Kitchen Island

*Project by Jama @ Cool People Sew for the Thrift Store challenge of Season 11* This has to the best challenge ever!!! I L.O.V.E the thrift store and visit mine often {atleast a few times a week}. It is just so much fun to find rejects and turn them into treasures. There are days that I hear lamps whispering to me…”take me home and make me pretty.” I know that some of you understand what I am talking about. Anyways, there was a sofa side … [Continue reading...]

Zulily Look for Less

*Project by Kimberly @ Bugaboo, Mini, Mr. & Me for the Knock-Off challenge of season 11* I one hundred percent love this dress from zulily.  And even though there are “steals” on zulily, I was still unwilling to shell out the $40 that was this dress.  I was convinced I could do it myself – so I did! My first attempt wasn’t quite up to par, but I didn’t shelf the idea.  I knew it could be great.  I wanted to give it another go, but had … [Continue reading...]

Summer Dress

*Project by Jama @ Cool People Sew  for the Upcycle challenge of Season 11* This was another fun week! I had a few pieces of clothing that just didn't fit the same :) So I combined them and created something new.   Simple, but cool summer dress. Crochet belt   Super easy and very thrifty! … [Continue reading...]

Fresh New Wallet

*Project by Amanda @ Simply Homemade for the Upcycle challenge of season 11* I have to tell you, this theme for some reason, had me running around in circles all week. I seriously started and abandoned 2 different projects and thought of a handful more. By Wednesday I was in a panic, so I meandered around my craft room hoping for some inspiration. I dug around my "to re-purpose"  box and found an old houndstooth skirt that was dying to … [Continue reading...]

Patio Umbrella

*Project by Wendy @ Craft Goodies for the Upcycle challenge of Season 11* I had a great project in mind--I was going to make over a mirror for my entry way. Hauled the mirror 1400 miles to my dad's house so I could work on it there, went to get it out of the car and STEPPED on  it!!! UGH! But bad became good because I now have this little gem... A sassy new umbrella for my patio set back at home!  (And some fun pillows to match.) So … [Continue reading...]

Skirt to Purse

 *Project by Brittany @ BK’s Craft Blog for the Upcycle challenge of Season 11*   I've had this skirt for a year now; donated by a friend who thought I'd be able to do something with it. I have been looking for a new sack purse to carry all my summer goodies and just couldn't find anything that was quite right. Plus I've been looking to down size all my craft stock for a move so this theme came at just the right time. I made this fun … [Continue reading...]

iPad Case

*Project by Angela @ The Wray Sisters for the Upcycled challenge of Season 11* With 2 dinner napkins and a thrifted belt I created myself an iPad case. I love how it all came together. It is even lined with fleece to keep the screen from getting scratched up. Now I can throw the iPad in the diaper bag or my purse and not worry about it sticking to leftover fruit snacks or whatever happens to find it’s way to the bottom of my purse. Here … [Continue reading...]

Wedding Garden Stepping Stones

*Project by Veronica @ Adventures of D & V for the Outdoors challenge of season 15* For our wedding reception, we decided to design and assemble our own center pieces rather than use flowers. When it was all said and done we were left with a massive amount of center piece supplies - including a 5 gallon bucket of glass stones that were used in the bottom of the vases. Since then I have been looking for creative ways to use these glass … [Continue reading...]