Architectural Wall Art from Porch Brackets

Architectural Wall Art from Porch Brackets

For someone who loves architectural salvage so much, I don’t work with it often enough. Sure, I’ve created a few projects in the past, but far fewer than those using, say…thrift store finds. So, I’m here to add another architectural salvage project to my collection. And this time, I’m using some porch brackets that I spied at Maliasmark’s booth during a local vintage market.Read more ›

Farmhouse Storage Bins from a Wire Spice Rack

Farmhouse Storage Bins from a Wire Spice 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. And one of my finds happened to be this wire spice rack that I wanted to upcycle into farmhouse storage bins for our home office.Read more ›

Wooden Coaster Set with Wool Tweed Fabric

Wooden Coaster Set with Wool Tweed Fabric

Salvaged wood is something I love to work with when I find the right piece. I haven’t made loads of projects with it, simply because I tend to create smaller projects. But, I had an idea in my my mind for a wooden coaster set. I just needed to find the right salvaged wood to repurpose.Read more ›

Outdoor Wall Decor for a Tool Shed with Hex Signs

Outdoor Wall Decor for a Tool Shed with Hex Signs

Funny story…so, while I was out thrifting one day, I came across these two hex signs (Pennsylvania Dutch folk art). I didn’t actually know the term “hex signs” at the time, but I snapped them up with the intention of reselling them. But then I had a thought…What if I upcycled these into barn-inspired outdoor wall decor for our tool shed? Read more ›

DIY Clipboard and Garage Wall Organizer

DIY Clipboard and Garage Wall Organizer

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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Wooden Necklace Holder with Vintage Thread Spools

Wooden Necklace Holder with Vintage Thread Spools

As a short & round woman, I am destined to love accessories since my clothing options are limited. Which means that jewelry organization and jewelry storage are always something I need more of. So, after collecting some salvaged wood and vintage thread spools, I decided to create a wooden necklace holder with them.

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Decorating the Entryway with Keyhole Covers

Decorating the Entryway with Keyhole Covers

Irish folklore says that the doors in Dublin homes were painted in bright colors so that drunk Irishmen could find their own home after a night of many pints.  Apparently there had been a slew of “stranger in my bed” incidents, which led to the pretty painted doors. Even if the story is complete rubbish, I’ve loved antique door hardware and keyhole covers ever since. So, I decided to use them to create some entryway wall decor for our foyer.Read more ›

Framed Doilies as Shabby Chic Wall Decor

Framed Doilies as Shabby Chic Wall Decor

Long before I even started my blog, I found the most amazing panel from an antique door. Covered in layers of chippy paint, I used it’s beauty to inspire the painted bedroom furniture we now own. AND, it inspired the shabby chic wall decor that would ultimately kick off my upcycling blog. I know it sounds crazy, but it is the absolute truth.Read more ›