Vintage-Inspired Military First Aid Kit

Vintage-Inspired Military First Aid Kit

Ok- so, in the interest of full disclosure, I fully intended this project to be my Product Test Drive post for July. BUT…things didn’t exactly go as planned. So, I’m putting that product “on ice”…which has a double meaning. Why? Because my plans for this little medicine cabinet were to transform it into a vintage-inspired military first aid kit. (Get it…putting it on ice…first aid…ok, dumb joke!)Read more ›

Igloo Cooler to Easy-Breezy Wine Chiller

Igloo Cooler to Easy-Breezy Wine Chiller

How about a crazy easy summer time project that requires no tools or effort whatsoever? This is one of those ideas of mine that *almost* doesn’t warrant a blog post because it’s so dang simple. BUT- I’ve learned through your comments that even when I have a simple project idea, I should always publish it here on the blog. So, here we are…with a thrifted Igloo beverage cooler…that I am upcycling into a fun and easy wine chiller!Read more ›

Product Test Drive: DIY Thumbtacks with Nontoxic Glue

Product Test Drive: DIY Thumbtacks with Nontoxic Glue

Welcome back to another round of Product Test Drive, where I use a craft/DIY product for the first time and give you my honest opinion. I’m not compensated by the manufacturer and I purchased the product with my own money at a craft store in town (Joann Fabric, to be precise).

I’ll spare you from the endless details, but this Product Test Drive post was complicated and convoluted from start to finish. It all started out with my DIY cork board project– people were interested in my DIY thumbtacks featuring chic, metallic flowers.Read more ›

Vintage-Inspired Patriotic Sign

Vintage-Inspired Patriotic Sign

Every year, I always try and come up with one good red/white/blue project to post around July 4th– sometimes, the ideas come hot and heavy and I don’t have enough time to post them all! But then there are other years, like this year, where I struggle to find the passion to create one, given everything that’s currently going on.

But, when I came across a collection of salvaged red cabinet doors at my local Habitat ReStore, however, I immediately decided it would be an ideal piece to transform into patriotic decor- but I still wasn’t sure what I’d make.Read more ›

Industrial Style Rotating Hardware Bin (from Tupperware!)

Industrial Style Rotating Hardware Bin (from Tupperware!)

This project has been rattling around in my head for nearly a year now, but up until recently, I wasn’t sure how to fully execute it. You see, I have coveted a vintage / industrial rotating hardware bin for a long time. But I couldn’t pull the trigger on an authentic one (too pricey) and I was staunchly against purchasing a reproduction. That’s when I started formulating a repurposed DIY version…using a plastic party platter dish that I found earlier this year at a thrift store.Read more ›

DIY Cork Board in a Thrifted Picture Frame

DIY Cork Board in a Thrifted Picture Frame

I was cleaning up my Craft Room a bit and found some old cork tiles I had snagged on a thrifting adventure in the past. I was about to put them in the “re-donate” pile (which I am CONSTANTLY adding to)…but thought better of it. If I found the right picture frames, I could use the tiles to make a fancy-ish cork board (or several) for my office!Read more ›

Shirt Pocket Sachets

Shirt Pocket Sachets

Even though I made repurposed drawer sachets once before, I had this spark of an idea and I simply had to share it with you. Because it’s so “DUH!”…and because Father’s Day will be here soon, it seemed like the perfect time to write about my idea for Shirt Pocket Sachets using thrift store clearance shirts.Read more ›

Message in a (Repurposed) Bottle

Message in a (Repurposed) Bottle

Ever since my county stopped recycling glass, I’ve been trying to come up with fresh ways to repurpose the glass bottles I end up with. Now that summer is on the horizon, my head is already in the sand- beach sand, that is. So, this time around, I decided to recreate the look of a message in a bottle…using glass wine and liquor bottles that are no longer allowed in our recycling bin.Read more ›

Product Test Drive: Terracotta Spray Paint

Product Test Drive: Terracotta Spray Paint

How would y’all feel about a new series on the blog? I would “test drive” different craft/DIY products and the blog post would focus on the product and NOT a project tutorial. Yes, I’d still upcycle something- but it would be a super simple/basic project that wouldn’t require much of a tutorial. If you’re on board, then let’s get right to the point in this month’s test drive: terracotta spray paint!Read more ›

Jewelry Hanger from a Refreshed Memo Board

Jewelry Hanger from a Refreshed Memo Board

Sometimes I am flush with project ideas, but then there are the scary droughts. And you guys, I was in a drought recently- all sorts of self-doubt creeped in, my thrifting luck dried up, and I just needed to step back for a bit. But, thankfully I felt the gears in my head start to turn again when I stepped back into a thrift store and found this outdated memo board thingamajig. I knew right away that it would be easily transformed into a very handy DIY jewelry hanger, perfect for a teen or tween’s room, a dorm, or any small space, like an apartment.Read more ›