Thrifty Ideas

Thrifty ideas to use around the home to save money.

2 Minute Winter Project: Door Draft Guard

This is a 2 minute project for people like April who can sew together whole Halloween costumes in one night. For the rest of us mere mortals it might take a few extra minutes, but not by much. Note: The Dog is not the guard. The Bungalow...

2 Minute Christmas Project: Leftovers

This post is not about one of my favorite things: holiday food leftovers. Instead this is a quick 2 minute Christmas project for another kind of leftover – left over ornaments. Perhaps I have CADD (Christmas Attention Deficit...

2 Minute Christmas Project: A Suitable Basket

There is something to be said for easy Christmas decor projects. Not only are they a quick way to decorate during the rush of the busy holiday season, but they usually don’t cost much and we all have plenty of other things to spend...

Reupholstered Chair and the Central Pneumatic Stapler

Quick Note: Be sure to enter our Nathan Pinnock Oil Painted Santa Claus giveaway starting today and going on through December 15th. This post is two fold.  First I want to show off my new chair, and then I want to tell you about the...

Slow Drain: Trial and Error

The tub drain has been slowing down.  I first noticed it a week or two ago after we had a plumbing back up in the basement.  The plumber came out and snaked the main drains and we cleaned up the water that had pooled.  But as a paranoid...

Christmas Time is Almost Here!

It has begun! The weather is turning cold, decorations somehow have wiggled their way out of the crawl space and into my living room and my husband very surprisingly suggested we set up the Christmas tree! He suggested this. Do you know...

Miniature Pumpkin Basket

It’s as simple as it looks.  As basic as it comes.  But pumpkins in a basket are simple and basic and beautiful in their own right.  I almost want to apologize for presuming to claim their beauty for my own.  Nothing I did gives...

Grandma’s Washroom Mirror

This mirror hung in Grandma and Grandpa’s unheated washroom over the deep cast iron stand-alone sink for years.  It dutifully sat on the wall amidst shelves full of soap and lye, Borax and random cleaning products bought once and...

Featured Today by Two Amazing Blogs

We’ve excited to let everyone know that April’s dumpster salvaged cabinet is being featured over at Beyond the Picket Fence AND over at Tatertots and Jello today.  This is our third time having something featured on...

Inheriting Furniture Future Makeover Projects

The Renovation Whisperer and Robear, aka Dad & Mom, are in the process of downsizing.  But after seven children and 34 years of marriage, scaling back requires some serious furniture elimination.  That’s where I come into the...