Being Thrifty

Our huge, vintage chalkboard.

Finding That Big Vintage Chalkboard

Unlike previous years where I hoarded up all of the cheap candles and rehab-able decor that I …

October 01, 2014 in Being Thrifty, Decor
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Updating our IKEA SVEIO as a baby changing table.

Customizing IKEA: Our SVEIO Changing Table

Hey, update alert! I’ve seen lots of other new parents following this same “informal” trend of …

June 19, 2014 in Bedrooms, Being Thrifty, DIY
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Abode –Rochester, NY mid-century finds.

Go Directly To Abode

Rochesterians: Carve out some time in your day to check out this new mid-century amazing …

April 02, 2014 in Being Thrifty, Helping The Economy
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Our new-old 1940's safari chairs.

Enter The Safari

Hey! We moved the couch! That’s good progress on our road to making this place …

July 22, 2013 in Being Thrifty, Living Room
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Mid-yard sale.

New Yard To Sale On

We had our first yard sale of the summer over the weekend, smack dab in …

July 08, 2013 in Being Thrifty
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Vintage Norelco Speaker - A freebie find!

Another Fine Mid-Century Find…

It’s always pretty impressive to look back into a company’s history and find that not …

May 17, 2013 in Being Thrifty
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Ah hah, I spy a beautiful mid-century mahogany table beneath that china.

A Special Mid-Century Table Find

Now that everything’s out in the open after last week’s emotional tales, I’m ready to …

April 29, 2013 in Being Thrifty, Dining Room
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A new jute accent in our kitchen.

Dolla Jute

Did you know that you can find jute rugs as inexpensively as $1? Me neither, …

February 06, 2013 in Being Thrifty, Decor, Kitchen
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New DIY Anthropologie-inspired mango slice mirror in our bathroom.

A Basswood Interpretation

I spend a lot of time in salvage shops in town, often donating, often looking …

February 01, 2013 in Bathroom, Being Thrifty, Decor, DIY
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Pretty blue glass salvage find.

Blue Glass Goodies

In preparing for our wedding, I sourced local salvage shops with greater than normal frequency …

January 07, 2013 in Bathroom, Being Thrifty, Organized
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