Hi, I’m Serena! Here at Thrift Diving, I have been known to hoard furniture from the thrift store. I love painting and refinishing furniture, building awesome stuff with power tools, and coming up with out-of-the-box craft ideas for the home. 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).
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Right here you’ll find all the latest projects!
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!
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! 🙂
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:
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.
My first re-staining job almost ended up in disaster! Read more to find out how I almost had to scrap it!
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:
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! 😉
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:
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.
Sometimes it’s a paint sprayer. Sometimes it’s a steam cleaner. But these things get the job done in half the time!
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