIY bloggers and I fought to the end trying to earn the title […]

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Upcycle a Picture Frame and Pallets Into a DIY Coffee Table

Upcycle a Picture Frame and Pallets Into a DIY Coffee Table

This post brought to you by CORT. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Thrift Diving. When I found this piece of wall art with a cool picture frame, I had no idea that I was going to upcycle the picture frame into a DIY coffee table with wood pallets. CORT Clearance Center […]

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How to Get Kids to Listen, Limit Their Electronics, and Get Ungrounded

How to Get Kids to Listen, Limit Their Electronics, and Get Ungrounded

This post is sponsored by COIT.com, but all opinions belong to Thrift Diving.     All summer I’ve struggled with “Mom Guilt.” I remember when I used to be a patient mom. I’d talk sweetly to my kids, I wouldn’t fuss at them, and I didn’t tell them to “go away” when they “interrupted” me. […]

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Painting and Stenciling My Exterior Door

Painting and Stenciling My Exterior Door

When we moved into our home in 2010, the first thing I wanted was a door makeover. Lots of door makeovers! But it was too expensive! Not just the cost of the door, but to pay someone to do it. So I asked a friend to help me replace my kitchen exterior door (click here […]

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I’m Going to Be in a National TV Commercial!

I’m Going to Be in a National TV Commercial!

The evening chill had settled in, and the glow of lights lit up the fields. Bob Marley was crooning over the speakers while the sweat of a cold beer trickled down my glass, wetting my hand. I looked around at the glow of the setting sun, listening to the excited chatter of the crew with […]

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