My Bloomin’ Allergies #HealthierHome #ad


Big News!  Louisville KY is #1 on the cities with the worst allergies. We ranked #5 last year, but this is our third #1 in the last 12 years. Lucky me.  I battle with seasonal allergies every year.    With the kind of work I do on projects, I tend to spend most days outside.  I have heard some good tips lately, and figured out some things that work for me. … [Read more...]


small outdoor garden bench from reclaimed fence


  Do you remember this fence I rescued from a burn pile earlier in the year?     Over the weekend I dismantled two sections of it to make something easy. … [Read more...]


Wooden Chevron Tabletop using Shutter Slats


  Do you remember this repurposed t.v. stand from last week that I painted with my new Homeright Finish Max Pro?   I’ve got some details to share with you today. … [Read more...]


Ripping up carpet and padding 101


Have you ever wanted to rip up the carpet to expose your hardwood floors?  I’ve done it a couple of times before. Once at Jamie’s house when she first moved to Nashville, and here at my own home when I got tired of the carpet.  It’s always full of surprises and each of those experiences were different. … [Read more...]


Save Money and Help Mother Earth


Do you need some green laundry tips? Do have have some to share with the rest of us?  As part of the True Value DIY Blog Squad I get to write a feature for the StartRight StartHere site about green laundry tips. Some of the tips I found through research, many of them are from the life I live. I think green living falls into three categories: … [Read more...]


Repurposed Table Top into Game Box

Repurposed table top into game box

Hi My Repurposed Life readers!  Obviously you love repurposed projects, and so I have a fun one today... A repurposed table top into a game box!  What is a game box you ask? … [Read more...]


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It’s Thursday, time to party.  I hope some of the following projects inspire you to take on your own project. … [Read more...]


giveaway Homeright Finish Max Pro


THIS giveaway has ended, see the rafflecopter widget below for the winner Did you see my post yesterday about my new Finish Max Pro Fine Finish Paint Sprayer? … [Read more...]


Finish Max Pro by Homeright {review}


  The nice folks at Homeright sent me a new toy, the Finish Max Pro.  I seriously didn’t think I could love anything more than I do my regular Finish Max, but I was wrong!   In honor of my new toy, I hung some new plastic in my DIY Paint Booth and rolled this old t.v. cabinet in for a makeover. … [Read more...]


Pineapple Headboard Bench


  This pineapple bed was in pretty rough shape, in fact her owner told me they had to use screws on the rails because they were so warped.  I had to do some gluing and repairs in order for it to be sturdy enough for a bench. … [Read more...]


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Well, it looks like Spring has finally sprung!   The weather has been warmer, and now the April showers are upon us.  I’m thankful for the sunny days with no humidity (that won’t last long) and even for the rainy days because they become my “off” days.  The Thursdays quickly come around, and we have another party to celebrate.  I realized today that I’m also thankful that y’all link up your great projects because they are informative and inspirational, for that I thank you! on with the party! … [Read more...]


Tall Chest Repurposed Black Cabinet


  I got some stuff from my neighbor way back in August 2012, I talked about it in my post Recent Finds, Love Thy Neighbor Edition.  This tall chest was one of the things I got.  Soon after I got this, my friend Anne of Design Dreams by Anne, remade a tall highboy and ever since I saw it, I wanted to do the same thing with this piece.   Thanks Anne for the inspiration!   I’ve wanted a trim router for a long time, and I got one for Christmas, but had never used it yet.  … [Read more...]


crib repurposed to bench with storage {toy box}


As I mentioned in my Recent Finds {sick of winter edition} I picked up this crib when I delivered the Lego Table.   See this cute  little guy? His Grandma (Denise) asked me to make a toy box bench out of his (that cute little guy)  dad’s crib.  When comparing the headboard and the foot board of the crib, it’s clear which piece should be the back of the crib (left)     The first step was to trim the bottom off the headboard, then cut the top of the headboard … [Read more...]


Recent Finds Early Spring Edition


I recently went to dinner with my cousin, and we hit up a few thrift stores after we ate.  This lonely mirror was the only thing I could find.  I think it was $6.   I am a faithful reader of Elizabeth & Company, and I am always seeing Sharon’s rolling stool in her blog posts where she’s been painting in her sunroom.  Every time I see it, I think to myself, I gotta get me one of those.  I finally did!  I’ve already been putting it to use.   Last, but not least, I didn’t … [Read more...]


Night Stand Makeover

Night Stand Makeover after

Hello everyone!  Today I am sharing a fun Night Stand Makeover. Let's start with a word about free stuff.  I love getting stuff for free, I mean who doesn't right?  I love creating things and so in order support my hobby, I check the free section on craigs list regularly, I am signed up for free cycle, and I stop at peoples trash piles (I have no shame in dumpster diving). … [Read more...]