Log Cabin Birdhouse from a Vintage Coin Bank

Log Cabin Birdhouse from a Vintage Coin Bank

It’s been a while since I created a bird project for our yard. So, I decided to combine this year’s Log Cabin theme with an outdoors project. Since we always have nesting wrens and chickadees at our house, I had a log cabin birdhouse idea that I just couldn’t shake.Read more ›

DIY Cabin Decor with Hudson Bay Stripes on Plain White Dishes

DIY Cabin Decor with Hudson Bay Stripes on Plain White Dishes

A Hudson Bay Point Blanket with its iconic stripes was a mainstay in my childhood home. And while I don’t have that blanket anymore, I had a burning desire to recreate that same look. Upcycling thrift store pieces seemed like the easiest way to do so. Namely, I wondered if I could paint some plain white dishes with Hudson Bay stripes.
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Upcycling a Boat Oar as a Nautical Coat Rack

Upcycling a Boat Oar as a Nautical Coat Rack

I’ve hinted at it on Facebook and here on the blog that I would start focusing on cabin-themed projects this year. My in-laws built a GORGEOUS cabin in the North Georgia mountains, which means I get to add a new facet to my blog! And I’m kicking off that trend with this boat oar or wood paddle that I got from Maliasmark. It was the perfect size to upcycle into a nautical coat rack for the cabin. Read more ›

Plaid Christmas Wreath from Recycled Flannel Shirts

Plaid Christmas Wreath from Recycled Flannel Shirts

I wanted to make a a plaid Christmas wreath by upcycling some of the flannel shirts (and scraps) I had. Even though I live in the suburbs, I always imagine that our home is actually a Christmas cottage in the north woods. So, I headed to the thrift store for some Christmas flannel fabric that would work for my craft idea.
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Plaid Throw Blanket from Wool Scarves

Plaid Throw Blanket from Wool Scarves

In the fall and winter, I love, love, love having a throw blanket (or a few) laying around. They function for both cozy snuggles AND cozy decor, especially a plaid throw blanket. And I recently decided that the easiest way to make one was to upcycle some of the wool scarves that I found at few thrift stores.

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Fall Table Runner with Flannel Shirts and Lace Ribbon

Fall Table Runner with Flannel Shirts and Lace Ribbon

Back in early Spring when I created my Dyed Doily Table Runner, I was already envisioning an autumn version- with doilies dyed to look like chrysanthemums. AND, I even bought some vintage doilies that had orange and gold hues for the Fall table runner. I was *convinced* that that was the plan. But as time marched on, I started envisioning a cozier version – one that used flannel shirts and lace ribbon.Read more ›