What is it about a vintage doily that make it so attractive to play around with? All I know is that that: (1) vintage doilies are beautiful, (2) they’re abundant, and (3) they are full of project potential! Whether you just display them…or use them to embellish something…or truly repurpose them, they are a favorite of mine- and I suspect, a favorite of many of you, as well. As for me? Well, I’ve been known to use them in multiple projects…Read more ›
Like a bull in a china shop…
Especially when “the world” is the china shop and “ 2016 ” is the bull! It’s been a rough-and-tumble year for many folks across the globe and I suspect that there are more than a few of us that are happy to bid farewell to such a pummeling year.
But there were a few bright spots (for me)- like the Chicago Cubs winning the 2016 World Series- and yet another tremendously satisfying year of blogging. Even when the world seems like a dark, dark place…the light in my workshop flickers to life and I can repurpose-DIY-upcycle-create through it all. And then I get to share it with you! (Both the hits AND the misses, haha!)Read more ›
After I made three different repurposed flannel shirt projects last year, one thing became abundantly clear: Y’all LOVE flannel shirt projects! And I’m right there with you, I love them, too (obviously)!
So, I decided to seek out other repurposed flannel shirt ideas to share with you as we dive deeper into the cooler months. Plaid is the official color of the season, is it not?Read more ›
Last year around this time, I put together a round-up of Repurposed Classroom Items (globes, rulers, desks, etc.). September is all about back-to-school, after all! But along those same lines, it conjures up the idea of Friday Night Lights and all things sports. Upcycling sports equipment is something I’ve dabbled in, but only with tennis rackets. I’ve upcycled racket heads into oversized cross stitch…Read more ›
It’s hard these days to get away from the idea of “Farmhouse Style”- not that I WANT to get away from it. In fact, I completely understand its appeal. However, I have a very difficult time defining and describing it. It’s almost as if it’s a culmination of the best aspects from shabby chic, industrial, and primitive styles.Read more ›
For years and years, I lived near the coast in South Florida- both on the Atlantic side and the Gulf side. And even though I am now landlocked in the Appalachian foothills, I still enjoy the tranquility of coastal décor- whether it’s the white/aqua/tan color palette or the childhood beach memories it conjures up, there’s just something about it that’s breezy and relaxing. I mean, really, who knew décor could feel breezy?Read more ›
With Memorial Day behind us and July 4th on the way, it’s easy to get swept up in all things red, white, and blue. Luckily for everyone, there are some GREAT repurposed / upcycled patriotic project ideas out there- and I’m happy to contribute some myself.Read more ›
It’s no secret that Yard & Garden upcycling projects are some of my favorites- in fact, I’ve made way too many planters, bird baths, and other garden décor pieces to even mention individually!Read more ›