Oval Frame “Easter Eggs”

Oval Frame “Easter Eggs”

I can’t quite explain why I love vintage oval picture frames so much…but I just DO! And when I see them in thrift shops, I snap them up, no questions asked. While brainstorming for new project ideas (by tidying up my Craft Room), I realized something:

Oval picture frames look a little like Easter eggs…Read more ›

Mini Gardening in Vintage Spring Jars

Mini Gardening in Vintage Spring Jars

Several years ago, before I even started my blog, I created some Spring Jars with little garden and Easter scenes. I just thought they were the cutest things ever- y’all know I love miniature ANYTHING! And when I reposted the old photo on my Facebook page, the positive response was overwhelming- so, here we are, with a long overdue project post.Read more ›

Retro Kitchen Décor with Vintage Seed Packets

Retro Kitchen Décor with Vintage Seed Packets

So here’s a little secret of mine…as a blogger who needs to constantly crank out new projects and ideas, I sometimes feel the need to “re-repurpose” elements of projects past. Between cost savings and re-using items I already have, it’s a win-win for me- I just hope you guys don’t mind!Read more ›

Goodwill Blogging: Straw Tote Door Décor

Goodwill Blogging: Straw Tote Door Décor

It’s the last day of March so I hope you don’t mind if I squeeze in one more Good Life Blog post from me this month!! And with Spring flowers really coming in to high bloom season, it’s truly appropriate- and stunning, I promise!Read more ›

A Thriftastic Woven-Ribbon Easter Basket

A Thriftastic Woven-Ribbon Easter Basket

Here we are again with my latest installment for The Good Life Blog! If you’re new to my blog, I write a post (or 2) every month for The Good Life Blog, which is the official blogging page for Goodwill Industries of the Upstate/Midlands South Carolina. And because it’s March and Easter is right around the corner, I decided to create my own Easter basket!Read more ›

20 Fun & Functional Garden Décor Project Ideas

20 Fun & Functional Garden Décor Project Ideas

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 ›

A Bed Spring for a Spring Bed: DIY Nesting Material Holder

A Bed Spring for a Spring Bed: DIY Nesting Material Holder

Creating repurposed and upcycled projects for the yard- particularly birds- is something I just can’t stop doing! But this one is different- I promise. This idea came about from two unrelated thought paths in my head: (1) What could I repurpose to create a holder for nesting material?, and (2) When will I finally be creative with a old, rusty bed spring?Read more ›

Gardening Garb Clip Board

Gardening Garb Clip Board

I will be the first to admit that this project is pretty darn simple. But it evolved from a very real need- actually, a *few* very real needs. First, I was in my crafting room and emerged determined to use up some of my supplies…and second, I have a TERRIBLE habit of ripping off my gardening gloves in the garage, tossing them about, and then having a devil of a time finding them again.

So here we are- with a simple, but hopefully very useful project using salvaged wood, vintage clothespins, and some picture hanging wire.Read more ›

“Souper” Simple Herb & Vegetable Planter in a Retro Soup Mug

“Souper” Simple Herb & Vegetable Planter in a Retro Soup Mug

Springtime is definitely the season for parties. Bridal showers…baby showers…Mother’s Day…you get the picture. And while the requisite bottle of wine or bouquet of flowers is a perfectly pleasant hostess gift, sometimes you just want something a little more unique and/or memorable. AND, let’s not forget the need for teacher appreciation or end-of-school-year gifts!Read more ›

Industrial Light Cover Bird Cage

Industrial Light Cover Bird Cage

Do ya’ll remember when I made my Light Cage Luminaria during the holidays last year? Well, I’m about to repurpose an already repurposed project…Read more ›