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Hi, I’m Serena! Here at Thrift Diving, I love painting furniture, building awesome stuff with power tools, and coming up with out-of-the-box craft ideas. When I bought my old 1973 four years ago, we had no furniture. I’m talkin’ bare rooms that felt cold and uninviting. But thanks to my love of thrift stores, I am transforming my house into a place that feels more like HOME, while flexing my creative muscle ;). (Find out more about this blog).

Beautiful Dresser Makeover With Shabby Paints from Thrift Diving Blog_4700

 

NEW! Completed DIY Projects This Month

Dressers and Side Tables

Desks and Shelves

Room Makeovers

Chairs

Craft Projects

Tables

Lighting

My Most Popular Articles

Home Improvement Projects

For The Kids

My Favorite Things!

 

Newest Projects!

Right here you’ll find all the latest projects!

Dressers and Side Tables

Typically I love white bedroom furniture. It just looks so fresh! But these projects below are definitely not white! Ombre is always a fresh idea, too. Why not try lining some fabric to the front of your night stands, like I did below? Upholstered headboards are always a great design feature!

Desk & Shelves

Room Makeovers

I have to admit that I always have trouble finishing a room in my house. I started my 30-Day Room Makeover series where me and my readers sign up to commit to transforming a room in our house in 30 days. It’s hard! But with a deadline and a group of people working on their rooms at the same time, you’d be surprised how much you can get done! Considering signing up to join us next go ’round! 🙂

 

Chairs

Reupholstering a chair is intimidating. Especially if you’ve never done it before! Check out this video I did (7 Tips for Easy Chair Makeovers) to help get you started:

 

Craft Projects

Every now and then I like to roll up m sleeves and get a lil’ crafty. My most popular craft is How to Make a Gift Box From Scrapbook Paper! You can watch the video HERE.

 

 

 

Tables

My first re-staining job almost ended up in disaster! Read more to find out how I almost had to scrap it!

 

Lighting

Who doesn’t love an awesome lamp?? They bring light into a room and help set the tone. Make your own DIY pendant lamp by following this video tutorial:

 

 

My Most Popular Articles

I don’t do just projects. I also write articles! There’s plenty here to enjoy! My favorites are: 10 Questions You MUST Ask Before Buying a House and 10 Comebacks to Rude Insults About Thrift Stores! 😉

Home Improvement Projects

One of my most popular videos on YouTube is How to Paint an Old Brick Fireplace. You won’t believe how great it turned out! Find out more below:

 

For the Kids

Doing projects for kids is so rewarding! It gives you an opportunity to be even more bold than you normally would with your own pieces of furniture.

 My Favorite Things

Sometimes it’s a paint sprayer. Sometimes it’s a steam cleaner. But these things get the job done in half the time. I give ’em two snaps up! LOL

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