This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

Easy DIY Star Wars Lamp Makeover

This month I was super excited that we were celebrating the upcoming 40th anniversary of Star Wars: A New Hope for the Monthly Movie Challenge. Then I realized how hard it is to come up with an awesome craft to pay homage to it. I wasn’t the only one, either. We all struggled to come up with crafts and recipes. Finally, I decided to make an awesome Death Star lamp but I couldn’t get it to turn out. Then I remembered that I still had some fabric leftover from this Star Wars Sleep Shorts project. Thus, this easy DIY Star Wars lamp makeover was born.

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Materials

 

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

Step 1

Clean your lamp if needed. We hadn’t been using ours so it had a nice coat of dust on it.

 

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

Step 2

Remove the lampshade from your lamp base.

 

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

Step 3

Next, use the lampshade to measure the width of fabric needed.

Note:

I was ecstatic because the fabric I had remaining was already the perfect width. If yours isn’t, trim it so that there is ¼ inch excess on either side.

 

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

Step 4

After you have measured your width, measure your length by wrapping your fabric around the outside of the lampshade.

Tip:

Do this with the wrong side of the fabric facing out.

 

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

Step 5

Next, mark the edge where the fabric overlaps. See the picture for reference and keep in mind that you want to keep a slight overlap.

 

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

Step 6

Once you’ve marked your fabric, unwrap it from your lampshade and cut at your mark.

 

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

Step 7

Next, find the seam of the lamp shade and add a line of hot glue to it.

 

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

Step 8

Attach the edge of your fabric to the line of glue.

Tip:

Make sure that fabric is facing right-side out.

 

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

Step 9

After your glue has cooled, wrap your fabric around the outside of your lampshade and secure the edge with another line of hot glue.

 

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

Step 10

Now secure one edge of the fabric overlap to the inside of your lampshade.

 

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

Step 11

Continue gluing your fabric edge until it is completely secured.

 

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

Step 12

Repeat steps 10 and 11 on the other end of your lampshade.

 

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

Step 13

Lastly, reattach your lampshade to your base.

 

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier. I love how it turned out. There is one problem, though. My husband wants to put it in the master bedroom. Me? Not so much. Wish me luck that we can compromise on the family room. Hopefully you don’t run into the same problem with your husband. Either way, don’t forget to check out all of the awesome projects from my friends. There are some great ideas as always!

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
These 14 DIY succulent planters are the perfect way to dress up your home when you’re not great at taking care of houseplants.

14 DIY Succulent Planters + Merry Monday Link Party 150

Succulents are a great addition to your home for spring. Unfortunately, if you have a black thumb like me, the faux ones are the preferable way to add them. These 14 DIY succulent planters are the perfect way to dress up your home when you’re not great at taking care of houseplants. No matter what your décor style is you will find succulent ideas to suit your home. After you are done getting your DIY on, stick around and check out the Merry Monday link party!

These 14 DIY succulent planters are the perfect way to dress up your home when you’re not great at taking care of houseplants.

 

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These 14 DIY succulent planters are the perfect way to dress up your home when you’re not great at taking care of houseplants.

MCM Atomic Dish Planters (Vanessa at Gardening in the Shade)

These are the perfect planters if you love that 50’s sputnik style. Find out how to make your own atomic planters for succulents easily.

 

These 14 DIY succulent planters are the perfect way to dress up your home when you’re not great at taking care of houseplants.

Faux Succulent Mug Planter (Erlene at MyPinterventures)

You know I love all things coffee and that includes finding unique ways to add it to my décor. This mug planter is the perfect DIY décor to rock your coffee addiction!

 

 

These 14 DIY succulent planters are the perfect way to dress up your home when you’re not great at taking care of houseplants.

DIY Faux Succulent Wreath (Amanda at The Kolb Corner)

You won’t believe have crazy easy this wreath is to make. Add succulents to your door with this awesome DIY.

 

These 14 DIY succulent planters are the perfect way to dress up your home when you’re not great at taking care of houseplants.

DIY Gold Succulent Figurines (Chelc at Inside the Fox Den)

If you are looking for a glamorous way to add succulents to your décor then this is the DIY for you. It’s easy and perfect for year-round gorgeousness!

 

These 14 DIY succulent planters are the perfect way to dress up your home when you’re not great at taking care of houseplants.

DIY Americana Clay Pot Wreath (Shirley at Intelligent Domestications)

Rock your door décor with this gorgeous wreath. It is great for carrying your home all the way through July!

 

These 14 DIY succulent planters are the perfect way to dress up your home when you’re not great at taking care of houseplants.

Galvanized Bucket Hanging Succulent Planter (Michelle at Our Crafty Mom)

Word seriously cannot express how much I am in love with this succulent planter. This will definitely be making an appearance on our walls soon. It is so easy to make and a gorgeous piece of wall art!

 

These 14 DIY succulent planters are the perfect way to dress up your home when you’re not great at taking care of houseplants.

Mini Succulent Arrangements (Amy at My Life From Home)

How do you make something even more awesome? You make it mini! These mini succulent arrangements are a fantastic DIY to add a touch of green to your home.

 

These 14 DIY succulent planters are the perfect way to dress up your home when you’re not great at taking care of houseplants.

Dollar Store Faux Succulent Planters (Laurie at My Husband Has Too Many Hobbies)

Dollar store crafts are seriously the best! These beauties are easy to make and inexpensive.

 

These 14 DIY succulent planters are the perfect way to dress up your home when you’re not great at taking care of houseplants.

Succulent Stacker (Megan at Left in Knots)

Don’t have a lot of shelf space? These crocheted stacked pots are the perfect solution for you. Find out how to make the holder for your home today.

 

These 14 DIY succulent planters are the perfect way to dress up your home when you’re not great at taking care of houseplants.

DIY Faux Succulent Centerpiece (Emily at Two Purple Couches)

The dining room deserves some décor love during the year too. This easy DIY centerpiece is an easy way to dress up your spring table.

 

These 14 DIY succulent planters are the perfect way to dress up your home when you’re not great at taking care of houseplants.

