The Thrifty Jewell

"Just Do It Yourself…Thrifty Money Saving Tips

I was walking my dog the other day and someone had thrown out this old board. I looked at it and immediately knew I wanted to make something from it. I walked on past planning on picking it up on the way back then quickly decided to turn around and get it, thinking someone else …

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I know it’s mid summer but Dollar Tree has just put out their Fall Decor! Fall is my favorite season and I went early this year to get a few things to craft with. Here’s my bounty. The flannel stuffed pumpkins are adorable! Hopefully I can go pick up a few more. There are lots …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Here’s a thrifty Craft tip. Don’t pass up canvas art from thrift stores and garage sales. I bought these large canvas art pictures at a thrift store for .75! I’m going to do something different with each one. I took this one and painted it with chalk paint. I brushed these three colors on in …

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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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I painted my front door red years ago and it needed a redo. I wanted to change the color for something different. This was before. It was pretty beat up. There is a clear glass window in the door and I like privacy so when I painted it red I added this stained glass look …

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I just painted my front door. It was red for years. I needed a change. I went with a dark grey called graphite. I still have to polyurethane it so it still looks a little dull but it looks so much more dramatic. With the red door, my wreaths never stood out, now with the …

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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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