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 upycled 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 / Lake House Decorating Ideas from the Thrift Store

Lake House Decor / Lake House Decorating Ideas 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/theme is Lake House Decor or Lake house decorating ideas!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 ›

30+ Upcycling Ideas for Vintage Home Decor using School Supplies

30+ Upcycling Ideas for Vintage Home Decor using School Supplies

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 ›