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DIY Basket Wall Decor

Hey Friends! As promised, here is my DIY Basket Wall project. If you didn’t catch my last thrift store haul post, I found a set of woven trays for under $5.00 that I used for this.

I had been looking for light & travel friendly wall decor for our camper when I saw these woven trays at the thrift shop. I immediately thought about making a basket wall for the bathroom to go along with the tropical theme I have going on in there.

I marked a pattern with a sharpie as a guide to get an idea of how I wanted the pattern to look. This is where you can really get creative. Use the sharpie as a base and start painting. Let that dry for a day and then come back and add more if you like. I wanted these to be really colorful & tropical. I came back to these at least 3 or 4 times and really layered the paint.

Here is the final look done and hanging. They came out so good and I love how they bring so much color in here! I hung them on the wall using command hooks and they stay perfectly in place.

I hope this brings you some fun home decor wall inspo.! If you find a decor piece that you love but isn’t the right color or fit, give it a new paint job! You won’t be disappointed.

Thanks for checking out my project,

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DIY Dollar Tree Apothecary Cabinet

Hey friends! I made this cute, inexpensive apothecary style cabinet and I wanted to share it with you. It was so easy to put together, you can make one too!

I started with 12 of the wooden square craft boxes I found at Dollar Tree. (You can add more to make your cabinet as tall or as wide as you like.)

I removed all of the inner drawer pieces and aligned the outer pieces the way i wanted. Keep in mind, the boxes will not all be exactly the same size. You will have to arrange them in a way that is aesthetically pleasing. As you can see in the photo, they are not exactly aligned horizontally or vertically.

After I got them arranged to my liking, I glued each piece together with E6000. I used mini clamps and clothespins to help keep the pieces together while the whole piece dried.

After the piece was completely dried, I inserted the drawer pieces and added two coats of my favorite stain color: Jacobean from Minwax. *Be sure to wear gloves & an old pieces of t-shirt or cloth will suffice for applying the stain.

I found my hardware on Amazon. I wanted the card catalog style pulls. I wasn’t able to find a 12 pack so I found the cheapest 5 & 10 pack of pulls and ordered them.

Here’s the final piece with hardware added!

I’m super happy with how this cabinet came out! It actually looks like an antique! It and adds the perfect farmhouse, vintage/antique vibe to my decor & it all came together for under $30! If you decide to make one, I’d love to see!

Thanks for stopping by and checking out this project!

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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,

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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.

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,

DIY · Holidays

Vintage Halloween Card Tree

Hi friends, It’s been forever! A lot has changed in the past month….I recently started working full-time again and my blog/creative time has been put on the back burner. I sure do miss having my craft & blogging time! Now that I’ve gotten into a routine and the craziness has slowed down a bit, I would like to start making time to share my crafts and stories with you again.

So why not start with a craft for one of my favorite holidays…Halloween! I found these cute, vintage Halloween images online and thought they would be fun hanging on my little black Halloween tree.

All you need is a few printed images, some self laminating sheets from the dollar store, and a little bit of ribbon to make these fun little hanging cards.

To make these cards, start by printing out your images at about 3 x 5 size. Follow the simple instructions on the self laminating sheets and trim off the excess. Be sure to leave a small 1/8 in border so your sheets stay sealed. Punch a hole at the top of the card and string your choice of ribbon thru. That’s all you need to make these cute little cards!

 

 

 

 

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There’s so many ways to use these cute little cards…scrapbooking, planners, attach them to cute goody bags, or even use them as postcards/cards! I hope this gives you some ideas for ways you can add to your Halloween decor with just a few inexpensive supplies.

 

Thanks for all the support, likes, and comments!

~The Dimestore Gypsy

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DIY Felt Donut Treats

Valentine’s Day always reminds me of chocolates and sweet treats. This year I came across the cutest tutorial for felt donuts. These make a super cute display and they won’t add to your waistline!

All you need is some felt for the donut base & “icing”, fiberfill, thread & small needle, and beads for “sprinkles” & “nuts”.

 

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Click here for the tutorial from lily-fox!

 

I hope you enjoy this little project and fill your table up with felt donut goodies! Let me know how this goes for you.

You can find me on Pinterest, Instagram, & Facebook. Come say hello!

