Mirrored Tray from a Picture Frame

Mirrored Tray from a Picture Frame

As a fun change of pace, the Charlotte Region ReStores had asked me to develop a project that celebrated the Pantone Color of the Year for 2022 (“Very Peri”). There were lots of ways I could go about this, but I didn’t just want to do a simple periwinkle makeover. So, I decided to take it one step further and upcycle a small picture frame from one of their thrift stores into a mirrored tray.Read more ›

Picture Frame Wreath as Neutral Fall Decor

Picture Frame Wreath as Neutral Fall Decor

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

30+ Ideas for Upcycled Picture Frames

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 from a Picture Frame

Framed Cork Board from 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 picture frame, I could combine them into a framed cork board to use as home office decor!Read more ›

Pocket Watch Wall Clock from a Picture Frame

Pocket Watch Wall Clock from a Picture Frame

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 a pocket watch wall clock (albeit a fake one) to hang on the wall!Read more ›

DIY Easter Egg Decor from Vintage Oval Frames

DIY Easter Egg Decor from Vintage Oval 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 ›

Kitchen Art with Old Seed Packets

Kitchen Art with Old Seed Packets

I honestly can’t help myself when I come across old seed packets. They’re like little tiny art canvases and I have snapped up several over the years. First, I created this piece with some flower seed packs and an old window. But more recently, I came into some vegetable seed packets and decided to make some kitchen decor with them.Read more ›

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 ›

Playroom Wall Decor from a Retro Board Game

Playroom Wall Decor from a Retro Board Game

My husband is a board game-junkie and we’ve reached the peer group that appreciates nostalgic toys, Which means that 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 clock; perfect as home office or playroom wall decor.Read more ›