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 ›

DIY Japanese Fishing Floats (from Thrift Store Glass)

DIY Japanese Fishing Floats (from Thrift Store Glass)

What happens when you first publish a blog post in July of 2014, only to find out a few years later that the craft product you used is no longer made and off the market? Well, this happens: republishing the project and tutorial entirely, starting over from start to finish…and re-making my 2014 DIY Japanese Fishing Floats, but with a new (and improved) paint product AND far more blogging expertise under my <tool> belt.Read more ›

Vintage-Inspired Patriotic Sign

Vintage-Inspired Patriotic Sign

Every year, I always try and come up with one good red/white/blue project to post around July 4th– sometimes, the ideas come hot and heavy and I don’t have enough time to post them all! But then there are other years, like this year, where I struggle to find the passion to create one, given everything that’s currently going on.

But, when I came across a collection of salvaged red cabinet doors at my local Habitat ReStore, however, I immediately decided it would be an ideal piece to transform into patriotic decor- but I still wasn’t sure what I’d make.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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Transforming a Modern Canister into a Vintage Stoneware Crock

Transforming a Modern Canister into a Vintage Stoneware Crock

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. Thankfully, though, my crazy idea turned out just fine…and what, pray tell, was that crazy idea of mine? To transform a modern ceramic canister into a vintage-style stoneware crock!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 ›

When Christmas Window Candles Go Halloween…

When Christmas Window Candles Go Halloween…

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. And this time…we’re repurposing vintage Christmas window candles …with a Halloween twist.Read more ›

DIY Power Outage Lantern from a Broken Clock Cabinet

DIY Power Outage Lantern from a Broken Clock Cabinet

A funny thing happened to me on a thrifting adventure…I came across this…thing…and I just wasn’t sure what it was! But, I’m a repurposing blogger, so I bought it in case I had an idea. THEN, I found a second one that was more complete! Now I knew what it was…and I had two of them. But a project formed in my head- so I repurposed one and set the other aside to be given away!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 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 ›