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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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How to Paint a Kitchen in Just a Few Hours

How to Paint a Kitchen in Just a Few Hours

This post brought to you by FrogTape®. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Thrift Diving.   Isn’t it funny that you never truly realize how much of a hot mess your house is until the threat of visitors looms overhead? Suddenly, the dirt that blended into your line of vision is as […]

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How to Make a DIY Movie Projector For Your Smartphone

How to Make a DIY Movie Projector For Your Smartphone

Since stumbling upon a tutorial for a DIY movie projector using a shoebox, I’ve been fascinated with the idea. But I didn’t like how ugly they looked. And would you really want to invite people over and pull out a taped-up shoebox? LOL But it wasn’t until I completed my patio makeover that the idea […]

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Look What We Found: It’s National Thrift Store Day!

Look What We Found: It’s National Thrift Store Day!

Last week,  I posted my latest thrift haul from my favorite thrift store and invited you guys to share your latest (or most favorite!) thrift haul with me, as well. Every week I will be featuring the amazing stuff that we all find in my new weekly series call Thrift & Tell Thursdays. And while today […]

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Look What I Found: Thrift and Tell Thursdays

Look What I Found: Thrift and Tell Thursdays

I don’t usually go to the thrift store during the middle of the week. But whenever I’m headed past, I have to stop. There’s always the lure of “What if……” You never know what’s behind those doors, just waiting to be discovered! When I walked in, the first thing I saw was this amazing shiny […]

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Outdoor Inspiration Galore!

Outdoor Inspiration Galore!

By now you should have already seen my own patio makeover which was part of the RYOBI Landscapes Outdoor Overhaul Patio Makeover Challenge! But what you probably didn’t see are all the other people’s BEFOREs and AFTERs who had participated in the challenge! In fact, voting is LIVE right now so that you can vote […]

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I Upcycled an Old Crib Into a DIY Coffee Table!

I Upcycled an Old Crib Into a DIY Coffee Table!

I upcycled an old crib into a table. And I absolutely love it! In fact, those are the moments I love the most. You know–when inspiration strikes. And suddenly you’ve got a really creative idea that you totally didn’t plan. That’s what happened to me last week when I took a chainsaw and a jigsaw […]

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Friday Feature: Reader of the Month – Gail

Friday Feature: Reader of the Month – Gail

It’s that time of the month again to acknowledge what matters most here at Thrift Diving: the readers! I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: a blog would be nothing without its readers. So I like to take a moment to share with you someone who I think deserves the spotlight.   This month […]

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BEFORE & AFTER: Patio Makeover Challenge Reveal!

BEFORE & AFTER: Patio Makeover Challenge Reveal!

I never thought I would get to this point where I can finally raise my hands in the air in victory and say, “Yes!! I successfully completed the patio makeover challenge!” These past 30 days, I teamed up with RYOBI Landscapes to bring you the 30-Day Outdoor Overhaul Patio Makeover Challenge, and “challenge” has been […]

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How to Visit an Amusement Park on a Budget

How to Visit an Amusement Park on a Budget

Today we’re taking a break from talking about DIY. I know…I know… You’re totally loving following along with my Outdoor Overhaul Patio Makeover Challenge updates, right? 😉 I’m alllllmost done! More on that later this week! But I wanted to share the other side of my Thrift Diving summer: saving money on summer vacations, especially […]

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