Sooooo, my online thrifting karma was with me once again and I managed to snag this 1940’s medical bag for only €1!
Unfortunately the “mint condition” description for this vintage beauty was once again less than honest:
Fortunately the upcycling DIY Diva in me took over and came up with a brilliantly simple use for this squeaking, rusty and stained but oh-so-cool piece of medical history:
A most excellently quirky planter!
Here’s what I did:
Take a peek at the before and after video tour of my handmade, upcycled, thrifted, vintage living room and then have a scroll through my tutorials for the nest for all of the projects mentioned + more groovy DIY decor inspiration!
Didja notice my upcycled German army blanket rug? I have no idea how soldiers slept under that heavy, itchy wool but it most definitely makes a fabulous foot-warming, dog lounging throw rug!
Take the tour of my front foyer & guest bathroom here and my quirky DIY kitchen here.
The next stop on my humble abode tour is the heart of every home:
My upcycled, vintage, handmade kitchen!
Let’s take a closer look + discover just how well some of my past decor DIYs have held up!
My lickety split storage solution for those excess wash cloths & towels that we all seem to have!
A very quick & painless transformation for a couple of old folding chairs and cushions…
Here’s what I did:
Hooray! The grey Berlin skies have finally brightened up enough to let me photograph & share my fancy new digs! In the 5 short months since moving in we’ve managed to transform this hideously painted, dark & dreary, badly cared for & downright filthy little house into a bright, cheerful and welcoming home!
Let’s begin my lovely little house tour series with the front foyer & guest bathroom:
Even after creating this and this and these, I still have loads of gorgeous kimono scraps left from my 2013 swap that I’m struggling to put to good use:
Thankfully our new digs had an incredibly awkward wall space that needed filling which gave my imagination the creative kick it needed to bust out those lurvly scraps and get makin’!
A quirktastic patchwork wall hanging…
that fits the perfectly in the awkward space beside my yukata above the staircase!
And as that one was such a success I grabbed a couple of long scraps…
and made one for the odd narrow wall at the top of the stairs & another for the tiny guest bathroom.
Planning a cozy bash in your humble abode?
Check out my top DIYs to make your New Year’s Eve party shine over on That Cheap Bitch!
Sometimes it takes awhile for a unique little item to make it home with me from the charity shop.
I spied this cross stitched beauty on each of my thrifty visits for nearly 3 months but as I couldn’t think of a use or a place for it I left it for another vintage lover to discover.
Inspiration finally struck during my last thrifting trip and I snapped this big ol’ frame up! (I honestly can’t believe that no one had purchased it – I guess it was destined to be mine)
Any idea what I did with it?
If you follow me on instagram you’ll already have seen my latest creepy attic discovery:
two fantastically old giant farm bolts!
I knew I just had to upcycle them but these heavy beauties had me a bit stumped…
Any idea what I created with them?