Key Hook Cabinet Makeover

Key Hook Cabinet Makeover

Most of the time- emphasis on “most”– my projects go off without a hitch, or at least with hitches that are few and far between. But, this project almost ended up in the trash from my frustration- which is hard for someone like me to admit. Thankfully, though, I was able to power through my vexation for this cute little key hook cabinet that I found on a thrifting adventure.Read more ›

Using Butter Molds and Essential Oils for Sinuses to Make Shower Melts / Natural Decongestant

Using Butter Molds and Essential Oils for Sinuses to Make Shower Melts / Natural Decongestant

I think I’ve mentioned this before, but I suffer from chronic sinus congestion and headaches. And for my fellow sufferers, I feel your pain- literally! I love to use the steam of a hot shower to open everything up and wanted to create a natural decongestant for the shower (shower melts) using essential oils for sinuses. And I’d use chocolate molds or butter molds from the thrift store to make them!Read more ›

Hip Bag / Anti Theft Purse Made from a Thrift Store Handbag

Hip Bag / Anti Theft Purse Made from a Thrift Store Handbag

I think we can all agree that “fanny packs” are immensely handy, especially for travel or while at a festival or fair. BUT, it’s also agreeable that they aren’t particularly attractive and have a punchline stigma attached to them. So, when I was meandering through the purse section of a local thrift store the other day, I had a touch of inspiration from a small purse at a thrift store. I could easily transform it into a hip bag or anti theft purse…Read more ›

How to Build a Potting Bench that is Portable for a Small Yard / Garden

How to Build a Potting Bench that is Portable for a Small Yard / Garden

Every Spring and Summer, my Pinterest and Facebook news feeds are filled to the brim with big, beautiful potting benches! Whether constructed from pallets or old doors, or even a genuine vintage potting table, they are stunning and, well, LARGE. But, here’s the thing- I’m a gardener on a very small scale…I simply don’t have the space for the classic potting bench. So, I set forth to create something on a smaller scale…Read more ›

Vertical Herb Garden with a Standing Shower Caddy

Vertical Herb Garden with a Standing Shower Caddy

Last month, I introduced my three-part upcycled herb garden series with Part 1- by sowing herb seeds in rusty, thrifted muffin tins / pans as starter pots! But several weeks have since passed and it’s time to bring you Part 2, which involves another repurposed thrift store find: A standing shower caddy.

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“Ensconced” Organization for Gardening Tools

“Ensconced” Organization for Gardening Tools

A couple of years ago, I made a simple repurposed clip board for our gardening/work gloves– both of us had a bad habit of flinging them off in the garage and struggling to find them the next time we needed to wear them! And let me tell you- having the clip board has been a life (and glove) saver! So, when I found these outdated bucket sconces at a thrift store, I decided make something similar for my gardening hand tools.Read more ›

Upcycling Alchemy: Turning Fiber Baskets into “Metal”

Upcycling Alchemy: Turning Fiber Baskets into “Metal”

Ok, I have to admit- after the exciting results from my DIY Windmill Project, I became obsessed with the spray paint I used. And so, while this newest project isn’t exactly complicated- it’s one of those “DUH!” projects that is ridiculously simple, but warrants a post nonetheless.Read more ›

My Upcycled Herb Garden, Part 1: Muffin Pans

My Upcycled Herb Garden, Part 1: Muffin Pans

Real Life Confession- I love the idea of gardening more than I love actual gardening. Can anyone else relate? I also look forward to summer Saturday mornings with girlfriends as we bop from farmer’s market to farmer’s market.

BUT. But…I still enjoy having planted herbs around as the weather warms up! So, this year, I’ve decided to do a three-part herb gardening upcycling series…starting with today’s post: Part 1- Muffin tins!Read more ›

Upcycling a Small Footstool into Farmhouse Furniture

Upcycling a Small Footstool into Farmhouse Furniture

I don’t often buy much thrift store furniture for upcycling projects, simply because I usually repurpose small items from the housewares section. But I couldn’t pass up this small footstool that I saw the other day. Its woven rush top was unraveling, but I could tell it had good bones and was a nice piece of primitive furniture. I knew right away that I could replace the top and upcycle it into farmhouse furniture for our farmhouse bedroom.Read more ›

Displaying Vintage Christmas Cards in an Upcycled Multi Photo Frame

Displaying Vintage Christmas Cards in an Upcycled Multi Photo Frame

Back in January of this year, I was thrifting at my local Habitat ReStore and spotted a rotating multi photo frame that was in excellent condition. I was fresh off a Christmas high, with several “coulda, shoulda, woulda” holiday project ideas bouncing around in my head. But it was January and time to move on, right?

Nope. I put the frame in my cart and filed away this Christmas idea for a later time…and finally, FINALLY, that time is now. I would use it to display vintage Christmas cards or vintage Christmas postcards!Read more ›