Making something new out of something that is old is a popular way to be frugal. There are several different terms to describe this process which can make it confusing to know what the differences are. You've probably heard the phrases recycle, repurpose and upcycle used interchangeably but they are not all exactly the same
I remember, once upon a time, that I had so many glass vases that I didn't know what to do with them. In fact, I wrote a post about what to do with glass vases to give them a new life. Apparently, my husband use to bring me flowers a lot that included the vase.
As I received yet another gift of coffee mugs, I determined that I definitely need to find other uses for all these stylish mugs. My kitchen cupboards are already bursting at the seams with mugs that I don't even use. This is after cleaning out the cupboard of mugs not too long ago! This time,
If you are into canning, chances are that you have a few old lids lying around. Since you can't reuse them for future canning, you may have found yourself saving them to cover mason jars for other purposes like jar gifts. They work out perfectly for homemade granola or cookie mix gifts. In fact, there
Have you ever noticed how appealing tattered and worn suitcases or other vintage cases look? That is why they make such great home decor accents. I found so many things to do with old suitcases that can be incorporated into your home decor. Check out these creative ideas to add some rustic appeal to your
What do you do when you have an old salvaged door, kitchen chairs you no longer need, and a blah patio space? I decided to use those items to spice up our patio just a bit. The patio before was basically just a space to store our grill. Since we normally use the upper deck
One old crate plus one rusty old sign equals a unique planter box for fun rustic decor. Who would have thought that you could make a decorative item out of such things? Although it is pretty popular to use a crate as a planter box, it's not popular to incorporate a rusty old sign. That
A while back I was given a vintage medicine cabinet door from my husband's grandparents old home. It didn't include the cabinet. I just had the door. Since the door was mirrored and the wood frame was old, I made a plan to upcycle it. I could use a mirror on one of our cabin
You may have heard the phrase that one person's trash is another person's treasure. It amazes me how often that is true! Even though not everything comes from an actual trash can, thrift store items are basically the same thing. The items that are donated to thrift stores are because they are unwanted and discarded.
I love shopping flea markets and I usually go for the junk! For some reason, rusted and old pieces of unique items inspire me in decorating. Maybe it’s the unexpected that I find to be so intriguing! I do know that I get such a sense of enjoyment from seeing an old seemingly useless piece of junk used
See how you can repurpose drawers creatively to use in your home in functional and stylish new ways.
Who would have ever thought that fruit crates, wine crates or other bottle crates would wind up as such popular pieces in home decor? The rustic vintage look has become so popular and these crates are the perfect accessory for warming things up and adding some nostalgic interest to a room. Are you wondering what