Being Thrifty

What tools to look for at garage sales.

10 Great Tools (Found Cheap At Garage Sales!)

This post was originally published on DIY Network’s blog Made + Remade in June 2012. …

April 03, 2016 in Being Thrifty, HGTV + DIY Network Projects, Tools
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Upgrade a thrifted boat with shiny gold paint.

Sail On: An Upcycled and Gilded Treasure

This post was originally published on DIY Network’s blog Made + Remade in May 2012. …

March 12, 2016 in Being Thrifty, Decor, DIY, HGTV + DIY Network Projects
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Choosing vintage hardware and a leather belt for custom cabinet pulls.

Learn How to Make Easy Leather Cabinet Handles

This post was originally published on DIY Network’s blog Made + Remade in March 2015. …

March 02, 2016 in Being Thrifty, DIY, Entryway, HGTV + DIY Network Projects
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Vintage library magazine racks.

The Dumpster

It was exactly one week after my big win–the opportunity to get a set of vintage oak …

December 15, 2015 in Being Thrifty
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Midcentury library table used as a dining room table.

Behold! Our Vintage Oak Dining Set

It was about two years ago that I began campaigning hard for a table and …

November 20, 2015 in Being Thrifty, Casual Celebrations, Dining Room
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Upgrading our small bedside table to a larger scaled mid-century table that's a better sized for our king size bed.

A $40 Midcentury Bedside Table Throwdown

Great furniture finds at ordinary garage sales make me want to fist bump everyone in my …

July 08, 2015 in Bedrooms, Being Thrifty
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Our huge, vintage chalkboard.

Finding That Big Vintage Chalkboard

Unlike previous years where I hoarded up all of the cheap candles and rehab-able decor that I …

October 01, 2014 in Being Thrifty, Decor
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Updating our IKEA SVEIO as a baby changing table.

Customizing IKEA: Our SVEIO Changing Table

Hey, update alert! I’ve seen lots of other new parents following this same “informal” trend of …

June 19, 2014 in Bedrooms, Being Thrifty, DIY
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Abode –Rochester, NY mid-century finds.

Go Directly To Abode

Rochesterians: Carve out some time in your day to check out this new mid-century amazing …

April 02, 2014 in Being Thrifty, Helping The Economy
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Our new-old 1940's safari chairs.

Enter The Safari

Hey! We moved the couch! That’s good progress on our road to making this place …

July 22, 2013 in Being Thrifty, Living Room
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