Thrift Art to Chic Art

House by Hoff art before

April blogs at House by Hoff.  She came across one of these framed sampler prints at one Goodwill store…and then found the exact same print at a different Goodwill!  What are the chances?

House by Hoff art before

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Assemblage Art Angels

Petticoat Junction hardware before

Kathy from Petticoat Junktion has shown us her amazing collection of vintage hardware before.  Let’s check in and see what her latest fun project is, using pieces from her collection.

Petticoat Junction hardware before

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Newspaper Canvas Art


Wall décor can be pricey, so I always love DIY art that doesn’t cost much (if anything at all). This newspaper wall canvas by Dom at Crafted isn’t only inexpensive to create, it’s also a green craft that repurposes newspaper. Dom created her artwork by twisting strips of newspaper into little rosettes and gluing them {…Read More…}

Fall Toilet Paper Roll Art


Bonnie from Revolutionaries had been saving up her toilet paper and paper towel rolls to try her hand at making some TP art. You wouldn’t think anything beautiful could come out of the plain brown rolls! Bonnie was inspired to combine a couple of other elements into her art, creating a natural scene of fall {…Read More…}

Flower Toilet Paper Roll Art

Even after seeing countless creations made from toilet paper and paper towel rolls, I am still amazed at the beauty that can come from them. Lavender Girl formed her cardboard rolls to look like flowers. She then glued them into a frame and painted the whole shebang black. Isn’t it crazy how it looks like {…Read More…}

Sea Shell Art

Okay, so maybe shells aren’t exactly trash, but they are free and may very well be sitting by the bagful in your garage from countless beach trips. This was the case for Kim from Sand and Sisal who is a regular guest of North Carolina’s Outer Banks. Kim turned some shells from her extensive collection {…Read More…}

Love Pallet Art

Kari from Newlyweds on a Budget had her husband pick up these old pallets that she found online for free. Kari had originally intended to build a sideboard out of them. However, when that project didn’t pan out, she put them to use as wall art for her master bedroom. To make their wall sign, {…Read More…}

Magazine Collage Art

You may remember cutting out letters and pictures from old magazines as a child to create collages. Well, Deb from Deb Schwedhelm Photoblog took this school-time activity to a whole different level! Deb and her kiddos spent weeks clipping from magazines to create a really cool piece of “I love you” artwork. The assortment of {…Read More…}