50 Plus Thrift Store Projects

I can’t believe it has been a year since we started our Thrift Store Decor Team! Today I’m sharing 50 plus projects from the past year. I have loved finding my creative outlet and looking past the surface and imagining all the possibilities that may have otherwise ended up in the dumpster.


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A peek around the garden & aging terra cotta pots

I love Spring time; changes are in the air, flowers magically bloom, all things brown turn green,  birds chirping and the promise of good things to come.

outdoor flowers

I always know Spring is here when our Bougainvillea and Roses start climbing our arbors adding vibrant pops of color in the yard.


I have always had a love for arbors, they add so much beauty to the garden! The one with the roses my  hubby made for me a few years back, it always puts a smile on my face when I see the roses climbing up the sides in full bloom.


In the back yard I plant most of my flowers in pots so I can brighten up the patio.  I love pots in all differen’t sizes and colors and I expecially love aged pots.  Aging a terra cotta pot is one of the most simple things to do and it adds so much charm.

Outdoor garden

How to age a terra cotta pots

Grab whatever paint you have on hand, think creamy antique colors, a sponge and wax. The wax will protect against moisture and make the pots more durable.

Mix the paint with a good amount of wax till smooth.

Take a sponge and apply the paint mixture onto the terra-cotta pot leaving certain areas of the pot lightly    exposed. I find my pots at the dollar store.

You are left with a gorgeous pot that looks like it has been sitting around for years.

You can always seal the inside of the pots for more protection

Outdoor gardenI’m joining 5 amazing and creative bloggers for the Outdoor Extravaganza party

Chevron Striped Flower Pots by Angie of Echoes of Laughter

Garden Themed Hostess Gift by Shauna of Satori Design for Living

How to Plant Succulents in a Birdcage by Lucy of Craftberry Bush

Bright Pink Spring Front Porch by Tiffany of Living Savvy

Large Scale Summer Planters by Dawn of Inspired Living

Come back tomorrow for the Outdoor Extravaganza Plants & Flowers link party. I can’t wait to see all your inspiring projects!

~Thanks for stopping in today~

DIY Installing faux stone indoors

Space underneath the stairs is often neglected yet the possibilities are endless with what you could do with this tiny space.  About 7 years ago when we tore down our family room wall we decided to have our contractor open up the space under our stairs. 1/4 of the space became our wine cellar and the other 3/4 a  place to hide all my junk!


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