Recreating the Look of Vintage Metal Signs / Garage Signs with a Cabinet Door

Recreating the Look of Vintage Metal Signs / Garage Signs with a Cabinet Door

Every year, I always try and come up with one good patriotic project to post around July 4th. Sometimes the ideas come easily, but this year I struggled to think up even one upcycling idea in red, white, and blue! That is, until I found a bright red cabinet door at Habitat ReStore. I decided that it would be perfect for recreating the look of vintage metal signs / garage signs of days gone by. All it needed was a little touching up and a patriotic slogan!Read more ›

Independence Day Decorations with Faux Vintage Firecrackers

Independence Day Decorations with Faux Vintage Firecrackers

I’ll be perfectly honest…in the months leading up to summer, I struggled to come up with a single patriotic project idea. I bemoaned this to everyone- my husband, my friends, and my mom/ But it all changed on a dime when I went to a new favorite thrift store and found this white wicker basket that was star-shaped. I knew immediately that it was destined to become Independence Day decorations. Read more ›

Rock the Vintage Vote- Political Pinback Button Wreath

Rock the Vintage Vote- Political Pinback Button Wreath

If you live in the States, then you may have noticed that it’s an election year. There’s an awful lot of anger and ugliness associated with it, so here’s my attempt to diffuse the bitter divide with a bi-partisan upcycling project. Washington may not be able to cross the aisle, but Sadie can!Read more ›

Star-Spangled Colander Patriotic Centerpiece

Star-Spangled Colander Patriotic Centerpiece

Not too long ago, I posted a photo on my Facebook page that garnered a LOT of attention- an embroidered flower on a vintage mesh strainer. It was gorgeous and unique…and I was immediately struck with an idea of my own. Why not do something similar with a vintage aluminum colander, the kind that is covered in stars??Read more ›

30+ Upcycling Ideas for Patriotic Decor / Independence Day Decorations

30+ Upcycling Ideas for Patriotic Decor / Independence Day Decorations

With Memorial Day behind us and July 4th on the way, it’s easy to get swept up in all things red, white, and blue. Luckily for everyone, there are all kinds of upcycling ideas and repurposed projects for patriotic decor. From creative American flags, to front door wreaths, patriotic bunting, and Americana decorations – there are tons of options out there.Read more ›

Trash to Treasure – American Flag Wall Art from a Broken Table with Cane Webbing

Trash to Treasure – American Flag Wall Art from a Broken Table with Cane Webbing

This, my friends, is an absolute first for me- truly a case of trash to treasure – or, as I like to say: “Junkernecking”! There we were…just getting started on a Saturday road trip- the sun was rising, the dew was fresh, and we were in search of treasures and fun and adventure. As we merged onto the road, I spied a broken table / cane furniture on the side of the road. Read more ›

Vintage Bandana Bowl Covers

Vintage Bandana Bowl Covers

Summertime- particularly around Memorial Day or July 4th– is typically dotted with any number of BBQs, picnics, and outdoor parties. I love a good potluck and always look wistfully at my collection of antique stoneware bowls while filling a plain Rubbermaid bowl with pasta salad as I prep for a party.Read more ›

July 4th Decoration / Patriotic Wreath from Cheap Neckties

July 4th Decoration / Patriotic Wreath from Cheap Neckties

I’ve amassed a hefty collection pf cheap neckties from thrift stores and have posted one craft previously (DIY wine gift bags). And once I saw this necktie wreath project in Good Housekeeping, I obviously had to try it for myself!

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