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The Thrifty Jewell

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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 just got a cricut and I am so addicted! I made this porch sign today. I used acrylic paint from Walmart, the 2oz bottles, a four foot board, some wood stain to antique it a bit, and rope. I painted the flag, taping off areas so I could get the lines. I didn’t want …

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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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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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This is an easy Diy craft and it is one of my most pinned on Pinterest! It’s amazing what a pizza pan and a placemat can transform into. I started with a round silver pizza pan from Dollar Tree. I spray painted it and distressed it with some sandpaper. This placemat is from Dollar Tree. …

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I love old windows! I have made several different home decor items with some that I have collected. I’ve had this old window in my collection for sometime now. I decided to use it in my guest room at our lake house. Since we are in a “stay at home” order because of the corona …

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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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I took this plastic fence from dollar tree and made this faux wrought iron candle lantern. I snapped off the stakes with pliers then sanded the rough edges. I then started to bend it into the square shape. This was the hardest part because the plastic cracks easily. Once I got the shape, I connected …

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I love throw pillows. I think they are great way to add a cozy feeling to any room. Throw pillows can be expensive! They are so easy to make. I picked up these throw rugs from Dollar Tree and decided that’s just what I would make from them. I folded them over and sewed the …

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We have been spending the week at our lake house and it is wintertime so there is not a lot of outside activities. Sure we have gone for walks on the frozen lake and had some success at ice fishing but it has warmed up enough for the lake to get slushy on top so …

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