Craft Paper Organizer or Scrapbook Organizer in a Vintage Photo Album

Craft Paper Organizer or Scrapbook Organizer in a Vintage Photo Album

A craft paper organizer for my vintage ephemera (i.e., old paper stuff like labels) was not high on my list of “priority projects”. But, I spotted a vintage photo album at the thrift store the other day, and, well, fate had another plan in mind. It just seemed ideal to be upcycled into a scrapbook organizer!

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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 ›

Farmhouse Kitchen Storage with a Kitchen Caddy from a Magazine Rack

Farmhouse Kitchen Storage with a Kitchen Caddy from a Magazine Rack

Magazine racks or wooden magazine files are a pretty common sight at thrift stores, aren’t they? I’ve certainly seen my fair share of them, and have even repurposed them before. Upcycling another one wasn’t a priority for me, but this particular one couldn’t be passed up. Large, sturdy, and ripe for a makeover, it seemed destined to become a kitchen caddy.Read more ›

Hardware Organizer by Upcycling a Tupperware Serving Center

Hardware Organizer by Upcycling a Tupperware Serving Center

This upcycling idea has been rattling around in my head for nearly a year now, but up until recently, I wasn’t sure how to fully execute it. You see, I have coveted a hardware organizer for a while now. You know the kind I’m talking about, right? One of those spinning organizers for small parts or nuts and bolts that you would find in a General Store? Anyway, I couldn’t pull the trigger on an authentic one (too pricey) and I didn’t want to purchase a reproduction (like this one below). Read more ›

Apartment Storage Ideas with a DIY Jewelry Hanger

Apartment Storage Ideas with a DIY Jewelry Hanger

Sometimes I am flush with project ideas, but then there are the scary droughts. And you guys, I was in a drought recently- all sorts of self-doubt crept in, my thrifting luck dried up, and I just needed to step back for a bit. But, thankfully I felt the gears in my head start to turn again when I stepped into a thrift store and found this kitchen memo board. I knew right away that it could be easily transformed into a DIY jewelry hanger, perfect for a teen or tween’s room, a dorm room, or any small space, like an apartment.Read more ›

Upcycling a Vintage Magazine Holder as a File Tote for Stencil Storage

Upcycling a Vintage Magazine Holder as a File Tote for Stencil Storage

One of my craft room organization conundrums is stencil storage: How to organize and store all my reusable stencils that accumulate over time? Finally, I had an upcycling idea (or maybe epiphany). What if I upcycled a vintage magazine rack holder into a file tote for stencil storage? 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 ›

“Ensconced” Organization for Gardening Tools

“Ensconced” Organization for Gardening Tools

A couple of years ago, I made a simple repurposed clip board for our gardening/work gloves– both of us had a bad habit of flinging them off in the garage and struggling to find them the next time we needed to wear them! And let me tell you- having the clip board has been a life (and glove) saver! So, when I found these outdated bucket sconces at a thrift store, I decided make something similar for my gardening hand tools.Read more ›

DIY Clipboard and Garage Wall Organizer for Gardening Gloves

DIY Clipboard and Garage Wall Organizer for Gardening Gloves

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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Stuck on You: DIY Magnets and Crafting Tips

Stuck on You: DIY Magnets and Crafting Tips

After I posted my cookie sheet magnetic memo board blog post, I was tickled by all of the response to the magnets I used. Not that folks didn’t like the memo board, but they were definitely curious about the magnets.

So, another blog post was born!

DIY magnets are old-hat for crafters like me. They aren’t difficult to make and there is an endless supply of options to turn into magnets. But, I’ve made them often enough to not only have some favorite crafting bits but also some helpful tips. This post contains affiliate links for your crafting convenience.Read more ›