DIY Faux Succulent Planter (Amanda at The Kolb Corner)

This succulent planter is so versatile there is no doubt that you will find the perfect place in your home to display it.

 

These 14 DIY succulent planters are the perfect way to dress up your home when you’re not great at taking care of houseplants.

Spring Floral Design Using Birch Bark (Penny at Penny’s Vintage Home)

How do you make succulents even better? You add some awesome birch bark to the planter. That is why I am so in love this gorgeous piece of DIY décor.

 

These 14 DIY succulent planters are the perfect way to dress up your home when you’re not great at taking care of houseplants.

DIY Faux Succulent Chalk Paint Planter (Angela at Organized and Simplified)

This succulent planter is perfect for making use of old jars you have lying around. It is also a fantastic way to add some farmhouse charm to your décor.

 

These 14 DIY succulent planters are the perfect way to dress up your home when you’re not great at taking care of houseplants.

Succulent Garden (Michelle at Our Crafty Mom)

Last but certainly not least is this gorgeous craft-stash buster. It looks perfect hanging on your wall or as a gorgeous centerpiece on your table.

 

These 14 DIY succulent planters are the perfect way to dress up your home when you’re not great at taking care of houseplants.

All of these 14 DIY succulent planters are super easy additions to your spring décor. After you’ve figured out which ones you are going to make come back and check out the Merry Monday link party. We love seeing what you share each week. Your creativity and useful tips are always inspiring. See you down there!

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These 14 DIY succulent planters are the perfect way to dress up your home when you’re not great at taking care of houseplants.


Merry Monday Link Party #150

We have a new guest host! Kimberly from A Wonderful Thought will be joining us for the entire month of April! If you haven’t had a chance to visit her blog, head on over and check out her crafts, recipes, and Disney posts!

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Erlene My Pinterventures Kim Made In A Day Amanda ⋅ The Kolb Corner

Shirley ⋅ Intelligent Domestications Emily Two Purple Couches

Chelc ⋅ Inside The Fox Den Sara ⋅ Twelve on Main Marie ⋅ DIY Adulation

Megan · C’mon Get Crafty Kimberly · A Wonderful Thought


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Thank you for sharing your wonderful posts each week. Here is last week’s most popular post.

DIY Faux Succulent Planter via The Kolb Corner (PIN IT)

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Round-up themes for party #150

Each host will be choosing 8-10 posts from this week’s party for a themed feature round-up on next week’s Merry Monday party. What we’re looking for this week:

  • Gardening ideas/tips
  • DIY projects – furniture makeovers, upcycled projects
  • Spring Ideas – crafts/recipes/home decor
  • Mother’s Day ideas
  • Recipe focus – cheesecake and pretzel recipes

Now, show us your latest recipes, crafts, DIY projects, home decor ideas, home tips, and anything you created!

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

Upcycled Farmhouse Vignette Cloche

This month for the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. This tutorial is a birthday gift for someone so I tried to capture the farmhouse look. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche is so comforting and pretty. I hope you (and the birthday girl) love it as much as I do. Full disclaimer: there are a lot of steps to this tutorial but the end result is absolutely worth it.

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Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge

The Rules:

  • 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

Medina | Grillo Designs    Karen | Dragonfly & Lily Pads

Make sure you follow our board on Pinterest for more upcycled decor inspiration!


For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

 

The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous! #diy Click To Tweet

 

Materials

  • Thrift Store Footed Cloche
  • Small Paper Plate
  • Loose Moss
  • Mod Podge
  • White Acrylic Paint
  • 2 Foam Brushes (One for Mod Podge and One for White Paint)

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

  • HB Graphite Pencil
  • Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Burlap Roll
  • Scissors
  • Faux Off White Hydrangea
  • Cream Colored Yarn
  • 3 Wooden Blocks

 

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

Step 1

Clean your cloche inside and out.

Tip:

  • If the price written on the glass isn’t coming off, add a small amount of Dawn dish soap to it. Let sit for a minute then wipe off with a damp paper towel.

 

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

Step 2

Next, cut the lip off of your small paper dessert plate.

 

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

Step 3

Add a coat of Mod Podge to your plate.

 

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

Step 4

Now cover your plate with your loose moss.

 

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

Step 5

Shake off the excess and return it to the container. Next, set your moss plate off to the side to dry.

 

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

Step 6

Paint a coat of white acrylic paint on your blocks.     

Tip:

  • Don’t worry about coating the bottom of the blocks. The bottoms won’t be seen.

Step 7

Allow the paint to dry.

 

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

Step 8

If needed, add a second coat of paint to the blocks.

Tip:

  • A second coat of white paint is only needed on one block because the others will be covered with other media.

 

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

Step 9

After your moss plate has begun to dry, add a second coat of Mod Podge over the moss.

Tip:

  • Do this gently to prevent the moss already attached from coming off.

 

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

Step 10

Next, cover the 2nd coat with moss.

 

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

Step 11

Shake off the excess again and return to the container. Set aside to allow the glue to dry completely.

Tip:

  • This can take up to 24 hours.

 

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

Step 12

Measure enough burlap to wrap around the outside of one of your single-coated blocks.

 

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

Step 13

Cut the burlap.

 

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

Step 14

Next, glue your burlap strip to the block.

Note:

  • Leave a lip of extra burlap above the block.

 

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

Step 15

Trim the excess wrap and the excess at the bottom. Do not trim the lip from step 14.

 

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

Step 16

Next, cut 2-3 single flowers from your hydrangea.

 

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

Step 17

Glue the single flowers to the top of your burlap block.

 

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

Step 18

Now, cover the flower stems with a small piece of the excess burlap you trimmed in step 15.

 

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

Step 19

Next, cover your 2nd single-coated block with cream yarn. Attach the yarn with hot glue.

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

Tip:

  • Wrap around the outside and secure with glue first. Then cover the top of the block.

 

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

Step 20

Draw “No. 23” on the remaining block with your pencil.

 

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

Step 21

Carefully cover your pencil drawing with Mod Podge.

