Category: Windows

Simplify Your Space


My my new motto for the last several months has been simplicity. Life can be so so crazy with work, kids, school, sports…the list goes on and on.

It’s important to remember what really matters in life. Simplicity allows more time and energy for the important things. They are actually not things at all…they are the people you love.

We painted our daughters’ bedrooms in the fall before school started. We dejunked and simplified their spaces so they could start back to school on the right foot.

We made a DIY vanity for our oldest by installing a floating shelf, and adding a stool. This is a great option if you don’t have a lot of space for a large vanity.


This once black mirror has hung in a couple different rooms in our house (yes, I like to change things up quite often). A coat of white paint gave it a fresh, crisp look.


We scored this small table and shelf for free at a local church “free” yard sale. Can you believe the table was red and the shelf was bright green?

Paint can definitely give new life to old items. Don’t be afraid to use leftover wall paint too. We added a stool so it could function as a desk.

I cannot wait for garage sale season to start! We paid $1 for this solid wood mirror. It was definitely outdated but we had a vision…


Here is our new chalkboard! My handsome hubby used 2 different colors of chalkboard spray paint.


We are going to jazz it up with a cute quote and hang it this weekend. I can’t wait to show you how it turns out.

Enjoy the simple things and stay tuned for more treasures!


Look Beyond the Window


thrift store finds: tables, candleholders, pillow

I have always been the the type to take my Christmas décor down right after New Years.

I decorated with whites and silvers this year, and I am not ready to put it away just yet. The winter white creates peace and tranquility in our living room.

The cabinet shown below is one of my best treasures.  It was only $25 on the Offer Up website.  It is super SOLID!


The winter white goes well with my second-hand tables shown below.

They were $30 each on a Facebook yard sale group. They are very solid, and great for displaying my thrift store treasures.


thrift store finds: tables, bowl, lamps, window

We looked beyond the window by turning it into a picture frame.  It turned out great for displaying our family vacation photos.

We bought 4 of these windows on a Facebook yard sale group for $5 each. My husband used white chalkboard paint and sand paper to complete the look.


old window – painted, sanded, added 8×10 pictures

I hope you are taking time to see beyond the window this winter!

Stay tuned for more of my thrift store treasures.