Painting a Wooden Music Box to Look Like Painted Bedroom Furniture

Painting a Wooden Music Box to Look Like Painted Bedroom Furniture

Whenever I find a wooden music box on my thrifting adventures, I get excited. I love listening to the plinky sounds from the music box (if it still works) and trying to “Name that Tune”! So, when I found this little music jewelry box on the Goodwill shelves, I was immediately smitten.Read more ›

Cottage Style Decor with Vintage Doilies on a Window Screen Frame

Cottage Style Decor with Vintage Doilies on a Window Screen Frame

Whenever I’m in a creativity funk, I head into my garage or Craft Room to do some tidying up and rearranging. Why? Because I usually unearth something long forgotten and it’s the shot in the arm that I need to get back in the proverbial (crafting) saddle! And that’s how I decided to upcycle this window screen frame into cottage style decor.Read more ›

30+ Doily Crafts with Vintage Doilies

30+ Doily Crafts with Vintage Doilies

What is it about vintage doilies that makes them irresistible at thrift stores? All I know is that that: (1) vintage doilies are beautiful, (2) they’re abundant, and (3) they are full of project potential! Whether you use them in granny chic decor or upcycle them completely, there are a ton of ideas for crafting with doilies.Read more ›

Plate Cloche from a Vintage Doily

Plate Cloche from a Vintage Doily

I know, I know- here I go again with another upcycling project using vintage doilies. What can I say, though? There are just SO many possibilities out there! This time, however, I decided to try a crafting product that I’ve never played around with before- fabric stiffener. The reason? To make a plate cloche or dinner plate cover!

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Floral Shower Curtain from Vintage Sheets for a Cottage Style Bathroom

Floral Shower Curtain from Vintage Sheets for a Cottage Style Bathroom

Our guest bathroom is a cute little room, but without a window, is only illuminated by artificial light. As a result- and I’m not sure why I never noticed this before- our existing shower curtain was doing nothing to brighten the room. But instead of running out to the store for a new one, I decided to upcycle one of my vintage sheets into a floral shower curtain.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 ›