Guest Blogger

{guest post: life as a thrifter}

Hello! My name is Holly Marsh, and I blog at Life as a Thrifter.  I am thrilled to be guest posting today!  Although I used to teach kindergarten, I now stay at home with a busy toddler!  Along the way, I developed an obsession for thrifting, and these days nap times are most often spent sanding or spray painting!  Whether it’s a beat-up piece of furniture or a worn out pair of jeans, I have the greatest time producing something new out of something old … and blogging all about it!
I’ve compiled a few of my most favorite projects to share with you today.  All of which are super cheap and ridiculously easy!

Catch-All” Shutter

I found this old shutter at a thrift store for 2 bucks!  Add a few “S” hooks and clothespins and it makes a grand way of keeping track of invitations and outgoing mail.

Brightened-Up Brass

A quick spray paint job was all I needed to completely transform a collection of boring brass candleholders in to a bright and bold centerpiece!

Embroidery Hoop Monogram


This door display was made using a thrifted embroidery hoop, a large piece of burlap and fabric paint.  Once you’ve painted your monogram on the burlap (I used a stencil to make things extremely easy), you simply put the burlap in your hoop.  You could seriously do this in less than a nap time.
Be sure to click on each project link if you’d like to see more details. A very special thanks to Vanessa for allowing me to share with you today!  I hope you’ll stop by Life as a Thrifter and check out more!

Happy hunting, everyone!


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    Wednesday November 2nd, 2011 at 01:34 PM

    I literally said “love it” to each new thrifting set she showed in this post. It’s safe to say I’m her newest fan!

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    I am LOVD
    Wednesday November 2nd, 2011 at 02:50 PM

    Love the shutter idea. Honestly, I’m not quite sure I’d have the heart to spray paint over brass, though. But the table looks really good!!!

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    Seaweed and Raine
    Sunday November 6th, 2011 at 12:03 PM

    Such colourful ideas — fantastic! :)
    I have some spare louvered doors kicking around that I was looking for a use for. :) Thanks!

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