When we got married, I registered for white towels. Bad call on my part. I know a lot of people swear by white linens because they can be bleached, but I don’t like to use a lot of chemicals, and I’m not a fan of making extra work for myself.
So those white towels, they got dingy, and then they got shoved in the back of the linen closet.
Now, we use chocolate brown towels, and that’s a much better fit for our lifestyle and my tastes.
But every time I opened the linen closet, I’d see those towels, and think it was such a waste that they weren’t getting used.
Well, I’m happy to say I’ve solved that problem. [Read more…]
Last week, I found a Columbia fleece at a yard sale for my oldest daughter, and I only paid $2 for it. I thought I’d gotten a killer deal, until I discovered it had a stain.
How did I overlook that?
I don’t know, but I was determined to salvage the jacket. Because, aside from the stain it was a really nice jacket.
Now, I could have tried to get the stain out, or bleached it, I suppose, but I decided to try to redye it instead. [Read more…]
Thrift stores are full of lamps that are just begging for a makeover.
I mean, take a look at this vintage lamp that I found at a thrift store a few months ago. I was immediately drawn to the color and the raised bamboo pattern. It just needed the right lampshade to bring it back to life. [Read more…]
When we had our yard sale last weekend, my neighbor gave us two office chairs to sell, including this kneeling chair. My youngest daughter fell in love with it, so when it didn’t sell after the first day, she asked if we could keep it. I agreed, and immediately started imagining what it would look like reupholstered. [Read more…]