Metal Pumpkins for Modern Fall Decor

Metal Pumpkins for Modern Fall Decor

Ok, so, there I was in the thrift store when I stumbled upon what I THOUGHT were metal pumpkins. But, upon further inspection, I might have been a little off. The first one, well…it might have been a pear…Read more ›

Blue Fall Decor with a Pumpkin Throw Pillow

Blue Fall Decor with a Pumpkin Throw Pillow

Back when I was writing my book, “Crafting with Flannel”, I thrifted several shirts that were pretty enough to photograph as-is for the book. One of them sported an assemblage of colors that made me think of Fall in a funky and alternative way. So, I set it aside for a year, mulling over several ideas, including a pumpkin throw pillow.Read more ›

Repurposing Projects for Old Technology

Repurposing Projects for Old Technology

Whether you realize it or not, thrift stores are full of old technology. And by old technology, I mean all sorts of things- old computer parts, VHS tapes, typewriter tables, and even photo albums. The relics of old technology are as discarded as the tech itself, which makes them ripe for repurposing projects, if you ask me!

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Upcycling Jewelry into Wine Glass Charms

Upcycling Jewelry into Wine Glass Charms

One of my very first blog posts was making these upcycled wine charms. At the time, I had been given some vintage Cracker Jack prizes that I repurposed for the blog post. But because it had been so long since I made them, I decided to make a new set of wine glass charms. And this time I’d do so by upcycling jewelry instead.Read more ›

Boho Bookends as Botanical Home Decor

Boho Bookends as Botanical Home Decor

A pair of plain wooden bookends at the thrift store is ALWAYS going to catch my eye. I mean, a plain wooden ANYTHING will do the same- let’s be honest. But this pair grabbed my attention recently and today I’m transforming them into boho bookends with some botanical flair.Read more ›

Coastal Coasters

Coastal Coasters

Even though it’s mid-August and all things pumpkin are on my mind, I thought I’d squeeze out another summer-inspired project this year. When I spotted these vintage coasters at the thrift store, I immediately envisioned giving them a beachy makeover. Besides, the idea of using the term “coastal coasters” in a blog post was too cute to pass up.Read more ›

Antiquing and Thrift Shopping in Greensboro

Antiquing and Thrift Shopping in Greensboro

I didn’t log a single Junkin’ Journey last year, for obvious reasons. But we *did* move mid-year, which put me closer to several new junkin’ spots in North Carolina. And one of those places was Greensboro!Read more ›

Outdoor Serving Tray with Boho Summer Style

Outdoor Serving Tray with Boho Summer Style

When it comes to thrifting, I’m usually like a heat-seeking missile when it comes to anything made of wood. But that means that I sometimes miss out on other upcycling opportunities. And when I spotted a ton of silverplate pieces while at Habitat ReStore recently, I decided to grab something from the pile. We’d recently acquired a new patio set from a friend of mine and I thought I could make an outdoor serving tray to use with it.Read more ›

35+ Upcycling Ideas for DIY Bags

35+ Upcycling Ideas for DIY Bags

Accessories are, by far, my favorite form of fashion. Specifically, I love unusual jewelry (vintage or upcycled), scarves, and bags (thrifted or upcycled). So, it’s not exactly surprising that I have quite a few blog posts for accessories. I might actually have more tutorials for DIY bags (or upcycling bags into something else) than any other accessory.Read more ›

Whimsical Garden Decor from Round Plastic Trays

Whimsical Garden Decor from Round Plastic Trays

For the first time in my blogging career, we live (currently/temporarily) in a house with a fence. And before we move again later this summer, I wanted to take advantage of the situation. So, I made some whimsical garden decor from round plastic trays that I found at Habitat ReStore.Read more ›