Christmas Ornaments using Vintage Tea Strainers and Chandelier Crystals

Christmas Ornaments using Vintage Tea Strainers and Chandelier Crystals

There was a small but elegant chandelier just inside the front door of my childhood home. And one of the few cleaning tasks I actually enjoyed helping with was taking off the dangling crystals and giving them a yearly bath. Fast forward 30-some-odd years, and I still love a pretty chandelier crystal…so when I found this bag of…umm… “Phone Supplies” while thrifting, I squealed with glee.Read more ›

“Thrifter-Upper” Farmhouse Coffee Sign

“Thrifter-Upper” Farmhouse Coffee Sign

It’s a new month which means I’ve created new project for The Good Life blog- the DIY/Lifestyle blog hosted by Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands South Carolina that I am a contributor for. Now that cooler weather is approaching (hurray!), I thought a coffee-themed project would be wonderfully seasonal.Read more ›

Coasters with Style- Salvaged Wood & Vintage Tweed

Coasters with Style- Salvaged Wood & Vintage Tweed

I have to admit- when I first decided to create coasters from salvaged wood, I had a very different vision in mind. Here’s how it began…Read more ›

Coffee Mug Suet Feeder

Coffee Mug Suet Feeder

It’s a new month which means it’s time for my latest upcycling project to appear on The Good Life Blog! This time, I decided to mix things up a little and do something outside. I *LOVE* a good DIY project for my yard and garden (especially for the birds), but a chilly South Carolina winter can make that challenging. But then I realized I could create a super simple & inexpensive suet feeder (perfect for winter) to hang in my yard…using a common thrift store item: Coffee Mugs!Read more ›

Upcycled Coffee / Tea Gift Boxes from the Thrift Store

Upcycled Coffee / Tea Gift Boxes from the Thrift Store

A new month means a new upcycled project for The Good Life Blog! If you’ll recall, I was asked to be a part of this fun group of thrifty bloggers, brought together by Goodwill Industries of the Upstate/Midlands South Carolina.

September usually marks the start of “Pumpkin-Flavored-Everything” Season… and for me, that means scrumptious flavored coffee! I guess chilly weather and hot beverages were on my mind the last time I was in my local Goodwill store because while I was in the kitchen section, I found these two cute wooden bins!Read more ›

Repurposed Necktie Coffee Cup Sleeves

Repurposed Necktie Coffee Cup Sleeves

So, ya’ll wouldn’t mind if I did another necktie project, would you? I know I’ve made wine bottle gift bags… and fun front door wreathes… but this little project is perfect for Autumn. With Pumpkin Spice Lattes back in our greedy little hands, I decided to put thrifted neckties to good use once again. This time, I set out to make a perfect low-sew project: DIY coffee sleeves!Read more ›

Caffeinated Cuff Rack- Mug Tree Bracelet Holder

Caffeinated Cuff Rack- Mug Tree Bracelet Holder

Alright, this really isn’t a “craft”. All it entails is painting.

BUT, that means anyone- and I mean ANYONE- can do it. You don’t even need “craft supplies”.

I had first seen this set-up at thrift store counters. Now, they didn’t do the paint job that I’m talking about here, but turning a thrifted coffee mug tree into a bracelet display is definitely not a complicated (or even novel) idea. In fact, here are the motor skills required: (1) Grasp coffee mug; (2) Slide mug off stick; (3) Grasp bracelet; and (4) Slide bracelet onto stick.Read more ›