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MHCT&M: Vintage Craft Room Storage Ideas

Happy Friday!

I love using vintage storage ideas in my sewing room! And I’m always looking for new ideas for creative and fun storage so I’ve gathered up some of my favorite vintage craft room storage ideas!

All of these ideas are great and can be easily implemented into your space.

Vintage Door Cutting Table

Vintage Ladder for Ribbon Storage

Vintage Tin Storage

Vintage Wood Cubby Storage

Craft Room Storage Using Old Door

Vintage Fabric Cabinets

Craft Storage from Old Cabinet

Painted Vintage Cabinet Storage

DIY Craft Hutch

Open Vintage Cabinet Storage

Aren’t they all amazing?! I know it would be hard to find the exact pieces but there is so much inspiration here!

Make sure you check back next week for more fun ideas!

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MHCT&M: Creative Outdoor Upcycle Ideas

Time for the last Must Have Craft Tip & More post of February! 
Hi! It’s Allison from A Glimpse Inside back once again to share with you our last post on upcycling ideas for this month. If you have missed the other posts you can find them here: Tip 1, Tip 2, and Tip 3.
 Today, I am sharing some awesome and creative ideas on how to recycle and repurpose items for your outdoor space.
By using your imagination and some creativity, you can use something and give it a whole new life to add it to your outdoor space. There are so many unique ideas out there for repurposing furniture, household items, pallets and much more to make your patio or garden much more interesting.  
Furniture Ideas

 Take old chairs and turn them into swings from Worth Trying DIY Projects

 Make an old sewing table into a beverage station from Ambient Wares

Garden and Patio Accessories 
 There are so many fun and unique ideas out there for your outdoor space. 
Have you upcycled something for your garden or patio? 
We would love for you to share it with us! 

Stay tuned for a whole new topic next month!   



Your hostesses,

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MHCT&M: Creative Upcycled Craft Room Ideas

Hello friends! Welcome to another week of Must Have Craft Tips! 
Kara from Mine for the Making here this week to share Creative Upcycled Craft Room Ideas with you. I love a good upcycle or repurposed project and I love a pretty, organized craft room. 
Let’s check out these unique solutions.


Upcycled Furniture 
I love taking something ‘old’ and making it new and fresh again. Especially furniture! Just add some elbow grease and lots of love, and you can turn any dingy piece of furniture into a focal point of your room. Here are a few of my favorite furniture transformations that are perfect for the craft room. Some are used for storage and others are used for work spaces.


  Upcycled hutch  to craft storage 


 Upcycled hutch to craft storage and work space 
  Upcycled filing cabinet craft storage 


  Upcycled sewing table to desk


Upcycled Projects for Organization and Decoration 
You would be surprised what you can use for organization and decoration. An old baby crib, a vintage crate, tin cans… So many options if you open your creative mind on alternative ways to use ordinary things. Let’s check out some of my favorite up cycled projects for organizing and decorating your craft room. 
  Upcycled baby crib to craft storage 
  Repurposed frame to chic pincushion 
  Upcycled Crates to craft shelves


  Upcycled tray to magnetic board
  Upcycled bed spring to craft storage
  Repurposed tins to pencil holder


 Repurposed frame to thread holder


Such great ideas! Most times that I upcycle or repurpose something, I save money doing so and I love it so much more because of the effort put into it. Do you have any upcycled projects or pieces in your craft room? 

Join us next week for more tips on using upcycled ideas in your homes! 




Your hostesses,

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The Scrap Shoppe | Flamingo Toes | Mine for the Making | A Glimpse Inside



MHCT&M: Creative Upcycled DIY Home Decor Projects

Hello and welcome to another week of Must Have Craft Tips! 
This month we’re all about recycling and renovation projects – fun ways to give new life to vintage or worn out things. This week I’m sharing some fun tips for upcycling in Home Decor – with ideas for furniture, wall decor, pillows and more!


 DIY Furniture Hacks | Bed Turned Into Bench | Cool Ideas for Creative Do It Yourself Furniture | Cheap Home Decor Ideas for Bedroom, Bathroom, Living Room, Kitchen -  

 Vintage Floral Mod Podged Ladder Shelving:


  How Eduardo the Antique Trunk Became a Bookshelf: A Makeover Story:  
Turn an Old Door into a Bookshelf 
 Old door turned into a shelf:



DIY antique window cabinet- See how to make this super easy antique window cabinet. Great for bathroom storage or any room in your home!:  

 Wall Decor 


  Above kitchen dining window?? Dishfunctional Designs: Upcycled: New Ways With Old Window Shutters:  
Make a Creative Frame Display with a Vintage Hanger 






Pillows, Lamps and More 

Great idea for your children's room #upcycled #world #globe:  


A great DIY for old jeans! More:  

 How to Recover a Lampshade – take an old worn out one to new and fun!



Cozy up your home with re-purposed sweater pillows - plus the key to avoiding wavy seams when sewing with knitted fabric.


