a rustic noel christmas sign, christmas decorations, crafts, repurposing upcycling, seasonal holiday decor, Ordinary wooden letters with a faux paint technique on junky wood boards

A Rustic Noel Christmas Sign

Four wood letters purchased for $1 each at a thrift shop, a rust paint technique and two weathered boards make a great Christmas sign for under $5. See the paint technique and sign instructions on my blog.

ugly thrift shop breadbox gets a facelift, chalk paint, crafts, repurposing upcycling, shabby chic

Ugly Thrift Shop Breadbox Gets A Facelift

This dated, wooden, thrift shop breadbox had seen its better days! Besides giving it a good cleaning inside and out, see what I did to bring out its shabby farmhouse style.

book page christmas tree, christmas decorations, crafts, seasonal holiday decor, This is my rustic look book page tree with torn pages

Book Page Christmas Tree

Inspired by Better Homes and Gardens Christmas Ideas magazine, and Anthropologie, here is my book page tree.

thrift shop mug tree re purposed for jewelry, chalk paint, crafts, organizing, repurposing upcycling

Thrift Shop Mug Tree Re-purposed For Jewelry

A $2 thrift shop oak mug tree gets a makeover with paint, a little sawing and sanding, and a small baking pan.

a re purposed glass votive shade two ways, repurposing upcycling, seasonal holiday d cor, valentines day ideas, I had my husband enlarge the hole in the the wooden spool and pushed the glass knob into the spool You could glue it but I didn t because it was snug

A Re-Purposed Glass Votive Shade - Two Ways

You know the glass votive shades that are available for a dollar at thrift shops? They have a rubber ring around the glass nub on top. I re-purposed one into a cloche by adding a vintage spool to the glass knob.

a whimsical outdoor kitchen, flowers, gardening, outdoor living, Vintage tea kettles are planted with annuals on the bottom shelf and on the right side drainer

A Whimsical Outdoor Kitchen

A great cast iron sink potting bench becomes my outdoor kitchen with flowers and kitchen junk.

a re purposed furniture piece window box, gardening, repurposing upcycling

A Re-purposed Furniture Piece Window Box

I paid $12 for this window box. In its former life, it was a shelf from a desk or chest of drawers. It's big and heavy. When hanging it under a window wasn't an option (we have steel siding, and husband said "no"), I bought a section of white picket fence for $11. Now I have a great new garden vignette backdrop, and a planter.

my potting bench watering can collection amp pumps, electrical, gardening, outdoor furniture, painted furniture, rustic furniture, This is the Menard s work bench kit that became my potting bench with my watering can collection

My Potting Bench, Watering Can Collection & Pumps

About 15 years ago I wanted a potting bench, but they were pretty expensive, too expensive with three kids at home. I saw a work bench kit in a Menard's flyer for $39. I talked my husband into putting it together for me, and I stained it. It was pine and the boards were seconds but I thought it was perfect and rustic. It has become a focal point of my outdoor decorating.

update on framed flowers, flowers, gardening, succulents, Today

Update on Framed Flowers

One of my first spring posts this year was a framed lobelia plant hanging in a tree. It has filled out, and my yard has greened up. I also planted succulents in my red frame from last year.

horticulture and garden junk, flowers, gardening, outdoor living, repurposing upcycling, I like lots of garden decor that s rusty

Horticulture and Garden Junk

A local horticultural society has asked to tour my flower gardens on Sunday afternoon. I am hoping they are not expecting a conventional perennial border with all the Latin botanical names of the plants, because I am a junk gardener with a green thumb. Not a traditional gardener at all.

Organized Clutter
Organized Clutter
About meI am the author of the blog Organized Clutter. I enjoy flower gardening, vintage decor and upcycling/repurposing.