Drab2Fab Friday: Creatively Living

Hi, I'm Katie and I blog over at Creatively Living.
Here is my super awesome, sort-of crazy family, that bears with me through all my 
DIY, thrifting, junk yard adventures!

Here I am below. Yes, that is a junk yard I found on the way home from work. This kind of thing is not out of the ordinary.

I'm so excited to be on Bella Nest's Drab 2 Fab series today! 

I'm going to take you on a little tour of my entryway that I have adorned with thrifting finds and dollar store items. 

Below are a couple pictures I found from before we moved in.

This one is mainly the dining room, but you can see the yellow entryway door, to the right. 

Here's a pic mid-way through the painting process, and pre-tile. I have no idea why my laundry is there?

Here is the after. I will note after the pictures where I acquired everything.

Jars and some of the candles: Goodwill
Welcome sign: Ross on clearance due to a scuff. 

Uptown sign (name of a older shopping area up the road): Yardsale $7. Didn't have to do a thing to it!

Curtians: originals from the 1940's. I added the brown and recovered the pull-shade. 
Mirror and glass containers: Tent clearance at Craft Warehouse
Peace and Hope sings: $1 Christmas ornaments at Walmart
Sliver Dish: Goodwill

Dresser: Goodwill $25!
Large frame: Thrift store $3! I used drywall to back it, and painted it black. The other frames are from the Goodwill also. 

The sign says, "As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord".
The picture....is WAY too old. (I have two more kids now...time to change it!)

Cloche: Yardsale 
Lamp base and candle: Goodwill (I used fabric around it)
Plant and grass rocks: Dollar store
Lamp shade: Walmart
Stick table runner: Yardsale (I think originally from Potterybarn)

Vase: Goodwill. I dressed it up with burlap and a strip of fabric
Sticks: outside and Hobby Lobby
Pic frame: Dollar Store
Tray: Christmas clearance at Walmart $2

That's about it! I've put this room together over the past four years. There are a few things I'd like to change, but for now, it will stay...until I find some other great items while thrifting!

Thanks so much for having me Holly and Bella Nest readers!



  1. STUNNING!!!! Every Last Detail- I am in LOVE! You did an awesome job of putting it all together! Love the flow- just amazed at your goodwill finds! Thank you so much for sharing! Truly enjoyed it! -Jen

  2. I just love it all. I am a new follower I hope you visiy me too.

  3. Thanks for the Shout-Out. I love your blog and am now following. Everything looks so awesome.

    Take care.



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