My Upcycled Herb Garden, Part 3: Shoe Stretchers

My Upcycled Herb Garden, Part 3: Shoe Stretchers

After successfully sowing herb seeds in thrifted muffin tins…and then transplanting the seedlings into larger pots displayed on a vertical shower caddy, I’m wrapping up my three-part Upcycled Herb Garden series today! And what, pray tell, could my third part be about? Well…funny you should ask.Read more ›

Bread Basket Weaving- Farmhouse Style

Bread Basket Weaving- Farmhouse Style

Sometimes you go thrifting and find absolutely nothing…but then other times, your cart simply isn’t big enough for the bounty. Maybe the latter part is a slight exaggeration, but I did feel like I struck thrifter’s gold the other day. Or maybe thrifter’s silver is more like it! Because, my friends- someone cleaned out their grandmother’s (or mother’s) silver bread basket collection and dropped them off at the ole’ Goodwill.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 ›

My Upcycled Herb Garden, Part 1: Muffin Pans

My Upcycled Herb Garden, Part 1: Muffin Pans

Real Life Confession- I love the idea of gardening more than I love actual gardening. Can anyone else relate? I also look forward to summer Saturday mornings with girlfriends as we bop from farmer’s market to farmer’s market.

BUT. But…I still enjoy having planted herbs around as the weather warms up! So, this year, I’ve decided to do a three-part herb gardening upcycling series…starting with today’s post: Part 1- Muffin tins!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 ›

Junkin’ Journey: Columbia, South Carolina

Junkin’ Journey: Columbia, South Carolina

2017 is underway, which means it’s a new year of junkin’ journey road trips! To kick it off, we recently headed down the highway to my home state capital: Columbia, South Carolina. Now, Columbia isn’t all that far away from me…and I don’t really know why I waited so long to explore the vintage/junking scene there!

Before I begin, though, I want to give a special shout-out to my Columbia-area friends that recommended some of the places that we hit- so thank you to Shanika Pichey, Melissa at Restoration 41, and April Blake! They pointed me in the right direction and helped shape my itinerary with some great suggestions.

Speaking of which, ready to see where I went and what I loved?Read more ›

Hook, Line, and Sink-Oar: A Coat Rack

Hook, Line, and Sink-Oar: A Coat Rack

I’ve hinted at it on Facebook…and again in my Best of 2016 post- the idea of cabin-themed projects this year. My in-laws are putting the finishing touches on a cabin in the North Georgia mountains- which means I get to add a new facet to my blog! Whether decorative, functional, or both, I will periodically do cabin-themed projects…and when the cabin is done and ready, I’ll be sure to start including links and pictures so you can see it!Read more ›

Junkin’ Journey: Marion and Black Mountain, North Carolina

Junkin’ Journey: Marion and Black Mountain, North Carolina

It’s hard to believe that 2016 is nearly complete, but we were lucky enough to find a weekend to squeeze in one final junkin’ trip this year. As you may remember, I have a particular fondness for the Appalachians in the fall- when the leaves on the trees wash the mountains in a perpetual sunset and “Nature’s glitter” swirls and twirls behind the car as we zoom by.

This time around, we didn’t go too far from home and explored towns along Interstate 40 just east of Asheville, North Carolina- focusing on Black Mountain through Marion. We checked out a BUNCH of shops but I’ve narrowed down my favorites- as highlighted below…Read more ›

Christmas Ornaments using Vintage Tea Strainers and Chandelier Crystals

Christmas Ornaments using Vintage Tea Strainers and Chandelier Crystals

There was a small but elegant chandelier just inside the front door of my childhood home. And one of the few cleaning tasks I actually enjoyed helping with was taking off the dangling crystals and giving them a yearly bath. Fast forward 30-some-odd years, and I still love a pretty chandelier crystal…so when I found this bag of…umm… “Phone Supplies” while thrifting, I squealed with glee.Read more ›

“Thrifter-Upper” Farmhouse Coffee Sign

“Thrifter-Upper” Farmhouse Coffee Sign

It’s a new month which means I’ve created new project for The Good Life blog- the DIY/Lifestyle blog hosted by Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands South Carolina that I am a contributor for. Now that cooler weather is approaching (hurray!), I thought a coffee-themed project would be wonderfully seasonal.Read more ›