Dollar Tree Diy Craft Planter Kitchen Sink Decor Farmhouse

I’m suddenly obsessed with Dollar Tree Crafts! It’s so crazy how you can make such cute crafts with dollar store items! I made this kitchen sink organizer for dish soap, sponges, scrubbie’s, etc.

I started with this galvanized planter from Dollar Tree. I spray painted it and let dry overnight. I used an antique white.

Before

The next day I sanded it here and there to give it a worn look. The letters are raised so it’s perfect for sanding across to reveal them.

I then used a truffle brown chalk paint and a very thin paint brush to make swipes to look like it has aged. I went a little heavy in some spots so I sanded them off a little. It’s a very forgiving project.

I added some flowers and here ya go! So cute and functional.

After

Can’t wait for my next project!

Dollar Tree Crafts Pizza Pan Wall Hanger diy

I posted a blog with my first Dollar Tree Craft made out of a pizza pan and placemat. Here is the next one I made.

I’m probably going to change the ribbon. I used what I had on hand. Here are the materials I used.

This vinyl placemat from Dollar Tree. They have a great selection! I used a screen splatter from Dollar Tree this time as a pattern to cut out the circle. It worked perfectly! It was just the right size to fit inside the pizza pan. it has a little knob on it that you can hold while cutting the circle. I used a utility knife.

I bought the pizza pan from Dollar Tree. I painted the edge of the pizza pan with chalk paint. After it dried, I scuffed it here and there with sandpaper to give it a distressed look.

I used Mod Podge to glue the placemat down to the pan.

Next I used rope from Dollar Tree to go along the inside edge. This helps to cover any empty edges on the placemat. I hot glued it down.

I added a bow to the top. Then I cut a small piece of rope and hot glued a loop to the back for hanging.

This is a quick easy craft and would be perfect for a crafting weekend. Thanks for stopping by!

Dollar Tree Pizza Pan Craft Diy

I recently discovered the world of dollar tree crafts. I feel like I’m late to the game but better late then never! There are tons of ideas on Pinterest and Facebook. The pizza pan wall hanger craft is popular right now. I tried that first. Here it is.

It’s really easy and took about an hour. The base is a pizza pan from Dollar Tree.

You can leave it plain or paint it a color if you choose.

The picture is a placemat. Dollar Tree has an assortment with different sayings on them. They are rectangular shaped. I used a template I made out of parchment paper to cut a circle out that fit inside the pizza pan.

After I cut out the circle, I hot glued the placemat to the pizza pan. Next I hot glued rope around the inside of the pan to help cover any spaces plus it looks nice.

Then I added a ribbon and flowers to the top with hot glue that I got from Dollar Tree. I chose to hang mine so I hot glued a small piece of rope on the back to create a loop to hang.

This was an easy craft but it turned out so cute. I’ll definitely be trying some more of these in expensive craft ideas!

What Sold This Week In Vintage Clothing

I own an online Boutique. I sell New Clothing & Accessories on there and a few vintage items as well. Here is the link to my Boutique if you are interested in checking it out. https://jewellsboutique.com

I also sell on other various selling platforms. I surprisingly sell a lot of my vintage clothing on Poshmark. Vintage Dresses seems to be popular right now. Maybe be spring is around the corner? Here are a few vintage items that sold this week.

70s Denim Dress
70s Tangerine Sleeveless Maxi Dress
80s Blue Lace Formal
80s Geometric Cardigan
Vintage Tommy’s
Vintage Bra New With Tag’s
Vintage Copper One Piece

Furniture Redo Curb Shopped Antique Dresser Restoration Shabby Chic

Let’s talk about this antique dresser. I curb shopped it…Yes, someone threw it away! My husband thought I was crazy when I said; “Stop, Let’s get that!” I seen the potential and had to have it! We put it in the Jeep, I remember it barely fit, It was very beat up and had country blue painted drawer fronts and white handles. It was covered in nail polish among other things. I had a heck of a time cleaning it. I also had to peel kids Snow White wallpaper from inside the drawers that someone used as drawer liner. I painted it with chalk paint then I bought new handles from Hobby Lobby and BOOM! It was just how I envisioned it when I seen it on the curb. It’s one of my favorite pieces.

Before
After

Cleaning Hacks For Thrift Store Hauls

I just wanted to share some of the products that I carry in my cleaning arsenal that I use for prepping items that I thrift from thrift stores, garage sales etc. to resell. I am a successful reseller and I want to keep it that way, so I make sure the items I purchase are clean when they are sent to my customers. I have a few favorite cleaning products that I use to accomplish that.

