Painting a Wooden Music Box to Look Like Painted Bedroom Furniture

Painting a Wooden Music Box to Look Like Painted Bedroom Furniture

Whenever I find a wooden music box on my thrifting adventures, I get excited. I love listening to the plinky sounds from the music box (if it still works) and trying to “Name that Tune”! So, when I found this little music jewelry box on the Goodwill shelves, I was immediately smitten.Read more ›

Vintage Farmhouse Decor from a Wooden Ice Bucket

Vintage Farmhouse Decor from a Wooden Ice Bucket

Several years ago, I went to a Country Living Fair near Nashville, TN and fell in love with a wooden bucket. It was cute and had perfectly chippy turquoise paint – but it also had a $245 price tag. Obviously I walked away (bitterly) and vowed to recreate it one day. And irony of ironies, that day has arrived! I was recently in Nashville, TN and found this ice bucket while thrifting.Read more ›

Flower Frog Vase from a Cheese Shaker

Flower Frog Vase from a Cheese Shaker

There are certain things that I always find on my thrifting adventures and yet, always pass by- and one of those used to be cheese shakers. I never had a fun or fresh idea for them…until recently. And once I had a vision in mind, I just couldn’t shake it (pun intended)! I wondered if a shaker top would act as a flower frog or floral frog to create flower centerpieces. Read more ›

Cottage Style Decor with Vintage Doilies on a Window Screen Frame

Cottage Style Decor with Vintage Doilies on a Window Screen Frame

Whenever I’m in a creativity funk, I head into my garage or Craft Room to do some tidying up and rearranging. Why? Because I usually unearth something long forgotten and it’s the shot in the arm that I need to get back in the proverbial (crafting) saddle! And that’s how I decided to upcycle this window screen frame into cottage style decor.Read more ›

Plate Cloche from a Vintage Doily

Plate Cloche from a Vintage Doily

I know, I know- here I go again with another upcycling project using vintage doilies. What can I say, though? There are just SO many possibilities out there! This time, however, I decided to try a crafting product that I’ve never played around with before- fabric stiffener. The reason? To make a plate cloche or dinner plate cover!

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Floral Shower Curtain from Vintage Sheets for a Cottage Style Bathroom

Floral Shower Curtain from Vintage Sheets for a Cottage Style Bathroom

Our guest bathroom is a cute little room, but without a window, is only illuminated by artificial light. As a result- and I’m not sure why I never noticed this before- our existing shower curtain was doing nothing to brighten the room. But instead of running out to the store for a new one, I decided to upcycle one of my vintage sheets into a floral shower curtain.Read more ›

Floral Wall Art with Embroidery on Vintage Sheets

Floral Wall Art with Embroidery on Vintage Sheets

If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at embroidery and different hand embroidery stitches, then this is a GREAT project to start on. Why? Because I will be upcycling some vintage sheets into floral wall art with some embroidery. And the design that I’ll be using is already in the sheet fabric, making it SO easy to follow.
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Embroidery Hoop Wall Art with Vintage Doilies

Embroidery Hoop Wall Art with Vintage Doilies

Being  a fan of vintage doilies means I am always looking for new ways to repurpose and display them. Wall decor is a great way to give them new life and falls right in line with the granny chic decor that is super popular right now. But instead of framing them in more traditional ways, this time I decided to upcycle some vintage doilies into embroidery hoop wall art.

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