Category Archives: Thrift Store Flips

Vintage pillowcases = PRECIOUS dresses!

In my usual thrift store stop, I came across an amazing stash of vintage pillowcases. I bought ten of them thinking they will make great projects. (one day when I finally learn how to sew – why haven’t I done that yet?!) Here is one of the pillowcases…   isn’t the pattern beautiful? They are…

Thrift store tray revamped :: DIY Lego Tray

I have a love/hate relationship with legos. Sorta like Play doh. Is anyone else with me?? It keeps my 4 year old occupied for an hour plus when she plays with it, so I love it. But I am forever picking up tiny legos or on my knees scraping dried up play doh out of…

Awesome leather cuffs out of thrift store belts

I have a beautiful leather cuff that I love to wear and I don’t even want to tell you how much I spent on it. Anyway, I always get compliments on it, so I started doing some research on how I could make my own.  I seems simple enough. Turns out it is.  If you…

DIY wooden Typography Wall Art ($3 thrift store makeover)

It seems like every store you go into has wooden signs with cute phrases or sayings. I love it.  I have been looking around for a larger sized wooden sign to hang in my kitchen. Most of the ones I find are $30 + and I can never find one that says exactly what I…

Leather love! DIY cuff and iPod cord keeper

OK, I’m currently obsessed with finding old belts and turning them into all kinds of things. I blame myself…I posted a blog a while back about how to make leather cuffs out of old belts. Here is the link to that DIY project: DIY leather cuffs   Since then I have visited dozens of thrift…

Goodwill chairs given new life – with chalk paint!

I guess I’ve heard of chalk paint, but I’ve never used it. (not chalk board paint, chalk paint) When I started reading up on it and learned you don’t have to sand or prep the piece at all, I was SOLD!  (these days it’s been hard to get ANYTHING done! so this is perfect) I…

remembering Grandma – with a jewelry cross

I don’t know about your grandma, but both of mine have boxes of costume jewelry. My grandma Avis and I would spend hours when I was a kid sorting through her pieces and organizing them. (Actually, I think a lot of her jewelry is real not costume so if she’s reading this and gasping I…