Tip:

  • I used my finger to apply the Mod Podge in this step.

Step 22

Allow all of your elements to dry completely before moving on.

 

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

Step 23

Lastly, attach your blocks to the center of your moss plate as pictured.

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

Note:

  • The yarn block is glued only to the top of the white block.

 

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

For this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I am changing things up a little. The mix of textures in this upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche are gorgeous!

Once your farmhouse vignette is completed, place it in the center of your cloche and replace the lid. This allows you to change your vignette out seasonally if desired. If you want to make the vignette semi-permanent (or less-susceptible to bumps) place a Zot between the cloche base and vignette plate. Don’t forget to check out what my friends create this month after you’ve made your own upcycled farmhouse vignette cloche!

See where I’m linking up!


And now for more thrifty goodness!

Check out what my fellow upcyclers created below!


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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (BTVS) and dress up your office with free printable inspirational Buffy art!

Free Printable Inspirational Buffy Art

Today’s post is full of nerdiness and girly glee. In fact, it wasn’t even originally on the editorial calendar. However when I learned last week that today is the 20th anniversary of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (BTVS) the calendar simply had to be changed. You know from the DIY Buffy Hush Box that it breaks my heart that there just aren’t a lot of Buffy DIY projects available. The same goes for free printables, unique merchandise, and more. At least for this year, that is going to change starting with this free printable inspirational Buffy art. If you want even more BTVS fun stick around for fun facts, merch, and freebies at the end!

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Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (BTVS) and dress up your office with free printable inspirational Buffy art!

A Fangirl is Born

Before BTVS I didn’t understand the hardcore fandoms. The Star Wars buffs arguing over “who shot first”, the Trekkies who took the time to learn Klingon… it was baffling. Then entered Buffy and I was instantly a fangirl. I have seen every DVD extra and commentary, I own all of the Watcher’s Guides, and I play 2 different Buffy RPG games. I read all of the interviews, listen to the cd’s, and get super upset when people misquote facts about the show. Suddenly I am that crazy person that I didn’t used to understand and I love it!

 

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (BTVS) and dress up your office with free printable inspirational Buffy art!

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (BTVS) and dress up your office with free printable inspirational Buffy art!

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (BTVS) and dress up your office with free printable inspirational Buffy art!

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (BTVS) and dress up your office with free printable inspirational Buffy art!

Free Printable Inspirational Buffy Art

If you follow along with the monthly goals posts then you know that this month I am finishing up my office move. Inspirational wall art is a staple for a gorgeous office makeover. What better to inspire you than quotes from the best girl-power show ever? That’s why I created these colorful free printable inspirational Buffy art prints. If you need a reminder of how amazing you are, take a look at these and say, “I got this!” Click on the pictures above to download yours now.

 

Celebrate #Buffyslays20 with this free printable inspirational Buffy art! Click To Tweet

 

As promised, here are more awesome Buffy resources to feed your fangirl soul:

Interviews and Fun Facts

** Warning: some of these interviews contain adult language. **

  1. ‘Buffy’ at 20: 13 Key Players on How It Changed TV and Why There Shouldn’t be a Revival
  2. ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ 20th Anniversary: Joss Whedon Looks Back — And Forward  
  3. Celebrate 20 Years of Buffy the Vampire Slayer with Awesome Merch
  4. You Can Thank Dolly Parton for Buffy The Vampire Slayer
  5. Buffy’s James Marsters on the hardest day of his professional life
  6. Adam Busch knows that Buffy fans think Warren’s terrible
  7. Buffy The Vampire Slayer’s Tom Lenk would [Mess] Spike and kill Angel
  8. Look Back on ‘Buffy’: Actor James Marsters on Spike’s Worst Moment
  9. Buffy The Vampire Slayer’s Nicholas Brendon thinks Xander was underrated
  10. Buffy’s Danny Strong remembers getting spanked by Charisma Carpenter

 

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (BTVS) and dress up your office with free printable inspirational Buffy art!

Freebies and DIY’s

Awesome Buffy Buys

Below are just a few of my favorite Buffy finds. Some I own (like the board game which is awesome or the T-Shirt which is oh so soft) and others are pre-orders. All of them are awesome. Click on any of the pictures to see more or purchase!

 

                      

  1. Big Bads & Monsters Adult Coloring Book
  2. Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Radio Sunnydale
  3. Buffy the Vampire Slayer Sunnydale High Travel Mug

 

                       

  1. Funko POP Television : Buffy The Vampire Slayer – The Gentlemen Action Figure
  2. Vampyr Stationery Set
  3. Buffy the Vampire Slayer The Game

               

  1. Buffy the Vampire Slayer Encyclopedia: Your Ultimate Guide to the Buffyverse
  2. Once More, with Feeling Soundtrack
  3. Quantum Mechanix Mr. Pointy Plush

                  

  1. Buffy The Vampire Slayer Board Game
  2. Buffy the Vampire Slayer Sunnydale High Hardcover Ruled Journal
  3. Ripple Junction Buffy the Vampire Slayer Vintage Horror Poster Junior T-Shirt

 

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (BTVS) and dress up your office with free printable inspirational Buffy art!

Whew! That is a lot to delve into. Don’t worry. If you want more Buffy crafts they are coming. I have tons of project ideas to teach you throughout the year! Until then, grab your colored pencils and Buffy coloring book and binge-watch some Buffy on Netflix!

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
Getting your home ready to welcome it is a great way to hurry spring along. Start by making these DIY birch bark bud vases to display those first violets!

DIY Birch Bark Bud Vases + A Spring Giveaway

Are you excited for spring, yet? The temperatures get warmer, the days start getting longer, and color begins to burst through the ground. Getting your home ready to welcome it is a great way to hurry spring along. Start by making these DIY birch bark bud vases. They will give you somewhere to display those first violets that pop up in your yard! Then keep reading to see the awesome surprise my friends and I have to finish getting your home spring-ready. See? There are hundreds of reasons to be excited!

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Getting your home ready to welcome it is a great way to hurry spring along. Start by making these DIY birch bark bud vases to display those first violets!

