Matching a Jewelry Music Box to an Antique Dresser

Matching a Jewelry Music Box to an Antique Dresser

Whenever I find a jewelry 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 ›

25+ Doily Crafts for Vintage Doilies

25+ Doily Crafts for 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 ›

Vintage Doily Cloche Covers

Vintage Doily Cloche Covers

I know, I know- here I go again with another repurposing / 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!Read more ›

Tea and Coffee Canisters as Wooden Gift Boxes

Tea and Coffee Canisters as Wooden Gift Boxes

Every now and again, I spot a set of tea and coffee canisters at the thrift store. They vary in design, but they are almost always made of wood and are ripe for upcycling. Especially this pair of canisters, which were missing lids and reminded me of wooden gift boxes.

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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 ›

Create and Elevate: Plate Stands

Create and Elevate: Plate Stands

Ok- I know this idea isn’t unique or mind-blowing, but it’s one of my favorite crafts that involves very few materials and is outrageously easy to do. Call them what you will, perhaps Plate Stands or Elevators (since they elevate your wares/tasty treats), but these little charmers are simple to create and come in handy around the home or as gifts.Read more ›

Shabby Chic Wall Decor with Lace Doilies and Vintage Window Frames

Shabby Chic Wall Decor with Lace Doilies and Vintage Window Frames

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 ›