4th of July Crafts and Upcycled Projects

4th of July Crafts and Upcycled Projects

Memorial Day, Flag Day, and July 4th always mean a lot of red, white, and blue throughout the summer here in the USA. Thankfully, thrift stores and yard sales are full of items just waiting for a patriotic makeover! So, if you’re looking for some new star-spangled decor projects to work on, these 4th of July crafts will definitely inspire you.Read more ›

Crafts to Make with Embroidery Hoops

Crafts to Make with Embroidery Hoops

Ahh, the embroidery hoop- often associated with cross stitch and other needlepoint crafts. But embroidery hoops have a TON of potential, many of which have nothing to do with a needle and thread. Here are some unique and fabulous upcycles you can make with embroidery hoops to get you inspired.Read more ›

Tin Can Crafts

Tin Can Crafts

Soup, beans, coffee- tin cans are a staple in our pantries and ultimately our recycle (or trash) bins. But if you want to save some room in your bins, then set aside those cans for some of these tin can crafts and project ideas.

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Framed Coastal Wall Art on Sandpaper

Framed Coastal Wall Art on Sandpaper

Not too long ago, I found a wonderful treasure at a Habitat ReStore: a framed Navajo sandpainting. It was such a special and unusual find, but the sandy texture sparked a most peculiar idea. Could I create something beachy with a similar texture? Some framed coastal wall art, perhaps…Read more ›

Craft Ideas for a Beachcomber

Craft Ideas for a Beachcomber

So, you’re a beachcomber and you’ve gone for a walk that resulted in handfuls of coastal treasures. Seashells, driftwood, sea glass, and more. Perhaps you want to craft with them or find ways to display them in your home. If that’s the case, you’ve come to the right place with plenty of inspiration for all of your treasures.Read more ›

Upcycling and Decorating with Vintage Brass

Upcycling and Decorating with Vintage Brass

You may have noticed in recent years that vintage brass has made a comeback in a very big way. What had once been banished to the back of thrift store shelves is now front and center in vintage boutiques. Vintage brass candle holders, lamps, mirrors, and more are once again in vogue. But what to do with all of it? Well, let’s go through a few ways to decorate with or upcycle it all together.Read more ›

Coastal Candle Holders with Sea Glass Paint

Coastal Candle Holders with Sea Glass Paint

Clothing, books, clear glass- these are some of the things that overwhelm thrift stores. Which means, of course, that I love coming up with new upcycle ideas for them. So, today I’m sharing some coastal candle holders that I made with glass vases that I found at one of the Habitat ReStores here in Charlotte.Read more ›

Fantastic Organizers to Upcycle for Your Entire Home

Fantastic Organizers to Upcycle for Your Entire Home

When people ask me how to start upcycling, I always go back to organizers and storage-type projects. Because a lot of things can organize and “hold” items, whether they were originally meant to or not. The bottom line is that the thrift store is FULL of potential organizers and holders; sometimes you just need the right project idea to see it.Read more ›

Antique and Thrift Stores in Savannah, GA

Antique and Thrift Stores in Savannah, GA

During the second half of my corporate career, I had the luxury of traveling to Savannah, GA many times to meet with clients. It quickly became one of my favorite coastal destinations. AND it just so happened to be a hotbed of antique and thrift stores, as well. At the time, I put together a short junkin’ journey blog post detailing my favorite shops.Read more ›

Upcycle Ideas for Sewing Supplies

Upcycle Ideas for Sewing Supplies

From buttons to spools and zippers to tables, old sewing supplies end up at thrift stores, yard sales, and antique shops all the time. Cookie tins of notions or jars filled with wooden spools are a common sight and ideal for any number of projects. But even if you aren’t a sewist, those sewing supplies are ripe for repurposing, as well- no stitching required. So, if you’re interested in a few upcycle ideas for notions and such, you’ve come to the right place.Read more ›