Materials

 

Getting your home ready to welcome it is a great way to hurry spring along. Start by making these DIY birch bark bud vases to display those first violets!

Step 1

Clean your jars including removing any labels. For my vases, I used an old baby food jar and a small pizza sauce jar.

Tip:

  • Try to get the label glue off as best as you can but don’t worry if you can’t get it completely off. You will be covering it anyway.

 

Getting your home ready to welcome it is a great way to hurry spring along. Start by making these DIY birch bark bud vases to display those first violets!

Step 2

Pull out your birch strips and have them ready to attach to your vases.

 

Getting your home ready to welcome it is a great way to hurry spring along. Start by making these DIY birch bark bud vases to display those first violets!

Step 3

Start attaching your birch strips around the bottom of your jar. Do this by adding a line of hot glue and firmly pressing a birch strip to it.

 

Getting your home ready to welcome it is a great way to hurry spring along. Start by making these DIY birch bark bud vases to display those first violets!

Step 4

Trim your birch strips so that there is a small overlap.

Step 5

Secure the birch overlap with a dab of hot glue.

 

Getting your home ready to welcome it is a great way to hurry spring along. Start by making these DIY birch bark bud vases to display those first violets!

Step 6

Continue covering your jar by repeating steps 3 through 5 until you have reached the top of your jar.

Tip:

  • Try to line up the birch seams on your vase as you go.

Step 7

Once you reach the top of your jar you have 2 options for finishing it:

  1. If there is enough excess on the top birch strip add a second line of glue around the mouth of the jar and press the top of the strip firmly to it.
  2. Alternatively, if the strip isn’t large enough for that, add an additional strip but trim it down to the top of the jar after gluing.

 

Getting your home ready to welcome it is a great way to hurry spring along. Start by making these DIY birch bark bud vases to display those first violets!

Getting your home ready to welcome it is a great way to hurry spring along. Start by making these DIY birch bark bud vases to display those first violets!

Step 8

Repeat steps 2 through 7 for your second jar.

 

Getting your home ready to welcome it is a great way to hurry spring along. Start by making these DIY birch bark bud vases to display those first violets!

Getting your home ready to welcome it is a great way to hurry spring along. Start by making these DIY birch bark bud vases to display those first violets!

Getting your home ready to welcome it is a great way to hurry spring along. Start by making these DIY birch bark bud vases to display those first violets!

Getting your home ready to welcome it is a great way to hurry spring along. Start by making these DIY birch bark bud vases to display those first violets!

Getting your home ready to welcome it is a great way to hurry spring along. Start by making these DIY birch bark bud vases to display those first violets!

Getting your home ready to welcome it is a great way to hurry spring along. Start by making these DIY birch bark bud vases to display those first violets!

Getting your home ready to welcome it is a great way to hurry spring along. Start by making these DIY birch bark bud vases to display those first violets!

These DIY birch bark bud vases are a super simple and sweet spring décor addition. As you can see, I chose to use fake flowers in mine. They can easily be used for fresh flowers too. When it is time to clean them, add a dab of soap and water to a baby bottle brush and carefully scrub the inside. Next, rinse out your brush and use the damp brush to rinse out the soap from your vase. Avoid getting the wood on the outside wet. Now are you ready to take your spring refresh to the next level? My friends and I are having a $380 spring giveaway to make it easier! Enter below for your chance to win.

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Meet the hosts of the Spring Giveaway

Erlene ~ My Pinterventures Shirley ~ Intelligent Domestications Carrie ~ Curly Crafty Mom Kati ~ Houseful of Handmade Amanda ~ The Kolb Corner Megan ~ C’mon Get Crafty Jennifer ~ Ever After in the Woods Roxanne ~ The Honeycomb Home Holly ~ Pink Fortitude Marie ~ DIY Adulation Erin ~ Suburban Simplicity Jenn ~ Loveland Lodge Michelle ~ Our Crafty Mom Donna ~ Two Chicks and A Mom Kim ~ Made In A Day Aleisha & Marie ~ Inspiration Vault Amy ~ My Life From Home Chelsea ~ The Johnsons Plus Dog Jeannee ~ Shepherds and Chardonnay Lynn ~ Back to the South Emily ~ Two Purple Couches

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
A DIY Beauty and the Beast enchanted rose cloche is the perfect way to add some covert nerd décor to your home.

DIY Beauty and the Beast Enchanted Rose Cloche

How excited are you for the live action Beauty and the Beast movie? While Alice in Wonderland will always hold the number one spot in my heart, I do love Beauty and the Beast. Belle is nerdy and inquisitive but show true strength time and time again. This is why I am so excited that Beauty and the Beast is the focus of this month’s Movie Monday Challenge! The rose is such a quintessential part of the story and that’s why this DIY Beauty and the Beast enchanted rose cloche was the obvious choice for me!

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A DIY Beauty and the Beast enchanted rose cloche is the perfect way to add some covert nerd décor to your home.

Materials

 

A DIY Beauty and the Beast enchanted rose cloche is the perfect way to add some covert nerd décor to your home.

Step 1

Remove all of the packaging from the cloche.

 

A DIY Beauty and the Beast enchanted rose cloche is the perfect way to add some covert nerd décor to your home.

Step 2

Set the dome off to the side.

 

A DIY Beauty and the Beast enchanted rose cloche is the perfect way to add some covert nerd décor to your home.

Step 3

Pull the leaves off of your rose.

 

A DIY Beauty and the Beast enchanted rose cloche is the perfect way to add some covert nerd décor to your home.

Step 4

Cut your rose stem so that it is shorted than the dome of your cloche.

Note:

  • For my rose this was right under the highest bunch of leaves.

 

A DIY Beauty and the Beast enchanted rose cloche is the perfect way to add some covert nerd décor to your home.

Step 5

Bend your rose into the shape of the rose from Beauty and the Beast. See the picture above if you need a refresher.

 

A DIY Beauty and the Beast enchanted rose cloche is the perfect way to add some covert nerd décor to your home.

Step 6

Trim some of the petals off of your rose.

