Category Archives: DIY

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A bowler hat, plaid blazer, striped pants, a pencil skirt, white blouse, little string bow tie, hip hop jeans or a plaid flannel shirt… Some glitter, costume jewelry or pages from a book… These are the beginnings… or the bones if you will… of a great Thrifted Halloween Costume! Halloween costumes can be spooky or they can be fun… Looking for […]

Make & Take at the Philly Home & Garden Show

How cute is this! Succulents in tea cups! Charming and really easy to add a little vintage fun to your space. Make and Take this craft and a whole lot more at this year’s Philly Home and Garden Show  January 15 – 17, 2016 at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks! Show goers can get their […]

Sometimes you just gotta paint!

Another in our continuing series by guest blogger, Denise Sabia of The Painted Home.   Sometimes I just gotta paint! I fell in love with this vintage dresser at my favorite thrift store – IMPACT Thrift     When I see drawers with wood details, turned legs and wheels, I can’t resist. So I scooped this […]

Create a (temporary) New Family Member!

Days are getting chilly and the leaves are starting to change color… Fall is in the air! Nothing says Fall like a friendly scarecrow welcoming your guests… or scaring away crows! This is a great family-friendly project or project for a fall birthday party, scout troop or youth group. At Impact Thrift, we’ve created a kit […]

How to Shop for What Pops!

Meet Vittoria Woodill… TV personality, Fashion Blogger and most recently… Impact Thrift’s Fashion It Girl. Growing up in Northeast Philadelphia, Vittoria shared a one and a half bedroom home with six people, but the tight living situation never slowed her down. In fact, it made her learn how to “stretch a penny” while maintaining a […]

Be My Valentine | DIY | UPcycle | REpurpose

Here’s our take on a fun and easy project… one of the most popular on Pinterest right now! If you can draw a dot… you can turn glassware, ceramic mugs or vases into a wonderful gift for your special someone! The best part is, with the right paint pens and an oven, your design can be permanent […]

Turn a Dresser into a Kitchen Island

Way back in the Spring (well, it wasn’t that long ago) we hosted Denise Sabia and Jennaphr Frederick for a segment of Good Day Philadelphia on FOX29… DIY or BUY.  Denise began the process of turning an old dresser into an island – and here is the complete project step-by-step. Denise, thanks for sharing! hey there. I’m Denise Sabia from […]

Fraternal Twins: DIY Upcycle Ugly to Adorable!

A continuing series by guest blogger, Denisa Sabia of The Painted Home: cute, right? But, boy they were ugly babies…   I hardly ever sand. But these little suckers needed it. They were coated in a really junky black coat of paint on the top. And, voile! It’s a boy!    And a girl! Twinzies.   […]

DIY Inspiration: Turn Bath Towels into a Braided Rug

So, you love your bath towels… but they’re looking a little worn, a little shabby, ready to be replaced? But the color is perfect and you’d really rather not get rid of them… Here’s an idea to give them more life by turning them into a wonderfully thick and absorbent braided bathroom rug! It’s really […]

From Thrift Store Find to Fabulous!

Another in a continuing series by Denise Sabia of The Painted Home! This is how I found this piece. I knew right away I loved the lines of it. And the construction was great! I found this dresser with great lines and in perfect shape the first thing I did was wipe the entire piece […]