Organizing Craft Supplies and a Paint Brush Holder from the Thrift Store

Organizing Craft Supplies and a Paint Brush Holder from the Thrift Store

Craft room storage and organization craft supplies 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 PERFECT as a paint brush holder.Read more ›

Holiday Card Holder and Buffalo Check Christmas Decor

Holiday Card Holder and Buffalo Check 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”. It was, however, fortuitous for many reasons, which I’ll explain momentarily. But let’s first chat about this wooden jewelry box I recently found at the Goodwill Bins. I decided that it was the perfect piece to upcycle into a holiday card holder.Read more ›

Pumpkin Patch Sign from a Wooden Paper Plate Holder

Pumpkin Patch Sign from a Wooden Paper Plate Holder

I’ll be honest with you- a wooden paper plate holder was 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 patch sign for Fall.Read more ›

Rustic Wooden Crates from Old Drawers

Rustic Wooden Crates from Old Drawers

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 some old drawers (of a slightly different shape) into rustic wooden crates for easy 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 ›

DIY Wine Bottle Cooler for Happy Hour at Home

DIY Wine Bottle Cooler for Happy Hour at Home

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 that even when I have a simple project idea, I should always publish it here on the blog. So, here we go with an Igloo cooler that I found at Habitat ReStore. And my plan was to upcycle it into a wine bottle 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 ›

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 ›

Upcycling a Grill Fork as a Sign Stake for a Garden Plaque

Upcycling a Grill Fork as a Sign Stake for a Garden Plaque

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 grill fork when it dawned on me that the barbecue fork could BE the inspiration I was looking for. What if I transformed it as part of a garden plaque or wooden garden sign? In other words…What if I used it as a stake instead of for steak?Read more ›