First thing I do is inspect the item closely. Then I launder the item or steam it. Some items are not washable. I have a few tricks to clean them. If the item isn’t washable, I spot clean where needed then I steam the item with my steamer. This is the steamer I use:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0161N956Y/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_RzWqEb530ZJYF

It’s important to keep the steamer clean, the water can get slimy if left sitting in it. I use distilled water and I run all the steam out when I’m done using it.


If there are any ink or marker stains on the material or inside bags, alcohol removes them! Just blot with a cotton ball until gone. 70% or 90% works.

https://www.amazon.com/Amazon-Brand-Rubbing-Alcohol-Antiseptic/dp/B07RB7XYQ1/


I use Clorox wipes on almost everything with a hard surface. Bags, shoes, jewelry. It’s a great way to clean and disinfect the item. The ones with the scrubbers in them work great on cleaning shoes.

https://www.amazon.com/Clorox-Disinfecting-Wipes-Micro-Scrubbers-Value/dp/B01CJVPCVY


Another great tip that works wonders on the thrift store smells is Vodka. Yes, straight vodka in a spray bottle applied generously and left to air dry will not only take away the odor but it makes the item odor free! I learned this a long time ago. It is an old theater trick actors use this to “clean” and freshen their costumes. It also works great to freshen carpet and furniture. It doesn’t leave any smell whatsoever. It’s amazing, and because I don’t drink, and I only use it as a cleaner, I buy the cheapest vodka the store carries. Some people are sensitive to smells that scented deodorizers have in them and this doesn’t leave any smell.


These leather wipes are great for shoes and leather jackets oh and bags! I always keep these on hand.

https://www.amazon.com/Weiman-Leather-Wipes-Condition-Protection/dp/B00119XYFM


Here is a great suede cleaner. I cleaned a vintage pair of blue suede boots with these once and the turned out awesome! It’s also good for other things as well.

https://www.amazon.com/Lincoln-Cleaner-Nubuck-Leather-Shoe/dp/B00B6SQH52/


This little brush comes in handy when cleaning suede shoes.

https://www.amazon.com/Pedag-Suede-Sheepskin-Rubber-Bristles/dp/B01DW9QOY6


While we are on the leather and shoes subject, let me show you this amazing wonder balsam balm! It conditions, shines and protects. It is a wonderful product!

https://www.amazon.com/Dr-Martens-Mens-Wonder-Balsam/dp/B07FMBGYMH


I can’t work without this next tool near me. It helps remove stickers. It does the trick! The Scotty Peeler.

https://www.amazon.com/Scotty-Peelers-Label-Sticker-Remover/dp/B0068QIQVA


Speaking of sticky stuff. I always keep Goo Gone on hand. It works for removing sticker residue, gum and even marker.

https://www.amazon.com/Goo-Gone-Original-Liquid-Adhesive/dp/B00006IBNJ


I keep all of these items on hand at all times. They all serve a purpose and are very effective.

My Vintage Etsy Shop Is Back In Business

https://etsy.me/2PLBBjk

After quite sometime, my Etsy Shop is back in business! I have been busy working on my own personal Online Clothing and Accessories Boutique and Etsy went to the back burner. My Boutique is going and I’m caught up and I decided to take my shop off of vacation. I love Vintage and I have tons! I will be listing regularly so be sure to follow and check it out!

https://etsy.me/2PLBBjk

Decorating Our Lake House On A Budget; The Living Room

We bought our dream home! My husband and I have talked for years about buying a lake house. We love the great outdoors! Our current full time residence is in the city. My husband retires from work in a few years. When that magic moment happens, our plan is to sell our house and move into our vacation home which happens to be on a lake! For now we are slowly decorating it to be our forever home.

Because we have two houses, there is more of an expense so we have to make changes slowly. I happen to LOVE thrifting! I have gathered a few things here and there to decorate the lake house with. I’m no professional, I just love making things homey and why not do it on the cheap? I will be changing things up when we make our move but for now, I am having fun decorating on a budget. There’s no shame in my thrifting game!

I wanted to share some of the cute items I have purchased from thrift stores, garage sales, consignment shops and curb shopping. I’m doing this blog series room by room so be sure to follow me so you can read them all! I will also be updating as I redecorate.

This post is a about the living room. I keep moving things around in here because I’m just having fun trying to see what goes best where. Almost everything in this room was either thrifted, bought at an outlet or free!

