Monday, May 22, 2017

I DIYed That Linky Party #13

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It time to show us how you "I DIYed That" again- not just for bloggers, but for non-bloggers too!
I DIYed that - a weekly link up for you to share your creations!
 You can share your blog post here, showing off a DIY creation you made, or if you are a non-blogger, you can link up your DIY on Instagram using the hashtag #iDIYedthat. Every week, each blogger will pick our favorites and share them on our blogs, on Pinterest, as well as throughout our social media channels! We want to show you off! First Let's meet the Hostesses: We have a few new one's this week so make sure you check out their blogs!
 Alicia: Thrify and Chic, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest
 Jen: Noting Grace, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest
 Laura: Junque Cottage, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest,
 Leigh: Little by Little Farmhouse, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest
 Lindsey: Repurpose and Upcycle, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest

 Let's start by sharing what we've been up to this week:
Lindsey shared how she painted her laminate cabinets with NO prep work!
Painting Laminate Cabinets with NO PREP WORK
Laura transformed her fireplace into a farmhouse showpiece with this tutorial.
Alicia shares great tips on how to freshen up your wood patio furniture.
And here are my features for this week: Angela Rose from @angelarose_DIYhome on Instagram shows her cute son's bedroom. How amazing is this? I would want this as my bedroom, let alone having it for a little boy :)
A post shared by Angela Rose (@angelarose_diyhome) on
My next feature is from our linky party. Kristi from Making it in the Mountains shares her final reveal of her new farmhouse powder room. I am in love with everything about this and it makes me want to redo my bathroom ASAP :). Check out her post HERE.

So, how do you link up? It's super easy!

Share UP TO THREE (3) of your original posts from your blog with something you DIYed (no shops or giveaways please) Now for the fun stuff - the Linky Party! How to link up? It's super easy! Share up to three of your original posts from your blog with something you DIYed (no shops or giveaways please) Follow your hosts of your favorite form of social media. It's not necessary to visit other blogs, but if you see something that inspires you, go to the original source and let them know! Let's share the love! Also, be sure to check out our features on our Pinterest Board! And visit the other bloggers to see who they have featured this week!


Monday, May 15, 2017

I DIYed That Link Party

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I'm so excited to be teaming up with some  amazing gals in a weekly link party! I'll be co-hosting this link party every week and am so excited to see what you all have been working on! The best thing, is that it's not just for bloggers, but for non-bloggers too!
I DIYed that - a weekly link up for you to share your creations! 

You can share your blog post in the link party below, showing off a DIY creation you made, or if you are a non-blogger, you can link up your DIY on Instagram using the hashtag #iDIYedthat. Every week, each blogger will pick our favorites and share them on our blogs, on Pinterest, as well as throughout our social media channels! We want to show you off! First, Let's meet the Hostesses: We have a few new one's this week so make sure you check out their blogs!
   

Let's start by sharing what we've been up to this week:
Jen shared how she turned trash into treasure with this easy DIY Chandelier.
Lindsey shared how she updated her kitchen in a modern farmhouse style on a budget!
Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Update
Leigh showed us that it really is easy to whitewash a fireplace and this project can take the look of a room to a whole different level.
Laura transformed her fireplace into a farmhouse showpiece with this tutorial.
and I shared great tips on how to freshen up your wood patio furniture.
And here are our features for this week: downloadpillow2
 Randi from A Fresh Squeezed Life shares this great tutorial on how to make your own Farmhouse Pillows.
Rachel Joy DIYed her bathroom. We loved the shiplap and vanity. She is one you should definitely follow!

So, how do you link up? It's super easy!

Now for the fun stuff - the Linky Party! How to link up? It's super easy! Share up to three of your original posts from your blog with something you DIYed (no shops or giveaways please) Follow your hosts of your favorite form of social media. It's not necessary to visit other blogs, but if you see something that inspires you, go to the original source and let them know! Let's share the love! Also, be sure to check out our features on our Pinterest Board! And visit the other bloggers to see who they have featured this week!

