Thrift Store Fishing Rod Holder Repurposed As Lake Sign


 Wow!  Did Minnesota ever get a pile of snow this month.  My husband hasn't snow-blowed a path to my shed, so I was limited on junk to upcycle or repurpose.

This week I found this fish shaped wooden, fishing rod holder at the thrift shop for $3.

Of course, it received a makeover.

Upcycled Goodwill Sled As Winter Decor

I found this unfinished wooden sled at a Goodwill in the Twin Cities over Christmas.  It was priced at $5.99.  

I was going to save it until next Christmas but instead, I gave it a a "Winter" makeover.

Free Tray Makeover in Blue


 My friend Diane kindly gave me this tray to makeover.  She no longer used it.

I have a makeover idea!

Vintage Wooden Spindle Chair Upcycle with Homestead House Milk Paint

 This vintage chair was part of my November finds post.

I liked the lines on the chair, even though spindles are a pain in the butt to paint!

From Thrift Shop Pastry Cloth To Valentine's Day Decor

 I picked up this "brand new" pastry cloth and rolling pin cover at the thrift shop a few days ago.

I had an idea to turn this purchase into Valentine's Day decor.

Up-cycling An Ear-less Goodwill Pig Watering Can

 In a recent blog post, I shared my thrift shop finds from November.

This Smith & Hawkins copper pig watering can was one of my finds.  I purchased it on Black Friday at a Goodwill in the Twin Cities, so I paid $3 (50% off) for the pig. It still had the tags on it.  I think it was from Target.

Thrift Shop Vintage Toolbox Gets A Farmhouse Makeover

 This little green vintage metal toolbox was one of my November Thrifted Finds HERE.

I wiped the toolbox down with hot, soapy, Dawn Dish Soap water and a rag, and brushed on a coat of Polycrylic Protective Finish in Matte.  The poly will seal any rust spots before the makeover.

A Divided Vintage Fruit Crate Upcycle/Repurpose

I pulled this vintage, divided Greyhound fruit crate out of my shed a couple months ago.  I purchased it a couple years ago at a garage sale for $3-4.  Unfortunately, it was already painted red, and the label was spattered with red paint.

I dragged it out of the shed with the intention of making it into Christmas decor.  It went through some trial and error, with the ends painted black and the red sides stenciled with the buffalo check stencil.  I just didn't like it. 

I then decided to paint it with Dixie Belle Chalk Finish Paint in Drop Cloth.  The red paint started bleeding through my off white paint.  It must have been milk paint or some other very porous paint.  

Thrifted HOME Sign Makeover

 I found this Home Sign at our local thrift shop recently.  It still had it's tag from Joann Fabrics attached.  It was from Joann's fall decor line 2017.

I am going to give it a makeover, BUT it's not really an upcycle.  This sign is not dated, and not in bad condition.  I'm just changing it more to my style.

Shipping Crate Stenciled Mini Plant Crate With Casters

This little wooden crate was one of my November finds.  I found it at one of the Goodwill shops in the Twin Cities.

Time to give it a new look!