Candy Corn Decorations from Thread Cones

Candy Corn Decorations from Thread Cones

In my neck of the woods (the Carolinas), relics of old industrial textile mills are common at vintage stores and thrift shops. So, it’s no surprise that I run across these types of thread cones at one secondhand store after another. I’ve already repurposed some for a Christmas project, but this time, I decided to upcycle a few into candy corn decorations.Read more ›

Log Cabin Birdhouse from a Vintage Coin Bank

Log Cabin Birdhouse from a Vintage Coin Bank

It’s been a while since I created a bird project for our yard. So, I decided to combine this year’s Log Cabin theme with an outdoors project. Since we always have nesting wrens and chickadees at our house, I had a log cabin birdhouse idea that I just couldn’t shake.Read more ›

Floral Wall Art with Embroidery on Vintage Sheets

Floral Wall Art with Embroidery on Vintage Sheets

If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at embroidery and different hand embroidery stitches, then this is a GREAT project to start on. Why? Because I will be upcycling some vintage sheets into floral wall art with some embroidery. And the design that I’ll be using is already in the sheet fabric, making it SO easy to follow.
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Birdcage Decor from a Light Cage / Industrial Light

Birdcage Decor from a Light Cage / Industrial Light

Have you ever noticed that an industrial light or light cage (especially the daintier ones) kinda-sorta resembles a birdcage? Well, as soon as I made that connection I decided to test my theory by upcycling a light bulb cage into birdcage decor for some Spring home decor.Read more ›

Library Card Catalog Drawer Condiment Set for a Hot Chocolate Bar

Library Card Catalog Drawer Condiment Set for a Hot Chocolate Bar

I’ll be the first to admit that THIS project…is not really a project. It’s more of a famous store hack idea that I turned into a hot chocolate bar. Here, allow me to explain a little further…Read more ›

Industrial Floor Lamp from a Surveyors Tripod

Industrial Floor Lamp from a Surveyors Tripod

A couple of years ago, a local store had a FANTASTIC “yard sale” which was more like a fancy flea market. At this sale, I bought two things- a pretty antique picture frame and a very cool, very trendy vintage surveyor’s tripod. And making an industrial floor lamp was at the top of my to-do list with that wooden tripod.Read more ›

Umbrella Wreath for Cinco de Mayo Decor

Umbrella Wreath for Cinco de Mayo Decor

This is one of those projects that I have wanted to make for a very long time. I kept meaning to start it, but other projects kept cutting in line. I also never remembered to look for paper umbrellas for drinks when I was shopping. So, I finally buckled down the other day, hopped on Etsy, and purchased two boxes of vintage drink umbrellas. Now I could finally make an umbrella wreath to use as Cinco de Mayo decor and really, all summer long!

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Embroidery Hoop Wall Art with Vintage Doilies

Embroidery Hoop Wall Art with Vintage Doilies

Being  a fan of vintage doilies means I am always looking for new ways to repurpose and display them. Wall decor is a great way to give them new life and falls right in line with the granny chic decor that is super popular right now. But instead of framing them in more traditional ways, this time I decided to upcycle some vintage doilies into embroidery hoop wall art.

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Decorating the Entryway with Keyhole Covers

Decorating the Entryway with Keyhole Covers

Irish folklore says that the doors in Dublin homes were painted in bright colors so that drunk Irishmen could find their own home after a night of many pints.  Apparently there had been a slew of “stranger in my bed” incidents, which led to the pretty painted doors. Even if the story is complete rubbish, I’ve loved antique door hardware and keyhole covers ever since. So, I decided to use them to create some entryway wall decor for our foyer.Read more ›