French Farmhouse Decor from the Thrift Store

French Farmhouse Decor from the Thrift Store

I wanted to take a quick detour from my normal upcycling / repurposing DIY tutorial for a slightly different kind of blog post. Today, I wanted to dive into thrift shopping a little deeper, because shopping secondhand is near and dear to me, and the foundation of everything I do here on my blog. Think of this as a “Shop the Look” kind of post, but not with fashion. Instead, we’re going work on a “Shop the Thrifted Look” home décor vignette (French Farmhouse Decor) using an online magazine photo as inspiration.Read more ›

25+ Project Ideas for Repurposed Cutting Boards

25+ Project Ideas for Repurposed Cutting Boards

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times- beat up cutting boards from thrift stores and yard sales are one of my all-time favorite treasures. Sure, they’re plain and probably scarred all over- BUT, they are blank canvases that are destined for upcycling greatness. There are just SO many ways to repurpose and upcycle them- heck, I’ve reused them in several projects myself! I just can’t get enough repurposed cutting boards in my life, I guess.

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“Ensconced” Organization for Gardening Tools

“Ensconced” Organization for Gardening Tools

A couple of years ago, I made a simple repurposed clip board for our gardening/work gloves– both of us had a bad habit of flinging them off in the garage and struggling to find them the next time we needed to wear them! And let me tell you- having the clip board has been a life (and glove) saver! So, when I found these outdated bucket sconces at a thrift store, I decided make something similar for my gardening hand tools.Read more ›

Upcycling a Small Footstool into Farmhouse Furniture

Upcycling a Small Footstool into Farmhouse Furniture

I don’t often 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 woven rush top was unraveling, but I could tell it had good bones and was a nice piece of primitive furniture. I knew right away that I could replace the top and upcycle it into farmhouse furniture for our farmhouse bedroom.Read more ›

Easy Coffee Sign for Farmhouse Kitchen Decor

Easy Coffee Sign for Farmhouse Kitchen Decor

Now that cooler weather is approaching (hurray!), I thought a coffee-themed project would be wonderfully seasonal. I love coffee kitchen decor, so why not make an easy, simple coffee sign that would double as farmhouse kitchen decor?Read more ›

From Barn Stall to Front Door: Upcycled Address Sign

From Barn Stall to Front Door: Upcycled Address Sign

For years, I’ve watched bloggers create unusual address signs / house numbers for their front doors and porches. They’ve used everything from nautical buoys, to salvaged wood, to vintage metal milk jugs. And I waited…sometimes patiently, sometimes not…for the right idea for OUR address sign to come to me.

And then it did. In the most UNUSUAL of items.Read more ›

Farmhouse Style Tray from a Thrift Store Cutting Board

Farmhouse Style Tray from a Thrift Store Cutting Board

November is here and Thanksgiving is right around the corner! It’s also time to reveal the latest project I created for The Good Life Blog , which is the DIY/Fashion/Upcycling blog affiliated with my local Goodwill stores. Read more ›

Upcycled Vintage Domino Clock

Upcycled Vintage Domino Clock

My husband, Jon, is a game guy- computer games, board games, card games…the more strategy, the better. To combine my love of vintage with his love of games, our home office is decorated with old wooden game boards from the 1930s-1950s. They make for great wall décor and it’s been a fun challenge to hunt them down.

So when I ran across this domino clock idea on Pinterest, putting it on my project to-do list was a done deal. This post contains affiliate links for your crafting convenience.Read more ›