Craft Junk Giveaway – October 2018

Craft Junk Giveaway – October 2018

Can you believe that it’s time again for a Craft Junk Giveaway? And that it’s the last one this year? If you’re new to the concept, I wrangle up some of my favorite blogging friends and we all fill boxes with everything upcycling and crafting. We do this quarterly, creating “Craft Junk” giveaway boxes full of vintage pieces, thrift store treasures, and a few fun DIY supplies!

And now that October is officially here, that means it’s time for the fourth and final quarterly craft supply giveaway of 2018. So, let me show you how my giveaway box came together…Read more ›

Haunted House Décor with an Upcycled Picture Frame

Haunted House Décor with an Upcycled Picture Frame

When I first spotted this piece at Goodwill, it had been casually left in a basket of scarves and belts, as if the originally buyer had changed her/his mind. And as soon as I saw it, I thought, “Oh, look- a haunted house picture frame!”. But upon further inspection, I realized it was just an aging Victorian house picture frame.

But a picture frame that could BECOME haunted house décor…

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Upcycling Old Yearbooks into Halloween Spell Books

Upcycling Old Yearbooks into Halloween Spell Books

There are a LOT of tutorials for DIY Halloween Spell Books out there, and I’m not here to reinvent the wheel. But, I’ve wanted to create my own versions for a while now and it wasn’t until I found a couple of old college yearbooks while thrifting that an idea took root.Read more ›

Stenciling with Metallic Paint for a Touch of Glam

Stenciling with Metallic Paint for a Touch of Glam

Stenciling with metallic paint is something I’ve wanted to try for a while now, and I finally had the chance recently. I wanted to share my most recent thrift store makeover with you (that I stenciled with metallics), but first, there’s a bit of a backstory that I first want to share.Read more ›

Vintage Lake House Décor from the Thrift Store

Vintage Lake House Décor from the Thrift Store

Welcome to the latest installment in my “Thrift the Look” series! As you might recall, this is a blog post where I take an inspiration photo from a magazine and recreate it as best I can using thrift store treasures and minimal DIY. And this time around, the style/theme is Vintage Lake House Décor.Read more ›

30+ Upcycled Fall Decor Project Ideas

30+ Upcycled Fall Decor Project Ideas

Every year, I look forward to the “-ber” months…September-December…for an abundance of reasons. Certainly the end-of-year holidays are wonderful, but more importantly, I simply love Fall. When I was younger, I loved going back to school for all the non-educational reasons: back-to-school clothes, boys I hadn’t seen all summer, football games. So, it should come as no surprise that I REALLY love upcycled Fall decor projects…and I suspect I’m not alone.Read more ›

Industrial Metal Card Catalog from Upcycled VHS Tape Drawers

Industrial Metal Card Catalog from Upcycled VHS Tape Drawers

I can’t be 100% certain, as I’ve not visited EVERY thrift store across the globe, but I’m 99% certain that every thrift has old VHS tape drawers (or cassette tape drawers) on their shelves. You know the ones I’m talking about, right? Usually 2 or 3 drawers wide…faux wood grain…stackable, etc?

Well, I decided that I needed to come up with a great reuse idea for them (because they’re so plentiful). And I knew exactly what I wanted to try to achieve: creating a DIY industrial metal card catalog table using this pair of old VHS tape drawers.Read more ›

Creating Wall Art from Architectural Salvage

Creating Wall Art from Architectural Salvage

For someone who loves architectural salvage so much, I don’t work with it often enough. Sure, I’ve created a few projects in the past, but far fewer than those using, say…thrift store finds. So, I’m here to add another repurposed architectural salvage project to my collection- this time, using pieces of gingerbread trim that I spied at Maliasmark’s booth during a Vintage Market Days event in Asheville, North Carolina.Read more ›

Pumpkin Sign Fall Décor from a Repurposed Wooden Paper Plate Holder

Pumpkin Sign Fall Décor from a Repurposed Wooden Paper Plate Holder

Sometimes, I find a potential project piece while thrifting and I have NO IDEA what it even is. That was what happened recently, when I stumbled across this oddly shaped wooden rack. So, I posted it on my Facebook page and asked for help identifying it. Within moments, dozens of people happily informed me that it was a paper plate holder!Read more ›

DIY Japanese Fishing Floats (from Thrift Store Glass)

DIY Japanese Fishing Floats (from Thrift Store Glass)

What happens when you first publish a blog post in July of 2014, only to find out a few years later that the craft product you used is no longer made and off the market? Well, this happens: republishing the project and tutorial entirely, starting over from start to finish…and re-making my 2014 DIY Japanese Fishing Floats, but with a new (and improved) paint product AND far more blogging expertise under my <tool> belt.Read more ›