Harvest Basket Upcycled into Flower Basket for Front Porch Decor

Harvest Basket Upcycled into Flower Basket for Front Porch Decor

For this month’s Thrift Store Decor Team project, I decided to make some front porch decor to welcome Spring. Mild weather is settling in nicely around here, and I wanted to celebrate that with a fun and easy project that would bring fresh color to the porch. I found a harvest basket (or peach basket) at a thrift store and decided that I’d use it as a flower basket filled with Spring flowers on our front porch.Read more ›

Vertical Herb Garden with a Standing Shower Caddy

Vertical Herb Garden with a Standing Shower Caddy

Last month, I introduced my three-part upcycled herb garden series with Part 1- by sowing herb seeds in rusty, thrifted muffin tins / pans as starter pots! But several weeks have since passed and it’s time to bring you Part 2, which involves another repurposed thrift store find: A standing shower caddy.

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Hanging Herb Garden using Small Lamp Shades as Metal Hanging Baskets

Hanging Herb Garden using Small Lamp Shades as Metal Hanging Baskets

Lamp shades are a pretty common item at thrift stores, in every size and shape you can imagine. So, I felt a compelling need to come up with an upcycling idea for them, starting with these small lamp shades that I found at Goodwill. I had this niggling feeling that lamp shade frames could be repurposed into metal hanging baskets for a hanging herb garden…
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Refashion a Straw Tote into a Spring Wreath

Refashion a Straw Tote into a Spring Wreath

To me, Spring is all about flowers – the fresh start after winter, the gorgeous colors hanging from branches and sprouting from the ground, and the fragrance the perfumes the air. And to celebrate the arrival of this season, I decided to create a Spring wreath using a straw tote or straw purse from the thrift store.
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Rustic Planter with a Galvanized Bucket and Antique Brass Faucet

Rustic Planter with a Galvanized Bucket and Antique Brass Faucet

I first noticed bucket and faucet planters at a high-end garden shop while on a shopping trip years ago. As charming as it was, though, the price was a little steep. I had a sneaking suspicion, however, that I could recreate the same look with a galvanized bucket and an antique brass faucet. I just needed to find the right pieces for my soon-to-be rustic planter / metal planter.Read more ›