After 7 years of teaching, I became a stay-at-home mom (now 15 years ago) which meant learning how to live on one income (sometimes as low as $30k a year). Although this was challenging, it taught me how to create beauty in my home by thrifting, shopping deals and renovating our home, with the help of my handy husband. I love intentional design with neutrals (function and beauty on a budget is my jam) and love helping others create a cozy home on a budget too.
Grab a paintbrush with me and let's do this!
This particular side table was only $20 @ditto. It took less than 1 1/2 hours to transform using my orbital sander and the tan wash method (you can watch the DIY end table highlight for the whole process). Here are the DIY steps: Sand with 60 to 80 grit sandpaper with an orbital sander […]
I bought this antique kitchen table for $75 at a local thrift shop last fall and finally finished restoring it last weekend. It sold within a week on @FacebookMarketplace for $450. Woo hoo! That is a $375 profit! I was so excited because this was the first piece of furniture I specifically bought to refinish […]