Portable Potting Bench

Portable Potting Bench

Every Spring and Summer, my Pinterest and Facebook news feeds are filled to the brim with big, beautiful potting benches! Whether constructed from pallets or old doors, or even a genuine vintage potting table, they are stunning and, well, LARGE. But, here’s the thing- I’m a gardener on a very small scale…I simply don’t have the space for the classic potting bench. So, I set forth to create something on a smaller scale…Read more ›

My First Makeunder: DIY Library Card Catalog

My First Makeunder: DIY Library Card Catalog

Y’all know I love me some spray paint…or any paint, for that matter. And usually when I work on a thrift store piece, it involves ADDING paint- but not this time. Read more ›

“Ensconced” Organization for Gardening Tools

“Ensconced” Organization for Gardening Tools

A couple of years ago, I made a simple repurposed clip board for our gardening/work gloves– both of us had a bad habit of flinging them off in the garage and struggling to find them the next time we needed to wear them! And let me tell you- having the clip board has been a life (and glove) saver! So, when I found these outdated bucket sconces at a thrift store, I decided make something similar for my gardening hand tools.Read more ›

Upcycling Alchemy: Turning Fiber Baskets into “Metal”

Upcycling Alchemy: Turning Fiber Baskets into “Metal”

Ok, I have to admit- after the exciting results from my DIY Windmill Project, I became obsessed with the spray paint I used. And so, while this newest project isn’t exactly complicated- it’s one of those “DUH!” projects that is ridiculously simple, but warrants a post nonetheless.Read more ›

A Sad Footstool Gets Re-Tooled

A Sad Footstool Gets Re-Tooled

Ready for my latest contribution to The Good Life Blog, the official blog of Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands South Carolina? For this month’s project, I decided to focus on an old (but sturdy-framed) footstool that caught my eye in the furniture section.Read more ›

Hudson’s Bay Inspired Winter Décor

Hudson’s Bay Inspired Winter Décor

The colorful stripes of a Hudson’s Bay Point Blanket are burned into my childhood memory, thanks to a great-uncle in Canada. He had gifted one to my parents as a wedding gift, and it came in awfully handy during the classic Chicago winters of my childhood. And while the blanket itself is long gone, I was able to purchase an amazing tote bag using one that had been repurposed! 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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

DIY Wrapped Canvas Embroidered Wall Art

DIY Wrapped Canvas Embroidered Wall Art

Maybe it’s the warmer weather…or maybe it’s the yards in bloom, but I’ve been on SUCH a vintage bed sheet (covered in flowers, of course) kick lately. I make a beeline for the linens section in every thrift store now, and have come away with a LOT of fabric. I love using sheets in projects, and decided to pair up my vintage sheet obsession with my burgeoning love of needlework projects. This post contains affiliate links for your crafting convenience.Read more ›