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 / Lake house decorating ideas!Read more ›

Glass Fishing Floats / Japanese Glass Floats for Nautical Decor

Glass Fishing Floats / Japanese Glass Floats for Nautical Decor

Full disclosure – this upcycling idea and tutorial was first published in July of 2014. But in the years since, the product I used to make these glass fishing floats went off the market. So, I started from scratch with new products, MUCH better photos, and the cutest Japanese glass floats that are simple and inexpensive nautical decor. Who says beach home decor can’t come from the thrift store anyway? Read more ›

Recreating the Look of Vintage Metal Signs / Garage Signs with a Cabinet Door

Recreating the Look of Vintage Metal Signs / Garage Signs with a Cabinet Door

Every year, I always try and come up with one good patriotic project to post around July 4th. Sometimes the ideas come easily, but this year I struggled to think up even one upcycling idea in red, white, and blue! That is, until I found a bright red cabinet door at Habitat ReStore. I decided that it would be perfect for recreating the look of vintage metal signs / garage signs of days gone by. All it needed was a little touching up and a patriotic slogan!Read more ›

Demijohn Bottle in a Crate for French Farmhouse Decor

Demijohn Bottle in a Crate for French Farmhouse Decor

Since my county no longer recycles glass, the last thing I would have planned on buying from the thrift store was a wine bottle. But this particular bottle was an unusual shape and seemed ideal for upcycling. It made me think of a demijohn bottle that you might see in a French farmhouse / French farmhouse decor, so that’s what I decided to make with it.
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Faux Painting a Stoneware Crock for a French Country Kitchen

Faux Painting a Stoneware Crock for a French Country Kitchen

This project, my friends, was a complete and utter experiment…and I decided that no matter the outcome, I would post the final results. That’s not an easy promise for me to make- the idea of posting a failure would is extremely nerve-wracking and heart-wrenching. And what, pray tell, was that crazy idea of mine? To transform a ceramic canister into a stoneware crock with faux painting, to give it the look of French country kitchen!Read more ›

How to Make Craft Paint Storage in Upcycled Old Drawers

How to Make Craft Paint Storage in Upcycled Old Drawers

One thing that all crafters have in common is dealing with craft room organization (or the lack thereof). We have so many materials (lots of them little and spill-able), and for me, craft paint storage or paint storage in general has been a huge problem.Read more ›

Vintage Halloween Decorations from Christmas Window Candles

Vintage Halloween Decorations from Christmas Window Candles

Last year, I brought you a super simple, last minute Halloween project that took no time at all to create- remember these creepers? Well, I’m doing it again this year with a new super simple project. This time, some Christmas window candles will get a reboot…as scary Halloween decorations or vintage Halloween decorations.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 rental 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 ›

Upcycling a Condiment Caddy into a Succulent Planter with Modern Farmhouse Style

Upcycling a Condiment Caddy into a Succulent Planter with Modern Farmhouse Style

I recently went on a thrifting adventure in Spartanburg, SC- a town not too far from where I live (and where I was recently interviewed for their local paper!). And let me tell you- the thrifting angels were singing from above, because I found future project after future project, driving home with a car load of fun finds. And one of those finds? A condiment caddy that seemed destined to become a succulent planter for indoor succulents or mini cactus plants.Read more ›