I finally did it! I made a reclaimed wood heart for Valentine’s day. I’ve long admired others I’ve seen my blog friends make. This step by step tutorial will show you just how easy it is, and make you wonder why you’ve never made one. You still have time to make one for your home or someone you love!
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This very fun and easy project will make you smile–oh wait that’s me! I love all shades of blue, but don’t really need beachy or coastal decor. I still want to add something to this project, so I’m looking for your advice about how I should finish it off. If you do a lot of framing I have the tool you need to put on your wish list!
This simple apple caddy made from reclaimed fence will inspire you to make some sort of crate or caddy soon. I have lots of great tips for stenciling. I love the stenciling technique I used for this project.
I’ve put together the BEST collection of reclaimed wood projects. I love using weathered fencing, pallets and vintage reclaimed lumber. There is something here for everyone. What will YOU make?
I am sharing an awesome reclaimed wood skyline artwork project as part of a blogger challenge! The only rule was the project had to be square. I’m sure you know most skylines are rectangular, so this one is definitely different in that way. I, of course did the Louisville skyline. This would be a fun project to do for the city skyline where you live or grew up. Be sure to check out the other 30+ projects from my friends!
Make a beautiful reclaimed wood photo display for your home using dollar store photo frames and reclaimed wood.Mindi gives you an easy to follow picture tutorial!
Today’s project a reclaimed wood coffee table is very versatile. It can be used as a coffee table or bench indoors or out! This coffee table is easy to make, and for me it was relatively free. However, it did involve a lot of labor hauling the reclaimed wood and building the table. Look at…
Happy April Fool’s Day! Crazy that it is April already, time flies. Today I am happy to share my reclaimed wood shelves with you… PIN IT! From the photo it is probably obvious that these cuties are hanging out in the bathroom, and let me tell ya. We are singing praises…no more searching for toilet…
Are you looking to give your IKEA Billy bookcase a new look? Maybe you got one while you were in college, or maybe for your first apartment. Well, don’t donate that IKEA Billy bookcase, give it a makeover! Y’all know I’m a Homeright Ambassador, and you may remember when I participated in an IKEA Tarva…
This reclaimed wood coat rack using tinker toys was such a fun project. The best part is the price! You can’t beat free! Before I begin this post, I have to sincerely thank Gail for asking me to be a guest blogger. Like Gail, I love taking old things and repurposing them into something…
I love using reclaimed wood to make projects, y’all know that! The reason? The cost! The only thing I have invested in this reclaimed wood potting bench are some screws, paint, time and energy.
Over the summer I got this fence from my sister Jo, well, this and a whole LOT more! I use the good boards to make signs for My Repurposed Life Etsy shop. This one was for a rehearsal dinner clambake. Many of the boards are too rough to paint on,…
Junk is my life! Sometimes that junk can seem overwhelming when you let it get out of hand. I’ve been trying to take back my storage areas and workshops a little at a time. Clearing out the woodshed was way overdue. It was a huge undertaking but it’s finally done. Tips for storing reclaimed lumber and junky treasures – hop over to check it out.
How to make easy farmhouse shutters for your home, she shed, or outbuilding. Step by step directions on assembling and installing wooden shutters. This is a great weekend project to update the look of any building.
I used a reclaimed wooden spindle to make a Christmas Tree Card Holder. Using twisted wire ups the game and makes this an easy project you can do in an afternoon.
I’ve had this reclaimed armoire door book shelf on my to-do list for almost a year. I finally got around to building it. The two armoire doors were missing a couple of glass panels, so I had to make a decision on what to put in the empty space. Great tips on how to build your own bookcase out of old tall cabinet doors.
I’ve had this child bench done for a couple of months. It’s a fairly simple toddler sized bench made out of a reclaimed bed. It’s actually the foot board of a bed. Because the bed posts sit closer to the ground, it was perfect for using to make a small bench for a child. A…
I’m a sentimental sap, with silly attachment to things. I made a landscape timber solar light for my yard out of 25 year old landscape timbers that had my initials carved into it by my husband. As we become grandparents, it’s important to remember that we raised a wonderful daughter who is married and raising a sweet son of their own!
I exceeded my $5 limit on this busted up coffee table, but I ended up getting three projects out of it. I’m sharing project #1 with you today. I think it’s my favorite one of the bunch. I wish I could keep it! I hope you like this reclaimed coffee table made into a hall/entry table.
It’s time for the thrift store decor challenge. I made a small pedestal planter using a reclaimed spindle and a porch light cap. It makes the perfect succulent planter. Be sure to hop over to see the projects my friends made too.
