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The Thrifty Jewell

"Just Do It Yourself…Thrifty Money Saving Tips

We have had so much rain and our lake water is so high! We got a new dock and I was looking at the old dock and suggested to my hubby that we make a boardwalk over the beach area that is covered with water out of the old dock. It turned out great! Here …

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I am so in love with this new (vintage 1976) furniture I got for my master bedroom at the lake! I got a Queen Anne Highboy and a nightstand. I got these beautiful pieces for FREE a friend was giving them away. I knew the second I saw it, I wanted it. I’m now on …

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Have you ever tried a project that you seen online and it looked really good and you tried it and didn’t work out for you like it did for them? Well this is one of those projects. It was a fail at first but I made it work. I seen this rope bowl craft on …

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This is a before and after renovation project we did to our lake house master bathroom. We like to do our own labor which saves tons of money! We did this project for under $500! It was a weekend project. It went really well until the very end… you’ll see. This was before…It was dated …

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I spent the day painting this beautiful vintage Queen Ann side table. It came out way better then I expected! This piece is going in our Master Bedroom at the lake. I got this piece and a matching Highboy Chest from a friend. I’ll be painting the Highboy next. This was how it looked when …

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How I made this Farmhouse, Rustic, Distressed Faux Wood Block Tic Tac Toe game. I used the large foam dice from Dollar Tree. You need nine for this craft. They come in a two pack. I painted them with waverly chalk paint. I used three coats of the paint in Plaster. After they dried, I …

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We are in quarantine! Our state has called a Shelter in Place. We’re fighting the Corona Virus. Our household is thankfully ok. I hope whoever is reading this is doing well also. Hopefully we beat this global pandemic soon and it will be a thing of the past. I needed something to take my mind …

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We have been slowly decorating our dream lake house room by room. The house was already beautiful and move in ready but I just want to put my own touches in each room. This will be our place to retire in a few years so it is a work in progress. You can read my …

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Here is my take on the faux wood letter blocks. I see a lot of these with the word “HOME” or “LOVE” and I wanted to make one with the word “LAKE” since we have a place on the lake. I used the foam blocks from Dollar Tree, painted them with Waverly chalk paint in …

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