Upcycled Garage Sale Chair With Stenciled Wedding Ring Quilt Pattern


My husband picked up this little wooden dining chair a few years ago.  He thought it could be used as a desk chair in our daughter's apartment.

She ended up using another chair, and this one has been tucked in a closet.  Time for a makeover...

Repurposed Drawer Spring Flower Caddy

 This wooden box/drawer was at the thrift shop all through the holiday season.    It was filled with faux Christmas greenery.

I really never paid that much attention to it, but after Christmas, I gave it a little more scrutiny.  I discovered it was a small square wooden drawer.

 The wood divider was already in the center.

Hmm.  I thought.  This will make an easy upcycle project!

Thrift Shop Round Walnut Tray Upcycled with Paint & Stencils


I found this tray at the Bemidji, Minnesota, Goodwill on a recent trip.

Of course this tray could be used for serving, but I also like trays to contain a vignette, and/or add interest/height.

MacKenzie Childs INspired Photo Frame Upcycle


 Picture frames are always plentiful at the thrift shops, even in February!

This frame is made of resin or hard plastic, and it holds a 4" x 6" photo.

Stenciled Wooden Rolling Pin For A Farmhouse Kitchen

 I just love vintage kitchen utensils and kitchen wares.  You would think that I love to cook and bake, but that is not the case.

I really just like to collect them, and display them.  Like this plain wooden rolling pin. (The paint brush and paint can were placed there to keep the rolling pin from rolling.)

Dated Thrift Shop Canvas/Wood Sign Up-cycle


 It's been pretty slim pickins' at the thrift shops this month.  Between extreme cold and snowstorms, I'm sure people are not bringing stuff in for donation or consignment.

I did pick up this canvas sign last week for $1.99.  It was dusty and a bit yellowed, so I gave it a makeover.

DIY Buffalo Checked Cabin Sign with Live Edge

 The other day I was wandering around our local Menard's Home Improvement Center, and I spotted these 23" Basswood  Country Planks with live edge (or bark on the sides).

Tables with live edge have become very popular.  I think I will make a sign.

Vintage Thrift Store Lap Tray Upcycle/Repurpose With Buffalo Checks

About a week ago I purchased these two Toastmaster vintage lap trays at a local thrift shop.

I paid 59 cents a piece.

 The first tray was painted with Dixie Belle Chalk Finish Paint in CAVIAR, and stenciled with a fern stencil and a gold metallic paint.

Now to the upcycle of tray 2.

Hobby Lobby Buffalo Checked Pillow Cover With DIY Stencil


Hobby Lobby has an 18" x 18" knit red and charcoal buffalo check pillow cover.  (18" x 18" is the standard sofa pillow size! No need to buy pillow forms, just change out your sofa pillows to change seasons or decor)

It is currently Out Of Stock online, but I found mine at the Bemidji Hobby Lobby Store, when it was 50% off or $7.49.

The online description says the pillow cover, with bottom zipper, is red and gray.  The gray is more of a charcoal color, closer to black than gray.

Thrifted Cutting Board Repurposed As A Kitchen Riser with Paint, Stencils & Hardware


 I found this great little cutting board at my favorite Thrift Shop, Neverending Consignment.

It was $4.

 Of course I had no intention of using it "As A Cutting Board", and was pleasantly surprised to find that it had its own little legs (so I won't have to add any)!