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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Salvaged Shelf Re-imagined…as a Tablet Stand

Salvaged Shelf Re-imagined…as a Tablet Stand

One of my favorite things to happen is this: I walk into a thrift/salvage shop, stumble upon something unique or odd, and instantly have an idea for a project. Perhaps not ideal for anyone reading this- because I’ve found a one-off and it can’t be immediately replicated from the same item at a shop near you- but nonetheless, I love that moment of upcycling inspiration. Probably because it means I’m not entirely tapped out of ideas just yet.

But that’s what happened here- a quick trip to my local Habitat ReStore yielded an unusual find- this interesting shelf/sconce. In fact, the sawtooth hanger on the back is the only reason I knew what it was!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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Upcycling a Vintage Light Fixture into a Halloween Moon

Upcycling a Vintage Light Fixture into a Halloween Moon

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 large light globe 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 ›

Unique Wall Decor with Antique Hardware and Architectural Salvage

Unique Wall Decor with Antique Hardware and Architectural Salvage

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 it’s complete rubbish, I’ve loved antique hardware from old doors ever since. And I decided to make some unique wall decor with my architectural salvage to create entryway decor.Read more ›