Key Hook Cabinet Makeover (and Almost Disaster)

Key Hook Cabinet Makeover (and Almost Disaster)

Most of the time- emphasis on “most”– my projects go off without a hitch, or at least with hitches that are few and far between. But, this project almost ended up in the trash from my frustration- which is hard for someone like me to admit. Thankfully, though, I was able to power through my vexation for this cute little key hook cabinet that I found on a thrifting adventure.Read more ›

Junkin’ Journey: Durham, NC

Junkin’ Journey: Durham, NC

A free weekend at Casa Seasongoods often results in a “Junkin’ Journey” trip for us- or, in other words, a weekend spent exploring a new southeastern city/town in search of amazing vintage/secondhand treasures. This time around, we zoomed in on Durham, North Carolina- a city that had been on my junkin’ radar for an awfully long time. The timing was perfect- the weather was set to be sunny and clear (albeit, cold!) and the Duke men’s basketball team had an away game (it IS February, after all)…so we hit the road in search of treasures, creative inspiration, and fun junkin’ memories.Read more ›

Valentine’s Day Projects with The DIY Housewives

Valentine’s Day Projects with The DIY Housewives

If it’s the first Wednesday of the month, then that can only mean one thing- it’s time for a new collection of project ideas from The DIY Housewives! This means that a group of my blogging friends (The DIY Housewives) will be sharing an older project as part of a themed collection. Sometimes, the theme will be seasonal…or based on a project material…or possibly a room in your home. No matter what, each collection will be a wonderful way to find timely inspiration in one compact posting- plus, you’ll get to know new bloggers and some of their favorite older projects. And with our calendars reading February, it’s a good time to focus on…Read more ›

Vintage Cross-Stitch Reusable Grocery Bag

Vintage Cross-Stitch Reusable Grocery Bag

I consistently find old needlework pieces on my thrifting adventures- be it cross-stitch, needlepoint, crewel work, or otherwise. And I have a hard time passing them up! But then I think, “What in the world will I do with all these?”

And so was the case with this larger cross-stitch- it had a great retro / country vibe…which, while not my personal style, is kind of trendy again with the farmhouse / Fixer Upper obsession. As I hemmed & hawed, I couldn’t help but think that it would make a fabulous graphic on a reusable grocery bag…Read more ›

5-Minute Vintage Valentine Candy Box Wreath

5-Minute Vintage Valentine Candy Box Wreath

When I was a little, I simply adored the heart-shaped Valentine candy boxes that lined the grocery and drug store shelves. Frilly, lacy, ruffle-y, covered in flowers- the busier, the better, as far as I was concerned. Each Valentine candy box was a gaudy piece of art that I couldn’t get enough of. And as I was brainstorming ideas for Valentine’s Day décor projects this year, my mind tripped back a few decades to those boxes…and a repurposed 5-minute wreath idea came to life!Read more ›

Winter Décor with a Snowy Stenciled Sled

Winter Décor with a Snowy Stenciled Sled

When I spotted this outdated decorative sled at Goodwill, the calendar read May and our southern summer was beginning to rear its ugly, sweaty head. I tossed it in my cart and filed it away as a Christmas project for later that year. Well, wouldn’t you know it, but Christmas came and went…and the sled was still collecting dust in my garage. That’s when I decided to ditch the red and green for icy blue and silver, to transform the sled into winter decor.Read more ›

Craft Supply Giveaway – January 2018

Craft Supply Giveaway – January 2018

After having so much fun with these “Craft Supply” or “Craft Junk” giveaways last year, I decided to do them yet again in 2018…and similarly as before, they will occur quarterly (January, April, July, October). And I’ve recruited a whole bunch of blogger pals to join me…which means you could potentially win any number of boxes of goodies- how does that sound?Read more ›

Stencil Storage in a Repurposed Magazine Rack

Stencil Storage in a Repurposed Magazine Rack

I have a confession to make- I’m REALLY excited about today’s project post. Not only did it solve a storage problem I had, but it’s also an announcement of sorts. I’ve joined the “Thrift Store Décor Team”, which is a group of the most amazing upcycling/transformation bloggers around. Once a month, we all repurpose a thrift store piece (something small- no big furniture) to post on the second Wednesday of the month. And at the end of my post, you’ll see ‘before’ photos of their projects with direct links to click on for the ‘after’ results! These are ladies I’ve followed and admired for YEARS, so it’s pretty humbling for me to be included.Read more ›

Organization and Storage Projects from The DIY Housewives

Organization and Storage Projects from The DIY Housewives

If it’s the first Wednesday of the month, then that can only mean one thing- it’s time for a new collection of project ideas from The DIY Housewives! This means that a group of my blogging friends (The DIY Housewives) will be sharing an older project as part of a themed collection. Sometimes, the theme will be seasonal…or based on a project material…or possibly a room in your home. No matter what, each collection will be a wonderful way to find timely inspiration in one compact posting- plus, you’ll get to know new bloggers and some of their favorite older projects. And with a New Year just starting, it’s a good time to focus on…Read more ›

Christmas Magazine Storage in a Vintage Picnic Basket

Christmas Magazine Storage in a Vintage Picnic Basket

This, my friends, is what I like to call a “Post-Christmas Christmas Project”, if that makes any sense. It all started with this little vintage picnic basket that I found on a thrift store shelf. I thought it had the cutest shape (like a briefcase) and I chuckled over how dainty it seemed…compared to normal picnic baskets.Read more ›