I found the chocolate microfiber sectional and end tables at a local furniture outlet. The outlet is a little warehouse really. I paid a great price for the size that it is. It’s so soft and comfy and it can hold my whole family! Don’t hesitate checking out outlet stores, you might be surprised what you’ll find.

I’ve wanted a big, chunky dining table that my family can fit around for sometime. My husband found this set on Facebook, a local moving sale. They wanted $300, he offered $250, they said “ come get it.” It’s heavy and great quality. They said they paid nearly $4000 for it and the buffet new. They had the buffet for sale too but we didn’t have room fit it. The table fits the room nicely. It also has an additional leaf that expands the table to nine feet! I just love it.

This Antler Chandelier…guess what, it was FREE! My husband’s work had a reward program and we saved up poker chips that they gave out for rewards and we were able to cash them in and get this amazing chandelier. It was over $300! I still can’t believe it was free. Here is a before of what it looked like with the previous chandelier.

Then there’s the vintage snow shoes above the glass doors. I wanted a pair so bad but every pair I found cost way more then I was willing to spend. I found these on eBay and I bid on them and won the auction. I got them for around $80 shipped from Canada! I felt like I won the lottery, lol. I found the poles at the local thrift store for .50! All the small decor around the room I either got at the thrift or on clearance. I very rarely pay full price for anything.

My antique trunk, I love this old thing. I curb shopped it. Someone threw it out! It was down the street from our house. I had my husband go look at it with me. He had just had surgery and couldn’t lift anything. I lugged it home. We joked about what the neighbors were thinking if they saw us, him walking behind me while I was carrying this huge trunk! It was heavy but I was determined to get it home. I did some research and estimate it to be from the very early 1900’s. Why would someone throw this away? It’s just perfect! Funny side story, my husband almost bought a giant brass mermaid to put on top of the trunk from a moving sale but they were asking way too much. That would have made a great conversation piece.

I got this cozy little rocking chair at an estate sale down the road. It was $20! It is like new, not even broken in. All the live plants were given to me from the lady that we bought the dining table from. So far they are doing great, considering they only get watered every month or so.

The area rugs are, believe it or not, machine washable! They are called Ruggables. I had to have these with the dog and we run in and out all summer with sandy feet. They are so easy to clean and totally worth the money. I found mine on Amazon, I didn’t want to pay full price on their website.

It really pays to shop around, literally. I enjoy the thrill of the hunt and the satisfaction of saving money. My next blog will be my shabby chic guest room. I love shabby chic and I’m having a ball with this one! Until then..thanks for stopping by.

Vintage 1970s Hippie Pleated Maxi Dress

Boho Hippie Maxi Dress

This gorgeous vintage maxi dress is one of my latest finds. It is a vibrant green floral dress. The skirt has mini pleats with a wide ruffle around the bottom and it has a tie belt. It is circa 1970s. It is currently listed in my online Modern & Vintage Clothing Boutique. Here is the link to check it out!

https://jewellsboutique.com/shop?olsPage=products%2Fvintage-70s-green-floral-prairie-dress-maxi

Decorating Our Lake House On A Budget The Master Bedroom Suite

We bought our dream home! My husband and I have talked for years about buying a lake house. We love the great outdoors! Our current full time residence is in the city. My husband retires from work in a few years. When that magic moment happens, our plan is to sell our house and move into our vacation home which happens to be on a lake! For now we are slowly decorating it to be our forever home.

Because we have two houses, there is more of an expense so we have to make changes slowly. I happen to LOVE thrifting! I have gathered a few things here and there to decorate the lake house with. I’m no professional, I just love making things homey and why not do it on the cheap? I will be changing things up when we make our move but for now, I am having fun decorating on a budget. There’s no shame in my thrifting game!

I wanted to share some of the cute items I have purchased from thrift stores, garage sales, consignment shops and curb shopping. I’m doing this blog series room by room so be sure to follow me so you can read them all! I will also be updating as I redecorate.

This blog is for the Master Suite. I am not through decorating it yet, the room is large and has a walk-in closet and master bath. I have a vision of how I want it and it is slow coming along.

Here is the bed.

I purchased the nautical theme bedding at Home Goods, (Home Goods is my favorite!) on clearance of course. It is branded by Tahari, very nice quality. The Throw pillows were all on clearance from Home Goods as well. Always check the clearance sections first!

