Mid Century Makeover on Wooden Cigar Boxes

Mid Century Makeover on Wooden Cigar Boxes

Once upon a time on my blog, I upcycled a cigar box into a ring holder for my dresser. But I didn’t touch the exterior; rather, I just worked inside the box. So, when I recently found a pair of wooden cigar boxes while thrifting, I decided to do the opposite. And give them a mid century makeover on the outside!Read more ›

DIY Thanksgiving Decor from a Bamboo Serving Tray

DIY Thanksgiving Decor from a Bamboo Serving Tray

 A bamboo serving tray is not exactly a rarity at thrift stores these days. They vary in cleanliness and condition, and when I spotted a stack of them at Habitat Restore, I decided to give one a makeover as my latest project for the Charlotte Region ReStore blog.Read more ›

Industrial Style Decor with a Wooden Tool Caddy

Industrial Style Decor with a Wooden Tool Caddy

During a trip to Habitat ReStore, I found a wooden tool caddy that was as cute as could be. I thought it was SO special and perfect for a little industrial makeover. Funnily enough, though, when I turned the corner, I saw an entire row of wooden tool caddies!Read more ›

Fall Door Wreath from the Lid of a Wood Cheese Box

Fall Door Wreath from the Lid of a Wood Cheese Box

Once I felt nicely settled in our new home here in Charlotte, NC, I treated myself to a quick, safe trip to a longtime favorite antiques mall called Sleepy Poet. I always, ALWAYS, find a project or treasure when I’m there and this visit was no exception when I came across this wood cheese box.Read more ›

Retro Canisters for Mid Century Modern Kitchen Decor

Retro Canisters for Mid Century Modern Kitchen Decor

Whenever I’m at an antiques mall and see a set of retro canisters, I always pause and ponder if I need them. You know the kind I’m talking about, right? Tea and coffee canisters that come in different sizes, often labeled in a vintage or mid century modern font?Read more ›

Faking a Skotch Kooler for Plaid Christmas Decor

Faking a Skotch Kooler for Plaid Christmas Decor

For many years now, I’ve admired the look of a vintage Skotch Kooler. It works so wonderfully as plaid Christmas decor, but I rarely find them at local antiques shops. I did, however, find a red Thermos cooler while thrifting earlier this year, and an idea began to form.Read more ›

Fall Leaves Decor with an Autumn Sign

Fall Leaves Decor with an Autumn Sign

Like most people, I adore the colors of fall leaves. But even more specifically, I love leaves that are “mid-change”. The ones that showcase a gradient of colors in green, yellow, orange, and red. So, I decided that I really wanted to try to capture those colors by creating some fall leaves decor.Read more ›

Pirate Sign as Nautical Wall Decor

Pirate Sign as Nautical Wall Decor

I always have to check out the selection of cabinet doors whenever I’m in a Habitat ReStore. I can typically resist grabbing anything from the pile of usually-plain doors. But on this particular day, there was a bevy of intriguing blue and white doors for the taking. They had a very nautical look and I decided to transform one into a pirate sign to use as nautical wall decor.Read more ›

From Country Decor to French Farmhouse Style

From Country Decor to French Farmhouse Style

Country decor from the 1980s, the wooden pieces covered in ducks, geese, and hearts, are a pretty common sight in thrift stores. And while the motif is outdated, the pieces often have good bones and are made of heavy, solid wood. This magazine holder was no different and I decided that I could “re-trend” it from country decor to the French farmhouse style pretty easily.Read more ›

Vintage Farmhouse Decor from a Wooden Ice Bucket

Vintage Farmhouse Decor from a Wooden Ice Bucket

Several years ago, I went to a Country Living Fair near Nashville, TN and fell in love with a wooden bucket. It was cute and had perfectly chippy turquoise paint – but it also had a $245 price tag. Obviously I walked away (bitterly) and vowed to recreate it one day. And irony of ironies, that day has arrived! I was recently in Nashville, TN and found this ice bucket while thrifting.Read more ›