Coastal Coasters

Coastal Coasters

Even though it’s mid-August and all things pumpkin are on my mind, I thought I’d squeeze out another summer-inspired project this year. When I spotted these vintage coasters at the thrift store, I immediately envisioned giving them a beachy makeover. Besides, the idea of using the term “coastal coasters” in a blog post was too cute to pass up.Read more ›

Cake Dome for Fall Party Decor

Cake Dome for Fall Party Decor

Even though I am busy-busy-busy working on projects for my book, I couldn’t let the season go by without making at least one pumpkin project! And for this one, I went “garage shopping”, and came across this set of wooden bowls. I set aside the smaller ones for my book, and decided that the large wooden bowl might be perfect as a cake dome (and pumpkin centerpiece).Read more ›

Fall Apple Decor from Monkey Pod Bowls

Fall Apple Decor from Monkey Pod Bowls

Even though I had already upcycled some monkey pod wood once before, I decided that thrifting fate was telling me to do it again. You see, I came across these monkey pod bowls twice over the course of a few weeks. And, well– that’s a rarity for most thrift store “smalls”! After I saw them the second time, I decided they kind of looked like Fall apples, or rather, they could look like apple decor. Read more ›

From Country Decor to French Farmhouse Style

From Country Decor to French Farmhouse Style

Country decor from the 1980s, the wooden pieces covered in ducks, geese, and hearts, are a pretty common sight in thrift stores. And while the motif is outdated, the pieces often have good bones and are made of heavy, solid wood. This magazine holder was no different and I decided that I could “re-trend” it from country decor to the French farmhouse style pretty easily.Read more ›

Decorative Carrots from Vintage Bobbins

Decorative Carrots from Vintage Bobbins

Every now and then, I am so inspired by another blogger’s project idea that I can’t help but try a version of it myself. And I thought these spindle carrots were SO adorable as farmhouse Easter decor that I really wanted to make some myself. And when I found these vintage bobbins at a local thrift store, I knew right away that they were meant to become my version of decorative carrots.Read more ›

Painted Wood Pumpkins for Rustic Fall Decor

Painted Wood Pumpkins for Rustic Fall Decor

I find pieces of Monkey Pod Wood at thrift stores from time to time, but I recently found a couple of them that sparked an idea. Both were scratched up, and with their short little handles, I quickly envisioned them as painted wood pumpkins.

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Restoring a Small Footstool with a Wooden Cutting Board

Restoring a Small Footstool with a Wooden Cutting Board

I don’t buy much thrift store furniture for upcycling projects, simply because I usually repurpose small items from the housewares section. But I couldn’t pass up this small footstool that I saw the other day. Its rush seat was unraveling, but I could tell it had good bones and was a nice piece of primitive furniture. So, I decided to try my hand at restoring it.Read more ›

Upcycling a Wooden Cake Stand into a Tic Tac Toe Game Board

Upcycling a Wooden Cake Stand into a Tic Tac Toe Game Board

Ok, you guys- I went “shopping” in my garage again and decided to finally repurpose this wooden cake stand. It was one of those “I’ll think of a project later” purchases while thrifting one day. And now that the warmer weather is here, I decided to upcycle it into a tic tac toe game board for a fun (and pretty) thrift store makeover.Read more ›