DIY

Thrifted Sewing Chair Make-Over

Hello & Welcome Back! Can we just talk about this chair make-over for a minute??? I mean…I just love the finished project!! I have my great, great grandmother’s Singer sewing machine that I made over a few years ago when I first received it. I didn’t have a chair to go with it and have been searching for the perfect piece…I finally found it!

If you follow me on Instagram, then you know how much I love thrifting!! I cam across this chair at the Goodwill and although the seat was hideous, the bones were great! At only $9.99, I knew I had to have it.

I started by removing the legs & seat cover, then I gave the frame a good cleaning with soap & water. After it was completely dry, I added a coat of white chalk paint & a matte sealer to help keep scuffs & nicks away. I had this gorgeous 1 yard cut of material stashed away in my cabinet that I thought would be so perfect.

I cut away the dirty fabric & since my cushion was in good shape still, all I had to do was wrap my material around and staple it down. See the final piece below. Such a transformation!

I hope you love this piece as much as I do! Don’t be scared to shop the thrift stores, you just might find exactly what you’re looking for.

Thanks for stopping by,

DIY

Metal Scrap Bucket DIY

Hi friends! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas & a Happy New Year! Over the holidays I worked on a few small projects which I’ll be sharing here. First thing i needed was a new scrap bucket for my craft room. Check out below for my supplies & pics! This is a super easy & quick project that anyone can do!

I was in Hobby Lobby shopping for Fall decor and came across some cute little galvanized buckets. I grabbed one then headed to the unfinished wood for some pieces that would work for legs. I’ve linked a few here that would work great with this project.

I spray painted my bucket with a can of white chalk paint and used yellow craft paint for the legs.

After it all dried, I attached the legs with E6000, & made a little mini bunting to hang across the front.

All done & super cute!

Thanks for stopping by to check out this super quick & easy project! Let me know what you think.

Home Decor

Fall Tray Vignette

Hi friends! I’m holding off on putting up the Christmas trees until Thanksgiving…that’s our thing. Eat all the turkey we can then everyone zones out on the couch while Mama works on the trees lol!

If you’re still enjoying the pumpkins, then check out my styled tray below.

Here’s all the items I used for the tray.

Quick & easy right?

I hope this leaves you with some Fall decor inspo. Just a few decor pieces can come together to make a great vignette! Thanks for stopping by.

Recipes

My Family Favorites: Mini Biscuit Pizzas

Hello Friends! How are ya? Are you hanging in there?

I know election week has been crazy and emotions are high, so I thought I would share one of our family favorite comfort foods…Mini Biscuit Pizzas!

They’re so fast, super easy to make, & fun for the kiddos too! My 4 yr. old helped with the sauce & cheese…It’s that easy. Scroll on down for the recipe and instructions. I guarantee your family will love them!

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I hope you guys enjoy this recipe!

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Holidays

Whimsical Witch Themed Halloween Mantel

It’s just a bunch of Hocus Pocus!

Hey friends! Halloween is almost here and I can’t help but share my whimsical Witch themed mantel this year. I’ve added a couple of new decor pieces & I’m dying to walk you thru my spooky little set up!

I’ve been eyeing a similar mantel scarf for almost a year now from a retailer that was way too pricey for me. I was almost about to give in and make my own when I came across this one online. It’s way more affordable, but I was not a fan of the gold glitter. It is almost yellow! So I made a few changes to match the one I originally wanted.

First, I went over the gold glitter with some neon green puffy paint, then I added purple glitter glue dots all over the black pendants. After they were all set and dry, I sewed a few dollar store black glittered bells to each of the larger points on the pendants.

I am just loving the way this came out! It’s so fun and I’ll be able to style this for years to come.

Next, I arranged my decor pieces I already had.

I found this cute little resin spell book stack & witches hat at the At Home store. I painted the bottom book purple, added some yellow-green paint to the diamonds, & the word “Spells” to the top book.

And to complete the look, my spooky trail of bats making their way up the wall!

I hope you enjoyed this post and I hope it gives you some inspo for your next spooky mantel!

If you want to learn how I made my spooky potions, check out a really great simple tutorial by LunarFoxCrafting on You Tube. Here’s the link :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqwvAx9FzOY. I printed my own labels I found online and skipped the tea step. Other than that, I followed the video and they came out great. Using the soap works really well!

