The Scrap Exchange {Durham, NC}

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Are you ready for this?

This place is going to blow your mind.

It’s going to have you hoping on the next plane to Raleigh, NC. Yup it’s that amazing.

If you live in Durham, North Carolina, live anywhere near Durham or will ever in your life be in the Durham area you have to check out The Scrap Exchange.

The Scrap Exchange is a non-profit creative reuse arts centre. It collects donations from industries, businesses, and individuals. The items are mainly materials that would otherwise end up in the landfill. Basically you can find anything you can imagine here. Fabric, cones, zippers, wood, foam, paper, office supplies, vintage cameras, paint, matte board, buttons, beads, corks, elastic bands, electronics, holiday decor, tiles, carpet samples, wall paper, blue prints, posters, and everything else you can imagine.

Let’s just say this place is fun.

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The Scrap Exchange is located in a beautiful old factory at 923 Franklin Street near funky downtown Durham.

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Hosting A Hand Stamped Jewelry Craft Night

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Thanks to Beaducation for sponsoring this post.

I had no idea how easy it is to make your own hand stamped jewelry. I always saw beautiful personalized necklaces on Etsy and thought they had to be made by far more creative people who used fancy & expensive tools. It’s not true. Anyone can do it.

Thanks to Beaducation for letting me in on this little secret.

Beaducation sells all the tools, supplies needed and even offers free online classes to get you started in the world of hand stamped jewelry.

And don’t you think a personalized necklace would make the perfect baby shower gift for any new mom. Or even for your own mom, maybe with all the grandkids names. How cute would that be!

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Pleated Poppy Copy Cat Canvas

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Pleated Poppy Canvas Art (copy cat)

Our dinning room is actually our playroom. Not ideal but it works.

Since it’s the first room you see when you enter our home I was sick of it looking like a playroom. I know, I know it is a playroom so of course it looks like a playroom. But I just hate seeing all that kid junk.

Last week my mom and I repainted the room and now I’m trying to put the room back together, (with a few less toys hopefully.)

I have always loved this canvas from Pleated Poppy. It reminds me of a vintage quilt but with a modern twist. And with all the colours in it, it’s perfect for a kids playroom. Continue reading