I’m sharing a great collection of spring themed wood projects that you can make this weekend. So many fabulous DIY projects from women just like you, your mom or sister. We women have the power to do these projects, and the step by step directions are available for all of them allowing you the ability to make any of them.
I have a fun Spring project to share with you today. I made this to share for the Power Tool Challenge group–the theme was Spring. I used reclaimed stair stringers to make a 3 tiered plant stand. I purposely made it to look old. It’s actually made of mostly new lumber.
Sometimes I make myself laugh out loud. I am far from perfect and make the same silly mistakes that you may make on your projects. Just remember to laugh at yourself and not take it too serious. That’s the case in this JOY wooden spindle sign I made for Christmas.
Mindi is sharing a fabulous tutorial of how to make a planked wood sign using scraps with the phrase “Dance in the Rain”. Mindi always give great tips and you’re sure to learn something.
I’m always looking for inspiration for projects, everywhere I go. On my daily walks with Lulu Mae I pass a neighbor’s house and have long admired a wooden slat bench on their porch. I thought for a long time that I would make one out of a couple of chairs. BUT! Then I got those great reclaimed wooden slats from a neighbor . . .
Reclaimed artwork doesn’t generally come with a frame. While vacationing in Cape Cod with my daughter Jamie in late June, I actually picked up three pieces of reclaimed art. This sweet painting of three sandpipers scurrying on the beach is done on a piece of scrap plywood. The artist is John Bates of Provincetown Massachusetts….
This tutorial uses reclaimed wood to make a custom rustic shutter cabinet. The reclaimed wood is the same size as 1×6 pine boards that you can buy at your local hardware store. I’ll show you how to frame out the front facing, and build the cabinet to your size. No project is without a few kinks, I would love for you to click over to see the ins and outs of this project.
A project today from Angie . . . How to make a simple and charming rope shelf with just one pallet wood board, rope and a drill. This is an easy project for the beginner.
I’m so excited to show you this outdoor bar I made from reclaimed wood. It would also make a great kitchen island or maybe even a potting bench. How to make an easy outdoor bar I still have a lot of this salvaged wood stored in a woodshed. (this picture is of the wood when…
I love our monthly Thrift Store Décor Challenge because it nudges me to do smaller easier projects. This month I have a srap wood jewelry shelf. I think that some of you might be more comfortable with easy craft projects versus larger building projects. Vendors’ Village had a little birthday celebration at the end of…
You need to get organized with a pallet wood cubby shelf! Hello once again, My Repurposed Life fans, it’s Joan from Scavenger Chic. I love pallet wood and since Gail has shown you how to rip apart a pallet I have another great project to show you what you can do with all your new…
Hey there! It’s Angie from Knick of Time, here to share a new tutorial for DIY farmhouse wooden shutters. When we finished our entryway remodel a few weeks ago, and I wasn’t sure what I wanted on the windows, so I made some temporary drop cloth curtains for privacy until I made up my mind….
Entry Table Hello! I am excited to share how I built an Entry Table. It was made as a house warming gift for my sister and brother-in-law, who needed something for their front entryway. I love making gifts for people, so this was a very fun project for me! Isn’t it cute!?
Free wood on the burn pile? Perfect for making a picket fence garden shelf! Do you remember this fence I saved from the burn pile?
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.
Reclaimed Lumber Products offered me a set of their flat track barn door hardware to giveaway to one lucky reader! I really love the look of this flat track, don’t you? They also sell really nice doors, hence the name, Reclaimed Lumber Products.
I told you about this table over a year ago, in my post Recent Finds June 18, 2012. This table landed on my doorstep. I love it when I don’t have to hunt for junk, so fun when it finds me. I wonder why this has a number stenciled on the bottom…
One day a tree fell on my house and fence. I salvaged the old fence and it started a love of perfectly weathered gray wood for all kinds of reclaimed fence projects. It’s not as great as barn wood, but it’s easier and cheaper to come by. You have My Whole Heart For My Whole…
Today’s projects are simple projects made with reclaimed fence. I love the weathered look, and the size of these boards. Some fence pieces are really lightweight, while others are heavier. It’s all a big surprise what you’ll end up with. I used Gorilla Wood Glue to help secure these pieces along with my brad…
pin it! I’ve been in a “building” slump lately. I found some inspiration online to make a handy diy wooden caddy, but I could stop at just one! A DIY caddy made from reclaimed fence and spare chair parts can be very versatile! The possibilities are limitless! Susan from Homeroad built a caddy from driftwood….