A friend gave me a couple of ladder back chairs last year. She had found them on the side of the road. I felt they were the perfect project for this month’s Thrift Store Decor Challenge! For painting details please visit Homeright DIY. Do you like them after I glazed them, or should I have stopped with the white paint?
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I’m sharing some tv tables that I updated for the camper. Space is very limited in my Vintage Cruiser so I have to have items that are dual purpose and easy to store. The folding tv tables are perfect for this very reason. They can be used indoors or outdoors and easily fold away for storage and transporting.
As I was moving my furniture items out of Vendors Village I spied this half price vintage piano bench. It looked lonely, but was at least double my regular budgeted thrift store amount. What can I say, I brought it home and got right to work giving it a little makeover. I love how it turned out!
How to glaze painted furniture–full of tips I’ve learned along the way. I spent years looking for a way to stop waxing and buffing chalk painted furniture. Now I do it all in one easy step. I love the hint of antiquing the glaze gives to all colors of painted furniture. Red paint, blue, and especially white painted furniture will look beautiful with this Smoked Glaze!
A trio of gray glazed shelves are made from one odd piece of wooden trim. Adding wood for the shelves and hooks make the large one perfect for any room. I’d love to know your thoughts on what configuration the trio should be displayed.
A FREE vintage sewing desk makes the perfect storage solution and T.V. stand for a small kitchen. Tucked away in a corner the red glazed vintage sewing cabinet doubles as a t.v. stand and a safe place for Lulu Mae’s dog bed. I used my favorite smoked glaze to give this new furniture piece the perfect color RED!
I’m sharing a tutorial for an extra large picture frame that I transformed into a cork board memo board. Using my favorite Smoked Glaze really makes this color oh so pretty! I can’t stop using that glaze! Looking for some fun push pin ideas for this cork board.
While digging in the wood shed for my next project, I landed on this old sewing cabinet that would be perfect for a side table. The poor thing did need a little TLC. Old Sewing Cabinet into Side Table The base of the sewing cabinet doesn’t look too bad. But the top was a little…
This bench made from a door is a perfect weekend project. You can have it built and painted in just a couple of days. I’m sharing some things that didn’t quite work for me as well as the easiest way ever to quickly paint this project!
After months of feeling like this former floor lamp was mocking me, I finally figured out what it wanted to be! A Welcome Porch Post! Lots of tips and tricks that I learned along the way, including how NOT to mix up homemade chalk paint. Yikes!
It’s time for our thrift store decor projects! I used a reclaimed cabinet door to make a chalkboard. It’s perfect for any room in the house. Use it for decor or for those all important messages. I use one in my kitchen for lists and reminders. I don’t know how I got along with chalkboards for so many years!
You will love these repurposed bed and crib ideas. They’re all about the kids! How to make kids’ projects out of old beds, headboards, and cribs. Maybe you already have your child’s old bed or crib? no? They are so readily available at thrift stores, flea markets and yard sales.
Ohhh, how I love easy projects! That’s what Friday’s are all about here on My Repurposed Life. KISS Keep it simple, stupid. With a little TLC, paint and glaze, this side table makeover is complete! Bonus!! Remove (or open) the door and it converts to a pet bed, giving your furbaby peace of mind and security to keep them from being underfoot.
Our monthly Thrift Store Decor project post might just be my favorite. Y’all really seem to LOVE these small makeovers because each month it continues to be the most popular post on My Repurposed Life. I always look forward to seeing what my friends will makeover.
How to make a faux dresser harp chalkboard out of odd, unwanted items. I never find old dresser harps in my junking adventures. So, I made it up as I went along. One can never have too many chalkboards, right?
This easy coat rack shelf made from a cabinet door project makes me smile. It was fairly easy the way I made it, but I have tips on how you can make it easily if you don’t have the tools I have. You can see the simple construction is a long narrow cabinet door…
How to make a drop cloth chalkboard. paint on the chalkboard paint, add pallet boards for hanging. A twisted wire hanger completes the rustic looking chalkboard.
It’s time for our Thrift Store Decor Team monthly project! I’m so happy with how my trinket box turned out. It’s really larger than it looks in the pictures. I haven’t quite figured out what I’m going to do with it. The thing would hold all of my remotes, but it would take up too much room on my coffee table. What would YOU do with it?
