Wednesday, August 3, 2011

A good reason to look to the past...


I am dedicating the month of August to all things up-cycled and recycled and there will even be a fun giveaway at the end of the month to celebrate!

I have always had a love for antiques and things from the past that have true character.  Yet, for some strange reason, I still went shopping for all of my clothing and home dec stuff at the mall and local shops that sold everything "NEW".  But, when I released my inner crafty I knew that it wasn't limited to just the pretty things for girls.

There is nothing more fun than finding an old treasure and turning it into a new treasure.  Sometimes that old treasure is in your own basement and sometimes it is in someone else's and just waiting for a new home and a new owner who will help "it" realize it's full potential.  I have been inspired by several wonderful friends over the last year to go look in places that I hadn't tried before.  I love Goodwill and I will admit that last weekend I bought this really cool antique barometer from some adorable little old ladies having a garage sale and Craigslist just downright ROCKS!

Here are a few things we are going to be using:

A MOUNTAIN OF SCRAPS (I am sure this will cover more than one project)



Please come back and visit and see what we create!

Disclaimer:  This is the part where I tell you that this has a very selfish purpose.  Since we move WAY too often, this house is still in desperate need of being decorated and I am really looking forward to making big strides this month.