Vintage Lake House Décor from the Thrift Store

Vintage Lake House Décor 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 Vintage Lake House Décor.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 ›

Crated Demijohn Vase with an Upcycled Wine Bottle

Crated Demijohn Vase with an Upcycled Wine Bottle

Recycling glass is still an issue in my county (i.e., they no longer accept it), so I’m always thinking up new ways to repurpose glass. I’ve already done a couple of projects with glass bottles and I’ve got more ideas on the way- but first, a new project today! Ok, ok- so bear with me here, because I BOUGHT a glass bottle at the thrift store. The fact is, we rarely buy anything in glass anymore so I don’t have much sitting around- but anyway, back to my idea…Read more ›

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 Create Craft Paint Storage in Old Drawers

How to Create Craft Paint Storage in Old Drawers

This project came about as a result of an exciting new opportunity for me! A couple of months ago, I became part of the DecoArt Art Room Team. You’ve probably seen DecoArt products (craft paint, decoupage medium, stencils, etc.) at your favorite craft store…and you’ve definitely seen little bottles of their paints in my project photos over the years. They were my favorite brand long before I got a chance to work with them.

ANYWAY…I have a LOT of their products and needed to up my craft paint storage game. I fell in love with this paint storage idea from Create & Babble, and wanted to create something similar. But of course, I wanted to repurpose something as part of my project- so I decided to use old salvaged drawers!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 ›

Mountain Cabin Brochure Holder

Mountain Cabin Brochure Holder

A funny, but true story- I picked up this heavy wooden magazine holder two years ago. I didn’t know what I’d end up doing to or with it, but it was so heavy and well-made that I couldn’t pass it up. But, it sat in our garage for all that time…and I was just about ready to put it in our donation pile. Right before I had given up hope, though, I posted it in a fun upcycling group on Facebook and asked for DIY ideas. One of the other members said that she’d use it in her lake house to hold brochures for renters, and I had a HUGE “Duh!” moment. This would be PERFECT for the cabin in Blue Ridge!Read more ›

Condiment Caddy Succulent Planter

Condiment Caddy Succulent Planter

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? This darling little vintage condiment caddy.Read more ›