Repurposing

How to give your stairs a frugal, green make-over

How to give your stairs a frugal, green make-over

Rita and I have managed to get half of our entryway staircase close to done. We wrote a post earlier about installing the treads, but we thought we’d put together a new one that shows the whole process, including treads, risers, and trim (complete with nifty, Pinnable graphic). Before I get too deep into how(…)

DIY Sweater Slippers <small class="subtitle">1 library book + 2 thrifted sweaters =  Repurposed handmade goodness</small>

DIY Sweater Slippers 1 library book + 2 thrifted sweaters = Repurposed handmade goodness

My daughter is a rock star. Well, not really. But you might think so if you were to visit our nearby library’s Pajama Time. We arrived early for her weekly volunteer gig one night recently, and you’d almost think Selena Gomez was in the building (if Selena was named Grace). “Oh, look, it’s Grace!” “Grace!(…)

A cornucopia of thrift store art

A cornucopia of thrift store art

I know the online world is all about Christmas now, but we’re still in Thanksgiving mode around here. (Next weekend we’ll put up the tree and shift gears.) And one thing I’m feeling thankful for today is a recent thrift store score of art that reminds me of things for which I’m most grateful. Thrifting(…)