Thanks for stopping by. Happy Spooky Season!

DIY · Holidays

Dollar General Treat Bucket Hack

Hey Friends! Spooky Season is here!! Today I’m sharing this quick little DIY with a treat bucket I found at Dollar General. I always throw my candy in a random bowl to pass out on Halloween. I’ve been wanting something more decorative and when I saw this cute fabric bucket for $6.00 at Dollar General, I knew i had to have it! Check out down below to see how I made this quick & easy modification to the handle to create bucket handles.

Here’s the bucket & if you look at the top you can see a black strap. That is one long continuous strap from side to side.

I cut the strap in half down the middle and then flipped the edge over about half an inch twice. I pinned in place to hold it down while i figured out my placement.

Once I found the length I wanted, I just sewed that side down to create the handle. I repeated this on the other side as well.

Here it is all done & ready to be filled with candy!

I hope you enjoyed this quick little hack with this fabric bucket. Check out your local store and grab one. They are super cute & I love that i can just flatten the bucket down and store it for next year!

Happy Haunting,

Home Decor

New Simple Things Tabletop Collection by Kirkland’s

Oh my goodness!!! Can we talk about the new tabletop collection from Kirkland’s?? I’m so excited, can you tell?

The new collection named “Simple Things” consists of stoneware dinner plates, salad plates, bowls, mugs, glassware, flatware, & table linens.  These pieces are so clean & simple,  yet stylish…and with prices ranging from $3-$24, it’s super affordable and chic!

Scroll down to see my favorites!

 

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White & Grey Dinner Plate set of 4-$24

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Large Serving Platter $24

 

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Glassware Assortment $4-$6 ea.

I’m digging the new glassware. Check out these embossed wine glasses!
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Flatware 5 piece set $10

 

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Solid Black Napkins w/White Stitching set 4-$16 Black & White Buffalo Check Napkins set 4-$16 

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Charcoal Plaid Columbia Napkin set of 4-$16

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Ivory & Rust Stripe Table Runner $20.00

How pretty is this table runner  for Fall?

 

I hope you’re as excited about this new affordable collection as I am. Be sure to head over to your local Kirkland’s to see the entire collection and snag your favorite pieces!

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Home Decor

Hall Bath Mini Makeover

Happy Friday friends!

I’ve finally finished up my guest bath mini makeover & I’m super excited to share it with you! My guest bath had been needing some major TLC so I finally got it together. I wanted to show you how a few simple décor changes and the addition of a light fixture/cabinet hardware, really brightened & livened up this space!

I started to make a few changes and then I thought I’d take a few photos of some of the décor I had before. Below you’ll see just a small jar of shells atop of the toilet, a shower curtain I bought in a rush and threw up with some shower hooks a few years back, and the piece of wall art with starfish that was hanging above the toilet. There’s even a couple of aqua bath rugs in there. Now looking back, nothing in here went together. LOL!
There was a cheap light globe light fixture that I was dying to get rid of too!

 

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I added a new shower curtain, wall shelves & décor, a new light fixture, & hardware to the cabinets. All together it totaled about $150.00. I’m super happy with the outcome and it feels like a brand new space!

If your feeling inspired and loving the décor, I’ve linked most of the pieces  below! The only pieces i couldn’t link are the nautical basket & starfish wood sign. They were Ross store finds. I did link similar pieces in place of these that would look just as great too!

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Recipes

Chicken Alfredo Penne Loaded with Colorful Veggies!

Hi friends! Doesn’t this dish look delicious! Let me tell you…it was soo good and is one of our family favorites. Seriously, we never have any leftovers when this is on the menu.

This dish takes a little more prep time, but you can certainly quicken the process by pre-chopping veggies & having cooked chicken available on hand to add to your week night meals. I lightened it up with lots of colorful veggies, chicken breast, light alfredo sauce, and whole wheat penne. Read on for the recipe and instructions.

 

Chicken Alfredo Penne with Colorful Veggies

Makes 4 servings

Ingredients:
1 small zucchini, chopped
1 small squash, chopped
¼ purple onion, chopped
½ small bell pepper, chopped
1 cup shredded carrot sticks

3 chicken breasts, chopped

1 jar light alfredo sauce

½ box of whole wheat penne pasta (can sub regular penne pasta)

 

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First I chopped up some fresh veggies. Here i used zucchini, squash, bell pepper, purple onion, and shredded carrot sticks.