Tip:

  • You only need 2 petals for the remainder of the project. However, my rose was too full so I trimmed more petals than that off.

 

A DIY Beauty and the Beast enchanted rose cloche is the perfect way to add some covert nerd décor to your home.

A DIY Beauty and the Beast enchanted rose cloche is the perfect way to add some covert nerd décor to your home.

Step 7

Glue a small leaf to the stem of your rose as pictured.

 

A DIY Beauty and the Beast enchanted rose cloche is the perfect way to add some covert nerd décor to your home.

Step 8

Attach the bottom of your rose stem to the center of your cloche base with hot glue.

Tips:

  • This will take a lot of glue.
  • You need to hold your stem upright while the glue cools.
  • You also need to continue adding glue until your rose is stabilized.

Step 9

After your glue is dried you may need to readjust your rose slightly. Check the cloche and make sure that the rose isn’t touching the sides. If it is, bend your stem slightly.

 

A DIY Beauty and the Beast enchanted rose cloche is the perfect way to add some covert nerd décor to your home.

A DIY Beauty and the Beast enchanted rose cloche is the perfect way to add some covert nerd décor to your home.

Step 10

Trim 2 of your cut off rose petals so that the edges are rounded.

 

A DIY Beauty and the Beast enchanted rose cloche is the perfect way to add some covert nerd décor to your home.

Step 11

Use the trimmed petals to cover the glue at the base of the stem.

Step 12

Place the dome back on the base of the cloche.

 

A DIY Beauty and the Beast enchanted rose cloche is the perfect way to add some covert nerd décor to your home.

Step 13

Cut the bottom of your drawer pull with the wire cutters so that it sits flush against the top of your dome.

 

A DIY Beauty and the Beast enchanted rose cloche is the perfect way to add some covert nerd décor to your home.

Step 14

Glue your drawer pull to the top of your dome.

 

A DIY Beauty and the Beast enchanted rose cloche is the perfect way to add some covert nerd décor to your home.

A DIY Beauty and the Beast enchanted rose cloche is the perfect way to add some covert nerd décor to your home.

A DIY Beauty and the Beast enchanted rose cloche is the perfect way to add some covert nerd décor to your home.

A DIY Beauty and the Beast enchanted rose cloche is the perfect way to add some covert nerd décor to your home.

This is so elegant. If you want to up the magic you can add fairy lights to the inside but I love the classic and elegant look of simply the rose. A DIY Beauty and the Beast enchanted rose cloche is the perfect way to add some covert nerd décor to your home. Before you rush out to buy the materials to make your own, stop by and take a look at the other amazing crafts and recipes. You are going to be singing “Be Our Guest” all week long!

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

DIY Upcycled Pink Flamingo Wall Hanging

Have you ever seen those country wooden geese at the thrift store? They remind me of an old kitchen painted dusty rose and blue. Not my style at all. Yuck! The last time I came across one I was struck with inspiration. I have wanted to add a flamingo to my wall for a while and this would be a perfect base. The hardest part is figuring out the legs. Well guess what! I figured it out and I’m finally ready to share this awesome makeover at the Monthly Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Find out how to turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome DIY upcycled pink flamingo wall hanging.

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Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge

The Rules:

  • 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    Maureen | Red Cottage Chronicles   Kim | Made in a Day 
Dru | Polka Dot Poplars    Erlene | My Pinterventures    Colleen | Life on Kaydeross Creek    Pili | Sweet Things
Shirley | Intelligent Domestications    Debra | Shoppe No. 5    Marie | DIY Adulation

Chelsea | The Johnsons Plus Dog    Jes | My DIY Envy    Lindsay | Crazy Organized
Molly | Just a Little Creativity    Ashley | 3 Little Greenwoods    Kimm | Reinvented    Michelle | Our Crafty Mom
Jeannee | Shepherds and Chardonnay   Sue | A Purdy Little House   Sara | Twelve on Main


Claire | Pillar Box Blue     Chelc | Inside the Fox Den    Kim | Farmhouse Made   Victoria | Dazzle While Frazzled
Sherry | Savvy Apron    Jennifer and Vicki | 2 Bees in a Pod    Lora | Craftivity Designs
Ann | Duct Tape and Denim   Denise | My Thrifty House   Toni | Small Home Soul Megan | C’mon Get Crafty

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See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

 

Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging. #repurposeit #diy Click To Tweet

 

Materials

 

See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

Step 1

Clean your wall art.

 

See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

Step 2

Paint a coat of white over the entire goose.

Step 3

Let the paint dry.

 

See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

Step 4

Paint a second coat of white paint.

 

See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

Step 5

Start adding red paint as seen in the photo above before your second coat of white dries.

 

See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

 

See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

Tips:

  • Only brush your paint in one direction to give the illusion of feathers.
  • Leave a white area in the middle of the wing.
  • Add the red paint more heavily on the tail, base of the neck, and the top of the head.

Step 6

Set your goose off to the side to dry.

 

See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

Step 7

Now it is time to form the legs. At the end of one of your pipe cleaners (about 1 inch from the bottom) twist a second pipe cleaner.

Step 8

Snip off the excess of the twisted pipe cleaner so that you are left with 2 claw-like ends.

Step 9

Next, bend your pipe cleaner at the ‘knee’.

 

See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

Step 10

Cut a second pipe cleaner in half.

 

See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

Step 11

Fold each half into an upside down triangle.

 

See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

Step 12

Attach one triangle, point side down to the end of your pipe cleaner opposite the claws. Do this by twisting the open points around the end.

Step 13

Repeat step twelve on a fresh pipe cleaner.

 

See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

Step 14

Next, wrap tape around the triangle end of your pipe cleaner legs.

 

 

See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

Step 15

Continue wrapping the legs until they are completely covered.

Tips:

  • Thoroughly cover your pipe cleaners with the tape paying special attention to the joints.
  • Wrap your tape in a way that adds volume to your legs. The tape is to make them bigger as well as secure them.

 

See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

Step 16

If needed, fix the bend in your clawed leg.

