Upcycling and Decorating with Vintage Brass

Upcycling and Decorating with Vintage Brass

You may have noticed in recent years that vintage brass has made a comeback in a very big way. What had once been banished to the back of thrift store shelves is now front and center in vintage boutiques. Vintage brass candle holders, lamps, mirrors, and more are once again in vogue. But what to do with all of it? Well, let’s go through a few ways to decorate with or upcycle it all together.Read more ›

Fantastic Organizers to Upcycle for Your Entire Home

Fantastic Organizers to Upcycle for Your Entire Home

When people ask me how to start upcycling, I always go back to organizers and storage-type projects. Because a lot of things can organize and “hold” items, whether they were originally meant to or not. The bottom line is that the thrift store is FULL of potential organizers and holders; sometimes you just need the right project idea to see it.Read more ›

Inspiration and Upcycling Ideas Before Your Next Thrift Store Run

Inspiration and Upcycling Ideas Before Your Next Thrift Store Run

Are thrift stores full of things you can upcycle and craft with? Yes. But will you have a brilliant idea right there in the store and know to grab the right pieces? Not necessarily! If you’re armed with some inspiration and upcycling ideas before you go, though, well…your thrifting trip might be more fruitful. Here are some fabulous repurposed projects to help spark a few ideas before you head out the door.Read more ›

Upcycling Ideas for 4th of July Decorations

Upcycling Ideas for 4th of July Decorations

The 4th of July is right around the corner. This means that it’s time to decorate your home with all things red, white, and blue! To keep things on budget and personalized to your own tastes, DIY is the way to go. And, of course, upcycling is the thriftiest way to enjoy the festivities without breaking the bank.Read more ›

Upcycle Ideas for Sewing Supplies

Upcycle Ideas for Sewing Supplies

From buttons to spools and zippers to tables, old sewing supplies end up at thrift stores, yard sales, and antique shops all the time. Cookie tins of notions or jars filled with wooden spools are a common sight and ideal for any number of projects. But even if you aren’t a sewist, those sewing supplies are ripe for repurposing, as well- no stitching required. So, if you’re interested in a few upcycle ideas for notions and such, you’ve come to the right place.Read more ›

Upcycled and DIY Mid-Century Modern Decor

Upcycled and DIY Mid-Century Modern Decor

Mid-century modern decor, with its clean lines and atomic symbols, is as popular as ever in today’s homes. Reproductions and modern-made versions inspired by MCM styles fill trendy home decor stores. As authentic pieces get harder and harder to find causing prices to surge, many of us are taking an upcycled or DIY spin on things using items found at thrift stores. So, if you’d like a little mid-century inspiration before your next thrifting run, then you’ve come to the right place.Read more ›

Wine Cork Crafts

Wine Cork Crafts

Let’s face it- wine corks have a way of adding up! But throwing them away seems wasteful, so we all end up with an overflowing bag of corks. Here are some ideas and wine cork crafts that may inspire you to reuse them in crafty and creative ways.

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Thrift Store Makeovers for Flower Vases

Thrift Store Makeovers for Flower Vases

There are very few absolutes in this world. But this one is for certain: all thrift stores have an abundant supply of flower vases in stock. The amount of clear glass vases that end up at thrift stores is astounding. Which, of course, means that these vessels are (usually) quite cheap and are ripe for repurposing. So, I’ve gathered all sorts of ideas for painting and embellishing vases to inspire you before your next thrift store run.Read more ›

Beach House Decor on a Thrift Store Budget

Beach House Decor on a Thrift Store Budget

Summertime and beach house decor go hand-in-hand, no matter where you live. But since beach house living is not realistic for most budgets, one must get creative to achieve that same breezy, coastal vibe at home.Read more ›

Fabulous Ways to Upcycle Wood Cutting Boards from the Thrift Store

Fabulous Ways to Upcycle Wood Cutting Boards from the Thrift Store

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: wood cutting boards at the thrift store shouldn’t be overlooked. In many ways, they’re a blank canvas for any number of upcycle ideas, from decor to furniture to organizers and beyond. Sure, some of them need more TLC than others, and I’ll always prefer hardwood boards over bamboo. But, if you see one while thrifting, toss it in your cart and give some of these upcycling ideas a gander.Read more ›