Category Archives: used furniture

DIY Reupholstering an Ottoman: It’s Usually Something

One do-it-yourself (DIY) project I haven’t tackled since college (and that college chair was, well, pretty ugly by the time I was done) is reupholstering. I saw a sweet (but beat up) ottoman at Goodwill. I paid $5 for it and brought … Continue reading

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Mirrors: Giving New Life to Old Things

We are renovating/sprucing up our 13-year-old Victorian-style home. I think layering old things and new things gives our home a lived-in yet beautiful vibe. That’s one reason why I thrift: to find old items that I can use as is … Continue reading

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Thrift Shopping: Dirty Little Secret or Brag Worthy?

Curb cruising and thrifting (okay, and dumpster jumping in the old days) is part of who I am. I’ve rescued worn down and cast-off furniture and home accessories from curbs all over the tri-state (okay, and beyond) area. I love … Continue reading

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Outdoor Christmas Decorations: Arizona Style

Day 4 of Fun in the Sun with My Mom Living my life on the East Coast in a state where we celebrate all four seasons (that would be Spring Summer, Fall and Winter for those of you who might … Continue reading

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Fajitas, a Restaurant, with a Side of Goodwill (and Some Upscale Retail)

Grass Doesn’t Grow Under Our Feet 80 degrees, sunny with a slight breeze. Can you feel it? No? I did today (bwahahaha to my friends in the frozen Northeast). Me in my shorts and t shirt and sandals. Fajitas were … Continue reading

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Consignment Shopping and Used Furniture Retailers

I’ve Died and Gone to Resale Heaven Most of you already know that I like to rearrange furniture, pick stuff up from one part of the house and move it to another (as well as repurpose others’ castoffs that they … Continue reading

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A Day in the Garden

With Some Necessary Deviations I looked like crap, but I had a smile on my face. I got to work in my garden most of yesterday. I started at 8:30 by pulling out the canvas drop cloth and sanding, wiping, … Continue reading

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Cast Off!

Furniture! Not a Boat! Bulky Waste! I have succumbed to the lure of our town’s bulky waste days: free furniture, albeit some of it in need of repair/repaint/repurpose. I have wakened my sleeping monster. I have my old adrenaline rush … Continue reading

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