The fabric headboard is from Amazon for around $200. I love my navy blue headboard! It looks more expensive than it was and it’s great for leaning against and reading. It is tufted upholstered fabric and I love it!

I have a cedar chest in my other home that my dad bought for me when I was 16. It will go at the foot of this bed when we move here.

I need a nightstand for my hubby’s side of the bed. The one we have now is a small black table that doesn’t really go but it’s functional.

My nightstand, I fell in love with it from across a thrift store room. I ran to it and said sold! I brought it home and painted it. I kept the inside original with the vintage shelf liner. I paid $20 for it. It’s an antique. It’s simply perfect. I am looking for something similar for the other side. I’ll find it.. Here is my little cutie.. I love the feet and the little dangling handle.

20$ nightstand

The vintage glass lamp on the night stand was, get this, .25!! That is 25 cents!! I bought it at a little thrift near our lake house that has tons of items for a quarter! I find lots of treasures there. I bought the lampshade new for $10, Walmart, I believe.. A pretty little lamp for $10.25! By the style of electrical cord, we estimate it to be from the 70s.. I love a bargain!

Vintage Glass Lamp $10.25
Lamp for a quarter

Now Let’s talk about the antique dresser. I curb shopped it…Yes, someone threw it away! My husband thought I was crazy when I said; “Stop, Let’s get that!” I seen the potential and had to have it! We put it in the Jeep, I remember it barely fit, It was very beat up and had country blue painted drawer fronts and white handles. It was covered in nail polish among other things. I had a heck of a time cleaning it. I also had to peel kids Snow White wallpaper from inside the drawers that someone used as drawer liner. I painted it with chalk paint then I bought new handles from Hobby Lobby and BOOM! It was just how I envisioned it when I seen it on the curb. It’s one of my favorite pieces.

Before
After Curb shopped dresser

The lamp on top of the dresser, I also paid a quarter for! I added the shade, I curb shopped that. This is my favorite lamp ever. I love the mid-century shape and the white milk glass. It has a bulb inside the bottom and is a two way lamp. It gives such a nice ambiance to the room!

The mirror above the dresser is so pretty! I got it from Salvation Army for $15. It’s super heavy and used to be gold. Funny side story.. a lady tried to steal this mirror right out of my shopping cart! Needless to say, she didn’t get it. I’m kind of bummed I painted it now…I miss the gold. I was thinking I might add some touches of gold to it, I don’t know but it’s still such a pretty piece.

The vase in the corner I picked up for $5 at one of my favorite consignment shops in the clearance room. I don’t know what it is made of but it is incredibly heavy! I’m not sure about the arrangement, that’s what I stuck in there for the time being.

I have this sort of frumpy arm chair that I got for $20 at Salvation Army. It is so comfy. It needs a cleaning because it got drizzled on in the back of the truck while we were transporting it. It’s a nice place to sit.

Frumpy chair

This boat painting is on wood. I love it. I found it on clearance at Hobby Lobby for $12! This wall is between the closet and bathroom. I plan on putting this traditional, electric white fireplace that we have in the living room right under this picture after my husband builds a fireplace in the living room. I can’t wait to fill this wall with that fireplace. It will be so cozy.

Wood Boat painting

I’ve always wanted a walk in closet and I finally have one! I found this shabby chic chandelier in a consignment shop and my hubby hooked it up! It is a huge money saver when you can do projects on your own. It’s perfect for this closet space! This closet was bubble gum pink when we bought this place. Big difference.


Here are a few before and after shots of the master bathroom. It was also pink. We painted and changed the tile around the garden tub. We also changed the light fixture and painted the brass on the faucet silver. A face lift without ripping our the whole bathroom. Little changes can make a big difference.

Before
Before
After, I think Saphira approves
So fresh looking
The Sailboat Painting was also a SALE item!

After we finished everything, I was painting the rings around the faucet chrome. They originally were brass and instead of replacing the whole faucet, we decided a little paint would be less expensive. Well I accidentally knocked the paint into the tub and we immediately had a huge disaster on our hands! I stayed in the tub, ( I had paint on my feet!) while my husband ran to the hardware and bought mineral spirits. We scrubbed and scrubbed and scrubbed until it ALL came off! It was such a relief. We thought at first it was ruined! Thankfully you can’t even tell now.

The last thing we have to do in the bathroom is change the shower door. It has brass trim and no I won’t be painting it lol! We will be replacing with a frameless glass door.

So, these are a few of my thrifty finds. My next blog will be about the Living Room…until next time