Using Barnwood to Fix a DIY Birdhouse

Using Barnwood to Fix a DIY Birdhouse

Several years ago, I saw a “junk shop” decorative birdhouse in an antiques shop. And while I didn’t make the purchase, I never forgot how cute it was. So, when I found this broken DIY birdhouse while thrifting, it seemed like I had been given a second chance at a junky birdhouse. I just needed to fix it up and I already had the right piece of barnwood to do it!Read more ›

Christmas Porch Decor with DIY Candy Canes

Christmas Porch Decor with DIY Candy Canes

There are a few Christmas “staples” that I’ve never created for my blog, and candy canes or candy cane decorations are one of them. And honestly, I had no earnest intentions to do something about that…until I came across some walking canes at Goodwill.Read more ›

Kitschy Retro Christmas Wreath with an Upcycled Food Tray

Kitschy Retro Christmas Wreath with an Upcycled Food Tray

Funny story- throughout the past year, I found one plastic Christmas tray after another- some vintage-y, some less so. They were cheap and festive, so I bought several with no actual project ideas in mind. That is, until I found this kitschy Santa Claus tray- he had great vintage style, was round, and would make for a perfect retro Christmas wreath.Read more ›

Wooden Spindle Ornaments from an Upcycled Mug Tree

Wooden Spindle Ornaments from an Upcycled Mug Tree

Last year, I upcycled a broken mug tree into a tabletop Christmas tree…but had set aside the remaining “arms” for another project. Well, I’m happy to say that I’m FINALLY upcycling those coffee mug tree arms now- into DIY wooden spindle ornaments !Read more ›

Tweed Acorn Decor with Nut Bowl Caps

Tweed Acorn Decor with Nut Bowl Caps

While putting together a collection of Upcycled Fall Décor projects for a blog post, I ran across this oversized acorn decor project that I just fell in love with. It’s not my originally idea (important for me to point out), BUT I wanted to create my own version of fabric acorn décor.Read more ›

Rusty, Junky Plastic Pumpkins

Rusty, Junky Plastic Pumpkins

This post is sponsored by Rust-oleum, who provided a Rust Finish Metal Effects Kit by Modern Masters at no charge to me. All opinions are my own.

I have to admit- on certain junk or antique pieces, I like the look of rust more than actually dealing with rust- the chipping, the flaking, etc. So, when I had a chance to try out the “Rust Finish Metal Effects” kit by Modern Masters, I jumped at the chance! Right off the bat, I knew I wanted to try it on those plastic pumpkins that are ALWAYS at thrift stores this time of year.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 ›

Industrial Bedside Table or End Table from VHS Storage Cases

Industrial Bedside Table or End Table from VHS Storage Cases

I can’t be 100% certain, as I’ve not visited EVERY thrift store across the globe, but I’m 99% certain that every thrift has old VHS Storage Cases on their shelves. Cassette tape storage cases, too – they’re positively everywhere! So, I decided I needed to upcycle them – and my idea? Modern industrial furniture, like a metal card catalog or industrial bedside table!Read more ›

Pumpkin Sign Fall Décor from a Repurposed Wooden Paper Plate Holder

Pumpkin Sign Fall Décor from a Repurposed Wooden Paper Plate Holder

Sometimes, I find a potential project piece while thrifting and I have NO IDEA what it even is. That was what happened recently, when I stumbled across this oddly shaped wooden rack. So, I posted it on my Facebook page and asked for help identifying it. Within moments, dozens of people happily informed me that it was a paper plate holder!Read more ›

Glass Fishing Floats / Japanese Glass Floats for Nautical Decor

Glass Fishing Floats / Japanese Glass Floats for Nautical Decor

Full disclosure – this upcycling idea and tutorial was first published in July of 2014. But in the years since, the product I used to make these glass fishing floats went off the market. So, I started from scratch with new products, MUCH better photos, and the cutest Japanese glass floats that are simple and inexpensive nautical decor. Who says beach home decor can’t come from the thrift store anyway? Read more ›