Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
One of my accidental vintage collections is vintage hangers. This is a genre of vintage that I'm not event sure I knew existed until I started running into them at Restores everywhere. There are basic wooden ones that have a nice patina, novelty ones for children's rooms, branded ones that were often used as giveaways for upper end department stores and dry cleaners, wire pants hangers and tons of other interesting variations. I started picking them up because they were inexpensive and have discovered that they have many creative uses in home décor too!
|Vintage Drycleaner hangers, via tumblr.owenandhunter.co.uk|
There are so many interesting unique shapes, why not just use them as wall art?
I love the idea of using them to display vintage books, newspapers and magazines or even favorite prints or children's art:
And this is a clever DIY: as a towel rack in a bath area complete vintage knobs!
For some more DIY and up cycling ideas for vintage hangers check out my Pinterest board on them here. These hangers can sometimes be picked up for as little as .50- just like these I found on our last ReStore field trip to Lincolnton so start scouting for them!
What uses have you found for vintage hangers? I'd love to see....
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
You have finally found a four leaf clover after years of searching through countless clover patches and want to preserve this tiny little illusive lucky charm forever.
You could flatten in a book. But if your like me, you would probably forget which book it's in until one day by happenstance, you open the right book up and it falls out on the floor and you think it's a spider and stomp on it crushing it into bits of little dry green flakes... (true story)
Or maybe you would like to suspend it in glass like acrylic and make it into a necklace charm... (also a true story and today's DIY tutorial)
Thursday, March 10, 2016
Hi there! I thought I'd share with you guys a quick tip that I recently learned regarding those vintage and thrifted frames that are so readily available at our local Habitat ReStores.
I love vintage frames. It's one of the things that I'm always on the lookout for at the ReStore. In fact, it pretty much how I created this gallery wall in my home office.
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
I love a good DIY project, especially if it involves cutting up wood. There's something so gratifying about using a circular saw and building with your own two hands. Feels very pioneer woman-like (or man).
A good DIY project can go south in a hurry once you take a trip to the home improvement store and realize that lumber is not cheap.
So before making a trip to the home improvement store, stop by your local Habitat ReStores and check out their lumber selection. Some stores have more to choose from than others, but I always recommend starting at the ReStore even if you can't purchase all the lumber necessary for your project. Prices may be different depending on which location you go to, but my last visit to the ReStore in search for lumber resulted in a nice haul for a few dollars. #yesplease
Friday, March 4, 2016
The blog sisters of the Habitat Metro Restores made another trip recently to outskirts-this time to the Lincoln County Restore to find treasures! It's not but about 45ish minutes out of Charlotte....
There was plenty of mod goodness to be found and some surprises!
Thursday, March 3, 2016
I love winter. I know, I'm one of those strange rare people who loves the cool crisp air and the crackle of a warm fire. However, I have to admit that the picturesque weather we've had lately has even this winter-loving chic dreaming of spring.