Industrial Style Rotating Hardware Bin (from Tupperware!)

Industrial Style Rotating Hardware Bin (from Tupperware!)

This project has been rattling around in my head for nearly a year now, but up until recently, I wasn’t sure how to fully execute it. You see, I have coveted a vintage / industrial rotating hardware bin for a long time. But I couldn’t pull the trigger on an authentic one (too pricey) and I was staunchly against purchasing a reproduction. That’s when I started formulating a repurposed DIY version…using a plastic party platter dish that I found earlier this year at a thrift store.Read more ›

File Storage in a Repurposed Magazine Rack

File Storage in a Repurposed Magazine Rack

I have a confession to make- I’m REALLY excited about today’s project post. Not only did it solve a storage problem I had, but it’s also an announcement of sorts. I’ve joined the “Thrift Store Décor Team”, which is a group of the most amazing upcycling/transformation bloggers around. Once a month, we all repurpose a thrift store piece (something small- no big furniture) to post on the second Wednesday of the month. And at the end of my post, you’ll see ‘before’ photos of their projects with direct links to click on for the ‘after’ results! These are ladies I’ve followed and admired for YEARS, so it’s pretty humbling for me to be included.Read more ›

How to Create Craft Paint Storage in Old Drawers

How to Create Craft Paint Storage in Old Drawers

This project came about as a result of an exciting new opportunity for me! A couple of months ago, I became part of the DecoArt Art Room Team. You’ve probably seen DecoArt products (craft paint, decoupage medium, stencils, etc.) at your favorite craft store…and you’ve definitely seen little bottles of their paints in my project photos over the years. They were my favorite brand long before I got a chance to work with them.

ANYWAY…I have a LOT of their products and needed to up my craft paint storage game. I fell in love with this paint storage idea from Create & Babble, and wanted to create something similar. But of course, I wanted to repurpose something as part of my project- so I decided to use old salvaged drawers!Read more ›

Scrap Fabric Organizer with an Upcycled Gun Rack

Scrap Fabric Organizer with an Upcycled Gun Rack

One of my favorite side effects of blogging has been developing new friendships with other fellow makers and lovers-of-vintage in Greenville. Many of them have become daily fixtures in my life AND sometimes they bring me DIY gifts- bits and pieces they have or find that could be transformed or provide inspiration.

Case in point- when my friend, Kristi, spotted this old gun rack at a thrift store, she figured I could use it…for something!… and handed it over.Read more ›

Upcycled Storage and Organization Project Ideas

Upcycled Storage and Organization Project Ideas

People tell me constantly that they have no idea how to “get into” upcycling- and they ask me how I come up with all of my ideas. I wish I could tell them that I’m the Sorceress of Repurposing, but the truth is, I’m not- I just enjoy finding a different use for something, regardless of what that “something” is.

And yes, upcycling is trendy and hip and all the rage, but really, we’ve been doing it for generations. Did your mother ever store leftovers in empty margarine containers? If you grew up in a cold climate, did she ever slip plastic bread bags over your feet before stuffing them in your snow boots? That, my friends, is upcycling in its most simple and purest of forms.

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Sugar & Spice & Organization

Sugar & Spice & Organization

I had seen this idea on Pinterest not too long ago because I thought it was a fantastic way to organize the itty-bits in my Craft Room. Over the years, I have collected and gathered any number of small “bits”… buttons, beads, jewelry findings, bells, pom poms…you get the picture. So I had added “Spice Rack” to my never-ending list of things to hunt for in thrift stores. This post contains affiliate links for your crafting convenience.Read more ›