30+ Upcycling Ideas for Garden Planters or Garden Pots

30+ Upcycling Ideas for Garden Planters or Garden Pots

As an upcycler, I absolutely LOVE incorporating vintage treasures- especially ones in disrepair- into my garden decor. And I am by no means alone- using antiques or secondhand items as garden planters or garden pots is so popular, that big box stores are stocking their shelves with “new made to look old” garden items. But save yourself a trip, head out to your garage or shed, and you may just have the perfect piece to use. Read more ›

Spring Porch Decor with a Harvest Basket

Spring Porch Decor with a Harvest Basket

For this month’s Thrift Store Decor Team project, I decided to make some Spring porch decor. 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 ›

Easter Door Decorations with a Hanging Door Basket

Easter Door Decorations with a Hanging Door Basket

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, then you are all-too-familiar with my Junkin’ Journey series. In that series, I travel to towns across the South in search of wonderful treasures and shops to explore. On my most recent adventure to Durham, North Carolina, I found this hanging door basket at a quaint little thrift shop. And right away, I envisioned it as an Easter door wreath that looked like an Easter basket.Read more ›

Hobnail Milk Glass and Specked Eggs as Easter Decor

Hobnail Milk Glass and Specked Eggs as Easter Decor

Hobnail milk glass is one of those things that you can actually find in thrift stores from time to time. Some people collect it, but plenty do not…and while I don’t snap up every piece I see, I couldn’t help myself with this oblong dish that I recently found.Read more ›

Nest Decor for Spring with a Metal Candleholder

Nest Decor for Spring with a Metal Candleholder

I don’t know about you, but Spring is front and center in my mind. The trees are budding, the daffodils are in full bloom, and even my husband’s allergies have kicked in. So, I’m kicking off the season with a fun and SUPER simple spring project idea. A few months ago, I snagged this metal candleholder from Goodwill and knew immediately that I would repurpose it into nest decor for Spring.
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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 ›

Upcycling a Standing Shower Caddy as a Vertical Plant Stand

Upcycling a Standing Shower Caddy as a Vertical Plant Stand

I do a lot of cooking at home but I’m not a prolific gardener. I’m limited my own lack of gardening interest, but also by space. That being said, though, I do like to grow my own kitchen herbs in pots as much as possible. You may recall how I upcycled a muffin tin as a propagation tray for growing some herb plants from seed? Well, it’s time to transplant them and I’ll be upcycling a standing shower caddy to do that!

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Easter Mantel Decorations with Antique Oval Picture Frames

Easter Mantel Decorations with Antique Oval Picture Frames

I can’t quite explain why I love antique oval picture frames so much, but I just DO! And when I see them in thrift shops, I snap them up, no questions asked. While brainstorming for new project ideas (by tidying up my Craft Room), I realized something: Vintage oval frames look a little like Easter eggs. So I decided to upcycle a few frames into Easter mantel decorations.

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Decorating for Spring with Fairy Garden Accessories in Vintage Glass Jars

Decorating for Spring with Fairy Garden Accessories in Vintage Glass Jars

Several years ago, before I even started my blog, I created some “Spring Jars” using fairy garden accessories and dollhouse accessories to create mini fairy gardens. I just thought they were the cutest things ever- y’all know I love miniature ANYTHING! And when I reposted the old photo on my Facebook page, the positive response was overwhelming. So, I knew I needed to create a few new ones to put up here on my blog.Read more ›

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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