The FREE Dining Room Reveal!

After lots of indecision, uncertainty, and sanding, it’s done! I questioned myself A LOT throughout this project, and it really wasn’t until I pulled everything together that I realised I had actually pulled everything off! In case you’ve missed my previous posts about this makeover, I was endeavoring to refresh my sister’s dining room for...…READ MORE

How to Make Hat & Sock Seats (AKA Paint Dipped Chairs)

When I mentioned to my son that I was planning on painting just the tops and bases of these chairs, I described it to him as giving them all hats and socks. I thought that was kind of cute until he went on to add that “the hats will eat the socks and then the chairs...…READ MORE

The New Furniture for the FREE Dining Room!

I’ve found stuff! This pendant light on eBay for $72… I knew I wanted something modern and gold and somewhat impactful and this seemed to fit the bill. Let’s hope it also fits the space! On Gumtree I came across a set of four Windsor style chairs for $40 (listing states $50 however the price was...…READ MORE

A Plan for the Free Dining Room

The furniture is sold! The dining setting fetched $180 and the light went for $20. This gives me a grand total of $200 (I know, don’t be too impressed by my amazing math) to overhaul the space. What a nice round figure. In all honestly, I was hoping for a tad more though this will...…READ MORE

The Dining Room is Listed!

There’s something exciting about listing old stuff for sale. The anticipation of an offer, the fun of playing “shop”, and the prospect of a little windfall. More than anything though is the sense of freedom which comes from purging those extraneous items, and the ensuing promise of a fresh start – for both yourself and...…READ MORE

A Dining Room Makeover…for FREE!

UPDATE You can now find the finished room HERE. This should be some fun! When my sister mentioned she’d like to makeover her little dining space, in virtually the same breath she dismissed the idea due to a lack of funds. You see, my sister’s not really into thrifty decorating, and having a non-existent budget...…READ MORE