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But, thankfully I felt the gears in my head start to turn again when I stepped back into a thrift store and found this outdated memo board thingamajig.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 ›

Coastal Coat Hooks using Repurposed Vintage Drawer Handles

Coastal Coat Hooks using Repurposed Vintage Drawer Handles

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As luck would have it, my friends are constantly offering up freebies from their homes for me to repurpose for my blog. And so was the case with these vintage drawer handles- my friend, Teri, had given her mother’s dresser a makeover for her daughter’s new apartment. Because she knows me so well, she asked if I could use the old hardware- and it only took one look for me to think “these look like boat cleats!”. And so, my idea to create coastal coat hooks came to be…Read more ›

25+ Repurposed / Upcycled Garden Markers

25+ Repurposed / Upcycled Garden Markers

Repurposing and upcycling random items from the thrift shop, that junk drawer in your kitchen, or even your yard into DIY garden markers is one of the easiest (and most creative) projects I can think of. The possibilities are truly endless- from wine bottles, to small frying pans, to wooden spoons, and beyond. And while some people might turn up their nose at the idea of even needing garden markers (“Don’t you KNOW what marjoram looks like??”), I’m here to tell you that it doesn’t matter.Read more ›

Spring Porch Décor in a Harvest Basket

Spring Porch Décor in a Harvest Basket

For this month’s Thrift Store Décor Team project, I decided to make something for our front porch. Spring is settling in nicely around here, and I wanted to celebrate that with a fun and easy project that would bring fresh color to the porch. I found a harvest basket (the kind that are typically filled with peaches during our South Carolina summers) at a thrift store and decided that I’d use it as a base for my porch décor this Spring.Read more ›

Pocket Watch Décor from a Picture Frame

Pocket Watch Décor from a Picture Frame

During a recent thrifting adventure (which was gloriously fruitful!), I found an unusual and unique picture frame. Right off the bat, it reminded me of one of those wonderful old pocket watches- the kind with multiple watch faces keeping time. Of course, when the cashier remarked how unique the frame was and I mentioned the pocket watch familiarity that I was feeling, she looked at me like I was crazy. But that’s ok- I’m used to that by nowRead more ›

From Steak to Stake: Barbecue Fork Garden Sign

From Steak to Stake: Barbecue Fork Garden Sign

Ok- I will fully admit that this is a truly zany idea of mine! There I was at the thrift store, looking for inspiration on the shelves. I was going to move aside this barbecue fork (to avoid getting jabbed!) when it dawned on me that the barbecue fork could BE the inspiration I was looking for. What if I transformed it into a cute little garden sign? What if I used it as a stake instead of for steak?Read more ›

Upcycled Easter Basket Wreath

Upcycled Easter Basket Wreath

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, then you are all-too-familiar with my Junkin’ Journey series- where I travel to towns across the South in search of wonderful treasures and shops to explore. On my most recent adventure to Durham, North Carolina, I found this flat-backed basket at a quaint little thrift shop. And right away, I envisioned it as a colorful Easter Basket Wreath.Read more ›

Sweet & Simple Easter Décor in Vintage Hobnail Milk Glass

Sweet & Simple Easter Décor in Vintage Hobnail Milk Glass

Vintage hobnail milk glass is one of those things that you can actually find in thrift stores from time to time. Some people collect it, but plenty do not…and while I don’t snap up every piece I see, I couldn’t help myself with this oblong dish that I recently found.Read more ›