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Removing Paint from Vintage Hardware/Cabinet Handles

Here is a quick tip to remove old paint from old vintage hardware. Use a crockpot that you don’t plan on using for food. Add hot water and a squirt of dish soap. Place hardware in crockpot. Turn on high for a couple of hours. Use tongs to remove hardware and place on a towel.… Continue reading Removing Paint from Vintage Hardware/Cabinet Handles

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100 year Old Antique Cabinet Restore/Refinish Before & After

My husband curb shopped this amazing antique cabinet. He knows I love to restore old furniture and thought I would like this piece...well...I LOVE it! We decided it would be a perfect piece for our mud room. We needed a place to put the things we grab on the way out the door. Hats, scarves,… Continue reading 100 year Old Antique Cabinet Restore/Refinish Before & After

Money Saving Tips · Thrifting

eBay Selling Tips

I have been successfully reselling on eBay for 11 years now and I get asked questions all the time about it, so I wanted to share some helpful tips that can help one to get started in this, what can be, lucrative business. Here’s my store if you want to check me out: Jewellsboutique Like… Continue reading eBay Selling Tips

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Jewelry Making

I am a person of many interests. I love crafting, photography, blogging, thrifting and reselling, among other things...but I’m always looking for something new to try. I bought a Cricut a few months ago and I’ve been making leather earrings which are very fun to make and very on trend. But I’ve recently discovered something… Continue reading Jewelry Making

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Fall Mantle Decor From Thrift Store

I love thrifting and challenged myself to decorate this year with mostly thrift store items. I started today and found a few trinkets. I decided to use all this on my fireplace at the lake. The only things not thrifted in this display is the deer. They were gifted to me. everything else was less… Continue reading Fall Mantle Decor From Thrift Store

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Shabby Chic Chandelier For Guest Bedroom Thrift Store Find

I have been decorating my guest bedroom at the lake with Shabby Chic decor. I’ve always wanted a shabby chic room and I am having so much fun with this one. I wrote another blog about the different pieces I have added. I’ll link it here: https://thethriftyjewell.com/2020/02/28/decorating-our-lake-house-on-a-budget-the-shabby-chic-guest-room/ I found the perfect chandelier for the bedroom!… Continue reading Shabby Chic Chandelier For Guest Bedroom Thrift Store Find

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Up Cycled Vintage Train Case Suitcase

I found this avocado green vintage train case at a thrift shop for .50! I decided to shabby chic it and use it for storage inside my tv console. I knew it’s not going to be heavily used so I decided to paint it. Here’s the paint I used. I picked outdoor acrylic hoping it… Continue reading Up Cycled Vintage Train Case Suitcase

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Shabby Chic Thrift Store Tiered Serving Tray

I love Shabby Chic, I love thrift stores, I love crafting. Put them all together and you can make some pretty cool stuff! I picked up this this plate and bowl set and ceramic candle holders all from the thrift store. I painted the candle holders with chalk paint and used E6000 to glue them… Continue reading Shabby Chic Thrift Store Tiered Serving Tray

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Vacation Goes Way Too Fast

We’ve been on vacation for a couple of weeks and it’s sadly coming to an end. We’ve spent the time at our house at the lake in Northern Michigan and it has been wonderful. We have had wonderful weather and enjoyed great outdoors. At the beginning of our vacation, we took my grandsons to Dinosaur… Continue reading Vacation Goes Way Too Fast

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Painting Fabric DIY Vintage Ottoman Painted with Chalk Paint

This is the first time I have painted fabric furniture. I bought this ottom at a thrift store for $5 and I love it! It’s a cute style and it’s very sturdy. The gold color didn’t go to well with my decor and it had some stains on it but still! I decided to paint… Continue reading Painting Fabric DIY Vintage Ottoman Painted with Chalk Paint