Winter Decorating Ideas from the Thrift Store

Winter Decorating Ideas from the Thrift Store

After I posted my Halloween mantel and received such positive feedback, I decided to do more decorating posts moving forward. Our current house is more amenable to that- more space, better natural light, etc. I ran out of time to do a Christmas mantel, so I’m moving right into winter decorating ideas instead.Read more ›

Christmas Ornament Crafting with Switchplate Covers

Christmas Ornament Crafting with Switchplate Covers

There are very few certainties in life, but I’m pretty sure this IS certain: If you walk into any Habitat ReStore, you’ll find a plethora of switchplate covers. Light switches, wall plates, outlet covers, in plastic, wood, and metal. So, I decided to do some Christmas ornament crafting with a few of them for my latest project on the Charlotte Region ReStore blog.Read more ›

Christmas Sled Decor with Baby Ice Skates

Christmas Sled Decor with Baby Ice Skates

Several years ago, I stumbled across this small decorative sled at a thrift store. Though it was slightly bigger than your typical wreath, I still planned to use it as one. It languished in our garage for a while and even survived the pre-move purge. But, I’ve FINALLY transformed it into Christmas sled decor for our front door.Read more ›

100+ Upcycling Craft Ideas from the Thrift Store Decor Team in 2020

100+ Upcycling Craft Ideas from the Thrift Store Decor Team in 2020

I’m fairly certain that NONE of us are sad to say goodbye to the year 2020. And I won’t dwell on the worst parts of 2020 that caused so much horror. But, I *WILL* spend time looking back on some of the upcycling craft ideas that my friends and I (The Thrift Store Decor Team) came up with throughout the past year.Read more ›

Upcycled Version of a Charlie Brown Christmas Tree

Upcycled Version of a Charlie Brown Christmas Tree

I’ve always wanted to upcycle a banana hanger. What a funny-sounding thing to say, I know! But they are SO common at thrift stores- I just needed the right project idea. But as the holidays started creeping up, I wondered if I could transform one into a Charlie Brown Christmas tree.

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Making a Hudson Bay Wool Blanket Out of Felt

Making a Hudson Bay Wool Blanket Out of Felt

As many of you know, my in-laws have a gorgeous cabin in the North Georgia mountains. Their cabin Christmas tree is always decked out in cabin style, with ornaments that celebrate fly fishing. And I always thought that an ornament that looked like a mini version of a Hudson Bay wool blanket would fit right in.Read more ›

150+ Creative DIY Christmas Gifts

150+ Creative DIY Christmas Gifts

This year has been a doozy, hasn’t it? And here we are, kicking off a holiday season like no other before it. If you’re like me, then the idea of gift shopping is less desirable than years past. And while I still plan on shopping at smaller, local shops (and Etsy), this may be the Year of the Handmade Gift. So, the Thrift Store Decor Team gathered some of our best creative DIY Christmas gifts in case you were looking for inspiration.Read more ›

DIY Thanksgiving Decor from a Bamboo Serving Tray

DIY Thanksgiving Decor from a Bamboo Serving Tray

 A bamboo serving tray is not exactly a rarity at thrift stores these days. They vary in cleanliness and condition, and when I spotted a stack of them at Habitat Restore, I decided to give one a makeover as my latest project for the Charlotte Region ReStore blog.Read more ›

Neutral Fall Decor with a Picture Frame Wreath

Neutral Fall Decor with a Picture Frame Wreath

I recently had a chance to work with Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont, which serves the Charlotte area. They asked me to create a simple project for them using something that is regularly available at their thrift stores. So, I decided to create a picture frame wreath for them, and went with a neutral fall decor theme.Read more ›

Industrial Style Decor with a Wooden Tool Caddy

Industrial Style Decor with a Wooden Tool Caddy

During a trip to Habitat ReStore, I found a wooden tool caddy that was as cute as could be. I thought it was SO special and perfect for a little industrial makeover. Funnily enough, though, when I turned the corner, I saw an entire row of wooden tool caddies!Read more ›