How To Refinish Wood Patio Furniture

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I was provided product by DecoArt and compensated to write about this project, but all thoughts, opinions, and ideas are my own :)

 I redid my patio a few years ago, but never got around to refinishing my patio furniture. We've had our patio furniture for about 7 or so years now and it shows! I made new cushion covers for the set about 5 years ago and those too needed to be replaced. All in all, my patio looked like a hot mess :)
Patio makeover on a budget. Patio decorating ideas and decor. Update old patio furniture with a few simple steps!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

How To Turn Any Dining Table Into A Farmhouse Table

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How To Turn Any Dining Table Into A Farmhouse Table. Farmhouse Cottage dining room decor and decorating ideas. DIY Farmhouse style dining table
 You may remember a few weeks ago, I decided to do something crazy and makeover my mom's dining room in 5 hours. One of the projects was converting her dining table into a farmhouse table. It was actually the quickest project out of all the projects I did in here and so easy and simple! I had asked her beforehand if she cared to keep the table, and she said no. So, when the time came to redo everything, I saved some time by just redoing this table instead of making a new one. Here's the before:
How To Turn Any Dining Table Into A Farmhouse Table. Farmhouse Cottage dining room decor and decorating ideas. DIY Farmhouse style dining table
 It does have a leaf in it, but she never used it and never planned on using it either. So, this process would only work if had a stationary sized table. It could be done otherwise, but that would be a whole other tutorial :)

The first step was measuring out the width and length of the table. I was lucky that her table was just under 6' long. So, that saved on time with cutting for size. I just grabbed 6' pine boards from Home Depot. For this table, I ended up using five 1x6's and one 1x4 to get the correct width. After buying the wood and starting the project, I realized how this wasn't going to be symmetrical; it would have been best to have an even number of both sides of the middle 1x4. I decided that this is farmhouse style which leaves more room for uniqueness :)

I secured the wood onto the table top using wood glue and 2 1/2" nails with my nail gun. This did take some measuring and moving around before hand. I even got on the floor and had to look up at the top to make sure it was equidistant overlapping on each side.
How To Turn Any Dining Table Into A Farmhouse Table. Farmhouse Cottage dining room decor and decorating ideas. DIY Farmhouse style dining table
 At first, I placed a small 1x3 apron along the sides, but quickly realized that it wasn't deep enough. So, I came back after all was said and done to add another apron. I used 1x6s on this. I just measured the length for each side, making sure to leave room for overlapping on adjoining apron pieces. I secured these with wood glue and 2" nails.
How To Turn Any Dining Table Into A Farmhouse Table. Farmhouse Cottage dining room decor and decorating ideas. DIY Farmhouse style dining table
At this point, I sanded the heck out of all the edges and the wood to get the smoothest finish I could and get rid of all sharp joints. 

 I then painted what was remaining on the original table.
How To Turn Any Dining Table Into A Farmhouse Table. Farmhouse Cottage dining room decor and decorating ideas. DIY Farmhouse style dining table
 As for the finish, I was going for a look that totally didn't work in the long run. But, this is how I got what I did. I used a dark mahogany stain on the table top first.
How To Turn Any Dining Table Into A Farmhouse Table. Farmhouse Cottage dining room decor and decorating ideas. DIY Farmhouse style dining table
 I then took off all the excess stain. Before the stain was completely dry, I took white paint and brushed it all over the wood. The stain showed through more than I would have liked...actually turning some parts pink. So, I just went back and added more white. When you look closely, you can seen some imperfections and the stain showing through, but the overall color of this table is white.
How To Turn Any Dining Table Into A Farmhouse Table. Farmhouse Cottage dining room decor and decorating ideas. DIY Farmhouse style dining table
 The next step is to use polycrylic to seal everything. Use 3-4 coats for a piece that's going to be used a lot. I even thought about putting waterproof caulk in the seams to prevent festering food and spills getting down in the cracks. I didn't. But it might be a good idea to do so if you have kids :)
How To Turn Any Dining Table Into A Farmhouse Table. Farmhouse Cottage dining room decor and decorating ideas. DIY Farmhouse style dining table
 I love how this table turned out. It cost under $50 to finish this table and literally like an hour to do minus drying times.
How To Turn Any Dining Table Into A Farmhouse Table. Farmhouse Cottage dining room decor and decorating ideas. DIY Farmhouse style dining table
 Turning the round table into a rectangle table added so much extra room to the table.
How To Turn Any Dining Table Into A Farmhouse Table. Farmhouse Cottage dining room decor and decorating ideas. DIY Farmhouse style dining table
 This process achieves a really rustic farmhouse or cottage look. I wasn't sure my mom would go for it. It's totally my style, but I wasn't too sure about hers. And she loves it! I ask her every time I go see her if she still does. I was worried it would be uncomfortable or awkward or too white or to many imperfections. Either she's lying to me because I'm her daughter, or she really does love it :) haha
How To Turn Any Dining Table Into A Farmhouse Table. Farmhouse Cottage dining room decor and decorating ideas. DIY Farmhouse style dining table
 Here's another before of how her dining room looked before I changed it up. She hated this table so much, it was covered in a tablecloth it's entire existence :)
How To Turn Any Dining Table Into A Farmhouse Table. Farmhouse Cottage dining room decor and decorating ideas. DIY Farmhouse style dining table
This table was one of the main pieces that completely transformed this space! It brightened it up and completely updated the style.
How To Turn Any Dining Table Into A Farmhouse Table. Farmhouse Cottage dining room decor and decorating ideas. DIY Farmhouse style dining table
 I did this similar look to my dining room table years and years ago. Although mine wasn't permanent, I loved it at the time. It was a little crazy looking:)  You can see it here.


