Sweet & Simple Easter Décor in Vintage Hobnail Milk Glass

Sweet & Simple Easter Décor in Vintage Hobnail Milk Glass

Vintage hobnail milk glass is one of those things that you can actually find in thrift stores from time to time. Some people collect it, but plenty do not…and while I don’t snap up every piece I see, I couldn’t help myself with this oblong dish that I recently found.Read more ›

Modern Flower Frogs with Cheese & Sugar Shakers

Modern Flower Frogs with Cheese & Sugar Shakers

There are certain things that I always find on my thrifting adventures and yet, always pass by- and one of those used to be sugar and/or cheese shakers. I never had a fun or fresh idea for them…until recently. And once I had a vision in mind, I just couldn’t shake it (pun intended)!Read more ›

Pure Whimsy- Cottage Style Spring Décor

Pure Whimsy- Cottage Style Spring Décor

I have to be honest with you- I’ve been feeling a little uninspired lately. It happens sometimes- I get into a DIY funk…my creativity fizzles out…and I feel a little lost. Invariably, I head into my garage or Craft Room to do some tidying up and rearranging when this happens. Why? Because I usually unearth something long forgotten and it’s the shot in the arm that I need to get back in the proverbial (crafting) saddle!Read more ›

Repurposed Vintage Doily Project Ideas

Repurposed Vintage Doily Project Ideas

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. Read more ›

Shotgun!: Country Living Fair 2016 (Lebanon, Tennessee)

Shotgun!: Country Living Fair 2016 (Lebanon, Tennessee)

A couple of years ago, I attended my first Country Living Fair in Atlanta and just had a terrific time. If you’ve never been to a CLF before, here’s what you need to know: they are HUGE events and it’s impossible to see everything in one day…and the booths are amazing, so you’ll be plunking down some hard-earned dollars for unique treasures that you just may never find again. So when I had the chance to attend this year’s Fair in Lebanon, Tennessee (just outside of Nashville), I jumped at the chance!Read more ›

Hashtag Cake Stand: Repurposed for Tic Tac Toe

Hashtag Cake Stand: Repurposed for Tic Tac Toe

Ok, you guys- I went “shopping” in my garage again and decided to finally repurpose this wooden cake stand base. It was one of those “I’ll think of a project later” purchases while thrifting one day… I try not to buy much with that mindset (hello! That’s how hoarding begins!), but it found its way into my cart…and then into my garage…and finally has its day as a project.Read more ›

Vintage Doily Cloche Covers

Vintage Doily Cloche Covers

I know, I know- here I go again with another repurposing / upcycling project using vintage doilies. What can I say, though? There are just SO many possibilities out there! This time, however, I decided to try a crafting product that I’ve never played around with before- fabric stiffener!Read more ›

Goodwill Blogging: From Thrift to Gift

Goodwill Blogging: From Thrift to Gift

A new month means a new upcycled project for The Good Life Blog! If you’ll recall, I was asked to be a part of this fun group of thrifty bloggers, brought together by Goodwill Industries of the Upstate/Midlands South Carolina.

September usually marks the start of “Pumpkin-Flavored-Everything” Season… and for me, that means scrumptious flavored coffee! I guess chilly weather and hot beverages were on my mind the last time I was in my local Goodwill store because while I was in the kitchen section, I found these two cute wooden bins!Read more ›

Vintage Bed Sheet Shower Curtain

Vintage Bed Sheet Shower Curtain

Our guest bathroom is a cute little room- but without a window, is only illuminated by artificial light. As a result- and I’m not sure why I never noticed this before- our existing shower curtain was doing nothing to brighten the room.Read more ›

The DIY Garden Gatherer: A Sling for Blooms

The DIY Garden Gatherer: A Sling for Blooms

Spring fever has definitely hit our house- every weekend, we’re working in the yard and getting our garden beds prepped for a summer of homegrown veggies and fruits. Flowering trees are losing their blossoms as tender green leaves push their way forward- watching the ebb and flow of seasons is truly magnificent.

And now that I’ve recapped last year’s Yard & Garden upcycling projects, I can focus on outdoor projects for Spring 2015!Read more ›