 

See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

Step 17

Place your legs on a paper towel and cover with a coat of white paint. Set aside to dry.

Step 18

Now, mix together a small amount of red and yellow paint to get a dark red-orange.

 

See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

Step 19

Next, add the orange to the dark red areas on your goose.

Tip:

  • It’s fine if your paint hasn’t quite dried yet.

 

See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

Step 20

Lastly, paint the black beak and the eye. Set aside to finish drying.

 

See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

Step 21

Add a second coat of white paint to your legs.

 

See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

Step 22

Without waiting for the second coat of white to dry, dab your legs with black paint.

Tip:

  • The black should be heavier at the bottom and lighter on top.

Step 23

Allow your paint to dry completely before moving on.

 

See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

Step 24

Attach your legs to your swan with hot glue.

 

See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

Step 25

Secure the bent leg to the straight leg with a dab of hot glue.

 

See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

Now hang your flamingo on the wall and enjoy. Can you believe how amazing this turned out? Who would have thought you could turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome flamingo wall hanging with pipe cleaners and some tape? This is my favorite thrift store makeover so far! *Insert giddy girl squeal here.* Before you run out to buy your own ugly goose, make sure you check out the awesome projects from my friends below!


And now for more thrifty goodness!

Check out what my fellow upcyclers created below!


 

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
Don't miss these 10 fantastic furniture makeovers to steal for your own home. Then stick around to check out the Merry Monday Link Party 141!

10 Fantastic Furniture Makeovers to Steal + Merry Monday Link Party 141

When you start planning for your spring cleaning you also start longing to update your furniture. I mean, you’re refreshing your whole house so it only seems right that your furniture reflects all of that work. Unfortunately, your budget has other plans. There’s good news for your style and your budget. You can update the furniture that you already own and make it shine like new. It saves you money while still allowing you to update your home style. Get started with these 10 fantastic furniture makeovers to steal for your own home. Then check out the Merry Monday Link Party 141!

Don't miss these 10 fantastic furniture makeovers to steal for your own home. Then stick around to check out the Merry Monday Link Party 141!

 

Don’t miss these 10 fantastic furniture makeovers to steal for your own home. #MerryMonday Click To Tweet

 

Don't miss these 10 fantastic furniture makeovers to steal for your own home. Then stick around to check out the Merry Monday Link Party 141!

Balayage Inspired Painted Media Console (Carrie at Thirty Eighth Street)

Add some old-world charm to your home with this media console makeover. It is gorgeous!

 

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Redoing a Vintage Sewing Cabinet (Robin at Redo It Yourself)

I firmly believe that you are more likely to utilize organizational tools and systems that are pretty. This vintage sewing cabinet makeover will have you actually wanting to put your tools away.

 

Don't miss these 10 fantastic furniture makeovers to steal for your own home. Then stick around to check out the Merry Monday Link Party 141!

IKEA Moppe Hack Apothecary Cabinet (Marie at The Interior Frugalista)

Is anyone else in love with apothecary cabinets? Make your own for a fraction of the price with the awesome IKEA hack!

 

Don't miss these 10 fantastic furniture makeovers to steal for your own home. Then stick around to check out the Merry Monday Link Party 141!

Bentwood Pedestal Cafe Table (Marie at The Interior Frugalista)

This adorable café table is perfect inside or outside of your home. The color is fun and cheery but the entire piece remains sophisticated.

 

Don't miss these 10 fantastic furniture makeovers to steal for your own home. Then stick around to check out the Merry Monday Link Party 141!

DIY Card Catalog IKEA Hack (Roxanna at The Honeycomb Home)

Speaking of IKEA hacks, why not make some more beautiful storage but turning it into a card catalog piece. Again, you’ll want to store all of your stuff correctly when you have a fantastic piece like this to put it in!

 

Don't miss these 10 fantastic furniture makeovers to steal for your own home. Then stick around to check out the Merry Monday Link Party 141!

Farmhouse Shelving Unit (Candace at She’s Crafty)

I love how simply adding wooden shelves to a metal shelving unit can turn it into a gorgeous farmhouse style piece. Find out how easy it is to make this Farmhouse Shelving Unit!

 

Don't miss these 10 fantastic furniture makeovers to steal for your own home. Then stick around to check out the Merry Monday Link Party 141!

DIY Crate Storage Unit (Ashley at Cherished Bliss)

Talk about love! This DIY crate storage unit could be used in so many rooms, in so many ways. It is perfect to help you organize after your spring cleaning.

 

Don't miss these 10 fantastic furniture makeovers to steal for your own home. Then stick around to check out the Merry Monday Link Party 141!

How to Recover a Garage Sale Bench in Fur (Jennifer at The Magic Brush)

For a style that is more glam you can’t beat this gorgeous bench makeover. The fur add luxury and style to glam up your décor.

 

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Farmhouse Table Makeover (Taryn at Design Dining Diapers)

This transformation is astounding! To take such a traditional table and turn it into a gorgeous farmhouse piece is so smart. Find out how easy it is at Design Dining Diapers.

 

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French Blue Dresser Makeover (Lauren at Bless’er House)

This dresser makeover is gorgeous. Display your new piece literally anywhere in your home for an instant style upgrade.

 

Don't miss these 10 fantastic furniture makeovers to steal for your own home. Then stick around to check out the Merry Monday Link Party 141!

Now that you’ve seen 10 fantastic furniture makeovers to steal which one will you choose? These makeovers can help you get more organized, add some much needed color, or just update your décor. I am so excited to start my spring cleaning this year (I’m crazy, I know) and get rid of all of the “stuff” bogging us down. A fresh, clean home definitely deserves some awesome furniture updates. Now, let’s get on to the Merry Monday Link Party 141!

