Re-Trending from Country Decor to French Farmhouse

Re-Trending from Country Decor to French Farmhouse

Country decor pieces from the 1980s – 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 And while the motif is outdated, the pieces often have good bones and are made of heavy, solid wood.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 stand was no different and I decided that I could “re-trend” it from country decor to the look of French farmhouse pretty easily.Read more ›

Ice Bucket to Farmhouse Vase / Vintage Home Decor

Ice Bucket to Farmhouse Vase / Vintage Home Decor

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 ›

Mid Century Modern Makeover on a Wooden Lazy Susan

Mid Century Modern Makeover on a Wooden Lazy Susan

Every now and again, I prefer doing a “refinish” than a “repurpose” on something that needs some TLUC (Tender Loving Upcycling Care). And so was the case with this wooden lazy Susan …badly stained with water rings, it was begging for a makeover. So, I decided to turn into vintage decor with mid century modern style.Read more ›

Utensil Caddy Paint Brush Holder (And More Craft Storage Ideas)

Utensil Caddy Paint Brush Holder (And More Craft Storage Ideas)

Craft room storage and organization are a constant struggle for me, so it’s on my mind a lot. And this entire post started out when I found a utensil caddy while thrifting. At first I wasn’t sure what I’d do with it, but I realized later on that it would make the PERFECT paint brush holder.Read more ›

Holiday Card Holder and Woodland Christmas Decor

Holiday Card Holder and Woodland Christmas Decor

Sometimes my Christmas projects are really “out there” as far as upcycling ideas go, but this one is, perhaps, not so “out there”. BUT, it was fortuitous for many reasons, which I’ll explain momentarily. However, let’s first chat about this wooden jewelry box I recently found at the Goodwill Bins. It was the perfect piece to upcycle into a holiday card holder.Read more ›

Stenciling with Metallic Paint for a Touch of Glam

Stenciling with Metallic Paint for a Touch of Glam

Stenciling with metallic paint is something I’ve wanted to try for a while now, and I finally had the chance recently. I wanted to share my most recent thrift store makeover with you (that I stenciled with metallics), but first, there’s a bit of a backstory that I first want to share.Read more ›

Pumpkin Sign / Pumpkin Patch Sign and Primitive Country Decor for Fall

Pumpkin Sign / Pumpkin Patch Sign and Primitive Country Decor for Fall

I’ll be honest with you – paper plate holders were not something I grew up with. Paper plates, yes, but designated wooden holders for them? Nope, not at all. There wasn’t much primitive country decor in my childhood home, so that’s probably why. Fast forward to my days as an upcycling blogger, though, and I couldn’t snap this one up fast enough! Because I had an upcycling idea to transform it into a pumpkin sign or pumpkin patch sign for Fall.Read more ›

Upcycling Wooden Drawers into Vintage Crates for Cheap Farmhouse Decor

Upcycling Wooden Drawers into Vintage Crates for Cheap Farmhouse Decor

This is one of those ideas that has been rattling around in my head for a while, and I’ve finally set aside time to give it a go. See, last year, I repurposed an old drawer into a potting bench and endeavored to recreate the look of an old fruit crate with wood stain. It was at that moment that I wondered if I could upcycle wooden drawers (of a slightly different shape) into vintage crates or old wooden crates for cheap farmhouse decor.Read more ›

Military Decor and First Aid Cabinet for the Garage

Military Decor and First Aid Cabinet for the Garage

Ok- so, in the interest of full disclosure, I fully intended this project to be my Product Test Drive post for this month. BUT…things didn’t exactly go as planned. So, I’m putting that product “on ice”…which has a double meaning. Why? Because my plans for this small wall cabinet were to transform it into a first aid cabinet and military decor.

Get it…putting it on ice…first aid…ok, dumb joke!Read more ›

Upcycling a Beverage Cooler into a Wine Bucket or Small Wine Cooler

Upcycling a Beverage Cooler into a Wine Bucket or Small Wine Cooler

How about a crazy easy summer time project that requires no tools or effort whatsoever? This is one of those ideas of mine that *almost* doesn’t warrant a blog post because it’s so dang simple. BUT- I’ve learned through your comments that even when I have a simple project idea, I should always publish it here on the blog. So, here we are…with a thrifted beverage cooler that I upcycled into a wine bucket or small wine cooler!Read more ›