Buffalo Check Tray Décor for Autumn

Buffalo Check Tray Décor for Autumn

*** This post contains a giveaway for four (4) Early Buying Event tickets to Vintage Market Days: Columbia Metro on October 27-29. Please look for the Rafflecopter Widget towards the end of the tutorial for your chance(s) to enter and win! ***

This project, my friends, was driven entirely by my obsession with one of Funky Junk Interiors’ most recent stencils. She created PLAID stencils for her Old Sign Stencil Shop, and I have been positively mad for the Buffalo check version. For the longest time, I had no idea what I’d use it on…until I spied these quirky wooden cafeteria-style trays…Read more ›

Talk of the Town #90

Talk of the Town #90
Welcome back to Talk of the Town!
 
Happy Tuesday, everyone! If you missed it last week, I’m currently giving away two VIP passes to Vintage Market Days: Nashville Metro…and there is one day left to enter. But have no fear- I’ll be giving away tickets to MORE Vintage Market Days event…maybe in a city near you! So, please stay tuned as I roll out one giveaway after another over the coming weeks.

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Upcycled Alcohol Ink Glass Pumpkins

Upcycled Alcohol Ink Glass Pumpkins

Every now and then, I choose to work on a project based on a crafting technique, as opposed to a really unique repurposing idea. And this, my friends, is one of those projects! Back in the Spring, I spotted this glass pumpkin at the thrift…autumn was months away, but I had a flickering idea. I’d been looking for a way to try out alcohol ink paints for a long time…and wouldn’t this piece be a great opportunity to play around with them? Read more ›

Horse Brass Tablecloth Weights

Horse Brass Tablecloth Weights

I don’t exactly know why, but when I think of anything horse-related, I imagine it in an autumn setting. I can’t really explain why this is, and maybe it makes no sense…but when I think of horses, I think of plaid blankets, leather accessories, and crisp Fall air. I know, it’s silly- but I can’t disconnect the two!

So, when I was at a thrift store the other day, rifling through one of their “Rummage Boxes”, I spotted a vintage horse brass…and then I saw a whole collection of them. I held them in my palm for a moment, running my hands over the smooth glowing medal, transferring their weight from hand to hand, and an idea came to mind. And in automatic Sadie fashion, I knew it was meant to be an autumn project.Read more ›

DIY Power Outage Lantern from a Broken Clock Cabinet

DIY Power Outage Lantern from a Broken Clock Cabinet

A funny thing happened to me on a thrifting adventure…I came across this…thing…and I just wasn’t sure what it was! But, I’m a repurposing blogger, so I bought it in case I had an idea. THEN, I found a second one that was more complete! Now I knew what it was…and I had two of them. But a project formed in my head- so I repurposed one and set the other aside to be given away! (Giveaway near the end of the post…)Read more ›

Bourbon Bottle Pumpkins & Gourds

Bourbon Bottle Pumpkins & Gourds

It’s been over a year since we’ve been allowed to recycle glass in our area- and every time I have to toss a glass bottle, it breaks my heart again and again. And in the year (plus) that has passed, we have most definitely altered our shopping habits to be more mindful of this problem. But there are simply some things- like bourbon!- that only come in glass. After our junkin’ journey trip to Louisville, our interest in bourbon grew, so we’ve been in a bit of a quandary.Read more ›

Basic Kitchen Shelf to Modern Farmhouse Decor Storage Bins

Basic Kitchen Shelf to Modern Farmhouse Decor Storage Bins

Not too long ago, I had a REALLY fortuitous thrifting trip- as I drove home, I realized I had found materials for nine different projects. NINE! Maybe the thrifts were all freshly replenished, or maybe I was wearing a most impressive thinking cap, but either way, it was an adventure for the record books. And this plain kitchen wire shelf/rack was one of my finds.Read more ›

Mountain Cabin Brochure Holder

Mountain Cabin Brochure Holder

A funny, but true story- I picked up this heavy wooden magazine holder two years ago. I didn’t know what I’d end up doing to or with it, but it was so heavy and well-made that I couldn’t pass it up. But, it sat in our garage for all that time…and I was just about ready to put it in our donation pile. Right before I had given up hope, though, I posted it in a fun upcycling group on Facebook and asked for DIY ideas. One of the other members said that she’d use it in her lake house to hold brochures for renters, and I had a HUGE “Duh!” moment. This would be PERFECT for the cabin in Blue Ridge!Read more ›

Condiment Caddy Succulent Planter

Condiment Caddy Succulent Planter

I recently went on a thrifting adventure in Spartanburg, SC- a town not too far from where I live (and where I was recently interviewed for their local paper!). And let me tell you- the thrifting angels were singing from above, because I found future project after future project, driving home with a car load of fun finds. And one of those finds? This darling little vintage condiment caddy.Read more ›

Using Vintage Butter Molds to Make Decongestant Shower Melts

Using Vintage Butter Molds to Make Decongestant Shower Melts

I think I’ve mentioned this before, but I suffer from chronic sinus congestion and headaches. And for my fellow sufferers, I feel your pain- literally! I’m always on the hunt for new and better ways to relieve the pressure and pain. I love to use the steam of a hot shower to open everything up, sometimes with the help of decongestant shower melts. Historically, I’ve always used the store-bought kind…but I recently had an epiphany while on a thrifting adventure.Read more ›