DIY Chalk Paint Furniture Makeover – Before and After

Don't you just love before and after chalk paint projects?  I've been painting everything in my path with chalk paint these days, including this amazing dining room hutch I picked up at Goodwill for next to nothing.  It has sat in our garage (much to my husband's dismay) for months waiting for me to get inspiration to paint it. Well, inspiration finally hit and I went to town on it with red chalk paint! Here is the before: Here is the during: I painted the inside a beautiful blue that accented the red quite nicely. The solder was the traditional bronzey-goldy colour so I wanted to get rid of the glass all together and replace it with something different.  But since I've been working … [Read more...]

TOP Money Saving Goodwill Shopping Tips

If you follow my Instagram account, you will have seen pictures of my amazing Goodwill shopping finds!  Like, utterly amazing finds! No joke. How do I do it? Let me share with you my 8 Top Goodwill Shopping Tips The picture above ... I would've paid $42 for all four pairs of women's pants, but only paid $3.96!!!  Pink tags were all 99 cents! Here are my TOP Goodwill shopping tips... Tip 1:  Find your local Goodwill facebook page and like it! They will share their 50% off Saturday events which usually take place twice a month Tip 2:  Sign up for Goodwill's Code Blue program. You will receive a special birthday bonus and emails about secret sales for only Code Blue … [Read more...]

Goodwill makeovers – Before and After

If you follow me on instagram or twitter, you may have been watching the AH-MAZING GOODWILL FINDS! Goodwill is seriously my favorite store. We are pretty lucky in our area that we have such outstanding Goodwill stores in our area.  When I travel for work, I will often scout the local Goodwill and often walk out with treasures! I have told my friends that walking into a Goodwill is like going to the CASINO for me. It's this crazy high for me when I walk out with shoes that sell for $800 retail and not spend near that for them.  It's a high for me when I find AMAZING furniture pieces that have now taken over our garage (it's starting to look like a Goodwill!).  Can't say I have nothing … [Read more...]

Lego Figurine Storage – Goodwill Before and After

Goodwill is my go-to place for my flighty ideas and project hopefuls.  My boys have all these Lego Figurines and they're scattered throughout the house.  I've wondered to myself how to display them in a nice clean way.  I have also lurked through the Goodwill aisles and have seen these wooden trays wondering to myself, 'what could I do with those?'  Then, all of the sudden, it donned on me!!! Lego Figurine Storage!!! What a concept! All I did was spray paint the wood in a metallic silver paint. What a difference!!!  It is now ready to get to work! Then used hot glue to secure 4 top/8 top/24 top flat Lego pieces in the middle of the individual compartments. Let it dry and started to … [Read more...]

Doodle with Fabric Markers

This post is sponsored but the ideas and the opinions are all mine! Fabric markers make creating fashion so easy and fun.  I love the different packs with all of the bright colors from Tulip brand with iLovetoCreate. The possibilities with these fabric markers are kinda, well, endless ... I started out with playing around with a white Tshirt and doodled some cute hearts on it.  I used water and a little paint brush to make the marker ink blend together like a watercolor painting. Then, my girlfriend was celebrating a birthday ... so I played some more and decorated a couple of kitchen towels ... How fun are those lil' houses, eh?! Then I had just gone to Goodwill and bought these … [Read more...]

Dining Room Chairs … get a makeover

Another DIY furniture makeover. I bought these country style chairs and the dining room table for $30 off of Craigslist {of course!} with a plan.  We didn't have enough furniture to fill our home as we moved from a smaller house to one that is double the size. I thought they were kind of ugly, but there was certainly potential there.  So, I took off the cushion, painted the chair, recovered the cushion, and put it all back together again.  It contrasts nicely with the DIY hutch makeover that I did with a black base with blue as the main color. The chairs {and the table, whenever it gets done} are painted black with a blue base. What do you think? First stage I just made a quick pass … [Read more...]

DIY Hutch Makeover – Craigslist $25 find

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...]