 Aren’t they great! 
 I’m all inspired to head out to the thrift stores and antique shops!
 Make sure you check back next week – we are going to be sharing some fabulous upcycled ideas for your Craft Room!
 Must Have Craft Tips & More!



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MHCT&M: Recycled/Repurposed Ideas for the Kitchen

Hello, friends! It’s a new month so it’s time for a new topic for our Craft Tips series! 
 For February, we are focusing on upcycle/repurposing projects. Each week we will take a look at these types of projects in different areas of the home.
 Repurpose and/or upcycle items to use in the kitchen! 
This week I am focusing on some really fun upcycle and repurposing projects for the KITCHEN! Some of these are actual kitchen items used in interesting ways, but I also found a few items that have nothing to do with the kitchen and people found a way to find a use for them and incorporate them into their space. 
Repurpose and/or upcycle items to use in the kitchen! 
 Antique Dresser Kitchen Island from Heir and Space 
Repurpose and/or upcycle items to use in the kitchen!

 Foot Board Tea Cup Holder from Capitulo Dos 
Repurpose and/or upcycle items to use in the kitchen! 
 Teacup Pendant Lamp Shades from Flamingo Toes 
Repurpose and/or upcycle items to use in the kitchen!
  Shutter Island from Beyond the Picket Fence
 Repurpose and/or upcycle items to use in the kitchen! 
 Enamel Mug Organizer from Homeroad 
 Repurpose and/or upcycle items to use in the kitchen! 
  Silverware Handles from Notes from the Nest 
Repurpose and/or upcycle items to use in the kitchen! 
 Old Rake Utensil Holder from The Gracious Wife 
Repurpose and/or upcycle items to use in the kitchen! 
 Globe Stand Paper Towel Holder from Lovely Etc.
Repurpose and/or upcycle items to use in the kitchen!

 Silverware Starburst Mirror from Flamingo Toes


Aren’t these ideas so fun and unique?
I wish I had an eye for these types of upcycled projects!

Stay tuned for more upcycle/repurpose ideas next week!
 Must Have Craft Tips & More!



Your hostesses,

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The Scrap Shoppe | Flamingo Toes | Mine for the Making | A Glimpse Inside


Vintage Lamp Makeover

Hi everyone!  I am
Donna from Modern on Monticello and I’m excited to be sharing my first project
as a contributor to A Glimpse Inside blogging audience.
To give you just a brief background on myself and my blog, I
live in a mid-century modern home built in the late 70’s and I mostly blog
about trying to fix up our dated home, as well as many other fun DIY
projects.  I am also a Certified Interior
Designer, a wife, and a mom.
This year I am finally completing a renovation project to
our dated family room but we aren’t even close to posting about that reveal just
yet.  In the meantime, I am working on
some furniture and accessories for that room that you will see in upcoming
The first one is a Vintage Lamp Makeover.
I inherited this lamp from my grandparents.  In fact, my parents gave my grandparents this
lamp as a Christmas present the first Christmas they were married in 1968 – and I
was born just a week later on January 1st, 1969  (yes I just told you my age).

So, this is indeed a true mid-century lamp but NOT a
mid-century MODERN lamp as in my favorite style.  I am okay with that, I used to use this funny
pot belly style lamp as a prop for my Barbie house.  I have always thought this lamp was partially
adorable and partially ugly.
I recently did a web search for the name of the manufacturer of this lamp.
Crown Creative and found images of what it would have looked like in 1968 and
how much it was worth these days. Nearly $100 if you have all the original parts and shade, which mine doesn’t.  I was
surprised to see what people were willing to pay and how ugly some of the “updates”
people had done to them.  I just knew I could
make this lamp look so much better.
Here is an image from Ebay showing what the original lamp probably looked like in 1968.
The first thing I did was to take the lamp apart and give it
a thorough cleaning.  I considered
painting it a different color but just couldn’t see a pot belly stove in any
color except black.  This lamp is
actually made out of cast aluminum and very authentic to real pot belly stoves.
Next, I purchased a new lamp making kit.
No way was I going to deal with 50 year old wiring.  The lamp kit also gave me to opportunity to
change out some of the elements of the lamp that I don’t practically like.
I have never rewired a lamp before so was a little nervous
about this part.  The back of the kit had
step by step instructions and it was actually very easy to follow.  I won’t give you the instructions of how to
rewire a lamp because I don’t want to lead anyone in the wrong direction but I
will suggest that you read up on Pinterest and follow any directions on the kit
you buy.  It really is very easy.
The next step was to make the lamp look different.  I didn’t care for the fake flower thingy or
the extra height added to the base of the lamp with the wood spools so I
shortened the inner tube and only used one of the wood spools.  I spray painted any brass colored parts in a
silver finish to match the new style of the lamp.

