Upcycle: Thrifted Figurines

This will be a short post because there isn’t much to it!

It’s no secret that many of the figurines you find secondhand are pretty hideous.  Oftentimes an awful paint job is to blame.  With that in mind, a simple coat of paint can transform even the most offensive of tchotchkes into a modern accent piece.  Painting these dated figurines a single color allows you to focus on the shape alone, which can be quite neat. Continue reading

Thrifting Haul!

Armed with $40 for two days, I attended two church fundraiser sales and two subdivision sales.  I thought I would share my haul since I personally LOVE seeing what other people find.  It’s one thing to show a single item that is cool, but seeing what can be found in one day or one place at a time really puts things in  perspective. Continue reading

Cotton & Vine Wreath

Vine Wreath on DoorI finally got around to decorating the natural vine wreath we made recently. I knew from the beginning that I wanted to do a cotton and vine theme – woodsy, southern, and all-season.  From there I found myself perpetually trimming down ideas because I didn’t want to drown out the natural beauty of the vines themselves. I was so proud of how the form turned out with all its interesting textures and curly q’s and I wanted to preserve and amplify those delightful details as much as possible. Continue reading

DiY: Natural Vine Wreath

Vine-Wreath

I set out to create an all-seasons door wreath… something neutral but also stunning in its simplicity. I have plans for that, but first it all must begin with the wreath itself.

I have never made a natural vine wreath myself, but I remember venturing into the woods with my parents as a kid to gather vines for a Christmas one they made once. It was enormous! They decorated it with twinkling lights and a giant bow and hung it on the side of the house. So I enlisted their expertise.

What you will need: Gloves, pruning shears, loppers, fishing line (or similar twine), scissors, and something round to start your form on (like a bucket).

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