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How to Makeover a Vintage Stereo Cabinet How many times have you seen one of these old Stereo Cabinets and just dismissed it as a worthless?I found this old Stereo Cabinet one day while out walking my dog.  I really believe people put stuff out on their driveways with a free sign up because they know I […]

How to Decoupage Fabric over Painted Wood Are you a fabric hoarder like me?  I have scraps upon scraps of decorator fabric I have “saved” for that one project I mighhhht do one day.  Well that day has come! You’ll Also Love: DIY Black and White Staircase I found the perfect project to try to […]

Trashy Tuesday, What the Junk? Happy Trashy Tuesday!  It’s been some time since I have share some of my amazing Dumpster Finds and Road Side Rescues! I haven’t stopped my trashy ways, I have just been BUSY!  As Retail Director for DIY Paints, Retailer of DIY Paints at Consignment Envy in Brentwood, CA and a […]

If your family is anything like mine,  there are always a collection of shoes somewhere near the bottom of the stairs, or the front door.  We have tried several different systems to corral the shoes, but I always disliked the massive shoe pile that would eventually build.  My solution? Get a Drawer turned Shoe Storage! […]

Did you recently see a well loved mini van pulled over on the side of the Highway, a woman in skirt and heels, risking life and limb to pick up a filthy pile of wood planks?  Did you think “that woman is nuts”, or that poor woman, “look a load of wood fell out of […]

Before I share pictures and this post with you I have a disclaimer. No literature was harmed in this project. All books that were altered were not only dumpster dive finds but were the probably trash for the mind as well…..Not that they were THAT kind of trash, I go to the Dumpster not the […]

Do you have one of these? Old White Book Shelf, or Black, or whatever cheap color it was. They are literally a dime a dozen in the Dumpster World. After they have served their purpose, they are often unceremoniously thrown out with the trash. Wait! You can give that ugly old thing a new life. […]

Happy Trashy Tuesday! Well whatever day it is…in the Spirit of Trashy Tuesday…. Over the years I have found more of one type of furniture than any other.  CHAIRS! Why?  I think Chairs are a conundrum for people.  They can be hard to paint, or if a spindle breaks, or comes loose, it takes time […]

Spray it Don’t Say it.  Spray Paint Leather that is. Did you know you can spray paint leather??? This Silver Chair once resided in a woman’s house who sadly, smoked three packs of cigarettes a day, for at least 30 years, as long as she lived in the house, with the windows shut!  My neighbor […]

Ugly Nightstand makeover

Dumpster Nightstand Makeover This post contains affiliate links.  I am extremely opinionated, so you won’t have any problem seeing that all the opinions are my own.  I practice what I preach, and every product I recommend I love. It’s not what you think.  A one night nightstand.  I am just not that kind of girl.  […]

Trashy Tuesday Clean Out the Garage Did you know that nature abhors a Vacuum?  It’s a true principle.  And your garage, well at least my garage, abhors being empty.   Trust me, if you are needing to clean your garage out and are having a hard time parting with your junk, just trust in the junk […]

Upcycle a Book Shelf to a Rolling Cart. Happy Trashy Tuesday! I don’t have a new project to share with you today, BUT, I do have some good Dumpster Finds. And they were my favorite kind this week.  Not one, but two Dumpster Finds. The first IS a rolling cart already.  Complete with 2 drawers, […]