5 Ways to Refashion a Sweatshirt

There’s a definite chill in the air when I step outside my door, these days.  Winter is coming, and even indoors I’m starting to wear my fuzzy socks again.  Pretty soon, snow will be falling outside, and I’ll be ready to stay inside with a warm cup of cocoa, my favorite shelter mags, and my {…Read More…}

5 Ways to Create Jewelry from Everyday Objects

Recently, I shared a pretty piece of jewelry with you that  came from a surprising source–the hardware store.  My hex nut necklace was made with a simple gold chain and supplies gathered in the nuts and bolts section at Home Depot.  It’s such a great statement piece, and it definitely got the wheels of my {…Read More…}

5 Ways to Repurpose Vintage Doorknobs

Recently, I shared a tutorial for converting old doorknobs into drawer pulls or wall hooks.  This conversion will make anyone’s collection of vintage door hardware much more versatile and useable.  So, if you’ve had way too much fun at architectural salvage and antique stores collecting pretty, timeworn handles, you can dust them off and try {…Read More…}

5 Ways to Upcycle Maps and Globes for Home Decor

Upcycling is one of the hottest trends in this second decade of the 21st century.  We’re all looking for ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle to leave a smaller footprint on the earth our children will inherit.  It’s safe to say that repurposing is certainly easier on the pocketbook, too.  You know how much I {…Read More…}