Vintage Florentine Coaster Christmas Ornaments

Vintage Florentine Coaster Christmas Ornaments

Vintage “Florentine” pieces are pretty common at antiques shops- you know what I’m talking about, right? The gold painted pieces like trays, jewelry boxes, etc.? Well, for years I’ve admired Florentine coasters and always secretly thought about turning them into ornaments. But I couldn’t bear the thought of purchasing a perfectly good, full-priced set and doing that. However…I stumbled upon a baggie of plain gold coasters at a favorite thrift store earlier this year. So, I decided I could DEFINITELY upcycle these without a second thought!Read more ›

Nordic Style Christmas Tree from a Repurposed Coffee Mug Tree

Nordic Style Christmas Tree from a Repurposed Coffee Mug Tree

There I was at the Goodwill Outlet (aka, “The Bins”)…staring at a broken coffee mug tree. It was on top of the pile, likely tossed there by someone who scoffed at its missing arm. But me? I grabbed it…broken treasures are my favorite finds. And an incomplete coffee mug tree was the perfect candidate for a Christmas project. As I mentally disassembled it in my head, though, I realized that I could get TWO holiday projects from it…but let’s get to Project #1 first.Read more ›

Christmas Trees with The DIY Housewives

Christmas Trees 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 Christmas drawing closer, our theme this month is…Read more ›

Vintage Clothespin Bag Christmas “Wreath”

Vintage Clothespin Bag Christmas “Wreath”

If you read through my recent round-up post on upcycled Christmas wreaths, then you may have noticed that I mentioned a new non-wreath wreath that I was working on. And, well…today’s the day I share it with you! A few months back, I found this vintage clothespin bag at a local thrift store. I definitely didn’t NEED it but I couldn’t exactly pass it up, either.Read more ›

Christmas Ornaments from Canning Jar Lids

Christmas Ornaments from Canning Jar Lids

A few years ago, I made these DIY Wreath Ornaments from canning jar lids, after buying a set of mason jars to use as drinking glasses. I had no intention of making another ornament craft with them again…but then thrifting fate intervened. Earlier this year, I came across a bag of canning jar lids…in various sizes, colors, and brands…and I couldn’t bear to leave it behind. So, in the cart it went and here we are with a NEW DIY ornament project.Read more ›

Transforming a Modern Canister into a Vintage Stoneware Crock

Transforming a Modern Canister into a Vintage Stoneware Crock

This project, my friends, was a complete and utter experiment…and I decided that no matter the outcome, I would post the final results. That’s not an easy promise for me to make- the idea of posting a failure would is extremely nerve-wracking and heart-wrenching. Thankfully, though, my crazy idea turned out just fine…and what, pray tell, was that crazy idea of mine? To transform a modern ceramic canister into a vintage-style stoneware crock!Read more ›

Repurposed and Upcycled Wreath Ideas for Christmas

Repurposed and Upcycled Wreath Ideas for Christmas

Last year, I put together a collection of repurposed and upcycled DIY Christmas ornaments– because who doesn’t love creating fun and unusual ornaments for their tree? Well, I feel the same way about Christmas wreaths…incorporating vintage or whimsical elements to give your door festive character! And while DIY wreaths are fun no matter what time of year, I just have a special soft spot in my heart for the winter holiday kind- our bright red door probably has something to do with that!Read more ›

When a Vintage Gun Rack Becomes a Hall Tree

When a Vintage Gun Rack Becomes a Hall Tree

Ok, I know what you’re going to say- “But Sadie, you’ve already repurposed a gun rack before!”. And you’re right, I have…but what can I say? Another one…an older one…crossed my path and I couldn’t resist! It was dusty and cheap, and well…basically tempting me with ideas. So here we are with a second gun rack and a new project!Read more ›

How to Create Craft Paint Storage in Old Drawers

How to Create Craft Paint Storage in Old Drawers

This project came about as a result of an exciting new opportunity for me! A couple of months ago, I became part of the DecoArt Art Room Team. You’ve probably seen DecoArt products (craft paint, decoupage medium, stencils, etc.) at your favorite craft store…and you’ve definitely seen little bottles of their paints in my project photos over the years. They were my favorite brand long before I got a chance to work with them.

ANYWAY…I have a LOT of their products and needed to up my craft paint storage game. I fell in love with this paint storage idea from Create & Babble, and wanted to create something similar. But of course, I wanted to repurpose something as part of my project- so I decided to use old salvaged drawers!Read more ›

Flannel Covered Books for Autumn Décor

Flannel Covered Books for Autumn Décor

I think it’s high time I create another flannel project, don’t you? The weather is finally feeling Fall-ish and I am craving all the cozy plaid…and today’s project also has a special twist. All of my project materials came from thrift stores that benefit an animal-based charity! I’ve partnered with several other bloggers to highlight these lesser-known thrift stores with a collection of fun transformation projects.Read more ›