25+ Project Ideas for Repurposed Picture Frames

25+ Project Ideas for Repurposed Picture Frames

Few things in life are certain, but this one is: step into any thrift store in any town, and you will find a plethora of picture frames. Why so many end up donated to thrifts, I’ll never know…but the good news is that they are full of repurposing an upcycling potential. I’ve upcycled a few frames myself, and I’ll surely use some repurposed picture frames in future projects as well.Read more ›

French Farmhouse Décor from the Thrift Store

French Farmhouse Décor from the Thrift Store

I wanted to take a quick detour from my normal upcycling / repurposing DIY tutorial for a slightly different kind of blog post. Today, I wanted to dive into thrift shopping a little deeper, because shopping secondhand is near and dear to me, and the foundation of everything I do here on my blog. Think of this as a “Shop the Look” kind of post, but not with fashion. Instead, we’re going work on a “Shop the Thrifted Look” home décor vignette (French Farmhouse Décor) using an online magazine photo as inspiration.Read more ›

Tissue Box Cover Bird House

Tissue Box Cover Bird House

This wooden tissue box cover is one of the last things I snapped up at a favorite thrift store before it closed. And yes, I’m still a little pouty that the shop is gone because it was SO close to home and provided me SO many projects. But, anyway- I liked the solid construction of the tissue box cover but didn’t have a project in mind. On a whim, I challenged my Facebook page pals to give me ideas on what to do. There were several suggestions, but my favorite came from my friend, Clair (who hosts Blues Moon Radio), who suggested a bird house.Read more ›

Craft Junk Giveaway – July 2018

Craft Junk Giveaway – July 2018

You guys!! It’s time again for a Craft Junk Giveaway. Four times a year, I wrangle up some of my favorite blogging friends and we all fill boxes with everything upcycling and crafting- whether it’s vintage pieces, thrift store treasures, or fun DIY supplies! And now that July is officially here, that means it’s time for the third quarterly craft supply giveaway of 2018. So, let me show you how my giveaway box came together…Read more ›

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 ›

25+ Project Ideas for Repurposed Drawers

25+ Project Ideas for Repurposed Drawers

Wooden drawers- whether they come from a dresser, a sewing cabinet, a library card catalog, or something else entirely, are full of repurposing and upcycling potential. If you think about it, they’re a ready-built box or crate…just waiting to be refurbished in a new and unexpected way! I’ve repurposed drawers in a few projects already and surprise, surprise…I’ve got another project idea in the queueRead 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 ›