Making a Password Book / Password Organizer with an Address Book

Making a Password Book / Password Organizer with an Address Book

Here we go again with another upcycling idea of mine that maybe doesn’t warrant a blog post – but I’m doing one anyway! There I was in my in-laws’ rental cabin and my mother-in-law mentioned that she needed a password organizer from an office supply store. I didn’t actually realize that a password book or password logbook was a “thing”, to be perfectly honest.Read more ›

Decorative Garden Stones from Jelly Moulds / Copper Molds

Decorative Garden Stones from Jelly Moulds / Copper Molds

Years ago, I made a mosaic stepping stone that featured an outdoor key hider underneath it. More recently, I had a hankering to try playing with concrete once again. But this time, I decided to use some jelly moulds or copper molds from the thrift store to make decorative garden stones.Read more ›

30+ Upcycling Ideas for Industrial Decor

30+ Upcycling Ideas for Industrial Decor

One of the more recent home decor trends that I never get tired of is Industrial Decor. Not only do I love the rustic, almost masculine feel to the elements (reclaimed wood, metal, worn leather), but if you think about it, industrial home decor is a product of upcycling. But upcycling on a grander scale. Once developers started repurposing old factories and mills into loft-style apartments, artisan workshops, and commercial space, people were drawn to that industrial look. Read more ›

Matching a Jewelry Music Box to an Antique Dresser

Matching a Jewelry Music Box to an Antique Dresser

Whenever I find a jewelry music box on my thrifting adventures, I get excited. I love listening to the plinky sounds from the music box (if it still works) and trying to “Name that Tune”! So, when I found this little music jewelry box on the Goodwill shelves, I was immediately smitten.Read more ›

Secondhand Slim Down – Losing the First Five Pounds

Secondhand Slim Down – Losing the First Five Pounds

I know it’s been several weeks since I last checked in on my weight loss journey and secondhand slim down. The honest truth? I didn’t have much to report! I haven’t fallen off the gym wagon at all, but progress has been slow. However, I’ve officially lost 5 pounds which seemed like the perfect benchmark to blog about!Read more ›

Upcycling Picture Frames into Camping Decor

Upcycling Picture Frames into Camping Decor

The first time I posted a Hudson’s Bay Blanket – inspired project, I thought of it solely as winter decor. Those classic Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC) blankets are made of wool, after all, right? But, a few of my readers commented that the stripes actually reminded them of summer camp. So, I decided to revisit the project for summer – think of it as summer camp decor or camping decor.Read more ›

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

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

Western North Carolina is one of the prettiest places, full of mountains and adorable small towns. And one of those towns is Hendersonville, NC. Just south of the larger and more well-known Asheville, Hendersonville is about as charming as it gets. AND it happens to be a treasure trove of thrift stores and vintage / antiques shops waiting to be explored.Read more ›

Bohemian Decor with Antique Bottles and Metal Buttons

Bohemian Decor with Antique Bottles and Metal Buttons

Several years ago, I upcycled metal buttons into Boho jewelry that resembled old coins. I loved how it turned out and wanted to reuse that same “craft” in a new way. But, this time I’m using the metal buttons to make Bohemian decor to decorate some of my antique bottles.Read more ›

Re-Trending from Country Decor to French Farmhouse

Re-Trending from Country Decor to French Farmhouse

Country decor pieces from the 1980s – covered in ducks, geese, and hearts – are a pretty common sight in thrift stores. And while the motif is outdated, the pieces often have good bones and are made of heavy, solid wood. This magazine stand was no different and I decided that I could “re-trend” it from country decor to the look of French farmhouse pretty easily.Read more ›

30+ Upcycling Ideas for Vintage Lamps and Lamp Shades

30+ Upcycling Ideas for Vintage Lamps and Lamp Shades

There are a LOT of old and vintage lamps at thrift stores. And don’t even get me started on the lamp shades! It is positively amazing how many there are to choose from. But the good news is that there are a LOT of upcycling ideas for them both. From antique lamps to old brass lamps…to painting lamp shades, there are any number of ways to revamp them.Read more ›