Friday Feature, Life as a Thrifter

This week I’m featuring Holly’s blog, Life a as a Thrifter. She was once a kindergarten teacher and is now a stay at home mom to a busy toddler. Her obsession with thrifting has enabled her to create a home that is lively, bright and so welcoming!  She’s created so many beautiful, unique things from cast off pieces. In her words,

I got on an orange and green kick long before we bought the house, and I’m happy to say, I still love it today.  (You’ll see even more of this in the kitchen.)  There’s something about bright colors that have always made me feel good . . . they’re fun and energetic.

Take a look at the color that welcomes you as soon as you enter.


These pops of bright color make me want to explore and see more.

oh happy day foyer

You immediately sense that this gal has a unique style.

orange kitchen

I personally love everything about this orange kitchen but understand that bright colors are not for everyone.

orange room

This area is the breakfast nook, now used as a pretty sitting area and the formal dining room is the informal dining area. Bright color everywhere! I love the bold print on the chairs.

dining room

What happy spaces! Notice the little chair on the buffet.

chalkboard coffee table 2

A 15 dollar bench was spray painted with chalk paint and is now a very kid friendly coffee table.

laundry room

More color in the laundry room and notice the wooden hangers holding photos.  Great idea!

master bedroom

In the master, 85% of the room was decorated with thrift shop finds or handmade items. That’s pretty impressive!  The Mr. and Mrs. mirror above the bed was created with a dry erase marker.

dog art


Baby Talk magazine featured her adorable nursery and I’ll bet it’s been pinned a million times!

Life as a Thrifter certainly shows us how to bring your personality into your home to create your own style. Are you inspired? There’s lots more on her blog, go take a look!


With so many great blogs all over the blog-o-sphere, Friday Feature  is a way to showcase other bloggers while gaining lots of decorating inspiration. If you have a project or makeover that you think is feature worthy,  please email me or leave a comment.

Boy is it hot outside! If I had a pool I’d be in it! I’ve been working on my cabinet project and finishing up little projects inside, painting a bathroom vanity and hanging stuff on the walls in the family room. My slipcovers for the family room chairs are finally done and I’ll be posting them soon.  I started redecorating this room in January…..I’m a slow decorator Eye rolling smile but still chugging along.


Thanks for visiting! Debbie (((xx)))

4 thoughts on “Friday Feature, Life as a Thrifter

  1. I love, love, love the orange coat rack! I also love seeing that the green and orange go together so well. Thanks for visiting me. Great meeting you at Haven!!

  2. What fun! You are right- the colors are too bright for ME to live with everyday but I LOVE seeing them in someone else’s home. It is a bright, happy looking place with LOTS of personality. What a great post- xo Diana

  3. Very colorful decorator with a lot of grounding style that settles all that color without allowing it to float off. I like it a lot.

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