Currently Browsing: March 2014

1950’s Mid-Century Chair Restoration

My Mom and I saw this 1950’s Mid-Century chair in Restore Montco retailing for only $12.00 and it caught our eyes instantly.   We both love this style of furniture and knew it would be a perfect fit in our Upcycle Challenge room.   We believe the chair was made by Stanley’s, and it was used in dining […]

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DIY 10 Minute Office Facelift for Under $3.00!

Last Friday was a great day for me, I got to shop Michaels and Target all in one day and although the outing took a bit longer than anticipated I left with some great finds to aid in my upcycle challenge room with Habitat for Humanity, and Michaels even sent me a tweet back – […]

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Upcycle Challenge Room Details

My Mom has been really hard at work while I’ve been busy juggling doctor’s appointments, a hubby traveling, and just the “normal” Mom stuff… you know, cooking, cleaning… oh, and getting ready for a birthday party at our place next weekend.  I’ve been helping out where I can of course but I feel like she’s […]

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DIY Upcycled Wind Chimes

After rounding up a few upcycled spring projects yesterday I became inspired to see what else I could make with items I had on-hand to brighten up my porch for my daughter’s first birthday party happening in under two weeks. Using leftover duct tape, tin cans, and string I had lying around the house I […]

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What is Upcycling?

When I started Vintage Vinyl Journals in 2011 I used the term upcycle and upcycling when discussing the journals and often got asked to explain what exactly I meant by those terms.  Three years later and I’m getting asked much less to explain what they mean but there are still folks who are new to […]

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What’s Your Favorite Thrifting / Upcycling Quote?

For the Habitat for Humanity Upcycle Challenge we were asked for our favorite thrifting / upcycling quotes: What advice would you give to a friend who has just started thrifting and upcycling?  Leave us a comment below, we’d love to hear from you! Happy DIYing!  

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Michaels, you rock… my hubby might not agree, and that’s okay!

My hubby took a day off from work on Friday to watch some of the March Madness basketball – his favorite time of the year he says – basketball on all day and night – that is until the allergies start setting in then it quickly turns into his least favorite time of the year. […]

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Meet Me and My Mom

For the Habitat for Humanity Challenge we were asked to put together a brief bio of ourselves… well, I just couldn’t send in some text in an email of course – so I put together this little ‘flyer’ about Me and My Mom!   I don’t know about you but when you are told to write something in under 70, […]

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Kicking off the Blog with the Habitat For Humanity Restore Montco Upcycle Challenge!

Wahoo!  I am so excited to kick off my blog by sharing some great news!  I was selected as one of five participants to take part in the Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County, PA (HFHMC) and ReStore Montco Upcycle Challenge! Here are the challenge details: Before HFHMC fills their brand new home with a partner family, […]

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