Barn Style Farm Sign (and Baby Goat Day!)

Barn Style Farm Sign (and Baby Goat Day!)

While on a recent Junkin’ Journey, I found a salvaged cabinet door that just screamed BARN! Even though I wasn’t sure what I’d ultimately do with it, it was just so unique and special that I nabbed it immediately. I was, however, sure of one thing- whatever I did with it, it would have *something* to do with a farm.Read more ›

DIY / Repurposed Gift Ideas for Guys

DIY / Repurposed Gift Ideas for Guys

If you have a guy to shop for, then you may struggle with gift-giving…and you are certainly not alone! So, instead of buying presents at the mall, maybe it’s time to take a different approach. Over the years, I’ve created DIY/Repurposed projects for my husband (or something more unisex for myself), both decorative and functional.Read more ›

Upcycled Pants Hanger into Belt Hanger / Belt Organizer

Upcycled Pants Hanger into Belt Hanger / Belt Organizer

Alright, I have to confess- this project is SOOOO simple that it probably doesn’t warrant a full blog post…but I put one together anyway. I hope you don’t mind…who knows, maybe it’ll come in handy for you anyway- especially since they are gifts for him – belt hanger or belt organizer made from vintage pants hangers!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 ›

“Souper” Simple Herb & Vegetable Planter in a Retro Soup Mug

“Souper” Simple Herb & Vegetable Planter in a Retro Soup Mug

Springtime is definitely the season for parties. Bridal showers…baby showers…Mother’s Day…you get the picture. And while the requisite bottle of wine or bouquet of flowers is a perfectly pleasant hostess gift, sometimes you just want something a little more unique and/or memorable. AND, let’s not forget the need for teacher appreciation or end-of-school-year gifts!Read more ›

Recipe Holder from Upcycled Vintage Kitchen Tools

Recipe Holder from Upcycled Vintage Kitchen Tools

If you are like me, most of your recipes come in the form of ripped out magazine pages, print-outs from Food Network’s website, or just straight from your tablet/laptop screen from a bookmarked webpage. I hate to admit it, but the concept of handwritten recipe cards is a relic of kitchens past.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 ›

Re-Scarf Rescue: The New Necklace

Re-Scarf Rescue: The New Necklace

I am a hard-core scarf person; once the weather cools down, a long flowy number becomes my best friend and go-to accessory. Long, short, thick, thin, in any number of colors, prints, and fabrics…I have a growing collection.Read more ›

Vintage Cracker Jack Prizes as Wine Charms

Vintage Cracker Jack Prizes as Wine Charms

Once upon a time, an acquaintance of mine  found some vintage Cracker Jack prizes (circa 1940s-1950s) at an antiques store and decided that they would make the most darling wine charms. She was absolutely right and very generously shared some of her collection with me so that I could make my own wine glass charms from them.Read more ›

Repurposed Broken Jewelry Bookmarks

Repurposed Broken Jewelry Bookmarks

This, my friends, is another Pinspired craft that I just had to try- because unlike most people, I still read regular books (as opposed to the Kindle/Nook route). Hopefully I’m not the last person on Earth reading…brick and mortar(?) books…and if not, then I’m DEFINITELY not the only person who still uses bookmarks.Read more ›