Creating Wall Art from Architectural Salvage

Creating Wall Art from Architectural Salvage

For someone who loves architectural salvage so much, I don’t work with it often enough. Sure, I’ve created a few projects in the past, but far fewer than those using, say…thrift store finds. So, I’m here to add another repurposed architectural salvage project to my collection- this time, using pieces of gingerbread trim that I spied at Maliasmark’s booth during a Vintage Market Days event in Asheville, North Carolina.Read more ›

Reclaimed Furniture Applique Brooches

Reclaimed Furniture Applique Brooches

After reading the title of this post, you may be shaking your head…Does it really say Furniture Applique Brooches? And that’s ok- I know it sounds completely ridiculous! But if you bear with me for a few more paragraphs, I think I might convince you that the end result is pretty fantastic.Read more ›

Window Shopping: Vintage Seed Packet Display

Window Shopping: Vintage Seed Packet Display

For nearly a year now, I’ve had an antique window sash sitting in my garage, waiting for his project-day to arrive. I bought it during a road trip to Forest City, North Carolina because it was the perfect size (24” X 19.5”), definitely vintage (sash cords still attached- so maybe from the ‘30s or ‘40s?), and was perfectly chippy.Read more ›

DIY Table Lamp from Architectural Salvage: Porch Baluster

DIY Table Lamp from Architectural Salvage: Porch Baluster

Many moons ago, I had spotted some gorgeous- and I mean STUNNING- lamps at a highfalutin antiques shop in Cashiers, North Carolina. Constructed from old porch balusters (the spindle’s more robust cousin), they were striking…and strikingly expensive. I went from defeated to determined, though, when Jon whispered to me in the shop, “We can make those.”Read more ›

Cheery Porch Décor: Vintage Bucket and Salvaged Faucet Planter

Cheery Porch Décor: Vintage Bucket and Salvaged Faucet Planter

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I first noticed bucket and faucet planters (like this one) at a high-end garden shop while on a shopping trip years ago. I thought they were charming…and decided on the spot that I would try and build one myself using vintage and salvaged materials because, well, I’m me! Read more ›

Unlocked- Displaying Antique Key Plates

Unlocked- Displaying Antique Key Plates

One of my all-time favorite stories from a trip to Ireland was about the famous colored doors in Dublin. Folklore says that the doors were painted in bright colors so that drunk Irishmen could find their own home after a night of many pints- apparently there had been a slew of “stranger in my bed” incidents, which led to the pretty painted doors.

I’ve now heard that that tale is rubbish- but it left an indelible impression on me and I’ve been enamored with painted antique key plates ever since. This post contains affiliate links for your crafting convenience.Read more ›

Window Frame Decor using Crochet Doilies

Window Frame Decor using Crochet Doilies

Our entire Master Bedroom (and frankly, my blog) was inspired by an old chippy door panel that I found at shop called Piccadilly Prairie, located in Minneapolis, MN. Isn’t that crazy? But it’s true…this chippy piece of gorgeousness inspired the window frame decor you’re about to see…AND it inspired my entire blog!Read more ›