Vintage Brass as a Boho Candle Holder

Vintage Brass as a Boho Candle Holder

For years, I’d heard about a cleaning “hack” for vintage brass that didn’t seem possible. But I was finally able to give it a try when I found this brass cauldron at Goodwill. I wanted to upcycle it into a boho candle holder by polishing it up and adding a little pizazz to the handles- without a drop of paint in sight.Read more ›

Modern Halloween Decor

Modern Halloween Decor

Pumpkin candy buckets are a common sight at thrift stores during the Fall, aren’t they? And when they’re not loaded with candy, they’re loaded with upcycling possibilities. So, I decided to give one a makeover for my latest project for the Charlotte Region ReStore blog. I wanted to create some modern Halloween decor that was neither cutesy nor spooky.Read more ›

Braided Bracelets from Vintage Handkerchiefs

Braided Bracelets from Vintage Handkerchiefs

Making my own jewelry has been a staple in my life for about as long as I’ve had motor skills. I’ve obviously graduated from the friendship pins and bracelets of childhood. But, this project is nearly just as simple, using some vintage handkerchiefs as the main ingredient.Read more ›

Terracotta Jack-o-Lantern for a Boho Halloween

Terracotta Jack-o-Lantern for a Boho Halloween

Earlier this year as I worked on my Thrift the Look: Boho Decor blog post, I thrifted and collected a bunch of terracotta pots. I’m not much of a gardener, indoors or outdoors,so the clay pots went back into the garage when I was done. But as October drew closer, I started to wonder how one would look as a terracotta jack-o-lantern.Read more ›

DIY Boho Decor with Bottle Charms from Metal Buttons

DIY Boho Decor with Bottle Charms from Metal Buttons

Several years ago, I upcycled some metal buttons into Boho jewelry that resembled old coins. I loved how it turned out and wanted to reuse that same “craft” in a new way. But, this time I’m using the vintage buttons to make coin charms that I’ll use to decorate some old bottles. DIY Boho decor has been on my mind lately and I hope this upcycling idea will give off the right Boho vibes!Read more ›

Fabric Bracelets from a Vintage Sheet

Fabric Bracelets from a Vintage Sheet

As a general rule, bangles don’t usually fit me very well. My wrists are, quite literally, the only dainty part of my body. Which means, the average bangle bracelet just won’t stay on. I took a chance and tried on these plastic bangles from the thrift store and was blown away at how well they fit! I didn’t care much for their appearance, but I knew I could transform them into fabric bracelets that would look more my style.Read more ›