Thrift Shopping for Botanical Decor or Garden-Inspired Decor

Thrift Shopping for Botanical Decor or Garden-Inspired Decor

With a new season comes a new opportunity to Thrift the Look for another style of home decor. And as Spring approached, my blogging friends and I decided that Botanical Decor or Garden-inspired Decor would be fresh and perfect for this time of year.Read more ›

Tole Painting a Large Serving Tray for Spring Decor

Tole Painting a Large Serving Tray for Spring Decor

Now that I’m doing the right thing and staying home, I can’t breeze by a thrift store for project inspiration. Instead, I went “garage shopping” and decided that this large serving tray was ripe for upcycling. I needed a relaxing activity to calm my nerves and thought that tole painting the tray might be just the ticket.Read more ›

Upcycling Projects and Ideas for Bohemian Style Decor

Upcycling Projects and Ideas for Bohemian Style Decor

It seems as if the current trend of Bohemian style decor is a direct result of backlash against farmhouse decor. Whereas farmhouse style decor is very neutral at its core, boho decor is vivid in color and has a “more is more” mentality. The only decor theme my home has is “secondhand” versus an actual decorating style. But I find myself frequently drawn towards the colorful playfulness of Bohemian decor.Read more ›

Artificial Topiary Trees in Vintage Candlesticks for Spring Decor

Artificial Topiary Trees in Vintage Candlesticks for Spring Decor

Do you ever spot something at a thrift store, see the price, and start laughing maniacally to yourself because the thrift shop is crazy? Crazy for thinking someone will pay the price on the tag? Well, that happened to me when I spied these vintage candlesticks. I left them on the shelf for some other sucker to overpay for, but they haunted me. Whispering to me to upcycle them into bases for artificial topiary trees…

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A Recipe Holder from Vintage Kitchen Utensils

A Recipe Holder from Vintage Kitchen Utensils

Full disclosure- I originally posted this project for a recipe holder in August of 2014. And while I don’t like to be the kind of blogger that re-publishes old content, I’m making an exception for this one. It’s a super simple craft project and uses vintage kitchen utensils, which I happen to have a weakness for.Read more ›

30+ Recycling Project Ideas for a Wine Lover

30+ Recycling Project Ideas for a Wine Lover

Love it or hate it, wine is a VERY popular drink of choice for many of us. And if you also happen to be a crafter AND a wine drinker? Even better. Between wine cork projects and wine bottle crafts, there are all kinds of recycling project ideas out there for a wine lover.Read more ›

Paint Brush Holder by Upcycling a Nail Apron

Paint Brush Holder by Upcycling a Nail Apron

Even though I already upycled something into a paint brush holder, I had an idea that I wanted to try out. And it involved a nail apron, or one of those canvas aprons that workers used to wear (or maybe still wear?) at hardware stores.Read more ›

Retro Canisters for Vintage Kitchen Decor

Retro Canisters for Vintage Kitchen Decor

Whenever I’m at an antiques mall and see a set of retro canisters, I always pause and ponder if I need them. You know the kind I’m talking about, right? Tea and coffee canisters that come in different sizes, often labeled in a vintage or mid century modern font?Read more ›

Upcycling Ideas for Vintage Hardware

Upcycling Ideas for Vintage Hardware

For as long as I can remember, I’ve had a soft spot for vintage hardware. From keyhole covers to antique door knobs to old hinges and beyond, I love it all. Generally speaking, architectural salvage can be big and bulky, like reclaimed lumber or porch columns. And while those are all fine and good, I usually beeline for the salvaged hardware when I’m at an architectural salvage store.Read more ›

Winter Cabin and Rustic Chic Decor

Winter Cabin and Rustic Chic Decor

“Thrift the Look” is one of my favorite challenges that I do as a blogger. If you’re new to my blog, then “Thrift the Look” is when I take a gorgeous photo of a home decor style and recreate it with items from the thrift store and upcycling when necessary. Today, the theme is Cabin decor; but more specifically for me, I’m working on decor for a winter cabin with a touch of rustic chic.Read more ›