Neutral Fall Decor with a Picture Frame Wreath

Neutral Fall Decor with a Picture Frame Wreath

I recently had a chance to work with Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont, which serves the Charlotte area. They asked me to create a simple project for them using something that is regularly available at their thrift stores. So, I decided to create a picture frame wreath for them, and went with a neutral fall decor theme.Read more ›

30+ Ideas for Upcycled Picture Frames from the Thrift Store

30+ Ideas for Upcycled Picture Frames from the Thrift Store

Few things in life are certain, but this one is: step into any thrift store in any town, and you will find a plethora of picture frames. Why so many end up donated to thrifts, I’ll never know. But the good news is that there are tons of ideas for upcycled picture frames out there.Read more ›

Framed Cork Board with a Picture Frame

Framed Cork Board with a Picture Frame

I was cleaning up my Craft Room a bit and found some cork board sheets that I had snagged on a thrifting adventure in the past. I was about to put them in the “re-donate” pile (which I am CONSTANTLY adding to)…but thought better of it. If I found the perfect vintage picture frames, I could combine them into a framed cork board to use as cute office decor!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 ›

Easter Mantel Decorations with Antique Oval Picture Frames

Easter Mantel Decorations with Antique Oval Picture Frames

I can’t quite explain why I love antique oval picture frames so much, but I just DO! And when I see them in thrift shops, I snap them up, no questions asked. While brainstorming for new project ideas (by tidying up my Craft Room), I realized something: Vintage oval frames look a little like Easter eggs. So I decided to upcycle a few frames into Easter mantel decorations.

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Displaying Vintage Christmas Postcards in a Rotating Photo Frame

Displaying Vintage Christmas Postcards in a Rotating Photo Frame

Back in January of this year, I was thrifting at my local Habitat ReStore and spotted a rotating photo frame that was in excellent condition. I put the frame in my cart and filed away this Christmas idea for a later time…and finally, FINALLY, that time is now. I would use it to display some of my vintage Christmas postcards!Read more ›

Decorating a Country Kitchen with Vintage Seed Packets

Decorating a Country Kitchen with Vintage Seed Packets

Country kitchen decor isn’t really my style, but I can’t help admitting that vintage seed packets are little works of art that would work PERFECTLY in that capacity. I kept buying little seed envelopes and decided to temporarily frame some as an ode to a country kitchen or farmhouse kitchen. Albeit, not MODERN farmhouse kitchen, but the classic retro kitchen of days gone by.
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Fashion Wall Art with Vintage Sewing Patterns

Fashion Wall Art with Vintage Sewing Patterns

Whenever I’m in a thrift store and I see a box or bin full of vintage sewing patterns, I can’t help but paw through them. Usually, I find regrettable patterns for 1980s-era garb. But every now and again, I find wonderful vintage dress patterns that would be perfect for upcycling into fashion wall art. Read more ›

Table Clock from Classic Board Games for a Play Room / Game Room

Table Clock from Classic Board Games for a Play Room / Game Room

Since my husband is a game-junkie, and I’ve reached the peer group that appreciates nostalgic toys, there are always an abundance of classic board games in our house. I love the colorful game boards and wanted to upcycle one into a table clock or desk clock – perfect for decorating a play room or game roomRead more ›

Cheap Christmas Decorations that Look Like Wrapped Gifts

Cheap Christmas Decorations that Look Like Wrapped Gifts

Upcycling things from the thrift store is a great way to fill your home with cheap Christmas decorations that don’t look cheap at all! And this idea for pairing up wooden picture frames with Christmas napkins to look like wrapped gifts is no exception.
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