Upcycling a Barbecue Fork into House Signs or Garden Plaques

Upcycling a Barbecue Fork into House Signs or Garden Plaques

Ok- I will fully admit that this is a truly zany idea of mine! There I was at the thrift store, looking for inspiration on the shelves. I was going to move aside this barbecue fork (to avoid getting jabbed!) when it dawned on me that the barbecue fork could BE the inspiration I was looking for. What if I transformed some BBQ tools into house signs or garden plaques? In other words…What if I used it as a stake instead of for steak?Read more ›

How to Build a Potting Bench that is Portable for a Small Yard / Garden

How to Build a Potting Bench that is Portable for a Small Yard / Garden

Every Spring and Summer, my Pinterest and Facebook news feeds are filled to the brim with big, beautiful potting benches! Whether constructed from pallets or old doors, or even a genuine vintage potting table, they are stunning and, well, LARGE. But, here’s the thing- I’m a gardener on a very small scale…I simply don’t have the space for the classic potting bench. So, I set forth to create something on a smaller scale…Read more ›

Vertical Herb Garden with a Standing Shower Caddy

Vertical Herb Garden with a Standing Shower Caddy

Last month, I introduced my three-part upcycled herb garden series with Part 1- by sowing herb seeds in rusty, thrifted muffin tins / pans as starter pots! But several weeks have since passed and it’s time to bring you Part 2, which involves another repurposed thrift store find: A standing shower caddy.

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My Upcycled Herb Garden, Part 1: Muffin Pans

My Upcycled Herb Garden, Part 1: Muffin Pans

Real Life Confession- I love the idea of gardening more than I love actual gardening. Can anyone else relate? I also look forward to summer Saturday mornings with girlfriends as we bop from farmer’s market to farmer’s market.

BUT. But…I still enjoy having planted herbs around as the weather warms up! So, this year, I’ve decided to do a three-part herb gardening upcycling series…starting with today’s post: Part 1- Muffin tins!Read more ›

Garden Art with a Garden Trellis Made from Farm Tools

Garden Art with a Garden Trellis Made from Farm Tools

This project started out when I thrifted several old garden shovels for a Halloween project. Well, try as I might, the spooky project was a failure. I let the dust of my frustration settle before going back to the drawing board- I had the farm tools after all- I just needed a new idea! Eventually, I settled on the idea of building a garden trellis that would serve as garden art and primitive decor for my yard.
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Floor Lamp Transformation to Charming Solar Lights

Floor Lamp Transformation to Charming Solar Lights

On one of our many day trips to Asheville, North Carolina, we swung by the Hospice Care Partners Estate Sale (you’ve heard me mention it before). While perusing the remains of the sale (now 50% off) I couldn’t pass up this gorgeous antique floor lamp.Read more ›

25+ Ways to Repurpose Vintage Soda Crates

25+ Ways to Repurpose Vintage Soda Crates

What is it about vintage soda crates that we all love so much? I have a wide circle of vintage-loving friends, and I think we can all agree that an old soda crate is truly something to be treasured. No matter the beverages these crates once held, the colors of the advertisement, or the size of the compartments within, soda crates are just begging to be used in home decor- either on their own, or with a little imagination.Read more ›

Wood Clip Board for Garage Storage or Shed Organization

Wood Clip Board for Garage Storage or Shed Organization

For as long as I can remember, I’ve had a TERRIBLE habit of losing my gardening gloves. After some yard work, I’d come into the garage, rip off my gloves, and fling them wherever I could before going inside. It has led to countless trips to the hardware store to buy new gloves – wasteful in money, time, and well…gloves! So, I’m determined to create some garage storage solutions / shed organization with a wood clip board dedicated to work gloves.

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The DIY Garden Gatherer: A Sling for Blooms

The DIY Garden Gatherer: A Sling for Blooms

Spring fever has definitely hit our house- every weekend, we’re working in the yard and getting our garden beds prepped for a summer of homegrown veggies and fruits. Flowering trees are losing their blossoms as tender green leaves push their way forward- watching the ebb and flow of seasons is truly magnificent.

And now that I’ve recapped last year’s Yard & Garden upcycling projects, I can focus on outdoor projects for Spring 2015!Read more ›

Unique Planters / Small Gifts with a Soup Mug

Unique Planters / Small Gifts with a Soup Mug

Springtime is definitely the season for parties and the need for small gifts. Bridal showers, Mother’s Day, end-of-year teacher gifts…you get the picture. 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 as strange as it may sound, I have the perfect idea for you…and it involves a soup mug!Read more ›