Category: THRIFTING

  • {DIY HOLIDAY WEEK: one sweater, two cozy new gifts}

    Today is another reusable sweater project. In fact, you get TWO projects from one little sweater. Keep reading to find out how I made a super cute wine cozy and a pair of mitts from one $5 sweater I found at the thrift store.

  • HOLIDAY WEEK: DIY Light Fixture Holiday Decor

    HOLIDAY WEEK: DIY Light Fixture Holiday Decor

    Thanks for stopping by DIY Holiday Week on the blog. Every day this week I’ll be posting a new holiday decor DIY project to help you give your space some holiday cheer. It’s time to get crafty people! The first one is a dramatic before & after DIY project. Isn’t this little holiday winter scene […]

  • {HOLIDAY WISH LIST: the vintage lover}

    There are so many great things about online shopping but when it comes to gift giving it means you gotta be a little more on top it and plan ahead (not my strength). Last minute shopping usually doesn’t fly. If you have a vintage lover on your list and want to get them something special, […]

  • BEFORE & AFTER: an extra sweet vintage chair makeover

    BEFORE & AFTER: an extra sweet vintage chair makeover

    While I was visiting my good friend Emily a few weeks ago we worked on a few crafty projects for her her soon-to-be creative workshop space attached her great shop Hello Yellow. I’l leave the full design plan and reveal of the space to Emily but I wanted to share this adorable before & after […]

  • DIY: 8 thrifty halloween costume ideas

    DIY: 8 thrifty halloween costume ideas

    Just in case you’re counting there’s 15 days left until Halloween. Did I mention how much I love Halloween? There’s something about getting to be in character for a night and mostly I love the creativity of putting together a costume. Do you still dress up for the holiday? Maybe to go trick-or-treating with the […]

  • {THRIFTING 101: DIY plant stand makeover}

    I grew up with a mom & grandmother with incredible green thumbs. It didn’t seem that this was passed along to me until recently. I’ve become very into the idea of having a loft full of plants. I have three fairly large ones and they’ve been kickin’ around for at least three years and still […]

  • {thrifting 101: centrepiece of old treasures}

    I love when treasures of past come together with new treasures to make a complete look. I found this amazing vintage milk bottle carrier at a garage sale (!) during a cottage weekend. I admit, they aren’t very common to come by outside of antique shops or online but if you’re loving this look, it […]

  • STYLE: vintage wedding dresses from etsy

    I swear I wasn’t sitting around dreaming about a wedding but something made me search vintage wedding dresses on etsy. I totally underestimated what I found. So many beautiful and timeless pieces and all under $600! Of course if the stars align and you fall in love, it has be your size (the dress, not […]

  • DIY : gold plastic hangers

    I’ve been working on some great creative shoots the past few days that I can’t wait to share with you! But until then, this mini gold hanger DIY that I did on set seemed to be a hit on my Instagram so I thought I would share. The truth is that I didn’t have the time […]

  • {thrifting 101: not your granny’s blanket}

    This is one of those items you come across and you almost need a second opinion to confirm if it’s tacky cool or just tacky. I’m pretty sure it’s so tacky it’s cool. Check out this huge and colourful wool blanket I found on my latest thrift store adventure. The colour reeled me in and […]

  • {thrifting 101: milk glass party}

    I’m a sucker for milk glass, as anyone can see by the shelf full of the stuff in my own place. I love that it has such a distinctive vintage look but can also be incorporated in a more modern space (when done right). In a way it’s really timeless. Here are two great pieces […]

  • {thrifting 101: planter with a twist}

    This is a double duty project – DIY and thrifting. I came across this huge glass jar. I didn’t know what I was going to do with it but I knew it was great so I scooped it up. It would make a great home for the start of a new or current collection (wine corks?) […]

  • {thrifting 101: flower power}

    There seemed to be a theme to my finds on my last visit to the thrift store – flowers! I swear I found all three of these items during one visit to one store, sometimes things just work like that. This super retro looking ashtray was just too pretty not to scoop up. In fact the […]

  • thrifting 101: be the bartender}

    The theme of this thrifting 101 post is all about cocktail hour. It’s also about patience. If you wait long enough you will find that your random finds can make a fabulous collection. These are all items I found at thrift stores for a few dollars each and over time I’ve got a great looking […]

  • {thrifting 101: dress it up}

    Today’s thrifting lesson takes us away from housewares and into the world of fashion. I think vintage fashion is what intimidates most people. You may question if it’s actually stylish or just tacky, you’re not sure if you can pull it off, and you don’t know what you can mix it with. All totally legitimate […]