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Dinged Up Dresser Finds New Life

By Polly Conner

Painting used furniture can save you loads of money! Here is a step-by-step tutorial of how an old dresser found new life for a little girl's room. Lots of other before and after projects on this site as well.

I’ve noticed a pattern in my life. I tend to paint things turquoise. I hadn’t really noticed this as a pattern until I finally got around to putting this post together.  When looking through past before and after makeovers to reference, I realized that I have a serious problem of branching out.

Regardless of the blue/turquoise repetition, I think this dresser for my daughter’s room turned out great.

When my in-laws asked if we wanted this solid wood dresser, I was all over it. Despite their warnings that it had been well-loved over the years, I was happy to take it off their hands. While in the before and after picture above the dresser looks like it was in good shape, allow me to take you a bit closer for an inspection.  Read more

8 Things I Never Buy

By Polly Conner

8 things I never buyI was talking to a friend the other day about tote bags.

I know, I lead an exciting life.

I need a new one but am having a hard time forking up the money to buy good one. Reason is, I see TONS at garage sales and know I can get one for 1/4 of the price of a new one if I hold out until garage sale season.

Some might find this ridiculous but I find great joy in deal finding. I’m a hunter — especially when I have a mission.

In light of this conversation, I thought I would share about a few other things I never buy — or at least I don’t buy full price.

Anyway, here are eight things I never buy: Read more