Thursday, November 14, 2013

Thrifty Thursday

Dress-Goodwill tag sale $3 
Cardi- clothing exchange with friends 
Knit tights- clothing exchange with friends 
Boots- Jessica Simpson new 5 years ago (they are still my fav!)

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Thriftstore Outfit

Today's entire outfit was thrifted! Red corduroy pants (LOVE ❤️) with flannel and a cardi. 

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Upcycled Child's Costume into a Pawchild's Costume

It's not secret that I love torturing dressing up Hank whenever I have an appropriate excuse to. :)

In 2010 he was a bunch of grapes
Look at his expression!!

Last year he was a leopard (used a thrift store leopard tank). He has also been a lady bug and rock star on various Halloweens. This year he is going as a dinosaur!

I found this Children's Place costume at t local thrift store, cut out the belly section , used the scraps to make a tie across the chest, and snipped off the back feet to use as "socks" for this back legs.
As you can tell, he is thrilled with the results :)

This dog brings me so much joy xoxoxox

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Revamp a Thrift Store Painting

I found this oil painting at a local thrift store for $3. I was drawn to its size and misty fog over the water. I knew it would be perfect for a painting revamp that I had in mind.

After finding this perfect (and cheap) painting, all I had to do was add an appropriate quote over top the painting in white craft paint.

I just free-handed the quote, so this project took all of 5 minutes to do :) I love how it turned out! It reminds me to be thankful for and frequently visit the beautiful mountains we have here in East Tennessee.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Devil's Fork State Park ,SC

Aaron and I have somehow worked most of our summer break away on house updates, so to keep from starting a new project, we went camping! Aaron wanted to visit Greenville, SC, so we chose a campground that we thought was close. Turns out that 36 miles on back-roads equals FOREVER. So, that plan didn't really turn out as I had pictured, but Devil's Fork State Park was gorgeous.

Clearwater lake view from the campground
We rented a canoe from an on-site rental company. This was my absolute favorite part of the trip. I have never ridden in a canoe and neither has Hank, but we both loved it. We only turned Aaron over once :P

Breakfast and view from our campsite (the lake is behind the trees).

Whitewater Falls was about a 30 min drive from our campground ; it was well worth it!

Sadly, it was our last trip in The Jones :( We loved the camper, but hated the door ( it was extremely hard to open and close due to an off-center frame). We tried to fix it/live with it, but in the end, we decided to sell it so that I can find a new one to fix up (with a sound frame and door). I'm very sad our first camper is gone, but I'm happy that we doubled our money on it!

The search for a new vintage camper has resumed....

Monday, May 20, 2013

1971 Aristocrat Camper Remodel Before and After

The Jones has come a long way since November. Here is the progress I've made on him in five months.


Despite the condition of this 1971 Aristocrat, you can tell I how ecstatic I was to get it for $450. lol 


 Painted over that awful, 70's blue 

 Spray painted all of the hardware shiny silver 

 Put to use some wedding decor ironed on decals to thrift store pillows

Sewed lazy-(wo)man slipcovers using $5 Wal-Mart Sheets 

Spray Painted the outside white and hunter green 

Left to do: 
1. Install an air conditioner
2. Sew an awning 
3. Paint an outdoor rug 

Flannel Bombing the Camper

Turns out we love flannel.

Maybe a little too much.

Nah, that could never be ;)

Instead of paying tons for fabric to make new curtains for our vintage camper, I hit up my local thrift store on a sale day and brought home a bag full of flannel shirts for $2.

Then I cut all of the large portions off and lined them up.

Then I sewed them together one by one and added a loop thingy at the top to put the curtain rod through.
It only took me about one hour to do this project, and I absolute adore my custom made curtains for our little camper :)

Also, while I was at it, I took a flannel skirt , made one cut (cut the waist off) and sewed a pillow out of it. Love.