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 And while the motif is outdated, the pieces often have good bones and are made of heavy, solid wood.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 ›

Shopping in Franklin, TN: Best Antiques, Vintage, and Thrift Stores

Shopping in Franklin, TN: Best Antiques, Vintage, and Thrift Stores

Whenever I travel to Nashville, TN, I almost ALWAYS end up staying a few miles south in Franklin, TN. And that’s exactly how it worked out once again when we last visited the area. So, OF COURSE, I explored Franklin during that trip to find the best antiques, vintage, and thrift stores around. And let me tell you, I was not disappointed. In fact, my favorite shop of the entire trip wasn’t in Nashville at all. Read more ›

Secondhand Slim Down – My Reasons to Lose Weight

Secondhand Slim Down – My Reasons to Lose Weight

It’s hard to believe that I haven’t blogged about my weight loss journey in more than three weeks! But I’m back today to give an update on my progress. In my first secondhand slim down post, I talked about the “What” (my desire to lose weight), and my second talked about the “How” (my weight loss plan). And this post will dig deeper into the “Why”, or my reasons to lose weight.Read more ›

Friendship Necklaces from a Pair of Vintage Clip On Earrings

Friendship Necklaces from a Pair of Vintage Clip On Earrings

When I was growing up, lots of little girls wore “Best Friends” necklaces. They consisted of a single heart charm that was “cracked” in half, and each girl would wear one of the halves. Fast forward a few decades to today, as I reinvent the idea of friendship necklaces (or mother daughter necklaces). But instead of a heart charm, I upcycled a pair of vintage earrings into matching pendants!Read more ›

Farmhouse Easter Decor from Wooden Bobbins

Farmhouse Easter Decor from Wooden Bobbins

Every now and then, I am so inspired by another blogger’s project idea that I can’t help but try a version of it myself. I just thought these spindle carrots were SO adorable as farmhouse Easter decor that I really wanted to make some myself. And when I found these wooden bobbins / large wooden spools, I knew right away that they were meant to become faux carrots.Read more ›

25+ Upcycling Ideas for Wicker Baskets

25+ Upcycling Ideas for Wicker Baskets

Whether you think of them as wicker baskets or woven baskets, they are a pretty common sight at thrift stores. The great thing about them, though, is that there are tons of upcycling ideas for ways to refresh them, reuse them, or truly repurpose them.

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