Thrifting

Finally, a Plan for My Cane Chair Thumbnail

Remember the cane chair I found at a yard sale last summer? Well, after looking at it for months, I finally bought some fabric for it when Mod Green Pod had a sale a few weeks back. MGP released their organic cotton Anticipate fabric in a new color not long ago, and as soon as…

Thank Goodness for Yard Sales: My New Cane Chair Thumbnail

I went back and and forth about whether I would go to some yard sales this past weekend. Boy, am I glad I did! Look what I found: I have some bright, beautiful plans for this little lady! She doesn't have a name yet, but she had two sisters that I'm regretting leaving behind. They…

Weekend Thrifting: The Refinisher in Me is Dying to Come Out Thumbnail

This summer hasn't left me with a lot of time to go to thrift stores or yard sales (or do anything else, really), but I did do a little thrifting this weekend. That small trip solidified my desire to refinish outdated furniture for resale. Some of the gems I found, but had to leave behind…

Some Ideas for Grace Thumbnail

A few weeks ago, I introduced you to Grace, the awesome channel-back chair I picked up for the low price of $0, thanks to Freecycle. I've been reading a LOT of posts about reupholstering complicated chairs, and I have to say I'm a little intimidated by the idea of taking her apart. But one of…

A 30 Family Rummage Sale? Yes, Please! Thumbnail

I found out last week that our local Habitat for Humanity had planned a huge rummage sale — 30 families combined PLUS items from the Habitat ReStore — to benefit the organization's home-building projects. There was no way in the world I could pass up such a huge opportunity to find great vintage items, and…