Thrifty: Lazy Susan Revamp

It's been quite a while since I posted about any of my thrift store finds. So I thought I'd share :) I picked this lazy susan up at one my typical thrift stores I go to a while ago. I had originally planned on using it on the dining room table, but I change the table runners so often that it just wast actually getting used. So I decided that the craft table was the perfect location. 

Thrifted lazy susan revamped for keeping frequently used craft supplies handy

My initial plan was for their to be nothing on the craft table, but let's face it. I am constantly working on something so there are always craft supplies out everywhere. So that's when I decided that the lazy susan could go in the middle and hold the things that I use most often.  

Thrifted lazy susan revamped for keeping frequently used craft supplies handy

When I bought it, the lazy susan was a dark brown wood, which did not go with the craft table table. So like basically everything else I own, I painted it gold!! I just used two coats of paint and it was ready to go. 

Thrifted lazy susan revamped for keeping frequently used craft supplies handy

So far I love the convenience of it. It holds my frequently used items and it looks cute. So it's perfect! Happy Wednesday lovelies! xo Britt

Thrifty: Suitcase Turned Card Holder

For today's Thrifty Thursday project, we turned a small, vintage cosmetic suitcase, that we got for only $2 at a thrift store, into a card organizer.

We love having a lot of cards on hand. You never know when the occasion will arise that you will need one. When you don't have time to make one, like here, it's nice to be able to just grab one, write your message, and send it to someone.

Thrifty Thursday - DIY Card Box || myonlysunshineblog


  • suitcase
  • measuring tape
  • cardstock
  • pencil & pen
  • scissors
  • straightedge

Note: We used a few old manilla folders that we had instead of cardstock.

Thrifty Thursday - DIY Card Box || myonlysunshineblog
  1. Measure the height and width of the inside of your container.
  2. Print this, trace and cut out as many as you need. The template is based off of our measurements, but you can easily adjust this according to your needs. If your size differs, use the template and a straightedge to make your own template.
  3. Once all of your dividers are cut, use a pen to label them.
    • We went through our cards and decided what different categories that we needed.
    • We just simply wrote the category of our sections on our dividers. If you want to get fancy, you can decorate with paint, stickers, washi tape, paper, or anything else that you would like. :)
  4. Place your dividers in the suitcase, and separate your cards into the necessary sections.
Thrifty Thursday - DIY Card Box || myonlysunshineblog
Thrifty Thursday - DIY Card Box || myonlysunshineblog

If you find a cosmetic suitcase like ours, you can take advantage of the tray that sits on top of the cards. We used ours to hold pencils, markers, washi tape, stickers, and even stamps. This allows you to have everything in one place when you need it.

Note: We use washi tape and stickers to seal our envelopes, but they can also be used to decorate the inside of your cards.

Thrifty Thursday - DIY Card Box || myonlysunshineblog

While you are thrift shopping, you can be on the lookout for any kind of container that will fit cards in it. This concept can be adapted to fit any size container.

If this project inspires you to make your own card organizer, take a photo and tag us on instagram or twitter. We'd love to see your projects! xoxo, Britt + Sky

Thrifty: Fashion Edition

So I am sure by know you are aware of our love for shopping at thrift stores and garage sales. We have found some of the coolest things while shopping at them. The great thing about thrifty shopping is that you can find awesome things without spending a fortune. Today's addition of Thrifty Thursday includes cute clothes we have found for just a few dollars!


First up we have a cute Peter Pan Collar dress. Typically these dresses retail for around $35, it felt like we were stealing this one by paying  just $2!


Next, we have a royal blue top with lace shoulders. This shirt can be used as casual or paired with a nice necklace for a classier look. A top like this would normally retail for around $30, but we picked this one up for just $1.

Thrifty Thursday - Fashion Finds - Myonlysunshineblog
Thrifty Thursday - Fashion Finds - Myonlysunshineblog

This black sundress is great for a day of shopping or even a night out. Sundresses normally sell for about $35, we found this cute one for just $2 at a garage sale.

Thrifty Thursday - Fashion Finds - Myonlysunshineblog

Here we have a Peter Pan Collar tank, similar to the first dress. This tank can be paired with a cute pair of dress pants to give off a more professional vibe. This type of tank can be bought at most stores for around $35, we found this at a garage sale for only $1!!


Last we have a simple, red and black dress. This sort of dress can be found for up to $25, but once again we got a great deal and only paid $3 (and it was brand new with tags!)

Thrifty Thursday - Fashion Finds - Myonlysunshineblog

You can find great deals at the thrift store or even a garage sale. Before you shut out the idea of going to a thrift store, try it! Go to a couple (because not all thrift stores are good) and see what you can come up with! Thrift shopping can help you find things that no one else has and save money. Not all clothes you find at a thrift store are going to be perfect or your style, but before leaving the store empty handed think of the potential some clothes have. Even if you find something that you only kind of like, you can always add to it or change it up a bit to fit your personal style. With thrift shopping the things you can create are endless and its not a huge investment so you can feel better about trying different things! We always find awesome things we never imagined we could use. That's the great thing about thrift shopping, you never know what great treasures you will find.

When you go, take photos and tag us on instagram! We'd love to see what you find! Happy Thrifting! xoxo, Britt + Sky