Coastal Farmhouse Seaglass Candles

Coastal Farmhouse Seaglass Candles

I don’t know about your neck of the woods, but it is just wickedly hot here- so much so that I long to stay inside where the A/C blows cold and I can daydream about the elusive cool summer day spent on the coast. And with that idea in mind, I decided it was time to create another beach house décor project.Read more ›

Berry Basket Bookends – Functional Summer Décor

Berry Basket Bookends – Functional Summer Décor

To tell you the truth, I’m not entirely sure why I picked up these vintage berry baskets while thrifting a while back. I didn’t have a project idea in mind and the thrift store had written the price on the side of one of the baskets (the horror!). BUT…for $1.01, I was willing to take the gamble- that someday, a fun project would pop into my head. And you know what? It did!Read more ›

From Outdated to Outstanding: My One-Stop Snack Station

From Outdated to Outstanding: My One-Stop Snack Station

The time has come for a new post for The Good Life Blog (for Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands South Carolina). And this time around, I took a couple of frequently-spotted thrift store items…fused them together…and gave them a fun makeover. In particular, I’m working with an outdated wooden coaster set- you’ve probably seen them yourself! Coaster sets (usually a dark stained wood) that look like small pieces of furniture…Read more ›

Cool & Coastal Upcycled Project Ideas

Cool & Coastal Upcycled Project Ideas

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 ›

She’s Gone Coastal…with DIY Sea Glass Bottles

She’s Gone Coastal…with DIY Sea Glass Bottles

As most of you know, my repurposed and upcycled projects usually come to fruition as a result of (a) my pickin’ adventures across the South, or (b) “shopping” from my junk stash in our garage. But this project has a very different- and unfortunate- backstory.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 ›

DIY Citronella Beeswax Candles in Repurposed Vintage Planters

DIY Citronella Beeswax Candles in Repurposed Vintage Planters

Sitting outside from June through August is not, admittedly, my favorite way to pass time. I have a chronic case of “humidity hair” paired with a damp “Southern glow” all summer long, which means that air conditioning is my seasonal BFF.

But, every so often, we’ll get a luxuriously cool front here in the foothills which knocks down the temperatures and snuffs out the humid air. But you know what continues to persist no matter what?

Mosquitos. The skeeters. Those blood-sucking bugs and all their little friends.Read more ›

Vintage Bandana Bowl Covers

Vintage Bandana Bowl Covers

Summertime- particularly around Memorial Day or July 4th– is typically dotted with any number of BBQs, picnics, and outdoor parties. I love a good potluck and always look wistfully at my collection of antique stoneware bowls while filling a plain Rubbermaid bowl with pasta salad as I prep for a party.Read more ›

Thrifted Glass Lid Hanging Bird Bath

Thrifted Glass Lid Hanging Bird Bath

Once upon a time, we had a hanging bird bath, the concept of which I really liked. BUT, it was plastic and an absolute bear to clean and refill- needless to say, it didn’t come with us when we moved!

Replacing it has been on my upcycling to-do list for quite some time, and I finally set my mind to it. Y’all know I love to create a good outdoor/yard project, too!Read more ›

Thrifted T-shirt Produce Bags

Thrifted T-shirt Produce Bags

When the weather is still cool and Spring is right around the corner, I allow myself to daydream (just a little) about summer. I don’t dwell on the humidity or the bad hair/makeup…and focus on Saturday mornings, when the farmer’s markets roll into town. This post contains affiliate links for your crafting convenience.

Like so many other eco/cost-conscious shoppers, I love to bring my own tote bag(s) to carry my bounty home. AND, I have the most amazing reusable fruit/vegetable produce bags…just not enough of them to carry everything I purchase from the farmer’s markets.Read more ›