Find out how to repurpose a vintage gumball machine into a succulent planter for your spring decor. It's an easy craft project that will have you combing the flea market for retro gumball machines to upcycle in all shapes and sizes. … [Read more...] about Vintage Gumball Machine Planter
Get ready for back to school with this DIY pencil case upcycle. Repurpose a vintage metal lunch box into a chic and sturdy pencil case or art box with a little paint and stencils. Those of us of a certain age remember our metal or plastic lunch boxes from childhood. … [Read more...] about DIY Pencil Case Upcycle
Upcycle vintage necklaces into modern boho charm with this quick and easy DIY wood bead necklace modern upcycle project. Wood beads in home decor... yay or nay? … [Read more...] about DIY Wood Bead Necklace Modern Upcycle
If you consider yourself a crafter or maker, THIS I KNOW TO BE TRUE... you've spotted the glass yogurt jars at your favorite grocery store and thought, I could make something cute with those. Yea, me too. So, today I'm sharing a little project inspiration with you and I've created a free gift tag printable to go with. Keep reading for all the details on this repurposed yogurt jar votive gift idea. … [Read more...] about Repurposed Yogurt Jar Votive Gift Idea
I'm a flea market junkie but I don't normally browse the glassware. I guess I feel like I already have a lot of it stored in cabinets and frankly I'm running out of storage for pieces that I only occasionally use. However, these two pumpkin-shaped vases caught my eye... and, well, they were only $1. Perfect for fall, RIGHT? I absolutely adore Krylon's Looking Glass spray paint. It turns plain ol' glass into something spectacular. I've used it on old floral vases, ball jars and more. It's … [Read more...] about Flea Market Flip: Painted Vases
Here are a few more benches and a foot stool that we painted, waxed and recovered with burlap sacks. We made our own chalk paint for the white and blue benches. Then we rubbed on a dark wax for a smooth finish. Our personal favorite is the blue "kitchen queen" potato sack! These are perfect accessories for your living room or a mudroom for putting on shoes... or perhaps in a bedroom or by your front door. There are countless possibilities. Would be great in a room with some burlap pillows … [Read more...] about More burlap foot stools and benches.
We recently painted our bathroom and added some character to our bathroom out-of-the-box vanity and medicine cabinet. Meanwhile, I have been saving a few of my blue tinted ball jars for the perfect project... New sconce lights to add more cottage chic to my bathroom? Well, of course. My husband is a genius when it comes to repurposing items... He knows I've been looking at various ball jar lights on Etsy, but didn't want to spend a lot of money on them. We are not electricians so it would … [Read more...] about DIY Ball Mason Jar Sconce Light
I'm a bargain shopper. I dig sales. I cannot pay full price for anything. Thus, I love it when I find something old that I think is a good deal - even in an antique store. I prefer to scavenge these type of things at auctions where the prices are usually rock bottom when dealers aren't around, but I think these two pieces are nothing short of a steal! Found this great sign and negotiated an additional $10 off... I loved the green color (sorry, hard to really see in my instagram pic) and … [Read more...] about Recent Vintage Finds