~The Dimestore Gypsy

 

 

 

 

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DIY Farmhouse Style Dollar Store Pumpkins

Hi guys! Happy Friday!

I’ve finally busted out the fall decor and pumpkin everything! I was wanting a few more faux pumpkins (because you can never have enough, right) for my mantle and I remembered seeing them at the dollar store a few days ago. They are the brightest shade of orange and I thought maybe I could paint them to match my home décor.

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So that’s exactly what I did!

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I mixed a little of brown and white paint to get the color I was wanting. Then I applied 2 coats with about 10 minutes of drying time in between. I went back and added some dimension with a slightly darker shade in between the segments. After they were completely dry, I added 1 coat of matte varnish to protect the paint from chipping.

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Here they are completely dry with a bit of Spanish moss around the stem!

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I just love the way they came out and they look great up here on my kitchen hutch!

This a fun and inexpensive way to add some fall touches to your home. You can paint them whichever color you like and get pretty creative with these. I hope you enjoy this little project and I’d love to see how you incorporate these into your home decor!

Have a great weekend,

~The Dimestore Gypsy

DIY · Home Decor

Faux Lake Sign Turned Farmhouse Kitchen Wall Décor

Hi guys! Boy is summer in full effect here…toddler, teenagers, babysitting, & junior all-star baseball practice/tournaments. Whew! Just a few weeks in and I’m exhausted lol!

I was out and about shopping this past weekend at one of my favorite discount stores. I spotted this lake house sign in the clearance area and would you believe it was marked down to .65 cents? I kid you not, I couldn’t believe it either. There was nothing wrong with it so I brought it home with me and figured I’d find somewhere for it.

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I planned on a lake house theme for my sons room, but now he no longer wants that…teens, go figure!

So I have this sign and because the price was so low, they cannot take it back.  It got me thinking how else I could use it. I have been wanting a farmhouse sign to hang in my kitchen for sometime and I thought why don’t I just use this and paint over it…so I did!

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I used some basic white craft paint and coated the board about 3 times until everything was covered.

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After it was dry I used black acrylic craft paint and letter stencils I had on hand for the wording.

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I let that dry for about an hour and added a black wash to it for the effect of dirty, weathered wood. (check out how I did it here)

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I just love how it turned out and I think it looks great here in my kitchen! Let me know what you guys think!

Thanks for stopping by,

~The Dimestore Gypsy

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Gender Reveal Party for my Brother and Sister-in-Law!

Hello all! So my brother and sister-in-law found out they were expecting again and I got the honor of hosting their gender reveal party! Here’s a few pics from the big day.

 

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For my entry table I made a voting station for the guests. We had them write their name on a piece of paper and then place it in the jar of their guess. Once the reveal was done, we picked a name from the winning jar for a door prize.

I hung an ultra sound pic and some pink and blue confetti from my branches I keep here year round.

 

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For the mantle I made this cute onesie banner and paper fans from scrapbook paper. The “BABY?” sign is from a piece of dollar store foam board and craft paint.

 

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I found some cute tissue paper fans from the dollar store and hung those in my kitchen for a colorful, festive display.

 

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The cupcake rattles was a DIY that I had seen different versions of online. One rattle was vanilla and the other chocolate. I hand frost these the most basic way (with a butter knife) and then arranged them on the board. After that, I placed some white vanilla icing in a zip-lock bag, cut the tip, and used it just like a piping bag to draw the rattles on the tops of the cupcakes. I found some ribbon from my stash and made a bow and placed it right on the base of the circle.

For party favors, we colored some Hershey bars pink and blue and arranged them in a bowl next to the cupcakes for everyone to take.

 

 

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A little fun chalkboard art!

 

 

 

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For the outside area I had a white tent set up and we made a tissue pom-pom “chandelier” that we hung in the center. Both sides had the cutest pink and blue tissue tassel banner swag.

We used white table covers and  mason jars filled with colored crinkle paper and straw picks.

We had a lot of kiddos at the party…moonwalk for the win!

 

 

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A friend of mine found the cutest pink and blue chevron “baby bingo” and “is the price right” cards for games. Be sure to check these sites out for your party needs, they have the cutest stuff!

 

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It’s a Girl!

 

So, we’ll be welcoming another baby girl into the family later this year and we couldn’t be more happy or excited!

Thanks for stopping by and checking it out!

~The Dimestore Gypsy