100+ Upcycling Ideas from the Thrift Store Decor Team in 2019

100+ Upcycling Ideas from the Thrift Store Decor Team in 2019

If you are a subscriber to my blog, then you may have noticed a theme on the second Wednesday of each month. That, my friends, is what we call “Thrift Store Decor Team” day! Some of the best upcycling bloggers around (aka, the Thrift Store Decor Team) get together and throw a little makeover party with upcycling ideas for all their secondhand finds. 

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Wood Ornaments with Paper Coasters

Wood Ornaments with Paper Coasters

Each year as Christmas rolls around, I get all excited about coming up with a new DIY ornament project. And this year, I decided to play around with paper coasters. You know the kind I’m talking about, right? Well, I wondered if they could be paired with wood ornaments into something fun for the tree.Read more ›

Shopping in Asheville, NC: Best Antiques, Vintage, and Thrift Stores

Shopping in Asheville, NC: Best Antiques, Vintage, and Thrift Stores

Asheville, NC is one of my favorite day trips. It’s not too far away from where I live, and hosts a number of destinations that my husband and I both love. And I completed a Junkin’ Journey on Asheville early in my blogging days, but over the years, that post has gotten severely outdated.Read more ›

Plaid Christmas Decor with a Faux Skotch Kooler

Plaid Christmas Decor with a Faux Skotch Kooler

For many years now, I’ve admired the look of a vintage Skotch Kooler. It works so wonderfully as plaid Christmas decor, but I rarely find them at local antiques shops. I did, however, find a red Thermos cooler while thrifting earlier this year, and an idea began to form.Read more ›

30+ Upcycling Ideas for Alternative Christmas Trees

30+ Upcycling Ideas for Alternative Christmas Trees

In the world of upcycling, there are two fundamental truths. Anything round (or round-ish) can become a pumpkin and anything triangular can become a Christmas tree. And as much as I love real pumpkins and real Christmas trees, I also love unique versions such as the alternative Christmas trees that I’ve gathered for your inspiration.Read more ›

Amber Glass Bottles for Fall Decor

Amber Glass Bottles for Fall Decor

I’ve been an avid collector of antique bottles for many years now. But in all those years of hunting down my collection, I never once picked up any amber glass bottles. My eyes went straight for the aqua and green bottles, and now I’m kicking myself for passing them by. Because they are positively PERFECT to use in fall decorating. Read more ›

Secondhand Slim Down: Twenty Pounds Gone!

Secondhand Slim Down: Twenty Pounds Gone!

Once again, I’ve gone a couple of months since checking in with you on my weight loss journey. I sincerely apologize for the long periods of silence on my end…but I *do* love the large chunks of weight that disappear in between! Previously, I alluded to a curve ball that had been thrown my way – and I can finally talk about that, too. But first…let’s revel in the fact that I’ve lost a total of 20 pounds!Read more ›

Boho Style Halloween Jack-o-Lantern

Boho Style Halloween Jack-o-Lantern

Earlier this year as I worked on my Thrift the Look: Boho Decor blog post, I thrifted and collected a bunch of small terracotta pots. I’m not much of a gardener – indoors or outdoors – so the clay pots went back into the garage when I was done. But as October drew closer, I started to wonder how one would look as a Halloween jack-o-lantern.Read more ›

Creepy Coasters for Halloween with Hazard Labels

Creepy Coasters for Halloween with Hazard Labels

The thrift store is a never-ending source of surprises, is it? Just when you think you’ve seen it all, the thrift store throws you yet another curve ball. That’s how I felt when I kept finding rolls and rolls of hazard labels. They had been scattered across the store, so I turned it into a scavenger hunt to find them all. With Halloween on my mind, I also decided that I needed a roll for myself for a little project…Read more ›

Halloween Cookie Cutters as Needle Felting Supplies

Halloween Cookie Cutters as Needle Felting Supplies

I can’t recall when or how I first heard about the craft of needle felting. But it is a technique that I’ve admired for a while and wanted to try out. A friend of mine told me that the easiest way to learn was to use cookie cutters as needle felting supplies for shaping the wool. So, when I thrifted these Halloween cookie cutters, I knew it was time to give felting wool a go!Read more ›