March 27, 2014

30 Minute, $3 DIY Bench Re-do

Jul10
Painting an old bench @beautyandbedlam

Why, oh why, do I let myself think that tackling a DIY project is going to take all afternoon? It’s a lie, I tell you, a lie. Every single one of you can transform an ugly, old $3 yard sale […]

Saturday’s Thrifted Treasures

Jun8
thrifted china vase

It’s been pouring rain for what seems like weeks here, and I just wasn’t sure if yard sales were going to make it or not, but they did, some of them. I got a late start to my yard sale […]

Fun Thrifty Treasures from this Week

Apr15
Painted wicker mirror

I’ve been counting down the weeks till yard sale season begins, but unfortunately, with all the chilly weather, people are holding off until the sun pops out on a regular basis. Fortunately for me,  a few brave souls decided to […]

Thrifty Treasures that Add a Pop to a New Space

Mar18
Restore

A few months ago, I stumbled across these light weight wooden beauties for $2 a piece at our local Habitat for Humanity Restore. I don’t shop there often because it’s a good 40 minutes from my house, so when my […]

Thrifty Treasures: 80% Living

Feb25
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Fiesta ware pitcher $4 It’s a joy for me to welcome people into our home. Yes, bedlam might reign on a regular basis, but my desire is that beauty peeks through a multiple of venues, and a “welcome home” mentality […]

Saturday Morning Thrifty Treasures

Aug25
green vase

With such a busy summer, it’s been awhile since I’ve shared my Saturday morning thrifty treasures.. I have been a little lax on my early morning excursions, but I still have gone out at least twice a month and found […]

My Saturday’s Thrifty Treasures

Apr14
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Yard sale season has sprung, and over the last few weeks, I’ve been itching to get out thrifting, so I was having to compensate by going to the thrift stores. Of course, I love a good thrift store, but there’s […]

Today’s Amazingly Thrifted Treasures

Feb18
antique sectional sofa

The sun shines brightly this February morning, and a warm wave has hit our NC town. My immediate thought spins towards yard sale season and how I am itching to go out on my Saturday morning excursions. I use the […]

5 Minutes, $5 Mantel Decor Redo

Sep19
using shade on mantel

Embracing a “Trash to Treasure” mentality encourages so many creative juices for me.  Someone else may have chosen to discard the item for a few dollars at a yard sale, but to me, I see a world of new possibilities. […]

Beautiful Entertaining with Thrifted Treasures

Jun13
hydrangea

After having promised myself to yard sale with only “needs” in mind this summer, it’s been a wonderful excuse to begin new treasure hunts as I prepare for some of my talks on “Thrifting as a lifestyle” for our Becoming […]

My Home Decor Yard Sale Treasures Week

May7
Pottery Barn rug 2

Today’s yard sale outing scored me some extra fun home decor Trash to Treasure finds. Our daughters’ bedroom is a slowly evolving Pottery Barn Inspired room. In fact, I have all the pictures loaded for a post addressing this, and […]

Yard Sale Treasures

Apr30
throw pillows

Yard sale season has cranked into full gear in NC, and for the first time in awhile, I don’t necessarily have to set a strict yard sale budget, but I do have to be careful not to replace all the […]

Spontaneous Yard Sale Chaos…

Apr20
yard sale chaos

For those of you who follow me on my Balancing Beauty and Bedlam Facebook page, you know that this past Saturday afternoon I decided to do something quite crazy as I announced a spontaneous yard sale in two days,  Tuesday […]

My $0.25 Yard Sale Reminder

Oct25
kitchen shelf

It’s no secret that I am a “professional” yard saler. It’s not really in my bio, but maybe it should be. I guess the term “professional” defines someone who makes money from that endeavor, yet I don’t make money from […]

Trash to Treasure Yard Sale Find – Antique Chair

Sep27
hi lite furniture of High Point

After having taken a few weeks off of attending yard sales, I ventured out bright and early Saturday morning to browse for a few treasures. I was not disappointed. Tucked away, I caught of glimpse of the lines on this […]