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Merry Monday Link Party #141

Round-up themes for party #142

Each host will be choosing 8-10 posts from the previous party for a themed feature round-up for the Merry Monday party. For next week’s party, we’re looking to feature:

  • Organization – focus on bathroom organization
  • Storage ideas/solutions
  • Cleaning tips
  • DIY projects
  • Spring Ideas – crafts/recipes/home decor
  • Recipes – focus on muffins and mint chocolate recipes

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
If you are suffering from the winter blues, bring the color inside your home. I’m sharing some easy tips for how to add pops of color to your winter décor. #ad

How to Add Pops of Color to Your Winter Décor

If you are suffering from the winter blues, bring the color inside your home. I’m sharing some easy tips for how to add pops of color to your winter décor. #ad

Snow is finally hitting our area and it seems to be trying to make up for lost time. While it is beautiful, the monochrome landscape isn’t doing much for my mood. Instead of twiddling my thumbs waiting for spring to arrive I’m getting proactive. If you are suffering from the winter blues too, bring the color inside your home. To help you get started, I’m sharing some easy tips for how to add pops of color to your winter décor. It’s easier than you might think!

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Throw Pillows

Throw pillows are an easy way to add pops of color to your décor. You can find them in thousands of colors and styles to fit your décor and your mood. I love this family rules pillow from Shutterfly! Personalize it with your family name and throw it in a comfy chair. You have just created a bright and cheerful reading nook to relax in! It doesn’t get much easier than that.

 

If you are suffering from the winter blues, bring the color inside your home. I’m sharing some easy tips for how to add pops of color to your winter décor. #ad

If you are suffering from the winter blues, bring the color inside your home. I’m sharing some easy tips for how to add pops of color to your winter décor. #ad

If you are suffering from the winter blues, bring the color inside your home. I’m sharing some easy tips for how to add pops of color to your winter décor. #ad

If you are suffering from the winter blues, bring the color inside your home. I’m sharing some easy tips for how to add pops of color to your winter décor. #ad

Mantel

Don’t forget to dress up your mantel, too. This is one of the easiest areas of your home to add some color to. Be creative when choosing items and layer sizes to create visual interest. Here are some awesome ideas for what to add to your mantel:

 

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Paintings/Pictures – Your child’s artwork can totally be utilized as mantel décor. Throw it in a frame and display it proudly. Your kids will love being included in your decorating!

Toys – I collect unique and nerdy toys that absolutely deserved to be displayed. I don’t recommend using your kids’ toys because they will likely try to scale your fireplace to play with them.

 

If you are suffering from the winter blues, bring the color inside your home. I’m sharing some easy tips for how to add pops of color to your winter décor. #ad

Candles – These are another super easy way to add color to your décor. Up your décor personalization with colorful candles that display family photos. The awesome ones in the photos came from Shutterfly and are beautiful. They also smell incredible which makes me one happy momma.

Fabric – You can totally swag some colorful fabric across your mantel and then add your décor pieces on top. This adds additional depth and color to your home instantly.

 

If you are suffering from the winter blues, bring the color inside your home. I’m sharing some easy tips for how to add pops of color to your winter décor. #ad

Bookshelves

Bookshelves aren’t just for books! Even if your shelves are packed to the brim with books, like mine, you can add some pops of color. Add some colorful toys or trinkets in front of your books. For some reason our family has an excess of fun banks. These make fantastic decorative pieces.

Tip:

  • Don’t overload your shelves or they will look cluttered. Stick with 2-3 items per shelf grouped in a corner.

 

If you are suffering from the winter blues, bring the color inside your home. I’m sharing some easy tips for how to add pops of color to your winter décor. #ad

Wall Art

This is another fast and easy way to add some color to your winter décor. You can purchase your favorite family photo on a canvas from Shutterfly to display on your wall year-round. You can also make your artwork like this DIY Family Wall Art. Either way, you’ll have some gorgeous, colorful accents for your wall.

 

If you are suffering from the winter blues, bring the color inside your home. I’m sharing some easy tips for how to add pops of color to your winter décor. #ad

Brighten up your winter with these tips to add pops of color to your winter décor! Shutterfly makes it so easy by making custom pieces designed by you that are delivered right to your door. Open the package, toss into place in your home, and you’re done. It’s the perfect easy solution for busy moms. Don’t forget to utilize what you have in new ways too. Don’t limit your décor to traditional items. Get creative and see what you can re-imagine. What is your favorite way to add color to your winter décor? Let me know in the comments!

See where I’m linking up!

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
The best part of finding that awesome item is the creativity it sparks within you. Instead of seeing what the item is, you see what it can become. That is exactly what happened when I saw this village wall hanging. The traditional paint design didn’t suit my style but I love the clean lines and knew I could turn it into a unique, modern design for my home. This thrift store village art makeover delivers just that: a modern glam piece of artwork that I love.

Thrift Store Village Art Makeover

It’s a New Year and a new Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! We took a few months off for the holidays, but we are back to show you more upcycled thrift ideas! This time we have joined forces with even more bloggers and have tons of thrifty upcycle ideas to get those wheels spinning. It is always so much fun to peruse the local thrift stores for unique items that call to you. You never know what kind of treasures you’ll come across. 

Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge

The Rules:

  • 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    Maureen | Red Cottage Chronicles    Kim | Made in a Day
Dru | Polka Dot Poplars    Erlene | My Pinterventures    Colleen | Life on Kaydeross Creek    Pili | Sweet Things
Shirley | Intelligent Domestications    Ann | Duct Tape and Denim    Debra | Shoppe No. 5    Marie | DIY Adulation
Chelsea | The Johnsons Plus Dog    Jes | My DIY Envy    Lindsay | Crazy Organized
Molly | Just a Little Creativity    Ashley | 3 Little Greenwoods    Kimm | Reinvented    Michelle | Our Crafty Mom
Ali | Home Crafts by Ali    Sue | A Purdy Little House   Sara | Twelve on Main
Claire | Pillar Box Blue     Chelc | Inside the Fox Den    Kim | Farmhouse Made       Victoria | Dazzle While Frazzled
Sherry | Savvy Apron    Jennifer and Vicki | 2 Bees in a Pod    Lora | Craftivity Designs    Megan | C’mon Get Crafty
Denise | My Thrifty House    Toni | Small Home Soul    Deborah | Salvage Sister and Mister

Make sure you follow our board on Pinterest for more upcycled decor inspiration!


