Jewelry Hanger / Hanging Jewelry Organizer from a Memo Board

Jewelry Hanger / Hanging Jewelry Organizer from a Memo Board

Sometimes I am flush with project ideas, but then there are the scary droughts. And you guys, I was in a drought recently- all sorts of self-doubt crept in, my thrifting luck dried up, and I just needed to step back for a bit. But, thankfully I felt the gears in my head start to turn again when I stepped back into a thrift store and found this memo board. I knew right away that it would be easily transformed into a jewelry hanger, perfect for a teen or tween’s room, a dorm room, or any small space, like an apartment.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 ›

Decorative Books for Koselig / Hyggelig with Flannel Fabric

Decorative Books for Koselig / Hyggelig with Flannel Fabric

I think it’s high time I create another flannel project, don’t you? The weather is finally feeling like Fall and I am craving all the cozy plaid…and today’s project also has a special twist. All of my project materials came from thrift stores that benefit an animal-based charity! And to get in a Koselig / Hyggelig frame of mind, I decided to create some decorative books using thrift store books and flannel fabric from old flannel shirts!

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Floating Ghosts / Friendly Ghosts from Brass Candlesticks

Floating Ghosts / Friendly Ghosts from Brass Candlesticks

After last Halloween when I created this fun candy holder, I was determined to create another project for a Halloween ghost – friendly ghosts, for sure! And to create a Halloween ghost decoration that was a tabletop size, I used the brass candlesticks or brass candle holders that you see in thrift stores all the time.Read more ›

How to Make a Power Outage Kit and Emergency Lamp from a Clock Box

How to Make a Power Outage Kit and Emergency Lamp from a Clock Box

I love finding broken things at thrift stores because they are positively perfect for any number of upcycling ideas. And this clock box was no exception – since it was missing the clock! So, I decided to repurpose it into a power outage kit or blackout kit to fill with emergency supplies. AND I’d transform it into an emergency lamp that looked like a vintage lantern – decorative AND functional!
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Creating a Brochure Holder as Mountain Cabin Decor

Creating a Brochure Holder as Mountain Cabin Decor

This magazine rack was a thrift store find that came home with me, even though I had no plan in mind. But it was heavy and sturdy (i.e., good quality) and seemed like it was a blank canvas for a future project. It finally dawned on me that it would be PERFECT as a brochure holder / brochure stand in my in-laws’ cabin in North Georgia. Not only would it be functional for their rental property, but I could transform it into mountain cabin decor / lodge decor at the same time. 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 ›

Beach Theme Decor with Coastal Farmhouse Candles

Beach Theme Decor with Coastal Farmhouse Candles

I don’t know about your neck of the woods, but it is just wickedly hot here- so much so that I long to stay inside where the A/C blows cold and I can daydream about the elusive cool summer day spent on the coast. And with that idea in mind, I decided it was time to create another project for beach theme decor or coastal interiors.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 ›