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My House Tour -Full of Before and After Pictures (And 9 Year Blog Anniversary!)

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You guys! I just realized that last week was marked 9 years of this blog! What?! That is just completely crazy. I feel like I just started blogging two years ago. Thrifty and Chic is seriously almost a decade old....which totally makes me sound way old! :) Since my blog is 9 years old, that means I have been living in my house for 10! I remember first stepping foot into this place; I totally had that feeling that everyone talked about. We almost didn't even look at it. This listing was in a bottom pile of houses that were on the market that we could afford, and technically had the correct attributes, but the pictures on the MLS were far from beautiful. We looked at houses probably for about 2 months, and started scratching at the bottom of the pile. We went to this house "because it was in the area". And little did we know that it would be our future home. It was perfect! Better than any other listing. Thank goodness for horrible MLS pi…

DIY Board and Batten in the Living Room and Other Board And Batten Tutorials

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You guys, I finally did it! I got over my fear of ruining my walls and all the 'what-ifs' and did it! I finished the board and batten throughout my living room! It only took me two years to do it :) 

Two years ago, I decided to put some board and batten up on the walls adjacent to my living room walls to break up the beige in my house. At the time, I had beige carpet, tile, couch and walls. It was a huge beige eyesore :) I have always wanted to paint all my walls white. That would seriously be my dream, but my house has 20 feet ceilings and that would either put me in the hospital doing it on my own or cost me an arm and leg hiring it out. So, I just dealt with it. I knew that adding board and batten would give me the look that I wanted, it was easy and cheap to do, but I just kind of did a whole freak out over what if I'm ruining something that is already good? You know? I can't just paint the walls back to the original color. I would seriously have to paint all 20 fee…

Small Space Storage and Hidden Storage Ideas

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I absolutely adore our house. Fell in love with it the moment I stepped foot into it. Fell so much in love with it, I totally overlooked the lack of storage it had available. We live in about 2000 livable square feet, which sounds like a lot for some, but within that square feet, it's just a lot of open space and absolutely no closets. We only have clothing closets in each room -no utility closet, no coat closet, no linen closet, no pantry, etc. It becomes quite the nightmare trying to find places to put things. So, over the years, I have developed a way to house the 'overflow' items. 

1. Armoires. As mentioned before, I have no coat closet. So, I have had to get crafty in where to put the coats that come on and off 5 times a day during winter. We have a lot of coats, so I had to come up with a few. First option was creating a 'closet' out of an armoire. I placed this in my front room, it's stylish yet functional! It also hides…