Category: Home Decor

DIY: Mercury Glass Table Decor

Set a shimmery table with “mercury glass” items to welcome your Thanksgiving guests and help to shine your light.  This week’s DIY project is so easy and elegant that it will also make your smile sparkle big.  Clear glass containers get their bling on with this painting technique.  Thrift store items look like a million bucks when transformed this way and make your Thanksgiving table and home look stylish for the season of gratitude. 

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My Goodwill Finds: Spooky October DVDs

It’s been a spooky October at my house. October is hands down my favorite month in the fall season. I was yearning to watch classic nostalgic movies this month. Spooky, scary, vampy, psychological thrillers is what I was looking for. I was visiting my family one day in Woodbridge, VA and decided to stop by the Goodwill. This is one of my favorite locations. For those that don’t know, I lived in Woodbridge for 7 years before moving to DC so it was one of the stores I would frequent often. 

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DIY: Transform a Fabric Chair With Spray Paint

“Did you know you can give an upholstered, easy chair a whole new look without sewing or replacing the fabric?  It’s true!  There are now spray paints designed specifically for cloth furniture that allow you to upcycle and transform it with a push of a button and a flick of your wrist.  

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Fun for All Ghouls & Boos: Transform a Dollhouse Into a Haunted House

“Transylvania-ize” a dollhouse by transforming it into a haunted house for Halloween.  This child’s toy becomes a house of horrors when you upcycle it (or should it be down-cycle it?) with creepy creatures and spooky spirits.  Little ones of all ages will squeal in delight—we hope! When you scare up this DIY project.  And you won’t mind living next door to this place when you use it to decorate for the upcoming trick-or-treating fest!

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