Shopping in Charlotte, NC: Best Antiques, Vintage, Architectural Salvage, and Thrift Stores

Shopping in Charlotte, NC: Best Antiques, Vintage, Architectural Salvage, and Thrift Stores

Ever since we moved to the Carolinas, I’ve really fallen in love with Charlotte, NC. It’s just the right-sized city for me- big enough to have it all and “feel” like a city, but not ridiculously overwhelming or impossible to navigate. And so it’s high time for me to blog about shopping in Charlotte, NC – specifically looking for the best antiques, vintage, architectural salvage, and thrift stores in Charlotte (and Concord, NC, as well).Read more ›

Vintage Farmhouse Decor with Architectural Salvage

Vintage Farmhouse Decor with Architectural Salvage

When I spotted a pair of plain bookends at the thrift store, I knew right away that they could become stunning vintage farmhouse decor with the right pieces of architectural salvage. I just needed to find the right “bits” to complete my vision.Read more ›

Utensil Caddy Paint Brush Holder (And More Craft Storage Ideas)

Utensil Caddy Paint Brush Holder (And More Craft Storage Ideas)

Craft room storage and organization are a constant struggle for me, so it’s on my mind a lot. And this entire post started out when I found a utensil caddy while thrifting. At first I wasn’t sure what I’d do with it, but I realized later on that it would make the PERFECT paint brush holder.Read more ›

30+ Upcycling Ideas for Vintage Light Fixtures

30+ Upcycling Ideas for Vintage Light Fixtures

Vintage light fixtures are a source of constant upcycling inspiration for me. Whether a glass globe, swag chandelier, porch light, or otherwise, there are endless repurposing possibilities for them. And if you have a Habitat ReStore nearby, then you know there are a TON of vintage light fixtures available for upcycling ideas and projects.Read more ›

Industrial Heart Decorations for Valentine’s Day with Heart Shaped Cake Pans

Industrial Heart Decorations for Valentine’s Day with Heart Shaped Cake Pans

As I was going through my Valentine’s Day projects, I realized that every single one was red and/or pink. And while that’s not exactly shocking (it IS V-day, after all), I wanted to switch it up and go in an industrial decor or primitive decor direction using some heart shaped cake pans I found while thrifting. My plan? To create industrial / primitive style heart decorations!Read more ›

30+ Craft Storage / Craft Organizer Projects

30+ Craft Storage / Craft Organizer Projects

I’m fairly certain that one of the universal truths in the crafting world is that craft supply or craft room organization is a CONSTANT struggle. Whether it’s beads, small bottles of paint, sewing notions, or paper ephemera, there is an unending need for craft storage and a craft organizer for each and every material.Read more ›

Upcycling a Ring Box into Valentine’s Day Decor

Upcycling a Ring Box into Valentine’s Day Decor

It was pretty funny if you think about it- shortly after Valentine’s Day last year, I kept finding the same ring box while out thrifting. It hailed from Kmart and apparently the recipients didn’t care for the little box. I snapped up one and then another, determined to turn them into Valentine’s Day decor.Read more ›

Using Barnwood to Fix a DIY Birdhouse

Using Barnwood to Fix a DIY Birdhouse

Several years ago, I saw a “junk shop” decorative birdhouse in an antiques shop. And while I didn’t make the purchase, I never forgot how cute it was. So, when I found this broken DIY birdhouse while thrifting, it seemed like I had been given a second chance at a junky birdhouse. I just needed to fix it up and I already had the right piece of barnwood to do it!Read more ›

Upcycling a Christmas Wreath into a Winter Wreath

Upcycling a Christmas Wreath into a Winter Wreath

I didn’t intend on making a winter wreath this year…but the thrifting fairies clearly had different plans. During the holidays, one of my local thrift stores had an abundance of plain, beat up Christmas wreaths. I had already made a Christmas wreath, but decided to nab one for future use.Read more ›

Winter Decorations Inside Industrial Light Fixtures

Winter Decorations Inside Industrial Light Fixtures

Even though I’ve already made waterless snow globes before, I wanted to make a NEW version. You see, I found these industrial light fixtures (or jelly jar lights) at my Habitat ReStore and thought they’d be wonderfully upcycled into snow globes. But instead of making Christmas ones, I wanted to create winter decorations instead.Read more ›