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Friday Feature: Reader of the Month – Meet Alys!

Friday Feature: Reader of the Month – Meet Alys!

I realized something recently. Well–I have always known it, but sometimes the noise of the blogosphere gets so loud that it’s sometimes easy to forget: A blog is nothing without the people that take time out of their days to support that blog.   I can count on fingers and toes the number of times […]

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BEFORE & AFTER: Vintage Chair Makeover From the Nursing Home

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BEFORE & AFTER: Vintage Chair Makeover From the Nursing Home

I get easily attached to things. Especially if they conjure up thoughts of people I love, places I’ve gone, and things I’ve experienced. Organizing guru’s would just call this “memory clutter” and preach that we should always pear down these things. But there’s something to be said for tangible objects that help us to remember parts of […]

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What To Do When You Find Bugs in Your House

What To Do When You Find Bugs in Your House

The other day the kids and I witnessed a guy completely spin out into a ditch while we were waiting at a stop light. A couple of us drivers who saw had stopped to help and make sure he was okay. We stood there thinking the guy had blown a tire…or, at the very least, […]

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How to Make a Pretty Summer DIY Serving Tray

How to Make a Pretty Summer DIY Serving Tray

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BigLotsOutdoor #CollectiveBias   Me and my patio–we have a love-hate relationship. Since moving into our house over 5 years ago, it’s gone through a cycle of patio makeovers. For the longest time, we weren’t able to actually use the patio because […]

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BEFORE & AFTER: Letty’s Wainscoting Makeover

BEFORE & AFTER: Letty’s Wainscoting Makeover

When you buy a house from the 70’s and 80’s or 90’s, there’s a pretty high risk of buying a house with wrought iron. I guess at some point it was fashionable. ? Just as fashionable as pink wallpaper. Ahem. BEFORE   Letty has been doing every single one of our room makeover challenges, which […]

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BEFORE & AFTER: Lynn’s Family Room Makeover

BEFORE & AFTER: Lynn’s Family Room Makeover

This family room makeover makes me drool. Could you imagine walking into this room to chill with your family after a long day of work? When Lynn joined our Make It Happen March Challenge, where we focus on completing one project, I was excited to see where she was going with this room. She and […]

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BEFORE & AFTER: Maria’s Spacious Walk-in Closet Makeover

BEFORE & AFTER: Maria’s Spacious Walk-in Closet Makeover

When Maria signed up to join my Make It Happen March challenge, where we focused on one makeover for 30 days,  I gasped when I saw her walk-in closet. Not because she had clothes everywhere… I mean, come on, us Thrift Divers can see past mess. What I saw instead was a gorgeous closet from someone […]

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Furniture Painting Classes For Moms AND Kids!

Furniture Painting Classes For Moms AND Kids!

Years ago I had an idea to open an art center in Maryland, which would include furniture painting classes. I even had the name all picked out. It would have been called “Thou ART Creative.” (Get it….? Thou ART…??). Pretty slick, huh? The art center would offer a creative outlet for people that have a […]

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Upcycled Workstation With DIY Scrap Wood Storage

Upcycled Workstation With DIY Scrap Wood Storage

This upcycled workstation with DIY scrap wood storage was the first step in my garage makeover that I’m doing this month, but this project was a long-time coming. If you’ve been a long-time reader of this blog, then you remember my pretty laundry room makeover a couple of years ago, right? There was this ugly, […]

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The Vintage Chair Makeover From the Nursing Home – PART 1

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The Vintage Chair Makeover From the Nursing Home – PART 1

You may not remember this chair. But if you’ve been reading this blog for the past 6 months, you probably remember the moment when I first saw it and how I fell in love with it. It mysteriously appeared in my grandmother’s nursing home room one day and my cute 12-year old niece Camryn happened […]

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