The best part of finding that awesome item is the creativity it sparks within you. Instead of seeing what the item is, you see what it can become. That is exactly what happened when I saw this village wall hanging. The traditional paint design didn’t suit my style but I love the clean lines and knew I could turn it into a unique, modern design for my home. This thrift store village art makeover delivers just that: a modern glam piece of artwork that I love.

The best part of finding that awesome item is the creativity it sparks within you. Instead of seeing what the item is, you see what it can become. That is exactly what happened when I saw this village wall hanging. The traditional paint design didn’t suit my style but I love the clean lines and knew I could turn it into a unique, modern design for my home. This thrift store village art makeover delivers just that: a modern glam piece of artwork that I love.

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The best part of finding that awesome item is the creativity it sparks within you. Instead of seeing what the item is, you see what it can become. That is exactly what happened when I saw this village wall hanging. The traditional paint design didn’t suit my style but I love the clean lines and knew I could turn it into a unique, modern design for my home. This thrift store village art makeover delivers just that: a modern glam piece of artwork that I love.

Materials

  • Thrift Store Village Art (or you could cut one out of wood)
  • White Acrylic Paint
  • Sponge Brush
  • Gold Leaf Foiling Kit
  • 2 Small Paintbrushes (1/2 inch)

 

The best part of finding that awesome item is the creativity it sparks within you. Instead of seeing what the item is, you see what it can become. That is exactly what happened when I saw this village wall hanging. The traditional paint design didn’t suit my style but I love the clean lines and knew I could turn it into a unique, modern design for my home. This thrift store village art makeover delivers just that: a modern glam piece of artwork that I love.

Step 1

Cover your village art with a coat of white acrylic paint using your sponge brush.

Step 2

Allow your paint to dry.

 

The best part of finding that awesome item is the creativity it sparks within you. Instead of seeing what the item is, you see what it can become. That is exactly what happened when I saw this village wall hanging. The traditional paint design didn’t suit my style but I love the clean lines and knew I could turn it into a unique, modern design for my home. This thrift store village art makeover delivers just that: a modern glam piece of artwork that I love.

Step 3

Put on a second coat of white paint and allow it to dry.

Step 4 (Optional)

Depending on the condition of your thrift store village art, you may want to add a third coat as I did. Mine was still quite vibrant so it needed this extra coat.

Tip:

  • You want to still be able to see a faint outline of the details through the paint.

 

The best part of finding that awesome item is the creativity it sparks within you. Instead of seeing what the item is, you see what it can become. That is exactly what happened when I saw this village wall hanging. The traditional paint design didn’t suit my style but I love the clean lines and knew I could turn it into a unique, modern design for my home. This thrift store village art makeover delivers just that: a modern glam piece of artwork that I love.

Step 5

Trace the faint outlines of doors and windows with your foiling adhesive and one of your small paintbrushes. Feel free to take some creative liberty during this step.

Step 6

Allow the adhesive to dry until tacky and then cover with your foil sheets.

Step 7

Gently press down on the sheets to better secure to the adhesive.

 

The best part of finding that awesome item is the creativity it sparks within you. Instead of seeing what the item is, you see what it can become. That is exactly what happened when I saw this village wall hanging. The traditional paint design didn’t suit my style but I love the clean lines and knew I could turn it into a unique, modern design for my home. This thrift store village art makeover delivers just that: a modern glam piece of artwork that I love.

Step 8

Next, slowly and carefully brush off the excess foiling with your dry paintbrush.

 

The best part of finding that awesome item is the creativity it sparks within you. Instead of seeing what the item is, you see what it can become. That is exactly what happened when I saw this village wall hanging. The traditional paint design didn’t suit my style but I love the clean lines and knew I could turn it into a unique, modern design for my home. This thrift store village art makeover delivers just that: a modern glam piece of artwork that I love.

Step 9

Lastly, cover your foiled areas with the sealant from your foiling kit.

 

The best part of finding that awesome item is the creativity it sparks within you. Instead of seeing what the item is, you see what it can become. That is exactly what happened when I saw this village wall hanging. The traditional paint design didn’t suit my style but I love the clean lines and knew I could turn it into a unique, modern design for my home. This thrift store village art makeover delivers just that: a modern glam piece of artwork that I love.

Step 10

Allow the sealant to dry completely and then display as desired.

 

The best part of finding that awesome item is the creativity it sparks within you. Instead of seeing what the item is, you see what it can become. That is exactly what happened when I saw this village wall hanging. The traditional paint design didn’t suit my style but I love the clean lines and knew I could turn it into a unique, modern design for my home. This thrift store village art makeover delivers just that: a modern glam piece of artwork that I love.

The best part of finding that awesome item is the creativity it sparks within you. Instead of seeing what the item is, you see what it can become. That is exactly what happened when I saw this village wall hanging. The traditional paint design didn’t suit my style but I love the clean lines and knew I could turn it into a unique, modern design for my home. This thrift store village art makeover delivers just that: a modern glam piece of artwork that I love.

The best part of finding that awesome item is the creativity it sparks within you. Instead of seeing what the item is, you see what it can become. That is exactly what happened when I saw this village wall hanging. The traditional paint design didn’t suit my style but I love the clean lines and knew I could turn it into a unique, modern design for my home. This thrift store village art makeover delivers just that: a modern glam piece of artwork that I love.

I am absolutely in love with how this thrift store village art makeover turned out! It’s bright, shiny, and abstract which make it beautiful. I had all of the materials on hand already except the village art which only cost $2! You simply can’t find artwork this gorgeous for that kind of price. After you make this DIY project be sure to check out the ideas from my amazing creative friends below!

The best part of finding that awesome item is the creativity it sparks within you. Instead of seeing what the item is, you see what it can become. That is exactly what happened when I saw this village wall hanging. The traditional paint design didn’t suit my style but I love the clean lines and knew I could turn it into a unique, modern design for my home. This thrift store village art makeover delivers just that: a modern glam piece of artwork that I love.


And now for more thrifty goodness!

Check out what my fellow upcyclers created below!


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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.