Oval Frame “Easter Eggs”

Oval Frame “Easter Eggs”

I can’t quite explain why I love vintage oval picture frames so much…but I just DO! And when I see them in thrift shops, I snap them up, no questions asked. While brainstorming for new project ideas (by tidying up my Craft Room), I realized something:

Oval picture frames look a little like Easter eggs…Read more ›

Retro Kitchen Décor with Vintage Seed Packets

Retro Kitchen Décor with Vintage Seed Packets

So here’s a little secret of mine…as a blogger who needs to constantly crank out new projects and ideas, I sometimes feel the need to “re-repurpose” elements of projects past. Between cost savings and re-using items I already have, it’s a win-win for me- I just hope you guys don’t mind!Read more ›

Fashion Plates: DIY Sewing Pattern Wall Art

Fashion Plates: DIY Sewing Pattern Wall Art

Whenever I’m in a thrift store and I see a box or bin full of old sewing patterns, I can’t help but paw through them. Usually, I find regrettable patterns for 1980s-era dresses (think “Working Girl”) or early 1990s babydoll dresses and overalls (think “Blossom”).  Truly fashion that should never have been fashionable! But that all changed during one recent thrifting adventure when my upcycling eye spied some older patterns peeking out from a bin.Read more ›

Scrap Fabric Organizer with an Upcycled Gun Rack

Scrap Fabric Organizer with an Upcycled Gun Rack

One of my favorite side effects of blogging has been developing new friendships with other fellow makers and lovers-of-vintage in Greenville. Many of them have become daily fixtures in my life AND sometimes they bring me DIY gifts- bits and pieces they have or find that could be transformed or provide inspiration.

Case in point- when my friend, Kristi, spotted this old gun rack at a thrift store, she figured I could use it…for something!… and handed it over.Read more ›

Vintage Bed Sheet Shower Curtain

Vintage Bed Sheet Shower Curtain

Our guest bathroom is a cute little room- but without a window, is only illuminated by artificial light. As a result- and I’m not sure why I never noticed this before- our existing shower curtain was doing nothing to brighten the room.Read more ›

DIY Wrapped Canvas Embroidered Wall Art

DIY Wrapped Canvas Embroidered Wall Art

Maybe it’s the warmer weather…or maybe it’s the yards in bloom, but I’ve been on SUCH a vintage bed sheet (covered in flowers, of course) kick lately. I make a beeline for the linens section in every thrift store now, and have come away with a LOT of fabric. I love using sheets in projects, and decided to pair up my vintage sheet obsession with my burgeoning love of needlework projects. This post contains affiliate links for your crafting convenience.Read more ›

Antique Textile Spool Jewelry Tree

Antique Textile Spool Jewelry Tree

With a lengthy textile history, it’s no surprise that antique malls across North and South Carolina are often filled with cotton mill relics- spools, and spindles, and bobbins, and looms! They range in size, shape, condition, and price, but the question always remains:

What can I do with these??” Read more ›

Thriftique-Chic Vintage Fabric-Wrapped Bangles

Thriftique-Chic Vintage Fabric-Wrapped Bangles

Anyone who does any sort of crafting/upcycling or spends time on Pinterest is well aware of fabric-wrapped bangles. It’s not a new idea by any stretch! BUT…my dainty hands and wrists (quite literally the only dainty body parts I’ve got) put the “bane” in bangle, because I never find any that fit well.Read more ›

Smoke Rings: Cigar Box Ring Holder

Smoke Rings: Cigar Box Ring Holder

So, if my memory is correct, I’ve made a Bracelet Holder…a Necklace Rack…and a Brooch/Pin Holder so far. Obviously I needed to work on something for my rings, so here we go!Read more ›

Don’t Toss Your Cookie… Sheet! (Magnetic Memo Board)

Don’t Toss Your Cookie… Sheet! (Magnetic Memo Board)

When I saw this project in Greencraft magazine, it was supremely fortuitous timing. I had just treated myself to new cookie sheets, and was in the process of putting the old ones in my ever-present donation pile.Read more ›