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 ›

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 ›

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 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 ›

Using Butter Molds and Essential Oils for Sinuses to Make Shower Melts / Natural Decongestant

Using Butter Molds and Essential Oils for Sinuses to Make Shower Melts / Natural Decongestant

I think I’ve mentioned this before, but I suffer from chronic sinus congestion and headaches. And for my fellow sufferers, I feel your pain- literally! I love to use the steam of a hot shower to open everything up and wanted to create a natural decongestant for the shower (shower melts) using essential oils for sinuses. And I’d use chocolate molds or butter molds from the thrift store to make them!Read more ›

Decorative Bookends for Summer Decor with Berry Baskets

Decorative Bookends for Summer Decor with Berry Baskets

To tell you the truth, I’m not entirely sure why I picked up these berry baskets while thrifting a while back. I didn’t have a project idea in mind and the thrift store had written the price on the side of one of the baskets (the horror!). BUT, I decided they were worth the risk and eventually an upcycling idea came to me. I’d transform them into decorative bookends that would double as summer decor.Read more ›

Upcycling a Wire Bread Basket into Vintage Farmhouse Decor

Upcycling a Wire Bread Basket into Vintage Farmhouse Decor

I struck thrifter’s gold the other day (or, more like thrifter’s silver) when I spotted a wire bread basket on the Goodwill shelves. In fact, I spotted SEVERAL wire bread baskets. They were perfectly tarnished (i.e., patina!) and in need of a new purpose in life. As I studied the collection of wire baskets, I pondered the idea of transforming them into vintage farmhouse decor.
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Shopping in Columbia, SC: Best Antiques, Vintage, Consignment Shops, and Thrift Stores

Shopping in Columbia, SC: Best Antiques, Vintage, Consignment Shops, and Thrift Stores

2017 is underway, which means it’s a new year of junkin’ journey road trips! To kick it off, we recently headed down the highway to do some shopping in Columbia, SC. Now, Columbia isn’t all that far away from me…and I don’t really know why I waited so long to explore the vintage/junking scene there! Because there are some really amazing antique stores, vintage shops, consignment shops, and thrift stores in Columbia, SC.Read more ›

Junkin’ Journey: Marion and Black Mountain, North Carolina

Junkin’ Journey: Marion and Black Mountain, North Carolina

It’s hard to believe that 2016 is nearly complete, but we were lucky enough to find a weekend to squeeze in one final junkin’ trip this year. As you may remember, I have a particular fondness for the Appalachians in the fall- when the leaves on the trees wash the mountains in a perpetual sunset and “Nature’s glitter” swirls and twirls behind the car as we zoom by.

This time around, we didn’t go too far from home and explored towns along Interstate 40 just east of Asheville, North Carolina- focusing on Black Mountain through Marion. We checked out a BUNCH of shops but I’ve narrowed down my favorites- as highlighted below…Read more ›

Easy Coffee Sign for Farmhouse Kitchen Decor

Easy Coffee Sign for Farmhouse Kitchen Decor

Now that cooler weather is approaching (hurray!), I thought a coffee-themed project would be wonderfully seasonal. I love coffee kitchen decor, so why not make an easy, simple coffee sign that would double as farmhouse kitchen decor?Read more ›

Shopping in Louisville, KY: Best Antiques, Vintage, Architectural Salvage, and Thrift Stores

Shopping in Louisville, KY: Best Antiques, Vintage, Architectural Salvage, and Thrift Stores

When you think of Louisville, Kentucky, the first things that probably come to mind are Churchill Downs, bourbon, and baseball bats. Thankfully, though, that’s only scratching the surface of this sweet city! We recently hit the road in search of the best antiques, vintage, architectural salvage, and thrift stores in Louisville, KY – and now I get to share them with you!

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