Tailgating at Home with a Stadium-Inspired Snack Basket

Tailgating at Home with a Stadium-Inspired Snack Basket

This, my friends, is as much of an upcycling idea as it is a fun new announcement. I’ve partnered with a favorite thrift store, the Charlotte Region ReStore(s), to create a monthly project for them! And to kick off this new partnership, I created a stadium-inspired basket for tailgating at home!Read more ›

Fall Leaves Decor with an Autumn Sign

Fall Leaves Decor with an Autumn Sign

Like most people, I adore the colors of fall leaves. But even more specifically, I love leaves that are “mid-change”. The ones that showcase a gradient of colors in green, yellow, orange, and red. So, I decided that I really wanted to try to capture those colors by creating some fall leaves decor.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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Halloween Moon and Witch Decor from a Glass Globe Light Fixture

Halloween Moon and Witch Decor from a Glass Globe Light Fixture

I’ll admit it, when it comes to vintage light fixtures, I am a full-fledged addict. For whatever reason, they are a constant source of inspiration, particularly during Halloween. I had nearly forgotten about this glass globe light fixture in my craft room. But upon re-discovering it, I immediately had a vision of a flying witch in front of a Halloween moon!Read more ›

Faux Wrought Iron Umbrella Stand from a Broken Yard Urn

Faux Wrought Iron Umbrella Stand from a Broken Yard Urn

Consider this project an exercise in looking at things differently. Especially odd things…things you just can’t figure out…or, while thrifting, don’t know what their originally intended purpose even was.

That last part- about not really knowing what it originally was supposed to be used for- is exactly what happened to me the last time I was at my local Habitat ReStore. Before I even made it into the store, one of the items outside the front door caught my eye.Read more ›

Take a Seat- Let’s Wrap!

Take a Seat- Let’s Wrap!

Ok, so here’s the skinny when it comes to me and gift wrap storage: For years and years, I have stored our meager selection of gift wrap rolls in the box from our vacuum cleaner. No really, I have!Read more ›

Light Up Pumpkin and Jack-o-Lantern Light for Halloween

Light Up Pumpkin and Jack-o-Lantern Light for Halloween

I’ve mentioned it before and I’ll mention it again- one of my favorite places to go for both crafting inspiration and supplies is Habitat ReStore. And for some reason this year, I can’t stop making Halloween decor with vintage light fixtures. And this time, I’ve turned one into light up pumpkin and jack-o-lantern light.Read more ›

Keyhole Covers and Vintage Hardware as Entryway Wall Decor

Keyhole Covers and Vintage Hardware as Entryway Wall Decor

Irish folklore says that the doors in Dublin homes were painted in bright colors so that drunk Irishmen could find their own home after a night of many pints.  Apparently there had been a slew of “stranger in my bed” incidents, which led to the pretty painted doors. Even if the story is complete rubbish, I’ve loved antique door hardware and keyhole covers ever since. So, I decided to use them to create some entryway wall decor for our foyer.Read more ›