Mid-century modern style has lots of wood tones and since this
 lamp is a mini pot belly stove, I
wanted to add some sort of wood tone to the natural linen shade I purchased at Lowe’s.  Anything is better than what the original
shade looked like in 1968. 
I purchased wood veneer edging at Lowe’s cabinet
finishing department and stained it in an Early American stain color by
MinWax.  Since these wood veneer strips
are backed with self-adhesive glue, it was easy to attach them to my linen
lamp shade using a hot iron. I added strips to the top and bottom of the shade. Then I measured
2” below the bottom edge all around the shade and made pencil marks to follow
to add the third strip.   The wood strips
add just the right amount of a modern touch to this vintage style lamp.

It is still a funky weird little lamp, but it does look
better.   And it makes me smile knowing that
my grandparents, my parents, and now my family has shared memories of this
lamp.  I wonder which kid of mine will
want it next?

I will be back next month with another DIY project.
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DIY Rustic Christmas Tree Stand

Happy Tuesday everyone! 
Have you fully recovered from the going back to work after a long holiday break yesterday? 
In case you haven’t, I have something for you today that you can look at and decide if you want to attempt this coming weekend. 
 Travis’s parents were taking down their old wood barn to replace it with
something better for their horses so while we were in TN over the
summer we piled up a whole bunch of pieces and brought them back with
us. I wasn’t sure what they’d be used for but they were coming. I came up with two projects then it hit me, why not make a cool Christmas tree stand using it? This is what Travis came up with and created for me.
Here is how you can make one for yourself! 
-Wood (we used reclaimed but you can used new as well)
-Table Saw
-Nail Gun
-Wood Glue

He began by cutting the wood on the table saw into 1″ thick pieces. 
He cut 22 1″x18″ pieces as well as 22 1″x22″ pieces.
He also cut out 4, 2″ tall pieces to use as feet. 
Then it was time to assemble the boxes.
He took two 18″ pieces and placed them inside the 22″ pieces and glued and nailed them together so two sides measure 22″ and the other two measure 20″
He created 11 boxes overall to make the height of the main body 11″ tall.
Time to build! 
Nail one of the boxes onto the feet and then you will build upward alternating the boxes so that one layer the 20″ side faces the front, then the next box has the 22″ side facing the front. 
This will give it a stair step look though they will all be even.
Continue building until you have the desired height. 
The overall height of the stand is 13″ high.
Here you can see how they layers overlap each other.
As he was building, he placed some boards in the center for stability as well as this will be what holds the pole of the tree.
He also placed a board on the top.
He didn’t take a photo of this but you will drill a hole completely through the top board as well as the middle board the size of the pole for the tree. The last, bottom board, the hole was completely drilled through but just big enough for the tip of the pole to fit in so the tree wouldn’t wabble.
  And that’s it! 
I placed it on top of our actual tree skirt to protect our wood floors and under the tree skirt I placed one of those rug grip pads so the skirt wouldn’t shift as well. 
The box is pretty heavy so I didn’t think it would move but just wanted to be on the safe side.
Now place your tree inside and get to decorating! 
I wasn’t so sure about it at first because this wasn’t exactly the design I asked him to create but it has definitely grown on me and I do really like the way it turned out in the end. 
The newest member to the family, Miss Poppy, sure has enjoyed it and exploring her first Christmas tree. Good thing Travis added extra slats on top so she can’t climb inside the base!
Do you have tree stand other than the traditional one that comes with a tree?



21 Mason Jar Project Ideas

If you missed it yesterday, I posted the February “Craft with Me” project where I shared a fun craft using Mason Jars.

I love mason jars! There are so many uses for them. I collect some vintage one that I use for display but then as vases as well. I have a bought a ton to use as drink cups at parties and even party vases. I have them around my house as part of my decor and use some for storage in my craft room.

I thought I would round up other fabulous ideas that you could use Mason Jars for.

All I ask is that if you plan to Pin one of these ideas, please click on the link and pin from the original source OR pin the collage image above. Thanks!!



{Feature Friday} #63

February is already half way over you guys! 
How in the world did that happen already?! So crazy!
I have some great features for you today that were linked up to last week’s Handmade Hangout Party
Hope you find a new craft idea or a new recipe that you’ll want to try. 

Thanks for linking up everyone! 
Feel free to grab a Featured Button
I hope you have a fantastic weekend! 
Fingers crossed warmer weather is around the corner! 



{Feature Friday} #59

Another January Friday is here and I am pretty happy about it since that means I only have one more week until Travis comes home. Thank goodness! This momma is getting a little stir crazy and can’t wait to be able to talk to an adult on a regular basis again! lol
Thankfully I have the good ole blog and all of you to “talk” to help keep me sane. 
Since it is Friday that means it is time to share some great ideas from The Handmade Hangout Party last week. This week I decided to forego any recipes and keep it straight crafts, decorating, and diy ideas. Hopefully you’ll see something that inspires you.

 Thanks for linking up everyone!
 Feel free to grab a Featured Button
Have a fantastic weekend!
Hope you do something fun or get something creative complete!

I am bound and determined to stain the last bit of hardwood downstairs that has been untouched because of the remodel. Luckily it is completely sanded and our temperatures are finally going to be at freezing so it IS going to be completed!! Wish me luck!