 

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Get all those good veggies in the pan and sauté them with a few tablespoons of oil and salt & pepper. You will notice they are ready to be pulled off the heat when your onions are slightly opaque.

 

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Take your pan off the heat and chop up some tomatoes and add them to the pan. I didn’t want the tomatoes to cook  and get soggy, I just wanted them to warm with the heat of the other veggies.

 

 

 

Transfer your veggies to a bowl and sauté your seasoned chicken in the same pan so you get all the flavors of the oil and veggies you just cooked. Once  your chicken is cooked, drain the excess juice and add the chicken back to the pan.

While my chicken is cooking, I boil my pasta so it’s ready as soon as the sauce comes together. Drain the pasta, but don’t rinse it. You want that starch to stay on the pasta. It helps your pasta sauce “stick” to the pasta.

 

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With your chicken back in the pan, add all those good veggies you just sauteed and 1 jar of light alfredo sauce. Season to taste. Gently stir so all the flavors melt together and your tomatoes stay intact. Heat through, and your sauce is done!

 

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To serve it up, add a cup of penne to your plate and place a spoonful of that yummy sauce right on top. I sprinkled a little bit of Cajun seasoning on mine, and a nice little sprinkle of shredded parmesian cheese!

 

I hope your family enjoys this recipe as much as we do! Thanks for stopping by today.

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Holidays

Father’s Day Gift Guide 2019

Hey, Hey, Hey friends…Happy Friday!

Can you believe Father’s Day is already here? Where did the time go! If you’ve yet to get a gift for the special “dad” in your life, check out my Father’s Day gift guide I’ve put together for you!

Sperry Men's H2O Skiff Boat Shoes

Sperry Men’s H2O Skiff Boat Shoes

These Sperry boat shoes are great for on/off the boat. Comfy mesh upper material provides breathability and an antimicrobial/hydrophobic design to keep your feet feeling fresh and dry. Perforated, removable foot beds allow for water drainage, and the Razor-Cut Wave-Siping™ non-marking rubber outsoles keep his feet steady on almost any surface.

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PHG Mesh™ Ball Cap

I love the animal silhouette design on this flex fit, fitted cap!

G-Shock A-700UC

Can’t go wrong with a G-Shock Sports watch! Shock resistant & water resistant up to 200 meters. Perfect for those sunny fishing days when he’s out in the elements.

Kingsford® Professional Chimney Charcoal Starter & Weber Lighter Cubes

No more lighter fluid in the pit! These paraffin wax cubes are odorless and non-toxic. Use them under the charcoal chimney starter for a quick and hassle free start.

Traeger® Pro 575 Pellet Grill

The Ultimate Smoker! Traeger smokers are all the rage right now and I’m seeing them in all the hardware stores. If you feel like splurging for dad, this is the way to go! This wood pellet grill has a variable speed auger & fan, turbo temp start-up, & WiFire technology that lets you control the settings thru your phone or device. You add the pellets to the hopper, and it manually feeds them to the fire box keeping the grill at the perfect temp!

AirPods with Charging Case

After a simple one-tap setup, they’re ready to use straight out of the charging case. Automatic, and always connected.

Lew’s Mach II Speed Spool SLP Baitcast 7 ft MH Rod and Reel Combo

Hot Deal ya’ll at Academy! $139.99 for this Baitcast rod & reel combo.

20-Volt MAX Lithium-Ion Cordless Drill/Driver and Impact Combo Kit (2-Tool) with (2) Batteries 1.3Ah, Charger and Bag

Special buy at Home Depot $149.99 for drill, driver, 1 charger, and carry bag. This a great deal to add to dad’s garage!

BUBBLE BUCKET

Keep dad’s ride looking so fresh and so clean with this amazing car care line! This luxurious wash is designed to be hard on dirt and grime, but gentle on wax and sealants boosting your protection and shine. We currently use these for our vehicle and let me tell you, it is life-changing…it’s that good!

Ryobi 2,000 PSI 1.2 GPM Electric Pressure Washer

Perfect for cleaning driveways, decks, windows, and other areas around the house. Grab it at Home Depot this weekend for $199.99!

Thanks for checking out my gift guide and I hope you all have a wonderful weekend with your loved ones. Happy Father’s day to all the dads!

~The Dimestore Gypsy