DIY/Thrifty Decorating, Furniture Makeovers, House Updates

Thrifty Kitchen Makeover – Week 3 (And a Big Mistake!)

Welcome to Brown Dog Vintage!  This week, I’m starting my 3rd week of the $100 Room Challenge!  In case you aren’t familiar with this challenge, here’s the scoop.  Erin from Lemons, Lavender, & Laundry started this great challenge a few years ago.  Each person has 4 weeks and $100 to makeover a room. It’s meant to show… Read More Thrifty Kitchen Makeover – Week 3 (And a Big Mistake!)

DIY/Thrifty Decorating, Furniture Makeovers, House Updates

Thrifty Kitchen Makeover – $100 Budget, Week 2

Welcome to Week 2 of the $100 Room Challenge!  What was I thinking????   Just kidding, but I’ll admit, this is a huge undertaking.   I know by choosing to paint the kitchen cabinets that I am in for a ton of work!  If you missed week 1, definitely check out my plans – here!… Read More Thrifty Kitchen Makeover – $100 Budget, Week 2

DIY/Thrifty Decorating, Furniture Makeovers

6 Ways to Get Smells Out Of Furniture

If you’re into thrifty decorating, you probably know that secondhand/vintage furniture is a budget friendly way to add great style to your house.  For me, this is a no brainer.  I’m pretty cheap (or frugal if you’re being nice about it).   And, I happen to love old furniture.  But what happens if you find… Read More 6 Ways to Get Smells Out Of Furniture

DIY/Thrifty Decorating, Furniture Makeovers

Plant Shelf Makeover using Citristrip

I found an amazing plant shelf on Craigslist last year and it’s the perfect addition to our small back patio.  However, take a lesson from me.  If it’s going outdoors in the blazing sun and the elements, do not paint it with interior paint –  no matter how many coats of polyurethane you add –  It will… Read More Plant Shelf Makeover using Citristrip