Creating Wall Art from Architectural Salvage

Creating Wall Art from Architectural Salvage

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 repurposed architectural salvage project to my collection- this time, using pieces of gingerbread trim that I spied at Maliasmark’s booth during a Vintage Market Days event in Asheville, North Carolina.Read more ›

Wire Storage Baskets and Industrial Farmhouse Decor from a Wire Kitchen Rack

Wire Storage Baskets and Industrial Farmhouse Decor from a Wire Kitchen 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. One of my finds was a wire kitchen rack that I wanted to upcycle into wire storage baskets that had the look of industrial farmhouse decor.Read more ›

Coasters with Style- Salvaged Wood & Vintage Tweed

Coasters with Style- Salvaged Wood & Vintage Tweed

I have to admit- when I first decided to create coasters from salvaged wood, I had a very different vision in mind. Here’s how it began…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 ›

Wood Clip Board for Garage Storage or Shed Organization

Wood Clip Board for Garage Storage or Shed Organization

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, I’m determined to create some garage storage solutions / shed organization with a wood clip board dedicated to work gloves.

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Necklace Rack from Wood Spools and Barn Wood

Necklace Rack from Wood Spools and Barn Wood

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 barn wood (and other salvaged wood) and wood spools, I knew a necklace rack or wall jewelry organizer was in my DIY future…

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Unique Wall Decor with Antique Hardware and Architectural Salvage

Unique Wall Decor with Antique Hardware and Architectural Salvage

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 it’s complete rubbish, I’ve loved antique hardware from old doors ever since. And I decided to make some unique wall decor with my architectural salvage to create entryway decor.Read more ›

Shabby Chic Wall Decor with Lace Doilies

Shabby Chic Wall Decor with Lace Doilies

Long before I even started my blog, I found the most amazing panel from a wooden door. It was 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 / window pane decor that would ultimately kick off my upcycling blog. I know it sounds crazy, but it is the absolute truth.Read more ›