Monday, May 8, 2017

Favorite Things Giveaway

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The below post includes affiliate links.

I'm so excited it's spring and finally warm weather so we are celebrating by having a Spring Fling Favorite Things Giveaway!  I've joined with 14 DIY and home decor bloggers total, also sharing their favorite things, and each of us are having a giveaway. That means 14 winners total! Not only is it a fun prospect to WIN, but they make great gift giving ideas as well. Here are the goodies I'm giving away, make sure you scroll down to the very bottom of this post to enter MY giveaway.
Favorite things giveaway! Join 14 bloggers as they share their favorite things with you!


My giveaway includes a 4 cup espresso machine, 20 ounce stainless steal frothing pitcher and this cute SIP mug! (new items shipped via Amazon, not my used ones :) ) I actually had these items in my Amazon cart for weeks waiting for Mother's Day. I sent the links to my husband in hopes he would get them for me. Then I couldn't wait any longer and ordered them myself :) I love this little machine! I've only had it for a few weeks, but it is so great to be able to make my own lattes at home now. And this cute little mug looks like Rae Dunn, but it's not! Mud Pie actually has a few similar items to Rae Dunn, all available on Amazon too!

For another option, if you win this giveaway, you can decide on the 3 pieces above or a $60 Amazon gift card to buy whatever you want! For more details on my giveaway, scroll below the collage.

Below are the 14 gifts from 14 friends. I just love to see new things and ideas or be reminded of things I've forgotten! Each of them can make great gifts for your loved ones. To see each gift up closer, and to enter to win, you must HOP to each site to fill out the entry forms. It's possible you could win more than ONE! To enter--

  1. Check out the 14 gift collage below
  2. Scroll to the bottom of this post to enter to win MY gift giveaway
  3. HOP to all of the other sites to enter to win their gifts
  4. Look around and enjoy the sites of the other home bloggers–they will not disappoint!
  5. *Note- if you receive an error message w hen you HOP, click to the blog’s home page, then it should be the top post (some times there are glitches on day 1)
The collage of giveaways...  
***Make sure you HOP to each site, and enter for each gift on those pages.***
The numbered images above, correspond with the numbers/blogs below



a Rafflecopter giveaway

My giveaway includes the below items OR a $60 Amazon Gift card/Credit:
Mr. Coffee Steam Espresso System with Milk Frother



Stainless Steal Frothing Pitcher 20 oz.
 
Mud Pie White Ceramic "SIP" Mug
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By entering this giveaway, you agree to the following: This giveaway is open to US residents 18 and older. Note: These items will be shipped to US addresses only. If any problems or defect in espresso machine may occur, winner must talk directly to the manufacturer of the machine to fix the problems, not Thrifty and Chic. The owner of this site is not responsible and cannot be held liable for any manufacture defects or user problems. The owner of this site is not responsible and cannot be held liable for any injuries that may result in use of the espresso machine or it's parts. The winner must follow all warnings and instructions provided by the espresso machine manufacturer.   The winner will be notified by email. Winner must claim their prize within seven (7) business days after the date of notification of such prize. A winner's failure to respond to the prize notification within the specified seven (7) business days will be considered such winner's forfeiture of the prize and an alternate winner may be selected from the pool of eligible entries. If an entrant is found to be ineligible, an alternate winner may also be selected from the pool of eligible entries. Thrifty and Chic reserves the right to ship prizes directly to the mailing address provided by winner during their entry to the giveaway.
 No purchase is necessary to participate in giveaway. Giveaway goes from May 8, 2017 thru Midnight MDT May 15, 2017. Winner will be chosen randomly from pool of entrants. Winner must select either a $60 Amazon Gift Card/Credit OR the Espresso Machine package, not both.

Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” 
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