Rustic Wooden Crates from Old Drawers

Rustic Wooden Crates from Old Drawers

This is one of those ideas that has been rattling around in my head for a while, and I’ve finally set aside time to give it a go. See, last year, I repurposed an old drawer into a potting bench and endeavored to recreate the look of an old fruit crate with wood stain. It was at that moment that I wondered if I could upcycle some old drawers (of a slightly different shape) into rustic wooden crates for easy farmhouse decor.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 ›

Demijohn Bottle or Demijohn Vase from Empty Glass Bottles for French Country Decor

Demijohn Bottle or Demijohn Vase from Empty Glass Bottles for French Country Decor

Since my county no longer recycles glass, the last thing I planned on buying from the thrift store was an empty wine bottle. But this particular glass bottle was an unusual shape and seemed ideal for upcycling. It made me think of a demijohn bottle that you might see French country decor. So, repurposing it into a demijohn vase seemed like its decorative destiny.
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DIY Wreath with a Valentine’s Candy Box

DIY Wreath with a Valentine’s Candy Box

When I was a little, I simply adored a chocolate heart box that held Valentine chocolates. Frilly, lacy, and covered in ruffles, they lined the grocery and drug store shelves. The fancier, the better, as far as I was concerned. And as I was brainstorming ideas for Valentine’s Day home decor this year, my mind went back in time to those Valentine’s candy boxes, and a simple craft project idea was born!Read more ›

Upcycling a Wicker Picnic Basket into a Magazine Box for Christmas Magazines

Upcycling a Wicker Picnic Basket into a Magazine Box for Christmas Magazines

This, my friends, is what I like to call a “Post-Christmas Christmas Project”, if that makes any sense. It all started with this wicker picnic basket that I found on a thrift store shelf. I thought it had the cutest shape (like a small suitcase) and I chuckled over how dainty it seemed…compared to normal picnic baskets. It was, in fact, not much larger than a magazine (length- and width-wise, not depth-wise). And that’s when I decided it would be PERFECT for my endless collection of Christmas magazines.

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Buffalo Check Decor for Autumn

Buffalo Check Decor for Autumn

This project, my friends, was driven entirely by my obsession with one of Funky Junk Interiors’ most recent stencils. She created a Buffalo check stencil for her Old Sign Stencil Shop (affiliate link) and I have been dying to try it out. I decided to create some Buffalo check decor on a wood tray from the thrift store using her stencil. I thought it would be lovely as rustic cabin decor to use for my autumn decorating!Read more ›

Tablecloth Weights / Tablecloth Clips from Horse Brass

Tablecloth Weights / Tablecloth Clips from Horse Brass

I don’t exactly know why, but when I think of anything horse-related, I imagine it in an autumn setting. I can’t really explain why this is, and maybe it makes no sense…but when I think of horses, I think of plaid blankets, leather accessories, and crisp Fall air. So, when I spotted these horse brass at a thrift store, I decided they were destined to be used in an autumn project. Read more ›

Painted Gourds from Glass Liquor Bottles as Fall Decor

Painted Gourds from Glass Liquor Bottles as Fall Decor

After our junkin’ journey trip to Louisville, we came home with several interesting bottles of bourbon. And normally, that wouldn’t be a big deal…but as you may recall, we can no longer recycle glass in our county. So, I’m once again tasked with coming up with ways to recycle glass into projects. And this time, I decided to transform them into painted gourds to use as Fall decor.

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Flower Frog Vase from a Cheese Shaker

Flower Frog Vase from a Cheese Shaker

There are certain things that I always find on my thrifting adventures and yet, always pass by- and one of those used to be cheese shakers. I never had a fun or fresh idea for them…until recently. And once I had a vision in mind, I just couldn’t shake it (pun intended)! I wondered if a shaker top would act as a flower frog or floral frog to create flower centerpieces. 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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