These DIY Candlesticks are just in time for the Holidays! I love a great challenge! Sandra from Sawdust Girl issued a challenge to make something from your scrap pile. My scrap pile may not be like your scrap pile, because I hoard fun stuff that makes awesome projects. Granted, I do have the regular scrap…
How to update a thrift store pedestal bowl using paint, glaze and a stipple effect. The stipple effect is done with a chip brush and helps to hide the brush strokes of paint and glaze.
How to make a drawer front hook rack using a broken dresser drawer and inexpensive Fleur De Lis coat hooks. This easy project only uses basic tools and paint. Don’t throw away those broken dresser drawers!
Yay! It’s time for the Dollar Store Design Squad! Fun Fall projects made from dollar store items. Those foam pumpkins seem to be a favorite, what have you done with them?
This repurposed headboard shelf coat rack is a fairly easy project for you to tackle this weekend. If you have a mudroom or a place that you’re in need of hanging hats, coats, or backpacks–this is a great fix. Step by step directions will show you just how to do it yourself.
It’s time for the Thrift Store Decor team to get together to show you our easy thrift store makeovers! My project this month is a small footstool that I redid for the camper. On a recent trip I realized that my feet don’t touch the floor while sitting at the dinette set. With the table removed, it’s more like a sofa and I need a way to work on the laptop. You will love the projects from my friends!
This month’s Power Tool Challenge was to make a sign. I’ve made a lot of signs, so I thought it would be fun to make a pumpkin sign greeting Fall with the words “hello Fall”. The rustic pumpkin is made out of pallet boards. I love the way it turned out and I hope you do to. Maybe it will inspire you to make your own pumpkin sign. If not, maybe one of the other great signs will inspire you!
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…
It’s the second Wednesday, so that means it’s time for the Thrift Store Decor Team projects. I love joining in with my friends each month to share great thrift store projects. This month won’t disappoint. Awesome projects for you to work on someday soon.
Today’s post is chock full of information. I’m sharing how I painted those picture frames I showed you yesterday. There are fun details about a contest for my blogger friends going to Haven Conference and a giveaway for those of you who aren’t a blogger going to Charleston later this month. I love my friends at Homeright!
Today’s project is the third in the trilogy of table projects made from that one $7 damaged queen anne coffee table. This project is about the table base getting a new top to replace the damaged top that was on it when I picked it up at the thrift store. Don’t throw out a damaged piece of furniture.
Using parts of two different table, I put a new top on the broken claw foot table. After a little paint and glaze it’s ready for it’s new home. A cute little four legged claw foot table perfect for any small space.
For this month’s Thrift Store Decor project, I chose to do a small stool makeover. The stool was a great deal at only $4.00. But what should have been a very simple makeover gave me lots of issues and stress. Be sure to check out the other great projects this month from my friends. You will be inspired!
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 Power Tool Challenge project for May. This month’s theme is Pallets. I used pallet boards to make a table, but actually staged/styled it as a coffee station or coffee bar. It’s sofa table height, and you could easily make it to be a kitchen island or outdoor serving station. The possibilities are endless with this type of pallet board table!
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.
I have partnered with Maytag® to sponsor this post, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. I’m so excited to show you how I’ve updated the kitchen island. I’ve sort of got Spring cleaning fever and and decided it’s time to do some sprucing up, tidying and organizing. As I was cleaning out the…
I’m very excited to share this tutorial for glazing an outdated ornate frame that no longer matches your decor. I’ll give you step by step directions on how to paint and glaze an ornate gold and black mirror frame. I love glazing thrift store projects.
A free roadside find-a mission style headboard is the perfect piece to make a headboard bench with storage. I don’t do storage benches very often. I love how this headboard turned out. I hope you love it too!
I made a diy headband organizer for my great niece! Her mom had been wanting a way to keep all of those small hair accessories organized. I’ll share tips for dry brushing the hooks with a sweet pink color and glazing the wood to give it the perfect gray glaze.
I love reclaimed wood projects. Mostly I use weathered fencing, but I recently got some great blue pallet wood. So for this month’s power tool challenge I decided to make a printable pallet frame. It’s a fun printable that my friend Jocie made for me. I have never really posted a printable on this site,…
I’m so excited to share today’s loaf pan planter project with you! It turned out so cute with it’s fun wooden feet and twisted wire handle. I’ve used this wire for lots of projects, but this is the first time I ever twisted it in this cute fashion. I made a video to show you exactly how to do it.