Re-Trending from Country Decor to French Farmhouse

Re-Trending from Country Decor to French Farmhouse

Country decor pieces from the 1980s – covered in ducks, geese, and hearts – are a pretty common sight in thrift stores. And while the motif is outdated, the pieces often have good bones and are made of heavy, solid wood. This magazine stand was no different and I decided that I could “re-trend” it from country decor to the look of French farmhouse pretty easily.Read more ›

Ice Bucket to Farmhouse Vase / Vintage Home Decor

Ice Bucket to Farmhouse Vase / Vintage Home Decor

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 ›

Vintage Farmhouse Decor with Architectural Salvage

Vintage Farmhouse Decor with Architectural Salvage

When I spotted a pair of plain bookends at the thrift store, I knew right away that they could become stunning vintage farmhouse decor with the right pieces of architectural salvage. I just needed to find the right “bits” to complete my vision.Read more ›

Laundry Room Decor with a Vintage Washboard

Laundry Room Decor with a Vintage Washboard

While I am no stranger to upcycling vintage washboards, I have yet to create anything for my laundry room in my nearly 5 years of blogging. So, when I found this large brass vintage washboard at a local favorite thrifting haunt, I decided to repurpose it into some laundry room decor .Read more ›

Upcycling Wooden Drawers into Vintage Crates for Cheap Farmhouse Decor

Upcycling Wooden Drawers into Vintage Crates for Cheap Farmhouse Decor

This is one of those ideas that has been rattling around in my head for a while, and I’ve finally set aside time to give it a go. See, last year, I repurposed an old drawer into a potting bench and endeavored to recreate the look of an old fruit crate with wood stain. It was at that moment that I wondered if I could upcycle wooden drawers (of a slightly different shape) into vintage crates or old wooden crates for cheap farmhouse decor.Read more ›

Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Caddy & Bakeware Storage

Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Caddy & Bakeware Storage

Magazine racks are a pretty common sight at thrift stores, aren’t they? I’ve certainly seen my fair share of them, and have even repurposed them before. So, I really had no intentions of upcycling another magazine rack so soon…but upon spotting this behemoth on a thrifting adventure a few weeks back, well…I simply couldn’t say no. With it’s tall straight sides and the desperate need for a makeover, it just screamed “kitchen caddy” to me because it was perfect for holding bakeware.Read more ›

French Farmhouse Decor or Cheap Farmhouse Decor from the Thrift Store

French Farmhouse Decor or Cheap Farmhouse Decor from the Thrift Store

I wanted to take a quick detour from my normal upcycling / repurposing tutorial for a slightly different kind of blog post. Today, I wanted to dive into thrift store decorating a little deeper, because shopping secondhand is near and dear to me. In fact, it’s 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 “Thrift the Look” home decor vignette using a magazine photo as inspiration. And the theme of this Thrift the Look post is French Farmhouse Decor. Read more ›

Rotating Hardware Bin / Lazy Susan Organizer and Rustic Industrial Decor

Rotating Hardware Bin / Lazy Susan Organizer and Rustic Industrial Decor

This upcycling idea 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 rotating hardware bin (the kind seen in old hardware stores) for a long time. But I couldn’t pull the trigger on an authentic one (too pricey) and I didn’t want to purchase a reproduction (like this one below). Read more ›

Demijohn Bottle in a Crate for French Farmhouse Decor

Demijohn Bottle in a Crate for French Farmhouse Decor

Since my county no longer recycles glass, the last thing I would have planned on buying from the thrift store was a wine bottle. But this particular bottle was an unusual shape and seemed ideal for upcycling. It made me think of a demijohn bottle that you might see in a French farmhouse / French farmhouse decor, so that’s what I decided to make with it.
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Faux Painting a Stoneware Crock for a French Country Kitchen

Faux Painting a Stoneware Crock for a French Country Kitchen

This project, my friends, was a complete and utter experiment…and I decided that no matter the outcome, I would post the final results. That’s not an easy promise for me to make- the idea of posting a failure would is extremely nerve-wracking and heart-wrenching. And what, pray tell, was that crazy idea of mine? To transform a ceramic canister into a stoneware crock with faux painting, to give it the look of French country kitchen!Read more ›