Boho Bookends as Botanical Home Decor

Boho Bookends as Botanical Home Decor

A pair of plain wooden bookends at the thrift store is ALWAYS going to catch my eye. I mean, a plain wooden ANYTHING will do the same- let’s be honest. But this pair grabbed my attention recently and today I’m transforming them into boho bookends with some botanical flair.Read more ›

Cleaning an Old Cutting Board to Make a Cabin Sign

Cleaning an Old Cutting Board to Make a Cabin Sign

When you find a wonderfully old, heavy cutting board at the thrift store, it’s hard to pass it up. But what if it’s SO well-loved that it borders on “gross”? Well, that’s what happened to me recently at Habitat ReStore. And I knew that cleaning this old cutting board would require some effort.Read more ›

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 ›

Seed Storage Box from a Wooden Recipe Card Holder

Seed Storage Box from a Wooden Recipe Card Holder

I know I’m not the only one who flocks to all things “wood” at the thrift store. Shelves, boxes, cutting boards- they all lend themselves to upcycling. And this country-style recipe box was no exception. I didn’t care for its current look, but knew it would be easy to convert into a seed storage box that could also double as Spring decor.Read more ›

Decorative Cork Board for the Home Office

Decorative Cork Board for the Home Office

Between working from home and “virtual school”, the home office has never been more important than it has been for the past year. Of course, that’s if you even HAVE a designated home office or classroom. Either way, office supplies have an elevated importance these days. And to keep things fresh and inspired, I decided to create a decorative cork board from a plain one found at one of Charlotte’s Habitat ReStores.Read more ›

Winter Sign for Cozy Home Decor

Winter Sign for Cozy Home Decor

When I spotted this wood plaque at Goodwill, I absolutely intended to something Christmas-y with it. But like all Decembers, my crafting window opened and closed and it was January once again. So, I decided to use it for a winter sign instead.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 a Wooden Cheese Box

Fall Door Wreath from a Wooden 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 wooden cheese box.Read more ›

American Flag Decor with a Buffalo Plaid Stencil

American Flag Decor with a Buffalo Plaid Stencil

I’ve made several projects with a buffalo check stencil, but they were always meant for end-of-year decor for the Fall and Winter. So, I’ve been yearning to use that same stencil for a warm-weather July 4th project, perhaps inspired by a picnic tablecloth. But then I started thinking about using the buffalo plaid stencil to create some American flag decor.Read more ›