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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 […]

We have all seen cheap, assemble yourself-bookshelves, maybe we even have one in our home? I made mine over to look like a Ballard’s knockoff! Here are the items you will need: Items needed: 4 short legs of choice, plus plates Paint of choice (I LOVE Debi’s DIY 100% Natural Chalk and Clay Paint) Wax […]

Master Bathroom Makeover How To Paint a Sub Floor  And…I had ZERO budget.  You got that right.  ZERO budget to makeover of my Master Bathroom.  I wanted a Farm House look and I had to get very creative with everything I had on hand.  Paints, glazes, and the biggest conundrum of all, what to do with […]

How to Makeover a Vintage Buffet to a Boho Buffet Boho look.  Layered and chippy. Drippy and Free.  Oh how I love you!  This look is so easy to achieve!  Have you seen this look around the internet?  Probably the most awesome examples of this look comes from DIY Paint Retailers Dionne Woods of The […]

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 […]

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, […]

How To Decorate Your Home With Free Furniture Seriously?  Free Furniture?  To Decorate your home?  Where would you find enough of it? If you hang around here, you will see how I easily find free furniture every month!  No matter where you live, I guarantee, somewhere near you, even if you have to drive a […]

How to Turn a Bookshelf Into a Rolling Cart Did you know that a mediocre 2 shelf Bookshelf is one of the most versatile pieces of furniture?  You can do so many things with one of those! I mentioned last Trashy Tuesday I received a very burned bookshelf from my friend who had a fire […]

7 Surprising Tips For Finding Free Furniture! 1 Tip for Every Day of the Week! Imagine how much you can pick up, RIGHT NOW! Seriously.  How did I go from this? Clean, orderly garage, car fits in nicely. To this???  Packed to the gils, furniture everywhere. I can squeeze my van in there but only […]

How to Make a Door Chalkboard from a bunch of Junk (This post was originally written in 2012, but the instructions remain the same, paint brand has changed) Do you remember this thing I pulled out of le garbage? My client had texted me the night before I found this, asking if I could make […]

Reclaimed Wood Sign Tutorial Where the heck have I been?  Busy!  I’ve got loads of Trash to share with you, but today I am going to show you how to make this amazing Reclaimed Wood Sign FOR FREE.  Have you noticed how lovely and simplified my blog looks?  I am SO HAPPY.  You can be […]