The Blogger Spotlight: Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Your-Selfer


Welcome to  “The Blogger Spotlight” series…

As a blogger, I am privileged to work with some fascinating people.  People I would have probably never had the opportunity to meet because they blog from all over the world.

“The Blogger Spotlight” is my way of introducing some of these talented folks to you.  Over the next few months, I’ll be “Spotlighting” some of my favorites.

First up, a very talented DIY blogger from Virginia Beach…




Hi there Redhead Can Decorate readers!

I’m Christy and I blog at Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer, and I am so excited to be hanging out with you today!

As the name of my blog suggests, I move from one project to the next to the next. I love to drag home all kinds of treasures from who knows where and give them new life! I also love to share my outdoor spaces and easy-to-follow sewing tutorials.

I’d love to share a few of my favorite projects with you today…

First up, is this headboard I found a few months ago at a thrift store for $30:


It was pretty scratched up, but that was no problem…

Mason Jar Blue (Junque Boutique Milk Paint) Headboard Bench

Mason Jar Blue Headboard Bench

I turned it into a bench and painted it in this beautiful Mason Jar Blue milk paint!

Here is another thrift store find. This was $69:

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I had this sitting in my garage forever and I must have seen at least four more just like it at various estate sales and antique malls, so I didn’t feel so bad about painting it.

Now it’s one-of-a-kind:

Duck Egg Blue and White China Cabinet

Duck Egg Blue and White China Cabinet

How about an estate sale find? These lovely red painted chairs were $55 for the pair:

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Pretty, no?

They are now…

French Provinical chair makeover

French Provincial Chair Makeover

I don’t just enjoy making over furniture.

Here is a thrift store mirror and frame that were asking for a fresh new makeover:

And after a little paint magic and fabric…

Fabric Framed Mirror from a thrift store frame and mirror!

Thrifty Fabric Framed Mirror

Here is another fun makeover from thrift store parts. This lamp was sent to me from another blogger as part of a thrift store makeover challenge:
I paired it with this frame to make a fun memo board:

Turn a thrift store lamp and frame into a memo chalkboard!

Lamp to Memo Chalkboard

I also love to share easy-to-follow sewing tutorials. If you’re looking to update those faded and worn outdoor cushion covers, I’ve got just the thing:

Sew Easy Outdoor Cushion Cover Tutorial

Sew Easy Outdoor Cushion Covers

If you can sew a straight line, I promise you can make these!

Here’s one more project I’d love to share…something crafty and perfect for Mother’s Day!

Teapot Garden Feature...perfect for Mother's Day!

Teapot Garden Feature

A couple of these projects were part of my March Madness series where I shared 31 Thrifty Makeovers in 31 days.

You can see all the befores and afters of these makeovers here:

March Madness, 31 Thrifty Makeovers in 31 Days!
March Madness, 31 Thrifty Makeovers in 31 Days

Well my time is up…thanks again, Julie for letting me hang out with your lovely readers today!

I’d love to have y’all come visit me any time! 🙂



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profile-picI am a proud Mom, happy wife, and lover of all things DIY. When I’m not taking care of my boys, I love to drag home all sorts of treasures and give them new life. I also share budget-friendly décor and simple-to-follow sewing tutorials. See more at

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4 Responses

  1. She’s so crafty…and super talented! 🙂 Love everything she does!


  2. marie says:

    I love what you did, your projects show a lovely You!. thanks for sharing.

  3. Tina Matteson says:

    I adore her blog!!

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