A Half Year in reView {reFreshing thrifty finds}

It’s my anniversary, well my 6 month anniversary.  I’ve been selling my items at Two Women and A Warehouse ( here and here) since April.  

Thrifty Makeovers

I got all fancy and ordered hang tags.  

If you know me, you know that I love paper products.

I didn’t need these.  But I think they are  perfect.

Perfect until something else catches my eye.

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This photo was from the first day or so.  I am happy to say that 97% of this stuff sold.

The other 3% is buried in the garage, somewhere.

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I was a nervous wreck taking reFresh reStyle in to the world outside of blogging.

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The truck is mine now and I have filled it many times.  Like this day.

See Hometalk Thrifting day here.

Thrifty Makeovers

I’ve done my share of safe makeovers, like a white folding chair.

See details of the painted white chair here.

By safe I mean, paint it white.  They will buy it :)

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I’ve gone out on limb, and painted things bold.  

I painted this turquoise desk and you can see the makeover here

I got a little nervous when it took a few weeks to sell.  Call me impatient.

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It’s been fun, finding pink and frilly things and turning them into this.

This desk was pink and had mini tutus on the chairs, check her out right Here

I loved the stripes so much, I’ve done several versions…I’ll save that for another post :)

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Looking back I’m thankful.  Looking forward, I’m excited about the possibilities.

The Smile picture frame makeover is  Here

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I created this from a frame, chicken wire and Ce Ce Caldwell Chalk paint for details click (here).

Where are your dreams taking you?



  1. 1

    Happy 6 month-iversary!!!! You are one of the hardest workers I know…so glad it is paying off!
    Jessica @ Mom 4 Real recently posted..Glitter Filled Glass Ornaments {Tutorial}

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    Atta Girl Amy says:

    Happy anniversary. I am about four months in to my retail ventures. It’s a wild and scary ride, but fun too. I’m just wondering if I’ll ever get my garage back for parking. So happy for your success. I hope to go junking with you again.

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    debbiedoos says:

    Congratulations to you my friend! I am so happy for you. Pursuing your dreams and being so successful with it all.
    debbiedoos recently posted..Dollar tree Christmas party announcement

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    Happy Anniversary – I am new to blogging and that was a big leap for me – I can’t imagine putting my work out in a shop…but you are a very talented DIY’er and blogger – and your projects are always so wonderful…Congrats on putting your fears behind you and taking that leap…I will be following along here to see where life brings you next
    Cheryl @ The Creative Me and My McG recently posted..No Sew Curtains!

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    Shannon Fox says:

    So glad you took the leap! I know it’s been a balancing act, but oh so fulfilling for you!!
    Shannon Fox recently posted..Dollar Tree Christmas Party Announcement

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    So happy to see your success! I knew you could do it and do it well! It’s great to get to see it in person :)
    Kim@todayismysome-day recently posted..5 Simple Must Have items for painting furniture

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    So fun to see you out there moving merchandise in the real world!
    That’s great. It motivates me to get busy.
    Deb @Lake Girl Paints recently posted..Tea-Stained Tags

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    Jana says:

    Congrats on your 6 months. All your projects are wonderful, it’s no surprise that you’re doing great at selling to the public. That’s something that I’ve been pondering lately but haven’t made that scary leap. Maybe in 2013 it will come to pass.
    Jana recently posted..Vessel Bowls for the bath

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    Congratulations on the success of your paint projects. I tend to be more of a simple gal, but I love that bold turquoise desk! Your hang tags are beautiful.
    Shauna @Satori Design for Living recently posted..Pinterest for Holiday Inspiration

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    Bliss says:

    Besides having one of the best little names for a shop outside of Texas, I can’t help but think of Dolly Parton every time I read it.

    Bliss recently posted..Halloween Wrap Up

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    Cindy says:

    Congratulations! Hopefully I’m not far behind you. :)

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    Lori says:

    I remember the day you posted that picture of your booth!! So exciting!! Your new look is also beautiful!! Fun and fresh!! Have a great evening!! ~ lori
    Lori recently posted..Weathered Gray Coffee Table

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    karin says:

    happy happy happy anniversary!!! I knew you would do great! I am so glad you did go out on a limb and start selling..the world is a prettier place because of it!

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    Linda@Coastal Charm says:

    Happy Anniversary Debbie!!! Isn’t this the best job ever? I love it and I am happy to hear that you do too. Looks like I went to the same thrift store that you shop at:)


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    Paula V says:

    So happy to see you doing what you love. I have been “junking” and repurposing things for about 3 years now. I would love to take the leap you have. Any suggestion?

  16. 16

    you have done a wonderful job…and more to come. Well done, love your REfresh REstyle projects!
    Daniela @frugal ain’t cheap recently posted..Informal and elegant table setting

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