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 ›

Recreating the Look of Vintage Metal Signs / Garage Signs with a Cabinet Door

Recreating the Look of Vintage Metal Signs / Garage Signs with a Cabinet Door

Every year, I always try and come up with one good patriotic project to post around July 4th. Sometimes the ideas come easily, but this year I struggled to think up even one upcycling idea in red, white, and blue! That is, until I found a bright red cabinet door at Habitat ReStore. I decided that it would be perfect for recreating the look of vintage metal signs / garage signs of days gone by. All it needed was a little touching up and a patriotic slogan!Read more ›

Nautical Wall Decor with Vintage Drawer Handles that Look Like Boat Cleats

Nautical Wall Decor with Vintage Drawer Handles that Look Like Boat Cleats

As luck would have it, my friends are constantly offering up freebies for me to repurpose for my blog. And so was the case with these vintage drawer handles. My friend, Teri, had given her mother’s dresser a makeover for her daughter’s new apartment. When she asked if I wanted the old hardware, I eagerly took them off her hands. They looked JUST LIKE dock cleats or boat cleats to me, and I wanted to transform them into some nautical wall decor.Read more ›

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 ›

Upcycling a Barbecue Fork into House Signs or Garden Plaques

Upcycling a Barbecue Fork into House Signs or Garden Plaques

Ok- I will fully admit that this is a truly zany idea of mine! There I was at the thrift store, looking for inspiration on the shelves. I was going to move aside this barbecue fork (to avoid getting jabbed!) when it dawned on me that the barbecue fork could BE the inspiration I was looking for. What if I transformed some BBQ tools into house signs or garden plaques? In other words…What if I used it as a stake instead of for steak?Read more ›

Blue Christmas Decor or Winter Decor with a Wooden Sled

Blue Christmas Decor or Winter Decor with a Wooden Sled

When I spotted this wooden sled at Goodwill, the calendar read May and our southern summer was beginning to rear its ugly, sweaty head. I tossed it in my cart and filed it away as a Christmas project for later that year. Well, wouldn’t you know it, but Christmas came and went…and the sled was still collecting dust in my garage. That’s when I decided to ditch the red and green for icy blue and silver, to transform the sled into blue Christmas decor that would also work as winter decor.Read more ›

Turning a Magazine Rack into a File Organizer / File Tote

Turning a Magazine Rack into a File Organizer / File Tote

One of my craft room organization conundrums is stencil storage – how to organize and store all my vinyl stencils that accumulate over time. Finally, I had an upcycling idea (or maybe epiphany) – what if I upcycled a magazine rack / magazine holder into a file organizer or file tote? And use file folders to hold my smaller craft stencils?Read more ›

Getting the Look of Vintage Crocks on a White Ceramic Canister

Getting the Look of Vintage Crocks on a White Ceramic Canister

This project, my friends, was a complete and utter experiment. And I decided that no matter the outcome, I would post the final results. That’s not an easy promise for me to make- the idea of posting a failure gives me great anxiety! And what, pray tell, was that crazy idea of mine? Getting the look of vintage crocks or a stoneware crock on a white ceramic canister from the thrift store!Read more ›