Stenciled Sign Inspired by a Vintage Pay Phone

Stenciled Sign Inspired by a Vintage Pay Phone

Long-term quarantining is, quite honestly, the best thing that has happened to my garage in a long time. It’s the only thrift store I have access to and I’m uncovering things I’d long forgotten about. And one of those things was a square-shaped cutting board. I decided it was the perfect piece to make a stenciled sign that was inspired by a vintage pay phone.Read more ›

30+ Upcycling Ideas for Industrial Decor

30+ Upcycling Ideas for Industrial Decor

One of the more recent home decor trends that I never get tired of is Industrial Decor. Not only do I love the rustic, almost masculine feel to the elements (reclaimed wood, metal, worn leather), but if you think about it, industrial home decor is a product of upcycling. But upcycling on a grander scale. Once developers started repurposing old factories and mills into loft-style apartments, artisan workshops, and commercial space, people were drawn to that industrial look. Read more ›

Heart Decorations and Industrial Farmhouse Decor for Valentine’s Day

Heart Decorations and Industrial Farmhouse Decor for Valentine’s Day

As I was going through my Valentine’s Day projects, I realized that every single one was red and/or pink. And while that’s not exactly shocking (it IS V-day, after all), I wanted to switch it up and go in an industrial farmhouse decor or primitive decor direction using some heart shape cake pans I found while thrifting. My plan? To create some heart decorations that were a little more unique and masculine.Read more ›

Winter Decorations Inside the Industrial Light Fixtures

Winter Decorations Inside the Industrial Light Fixtures

Even though I’ve already made waterless snow globes before, I wanted to make a NEW version. You see, I found these industrial light fixtures (or jelly jar lights) at my Habitat ReStore and thought they’d be wonderfully upcycled into snow globes. But instead of making Christmas ones, I wanted to create winter decorations instead.Read more ›

Industrial Side Table from VHS Storage

Industrial Side Table from VHS Storage

I can’t be 100% certain, as I’ve not visited EVERY thrift store across the globe. But I’m 99% certain that every thrift has VHS Storage or VHS tape drawers on their shelves. Cassette tape storage cases, too; they’re positively everywhere! So, I decided I needed to upcycle them into something COMPLETELY unexpected. My idea? An industrial side table that kinda-sorta looked like a metal card catalog.Read more ›

Upcycling a Multi Photo Frame into a Vintage Pocket Watch for Steampunk Decor

Upcycling a Multi Photo Frame into a Vintage Pocket Watch for Steampunk Decor

This multi photo frame was unusual enough to catch my eye at the thrift store. Right off the bat, it reminded me of a vintage pocket watch with its multiple round spots for clock faces. Of course, when the cashier remarked how unique the frame was and I mentioned the pocket watch familiarity that I was feeling, she looked at me like I was crazy. But that’s ok- I’m used to that by now. All I knew was that I planned to turn it into steampunk decor!Read more ›

Wire Storage Baskets and Industrial Farmhouse Decor from a Wire Kitchen Rack

Wire Storage Baskets and Industrial Farmhouse Decor from a Wire Kitchen Rack

Not too long ago, I had a REALLY fortuitous thrifting trip- as I drove home, I realized I had found materials for nine different projects. NINE! Maybe the thrifts were all freshly replenished, or maybe I was wearing a most impressive thinking cap, but either way, it was an adventure for the record books. One of my finds was a wire kitchen rack that I wanted to upcycle into wire storage baskets that had the look of industrial farmhouse decor.Read more ›

Industrial Floor Lamp from a Surveyors Tripod

Industrial Floor Lamp from a Surveyors Tripod

A couple of years ago, a local store had a FANTASTIC “yard sale” which was more like a fancy flea market. At this sale, I bought two things- a pretty antique picture frame and a very cool, very trendy vintage surveyor’s tripod. And making an industrial floor lamp was at the top of my to-do list with that wooden tripod.Read more ›