"GATHER" Up Some Thrift Shop Finds & Get Stenciling


I picked up this plain wooden tray at the thrift shop recently. 

Three Easy Projects For Your Home

Dark pine stained mirrors, shelves and wood decor from the "cutesy" country decorating days are common finds at thrift shops in my area.  With just a little paint, stenciling, and  hooks, these finds transform easily.

Potato Masher Re-purpose for a Farmhouse Style Kitchen

I'm still working on upcycling/repurposing and selling my purchases from a midwinter rummage sale.

This over-sized potato masher is my project for today.  It cost me 75 cents.  I washed up the potato masher and then treated the handle with Miss Mustard Seed's Hemp Oil.  It darkens and protects the wood.

Three Thrift Shop Kitchen/Dining Upcycles


The first thrift shop up-cycle started with a large wooden spoon and fork. Everyone had these a while back.  I think I even had a set in the 70's or 80's.

Rummage Sale Sleeve Ironing Board Re-Purposed As Trestle Style Display Shelf

Today I have an upcycling/repurposing project from my midwinter rummage sale purchases.

This was the sleeve ironing board top part.