Trash to Treasure Tuesday – Frame And Mirror Collage

Good Tuesday morning, everyone!  We had a fabulous time on our Spring Break vacation in the Sunshine State, and are settling back in at home.  The fridge is still empty and the laundry pile is as tall as one of my children, but, hey, it will all get done.

Hopefully my Trash to Treasure project that I planned to share today will eventually get done too.

I hate it when I have more important things to do than decorate.

Anyway, here’s the inspiration picture for what I’m working on in our stairwell.

IMG_1110Be. still. my. heart.  I saw this frame and mirror collage at Cottage Instincts last week, and fell in love.   I want want want a similar look to update our stairwell, so I’m collecting frames and searching for small mirrors.  I plan to have my version done to show you next week.  Fingers crossed that the laundry fairy shows up to help me out.

Here are a couple of other favorite finds from last week.

headboardOh, how I love this headboard from the girls at All Things Thrifty.  Makes me want to redecorate my recently redecorated bedroom.

before-and-afterI’m so planning to copy this DIY metal sign project from Peppertowne.  I have a little thing for vintage metal signs, but the real thing is real thing expensive.

Link up those projects everyone, and enjoy this beautiful spring day!

Upcycled Basket Wreath

Happy happy Thursday my sweet friends!  Today is one of my favorite days of the month, the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge.   Thrifting is my jam, you know, and I quiver with excitement as the weather warms up and we get closer to flea market and yard sale season.   I have an insanely cheap and easy upcycled basket wreath project to share for this month’s challenge, and I can’t wait to see what my friends have done with their finds.

Create this SO EASY upcycled basket wreath with a thrifted basket and a can of spray paint. then add any faux flower or plant for seasonal color.


Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.

There’s no monthly theme.

There’s no budget to stick to.

Meet the Hosts

Amanda | The Kolb Corner    Erlene | My Pinterventures    Kim | Made in a Day

Dru | Polka Dot Poplars    Maureen | Red Cottage Chronicles    Pili | Sweet Things

Shirley | Intelligent Domestications    Debra | Shoppe No. 5    Marie | DIY Adulation

Chelsea | The Johnsons Plus Dog    Jes | My DIY Envy    Ann | Duct Tape and Denim

Molly | Just a Little Creativity    Ashley | 3 Little Greenwoods    Kimm | Reinvented

Kim | Farmhouse Made    Victoria | Dazzle While Frazzled    Sara | Twelve on Main

Chelc | Inside the Fox Den    Sue | A Purdy Little House    Michelle | Our Crafty Mom

Sherry | Savvy Apron    Jennifer and Vicki | 2 Bees in a Pod    Lora | Craftivity Designs

Ali | Home Crafts By Ali    Denise | My Thrifty House    Colleen | Life on Kaydeross Creek

Toni | Small Home Soul    Jeanie | Create & Babble    Michelle | Michelle James Designs


Ok, so let’s talk thrifted baskets.  Last weekend I played my favorite game:  ring around the Goodwill.  You know the one; donate at the back then “ring around” to the front and buy something fab.  The engineer LOVES this game.  😉

So I bought this sweet little basket for 99 cents, and I completely forgot to take a before pic.  Just picture a cute flat basket orange-ish stained basket perfect for hanging on the wall.  Got it?  Good.

I snagged a can of matte spray paint in Robin’s Egg blue  and quickly covered that orange hue.

Isn’t she cute?  A faux peony is the perfect touch for spring.

I thought a couple of succulents would be fun tool

This pretty basket would make an adorable spring centerpiece for a small table too.

I think this is the easiest thrift store upcycle ever, but it’s one of my favorites.

Love my upcycled basket wreath?  Before you head off to check out all of the amazing makeovers below, please share this post with your friends!  Thanks!!


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