Crafts to Make When It’s Hot Outside

Crafts to Make When It’s Hot Outside

The entire Thrift Store Decor Team has been bemoaning the same thing recently- “It’s too hot outside to work on projects!”. In fact, you may have noticed that the last few projects that I’ve posted on the blog required very little (if any) time outdoors. And we thought our friends and readers might ALSO be looking for craft ideas that can be done inside at this time of year.Read more ›

Coastal Wall Decor from a Thrift Store Book

Coastal Wall Decor from a Thrift Store Book

A thrift store book and a collage photo frame (or multi photo frame) aren’t typically related or even found near each other in your average thrift store. But, I decided to combine the two into one easy project that anyone can do. And even though my result was coastal wall decor, the theme and style could change depending on the book you use!
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Beach Themed Jewelry from a Vintage Pearl Necklace

Beach Themed Jewelry from a Vintage Pearl Necklace

The first time I saw my friend, Emily, after she had returned from a trip to France, she was wearing this amazing pearl necklace crafted from linen and pearls. It was positively gorgeous in person and I just fell in love on the spot. But, seeing as I couldn’t just jet off to France and buy one myself, I decided to DIY my own version. Wouldn’t it be a fun project to upcycle a vintage pearl necklace from the thrift store into beach themed jewelry like this?Read more ›

Framed Doilies as Shabby Chic Wall Decor

Framed Doilies as Shabby Chic Wall Decor

Long before I even started my blog, I found the most amazing panel from an antique door while antiquing in Minneapolis, MN. Covered in layers of chippy paint, I used it’s beauty to inspire the painted bedroom furniture we now own. AND, it inspired the shabby chic wall decor that would ultimately kick off my upcycling blog. I know it sounds crazy, but it is the absolute truth.Read more ›