Wire Storage Baskets from a Wire Kitchen Rack

Wire Storage Baskets 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 ›

Refinishing a Mini Chest of Drawers as a Vintage Card Catalog

Refinishing a Mini Chest of Drawers as a Vintage Card Catalog

On one of my typical thrifting adventures, I spied this mini chest of drawers near the cash register at the thrift shop. I didn’t really fancy the painted fruit “still life” that covered it, but I WAS curious about the wood underneath the paint. The idea of a “makeunder” floated through my mind as I envisioned a vintage card catalog as the end result.

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DIY Hat Stand from Wooden Candlesticks and Bowls

DIY Hat Stand from Wooden Candlesticks and Bowls

I’ve confessed my love of accessories to you before, particularly with scarves and vintage costume jewelry. But I am ALSO a lover of hats…especially during the humid southern summers! So, while I’ve made plenty of accessory organizers over the years (as well as other kinds of organizers), I was clearly overdue to make a DIY hat stand for my collection of Trilby hats.Read more ›

Upcycling a Countertop Wine Rack into a Ribbon Rack

Upcycling a Countertop Wine Rack into a Ribbon Rack

I think we can all agree that my mind works in mysterious ways- sometimes it’s a great thing (when a project works out!) and sometimes it’s bothersome (when a project fails). But once again, there I was in a thrift store, looking at everything through Sadie-colored glasses. And one of the things I spotted was this countertop wine rack that was unexciting but full of potential. As I studied the bottle holders, I wondered how well spools of ribbon would fit. Because all I could see was the potential of upcycling this into a ribbon rack.Read more ›

DIY Clipboard and Garage Wall Organizer

DIY Clipboard and Garage Wall Organizer

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, it seemed high time that I create a DIY clipboard or a garage wall organizer that would be specifically dedicated to work gloves!

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DIY Ring Holder in a Vintage Cigar Box

DIY Ring Holder in a Vintage Cigar Box

During a trip to West Palm Beach, we stopped in a nautical salvage shop. I picked up a bunch of fun odds and ends, including this vintage cigar box. I had wanted a one for a while now so that I could upcycle it into a DIY ring holder, and this one seemed to be the perfect size and shape.
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How to Make a Pin Holder or Pin Display with Cotton String

How to Make a Pin Holder or Pin Display with Cotton String

I’ve made a lot of jewelry organization projects in my time, but this is the only one specifically for vintage brooches. It’s a play off an idea I saw at an antiques store that used cotton string (straight from the hardware store) as a pin display or pin holder. And I knew right away I wanted to recreate my own version!

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Necklace Rack from Wood Spools and Barn Wood

Necklace Rack from Wood Spools and Barn Wood

As a short & round woman, I am destined to love accessories since my clothing options are limited. Which means that jewelry organization and jewelry storage are always something I need more of. So, after collecting some barn wood (and other salvaged wood) and wood spools, I knew a necklace rack or wall jewelry organizer was in my DIY future…

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Craft Ribbon Storage with a Hanging Paper Towel Holder

Craft Ribbon Storage with a Hanging Paper Towel Holder

So here I am again with something that can barely be called a “craft”. BUT, all of us DIYers and crafters need a little help in the Craft Room Organization struggle, right? And this form of craft ribbon storage is just the trick we all need.Read more ›

Organizing Craft Supplies in a Spinning Spice Rack

Organizing Craft Supplies in a Spinning Spice Rack

Over the years, I have collected and gathered any number of small craft supplies. Buttons, beads, jewelry findings, bells, pom poms…you get the picture. I needed a craft organizer that could safely hold those small “bits” and it seemed like a spinning spice rack from the thrift store would be ideal for this. Read more ›