Who could pass up this awesome record cart table for $5? Did you know that for years, that was my thrift store limit? It had seen better days, but I felt I didn’t really have much to loose if this ended up being a project fail.
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I have a great simple sofa table makeover to share with you today. This roadside find still has a lot of years left to give. All it takes is a little paint, stain and TLC. I’ll show you the easiest way to get a perfect fresh look.
It’s the second Wednesday of the month which means it’s time for our Thrift Store Decor team challenge. For this month’s challenge I chose a small side table to makeover. It’s perfect for a Fall porch! Be sure to check out the projects from my friends. They are soooo creative!
This newly rehabbed rustic side table was found on the side of the road. My neighbor brought it to me and of course, I couldn’t turn down a free project! After a little paint and stained pallet boards the table is finished!
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.
For this month’s Dollar Store Design Squad project I made a small tabletop fairy garden. Most of the items came from the Dollar Tree, a few items I already had on hand. Have you ever made a fairy garden? This was my firs, and it was a lot of fun!
This easy, fun repurposed table shelf project is made from a couple of boards and queen anne table legs. You will love this quick and easy project that you can do in an afternoon.
This corner table bench is perfect for the kiddos to have their own space in the family room, dining room or playroom! It’s made out of an old bed and new lumber. Easy step by step directions for you to make one yourself.
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.
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.
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!
My old kitchen island/craft station had seen better days. With the sprucing up of the kitchen it was time for an update. I painted it again, but today I’m going to show you how I added a new (larger) top and removed the small curtain and replaced it with a much better option. I used a reclaimed window to make a small door.
How to make an easy diy printable display frame out of scraps of bead board. Did you know you can purchase clips online and put them on whatever you want? This is the perfect display for printables, photos, kids’ artwork , recipes in the kitchen and more!
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 hope you love this printable and it speaks to you as much as it speaks to me. Simply right click and SAVE IMAGE AS to your computer.
It’s time for this month’s Thrift Store Decor project! I made a luggage rack side table using an old luggage rack I bought years ago and a cabinet door. The luggage rack was a pretty simple makeover, the cabinet door feet became a little more challenging. But I have good tips for you to add feet to make a cabinet door tray.
Use a plastic coffee container to organize small items such as toys. These repurposed coffee cans are also great for snacks and holiday items. Easy to make with printables from your home printer.
This roundup of 50+ repurposed table ideas will inspire you to change up or transform that table you have in storage, or maybe you just found the perfect table at a thrift store or on the side of the road. In any case, you’re sure to find something here to inspire you to save an…
If you don’t like people painting wood, or redoing an antique singer sewing machine, just walk away now. I understand how people feel about such things, but I’m in the business of repurposing furniture. Today’s project will show you how to transform a vintage singer sewing machine into a very versatile makeup vanity, jewelry organizer,…
An old oak drop leaf table gets a new purpose as a craft table. Tips on repairing and painting furniture to help you in your next furniture makeover. Hop over to see how I fixed a broken chair using an automotive clamp.
I have a great Coffee Table Bench with Easy Button Tufted Upholstery You Will Want to Try soon! Have you ever done button tufting with screws instead of drilling holes? It’s so easy and it looks great. This simple project took over a year to complete because I didn’t really like the way the project was going while trying to keep it as a table.
I’ve been wanting to make a ONE pallet project. This month’s Power Tool Challenge was the perfect opportunity to do so. I made an easy potting table out of a wooden pallet I got from a neighbor. This is a fairly easy project with minimal cuts.
I got some free tables with metal legs. They were by a dumpster I passed while running errands. There were a LOT of tables, but I only took eight of them. Now I wish I had taken all of them. The problem was how much room they were taking up in the truck, and where I would store them once I brought them home. I worked that out by dismantling them. If only I had brought more of them home. Here is a trio of diy side tables I made with some of the metal table legs.
A FREE old chair is the perfect furniture to repurpose. This chair side table is great for outdoors by my drop cloth hammock or porch swing. I gave it a quick whitewash because I didn’t want it to look too new. I did hit a few glitches and had to call in a favor from a neighbor. I still get stumped and challenged on even some easy projects.
I know you’ve already seen the table, but I wanted to share this chair makeover with you and show you that the table not only works as a console or library table, but add a chair–and you have a writing table. The writing table is perfect for a home office or a kitchen nook.
Using FREE bed posts (have you ever seen a bed with these kinds of posts?) and some bargain plywood along with the picture frame molding I recently shared, I made this handy double column console table. I also think it would be great at a vintage wedding for displaying photos and a guest book.
A small mid century modern side table gets a new chance after the makeover it got is ruined with a huge scratch. A painted, stenciled table top disguises the not so pretty top. Details on the original makeover as well as the newest, latest look.
Do you ever get an idea in your head and you want it done YESTERDAY? That’s the way things go around here. Once I decide to do a project, I can’t wait. This was one of those projects. Suddenly I realized I wanted a standing laptop table and I got right to work. A couple of weeks later and I’m loving it. Details on the blog.
My Repurposed Life is my name, repurposing furniture is my game. Sometimes I even re-do a re-do. This is one of those projects. After years of having this end of bed bench in the bedroom, it was time for an update. Using a coffee table as a bench for the bedroom is great for putting on shoes and/or helping the pets get off and on the bed. Complete tutorial to make your own.
Using two free table legs and a table leaf from the storage garage, I made this beautiful new console table perfect for a hallway, entry or even as a sofa table. Tips and tidbits for you to file away to use someday in your own shop.
I am so excited to share this month’s Power Tool Challenge project. The theme was Summer Fun, and I DID struggle with trying to figure out WHAT to make. But when I figured it out, I ran with it and I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out! I made a portable diy pallet bar. It’s so easy to set up, store and transport for on-the-go parties and functions. I did a little video so you can see exactly how easy it sets up.
I LOVE making repurposed door projects. This DIY entry table is beautiful and functional. Add a basket under the lower shelf to add even more functionality. The blue door and table is the perfect addition to any home decor. The addition of a chalkboard is just the icing on the cake! Click over to see all the details so you can make one yourself.
How to make a rustic garden table perfect for potting, entertaining and more. Step by step tutorial using reclaimed fence boards. Weekend project for you to make. Check it out!
Today’s project is from my new friend Randi who blogs at A Fresh Squeezed Life. You may have seen Randi featured at our Talk of the Town link party. She’s very creative, and I think she has a great message about when projects try our patience. Please give her a warm welcome.
It’s time for the Power Tool Challenge, and it’s a Home Decor reader event. We’re sharing what we made, but we’re also inviting YOU to share your projects for a chance to win a fabulous prize pack from Homeright. I made this much needed custom sofa side table to help me keep track of all my remotes in the living room!
URLThese tables were ignored for over a year, no one wanted them. This turned out to be a good thing because they are perfect for our living room makeover. With a darker stain top, bold orange paint and gorgeous hardware they fit right in with our newly finished living room bursting with color.
Do you ever have one of those projects that you start and then wish you had never laid eyes on the furniture pieces? This is one of those projects. Sure, it looks beautiful now, but you will want to click over to see how it all took place!
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…