Beachy Decor from the Thrift Store

Beachy Decor from the Thrift Store

Summer is a great time of year to lean into the coastal decor aesthetic whether you live near the beach or far from it. And while we normally equate beachy decor with shocking price tags, there are a LOT of ways to get the look while staying on budget. Especially if you take some inspiration from these coastal projects, all of which upcycle items you can find at thrift stores or yard sales.Read more ›

The Mood-Boosting Benefits of Houseplants

The Mood-Boosting Benefits of Houseplants

It turns out that looks matter when it comes to houseplants. A joint study by the University of Reading and the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) suggests that houseplants with full, rounded leaves offer the greatest boost to our well-being and mental health wellness.

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Clever Ways to Upcycle Kitchenware and Kitchen Tools

Clever Ways to Upcycle Kitchenware and Kitchen Tools

Just about every thrift store out there has a tremendous collection of kitchen items in stock. From cutting boards to cooking tools and everything in between, their shelves are packed with all the kitchenware you can imagine. But if using these things to create culinary delights in your kitchen doesn’t appeal, then maybe some of these upcycled projects may be more your speed.Read more ›

Projects with Upcycled Clothing

Projects with Upcycled Clothing

When your clothing gets damaged or you simply outgrow it (all those snacks!), it’s easy just to toss it in the trash or the donation pile. But thrift stores get overburdened with piles of clothing and they definitely don’t want anything with stains or holes. Thankfully, there are lots of ideas for upcycled clothing that extend the life of your fashions while keeping them out of landfills.Read more ›

Thrifty Ideas for DIY Home Decor

Thrifty Ideas for DIY Home Decor

Everything is more expensive these days, and yes- that includes thrift stores, too. And while their prices have gone up along with everything else, I still view thrift stores as the best (and most affordable) source for furnishing my home. Perhaps some of these ideas for DIY home decor will inspire you to go thrifting in search of unique and project-worthy decor for your space, too.

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Crafting with Antique Hardware

Crafting with Antique Hardware

Antique enthusiasts don’t just adore old furniture and home decor. Architectural salvage pulled from historic homes before demolition is also a perennial favorite. From stairs to mantels, tiles, and more, architectural salvage stores are full of unexpected treasures. But some of the most affordable pieces come from their selection of antique hardware. And there are lots of ways to upcycle and repurpose those key plates, doorknobs, and hinges in new and clever ways.Read more ›

Upcycle Ideas for Coastal Home Decor

Upcycle Ideas for Coastal Home Decor

I may not live near the coast, but summer always makes me crave that seaside, coastal look in my home. Whether it’s the soothing color palette or all the elements that give beach vacation vibes, I just can’t get enough of it at this time of year. Thankfully, there are a lot of thrifty ways to upcycle items from the thrift store into coastal home decor.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 ›