Cloisonne Vase Inspiration with Florist Vases from the Thrift Store

Cloisonne Vase Inspiration with Florist Vases from the Thrift Store

Florist vases are a staple at most thrift stores, aren’t they? On one of my thrifting excursions (many, many months ago), I came across a shelf that was exploding with them. And for whatever reason, I started wondering if they could be painted to look like a Cloisonne vase. 

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A Recipe Holder from Vintage Kitchen Utensils

A Recipe Holder from Vintage Kitchen Utensils

Full disclosure- I originally posted this project for a recipe holder in August of 2014. And while I don’t like to be the kind of blogger that re-publishes old content, I’m making an exception for this one. It’s a super simple craft project and uses vintage kitchen utensils, which I happen to have a weakness for.Read more ›

Paint Brush Holder by Upcycling a Nail Apron

Paint Brush Holder by Upcycling a Nail Apron

Even though I already upcycled something into a paint brush holder, I had an idea that I wanted to try out. And it involved a nail apron, or one of those canvas aprons that workers used to wear (or maybe still wear?) at hardware stores.Read more ›

Retro Canisters for Vintage Kitchen Decor

Retro Canisters for Vintage Kitchen Decor

Whenever I’m at an antiques mall and see a set of retro canisters, I always pause and ponder if I need them. You know the kind I’m talking about, right? Tea and coffee canisters that come in different sizes, often labeled in a vintage or mid century modern font?Read more ›

Flower Bucket for Vintage Farmhouse Decor

Flower Bucket for Vintage Farmhouse Decor

Several years ago, I went to a Country Living Fair near Nashville, TN and fell in love with a wooden bucket. It was cute and had perfectly chippy turquoise paint – but it also had a $245 price tag. Obviously I walked away (bitterly) and vowed to recreate it one day. And irony of ironies, that day has arrived! I was recently in Nashville, TN and found this ice bucket while thrifting…Read more ›

Vintage Farmhouse Decor with Wood Bookends and Architectural Antiques

Vintage Farmhouse Decor with Wood Bookends and Architectural Antiques

When I spotted this pair of wood bookends at the thrift store, I grabbed them right away. They were just heavy enough to scream “well-made” to me, and were blank slates for an upcycling idea. I envisioned them paired with architectural salvage to create some vintage farmhouse decor…Read more ›

Lake House Decor from the Thrift Store

Lake House Decor from the Thrift Store

Welcome to the latest installment in my “Thrift the Look” series! As you might recall, this is a blog post where I take an inspiration photo from a magazine and recreate it as best I can using thrift store treasures and minimal DIY. And this time around, the style is Lake House Decor.Read more ›

How to Fix Up a Vintage Suitcase or Antique Suitcase for Vintage Home Decor

How to Fix Up a Vintage Suitcase or Antique Suitcase for Vintage Home Decor

During one of my Junkin’ Journey trips (specifically to Richmond, VA), I came across the most GORGEOUS vintage suitcase at an antiques shop. But as much as I loved it, I couldn’t justify the cost on something I simply didn’t need- truly an exercise in restraint for me. So, I snapped a photo and thought of it often…until I wondered if I could recreate my own version of a vintage suitcase for vintage home decor myself!Read more ›

Upcycling a Vintage Window as a Quilt Frame for an Antique Quilt

Upcycling a Vintage Window as a Quilt Frame for an Antique Quilt

Antique quilts aren’t something you see at thrift stores very often. But on a little jaunt through the Georgia mountains one weekend, I found TWO old quilts. I didn’t want to be greedy and buy both, but I did take one of them home. It was crumbling and damaged, so it was definitely a cutter quilt that was destined for upcycling. And I knew right away that I wanted to display it by using a vintage window as a quilt frame.Read more ›

Upcycling Ideas and Repurposing Projects for Back to School Decor

Upcycling Ideas and Repurposing Projects for Back to School Decor

Once Fall arrives, I can’t help but get nostalgic for all things “Back to School”. From shopping for new clothes and school supplies, to the sounds of a marching band at a Friday night game. And I REALLY love vintage home decor that is inspired by an old schoolhouse. Read more ›