Laundry Room Decor with a Vintage Washboard

Laundry Room Decor with a Vintage Washboard

While I am no stranger to upcycling vintage washboards, I have yet to create anything for my laundry room in my nearly 5 years of blogging. So, when I found this large brass vintage washboard at a local favorite thrifting haunt, I decided to repurpose it into some laundry room decor .Read more ›

French Farmhouse Decor or Cheap Farmhouse Decor from the Thrift Store

French Farmhouse Decor or Cheap Farmhouse Decor from the Thrift Store

I wanted to take a quick detour from my normal upcycling / repurposing tutorial for a slightly different kind of blog post. Today, I wanted to dive into thrift store decorating a little deeper, because shopping secondhand is near and dear to me. In fact, it’s the foundation of everything I do here on my blog. Think of this as a “Shop the Look” kind of post, but not with fashion. Instead, we’re going work on a “Thrift the Look” home decor vignette using a magazine photo as inspiration. And the theme of this Thrift the Look post is French Farmhouse Decor. Read more ›

Faux Painting a Stoneware Crock for a French Country Kitchen

Faux Painting a Stoneware Crock for a French Country Kitchen

This project, my friends, was a complete and utter experiment…and I decided that no matter the outcome, I would post the final results. That’s not an easy promise for me to make- the idea of posting a failure would is extremely nerve-wracking and heart-wrenching. And what, pray tell, was that crazy idea of mine? To transform a ceramic canister into a stoneware crock with faux painting, to give it the look of French country kitchen!Read more ›

Basic Kitchen Shelf to Modern Farmhouse Decor Storage Bins

Basic Kitchen Shelf to Modern Farmhouse Decor Storage Bins

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. And this plain kitchen wire shelf/rack was one of my finds.Read more ›

Upcycling a Condiment Caddy into a Succulent Planter with Modern Farmhouse Style

Upcycling a Condiment Caddy into a Succulent Planter with Modern Farmhouse Style

I recently went on a thrifting adventure in Spartanburg, SC- a town not too far from where I live (and where I was recently interviewed for their local paper!). And let me tell you- the thrifting angels were singing from above, because I found future project after future project, driving home with a car load of fun finds. And one of those finds? A condiment caddy that seemed destined to become a succulent planter for indoor succulents or mini cactus plants.Read more ›

Primitive Decor with an Old Washboard Turned Farmhouse Frame

Primitive Decor with an Old Washboard Turned Farmhouse Frame

Whenever I stumble upon an antiques mall that has a “Clearance Section” I am like a heat-seeking missile with one goal in mind- to find a broken vintage treasure (on the cheap!) to become my next repurposing project. And so, when my eyes fell upon this old washboard that was missing the actual washboard, I knew it was a moment of crafting kismet. It screamed primitive decor to me and I wanted to upcycle it into farmhouse wall decor.Read more ›

Creating a Library Card Catalog and Vintage Farmhouse Decor from Thrift Store Furniture

Creating a Library Card Catalog and Vintage Farmhouse Decor from Thrift Store Furniture

On one of my typical thrifting adventures, I found this set of mini drawers or small storage drawers. I didn’t really fancy the painted fruit “still life” that covered it, but I DID fancy the hypothesis that I could undo the paint job and make it more my style. In other words, I wanted to transform it into a library card catalog and vintage farmhouse decor.

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Creating Rustic Decor with a Metal Basket and Burlap Ribbon

Creating Rustic Decor with a Metal Basket and Burlap Ribbon

I struck thrifter’s gold the other day (or, more like thrifter’s silver) when I spotted a bunch of silver plate bread baskets on the Goodwill shelves. Each metal basket was perfectly tarnished (i.e., patina!) and in need of a new purpose in life. As I studied the collection of wire baskets, I pondered the idea of transforming them into rustic decor…
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Upcycling Alchemy: Turning Fiber Baskets into “Metal”

Upcycling Alchemy: Turning Fiber Baskets into “Metal”

Ok, I have to admit- after the exciting results from my DIY Windmill Project, I became obsessed with the spray paint I used. And so, while this newest project isn’t exactly complicated- it’s one of those “DUH!” projects that is ridiculously simple, but warrants a post nonetheless.Read more ›

Upcycling a Small Footstool into Farmhouse Furniture

Upcycling a Small Footstool into Farmhouse Furniture

I don’t often buy much thrift store furniture for upcycling projects, simply because I usually repurpose small items from the housewares section. But I couldn’t pass up this small footstool that I saw the other day. Its woven rush top was unraveling, but I could tell it had good bones and was a nice piece of primitive furniture. I knew right away that I could replace the top and upcycle it into farmhouse furniture for our farmhouse bedroom.Read more ›