DIY: Thrifted Vintage Wood and Metal Boxes

Found this Vintage Black Metal Toolbox and Vintage Wood Box with dividers on a recent thrift run. Wasn’t sure how exactly I was going to use until today.

Metal box holds my paints and the wood box now stores my artist pads and sketchbooks.

DIY Metal Box & Wood Box

In love with these finds added to my art area.

 

DIY: Shadowbox with Vintage Frames

I’ve been collecting these great Vintage Eyeglasses for a while now.  Was trying to figure out the best way to display these cool frames and decided on this Shadowbox.

I found this rustic and distressed painted Grey shadowbox at TJ Maxx and the eyeglasses were all thrifted.

I simply used some sewing pins with a white tip to secure them in place.

DIY: Vintage Clipboard Wall Display

I have recently redecorated one of my guestrooms using mostly Thrifted & vintage decor (more on that later) and again looked to Pinterest for some Wall Decor Inspiration. I came across several links to Vintage Clipboard wall displays, like these below.

  1. http://pinterest.com/pin/17099673554661696/
  2. http://pinterest.com/pin/67976275595988920/
  3. http://pinterest.com/pin/76561262385763763/
  4. http://pinterest.com/pin/169518373444141100/

I’ve seen these clipboards at various thriftstores and headed out to find a few. I didn’t find them all at one place but I only paid around .50 cents to 1.00 dollar for each. I picked the ones with the most rust and varied the colors of the boards.

I placed them on the wall next to the thrifted desk we painted. Will be easy to add and change favorite photos and keepsakes to them.


Have you used Pinterest for inspiration lately? If so let us know what you created!

THRIFT HAUL: Cutest Vintage Owl, Clothing & Boots!

I try not to call myself an owl collector, but sometimes they seem to fall from the sky and into my shopping cart.  Isn’t this the cutest one yet?    He is a vintage eyeglass holder.   Unbelievable!   I’d like to introduce my new favorite…  He is here to stay!

I was able to find a few pretty summer dresses too.  This black disco style is such a great LBD (little black dress) to have on hand for a special occasion.  I also love the black detail on the floral one. This keeps it from being to sweet looking.

Also found are these great pair of Vintage Men’s, Adams Boot Co. boots.   The color & wear of the leather is really gorgeous and I know just who to gift them to.  (You’re one lucky brother!)

Last but not least are these great short sleeve tops, Vintage leather belt and a great pair of vintage jeans….  you can just never go wrong with vintage bootcut jeans!!!

INSTAGRAM: How to Print Your Photos (#PostalPix)

We’ve been participating with the Instagram Photo A Day Challenge now for the past couple of months (June and July). It is really great to have all these cool photos, but wanted an easy way to print them out. We’ve gotten a lot of inquiries asking about how we printed these photo’s for the DIY Thrifted Photo Frame project.

One of the best ways we’ve found to get prints of your Instagrams is with the app called PostalPix. Download the PostalPix app and get your photos printed and mailed directly to you. The process was so easy and the turnaround was quick.
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Once you receive your prints back from PostalPix Lorie’s DIY project is the PERFECT way to display the photos.

Happy 4th of July