DIY Hutch Makeover – Craigslist $25 find

Thrifted Hutch Makeover - This is an awesome cabinet makeover

Our 'formal dining room' needed some furniture to fill it, so I found this gem on Craigslist for $25!!!!!!!! DIY Hutch Makeover Commence! A personal goal I set for myself, well, for our home is to furnish the rest of it with Craigslist items or Goodwill purchases. We moved from a smaller home to a home over double its size, so we have had a few rooms to fill. You read right, TWENTY FIVE BIG ONES!!! It even has a light in it ... THAT WORKS!!!!! I love how it turned out.  Just waiting to find just the right hardware to finish the look ... What do you think? These 2 photos below is before it saw some Taradara action! HOW DID I DO IT? I removed the hardware and sanded the areas … [Read more...]

My Studio has New Light!

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Pin It I have wanted to get rid of this UGLY UGLY ceiling fan light since we moved in.  I love ceiling fans but this one was an eye sore! I mean, come on ... it really has no business in being in this creative space, right! It will be replaced by this sorry looking piece ... But, don't be fooled!!!! BEHOLD!!!! My 3 men installed this LOVELY chandelier for me on Valentine's Day!  What a GREAT present! I cannot tell you how much I ABSOLUTELY.LOVE.IT!!!! Isn't she pretty? I LOVE walking by my studio and looking on this $20 GOODWILL thrift store find!  And I didn't even have to do a thing to it!  BONUS! It gives perfect light to my studio and I love being in there even … [Read more...]

Goodwill Denver’s Swap & Shop Evening

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What an evening!!!! There was ambiance, music, beautiful people ... and Goodwill Clothes!!! People brought 10 or more items they wanted to 'exchange' and the volunteers hung them on hangers while we were all enjoying the festivities.  After the show was over, the attendees were able to go through and choose up to 10 items they wanted for themselves. There were vendors at the show as well!  I should have gotten a picture of the food area because IT was amazing too!  Paninies, veggies, cheese bar, crackers, etc!  YUM! And an outfit that was being raffled off ... really amazing stuff here!  This is piece designed by Mondo Guerra from Project Runway {I actually like it!!!} {and I like … [Read more...]

Goodwill Score … Part Deux

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and carrying on.... Yeah, a Columbia Ski Jacket for the boy ... $3.99 {pretty much BRAND NEW!} Columbia Ski Pants {BRAND NEW} ... $3.99 Can you believe the insanity?  I totally bought the oldest's ski gear for next year for under $8. These tags say it all ... Brand New. AND.... a Snozu jacket for me {it's a Large from the kids' department} ... $3.99 ... do you know these jackets go for upwards of $50?!!! A Camo jacket for our youngest!  He loves it!!!  I'll take it for $3.99 So, you see, you can certainly clothe a family on a budget!  I bought all this winter gear AND the clothing from the previous post AND 2 candle pillars with tags on still {that were regular $49.99 EACH … [Read more...]

Goodwill Score!!!

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I had some fun last night doing a little fashion show with my Instagram app on my iPhone... How about my new olive green Nike jacket for $8.99 Don't hate ... American Eagle jeans for $4.99 I love this orange shirt... This jacket is DOWN FILLED!!!  All for $10.99! A cute Talbot skirt for only $4.99 Oh, and this SWEET top ... {I love love love the embroidery detail on this one!} Okay, this is all I'm posting for this one ... I have more I'll share in the next couple of days! xo Tara … [Read more...]

Goodwill Denver … ROCKS!!!

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I love Goodwill Industries in Denver! There is ALWAYS something I find there for a GREAT PRICE! I also love Craigslist, too.  I've been looking on Craigslist lately for a used treadmill for about a month as I'm going to start training for a 1/2 marathon.  And, well, you know it's starting to get a bit chilly in these parts, so I didn't want any excuse not to train. I recently went to Goodwill and what did I find?  A freaking treadmill! Seriously!!! {The leaves are via the boys} For how much, you ask? YES, $54.95. {love the 'tredmill'} We got it home and figured out that the 'safety key' was missing.  Bummer. BUT, I went online and called the parts department, they had one in … [Read more...]

Our Front Room Shelves Makeover ~ and some Goodwill Finds

DIY Update your home instantly by painting your built in shelves

A few weeks ago, I posted about painting these shelves Well, now they are all put back and have all the usual stuff put back on them You wanna see? Sure, come on in... The full view Left side I love these two turquoise-y blue pieces, don't you? For one, the colors and the shapes are amazing And two, you guessed, I got them from GOODWILL! ******** How about we hop over to the other side... Right side What do we have over here? If you notice on each, there are those great lime green storage boxes. Yep, Goodwill ... $3.00 for BOTH of them {1/2 off sale day} There are some photos and a bit of Raku Pottery I made a few years ago I love this piece. One thing to know about Raku is … [Read more...]