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.
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.
Yummy, Yummy, Yummy! So many delicious recipe features. I’m loving all the great DIY features and a big welcome back to our friend Korrie from Red Hen Home. You’ll love her vanity project!
You may not know this, but up until this year, I’ve never been a camper. Sure, I went to the “lake” a few times when I was a teenager and stayed in a mobile home with friends’. But actually traveling around from campground to campground has been an eye opening experience. Camping with dogs has been a new experience too!
How to make a peppermint patty platter! It’s so easy and inexpensive to make. You could make a large one, or several smaller ones, or both!!! I love how this turned out and would love to make more very soon. I may even mix colors of peppermints!
oh how I love this week’s features for Talk of the Town! All of them are so inspiring! It’s hard for me to choose just one project and recipe each week from all the awesome entries!
I was cleaning out the garage this past week and came across the old top to my kitchen island. As I was taking the boards apart I knew it was the perfect specimen for an oversized stepstool for the bedroom closet. After one board was removed, it was the perfect size to make a…
Good lighting is important to me. As I get older, reading, crafting and playing games is much easier on my eyes when my home is well lit. In dim lighting situations it’s more difficult to see. I’m sharing tips and tricks for making the best of your indoor and outdoor lighting with Cree light bulbs.
Talk of the Town features are up! How to make a wreath in FIVE minutes! Count me in! Plus yummy recipes and other easy crafts to inspire you!
How to make a tall outdoor We Are Thankful sign out of reclaimed lumber. This is an easy afternoon project that will make you smile every time you see it. It’s the perfect reminder that we should be thankful for what we have.
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!
Welcome back to Talk of the Town! First, let’s take a look at what you may have missed from your party hosts! DIY Wood Christmas Gift Tags Christmas Cookie Sheet Upcycled Memo Board Twin Bed Bench Easy Headboard Bench Tutorial French Provincial Side Table Makeover How To Get SOLD On The…
How to make a Christmas stocking hanger out of a repurposed headboard. This easy tutorial will give you all the details you need to make your own Christmas stocking holder for your family.
A small French Provincial nightstand or side table gets a new look with a little gray paint. This easy furniture makeover really updates an old piece of furniture. A Finish Max paint sprayer really made a difference in painting the sides of this small table. I hope you love it as much as I do!
How do you make a twin bed bench? I’m sort of known for making a bed into a bench. Many people tell me that’s how they found My Repurposed Life. I decided that since the theme of this month’s Power Tool Challenge is Repurposed I would do what I love doing! By the way, this…
oohhhh spooky projects and yummylicious halloween recipes in this weeks Talk of the Town features. I think you’ll find something to make or bake for your ghouls and goblins later this month!
How to make a repurposed window cabinet. Grab a window, make a box add some molding and voila! You have a new window cabinet to hang on your wall and display your treasures. Well, it’s not quite THAT easy, but with my step by step directions you can make a window cabinet for yourself.
Just because you may live in a tiny space doesn’t mean you can’t be more organized. The messy cords and outlet plugs in the camper needed to be controlled. I came up with a small wooden valance that disguises all the cords and the power outlets. Adding a stencil, or in my case a Chalk Couture transfer was just what this project needed!
Repurposed shutter projects are usually very easy and fun to make. Coming by authentic (affordable) wooden shutters is not so easy. That’s why I’m here to tell you that using 1/2 of a louvered door works just as well. That’s what I used on this repurposed shutter magazine rack.
Fun Fall features including DIY projects and recipes. Yummy cinnamon rolls were on the top of my list. I think I must have been hungry for breakfast when I chose my features. I hope you enjoy the great ideas this week!
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?
Talk of the Town 143 is here! Fun Fall Features I’m happy to share with you. I hope you find something spooky fun to inspire you!
I really love doing any kind of bench, but using an old crib to make a toy box just seemed like the perfect project. There were a few kinks to work out, but I love those kinds of challenges. Seeing a project come together without any plans drawn out is quite satisfying.
How to make a wooden geometric candle holder using scrap lumber. Simple project – cut and glue squares together. Patience is needed along with a little elbow grease when it comes to sawing the angles. I almost gave up, but I’m so happy I stayed with it.
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.
Woohoo! Talk of the Town is back this week with awesome features. I know I say that every week, but we only choose THE best features to share with you. Can we choose ALL the best? Sadly, no. It’s always hard for me to narrow it down to only one DIY and one Recipe. I hope you like what we are highlighting this week!
For my contribution to this month’s Power Tool Challenge I made a DIY toddler busy board for Eli! This month’s theme is unusual items. Of course we still were to use at least one power tool. I used saws and a drill. Eli loves all the gadgets mounted to the activity board. I can already see a difference in his ability to work the hardware bits and bobs.
What will you make? Pancakes? Roast? Junk Angel? So many great ideas in this week’s Talk of the Town. I usually choose something chocolate, but went a different way this week. Can you guess which recipe I chose?
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.
I have an oh so easy project for you! It’s a mirror frame chalkboard. The mirror was broken, but the frame was perfect to make into a chalkboard. I even used the masonite board that helped hold the mirror in place. Spray paint, and chalkboard paint sprayed with my Finish Max and this project was finished in record time! Oh, bonus! I added a Chalk Couture transfer to take it to the next level.
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!
Talk of the Town 140–Pumpkin carriage, pumpkin martini and a no-bake pumpkin pie! It must be time for Fall! Bonus, two great furniture pieces! Fun features this week on Talk of the Town, will you be featured next week?
How to make an easy headboard coat rack out of a vintage spool bed using wire coat hooks and doorknobs. This step by step tutorial will show you just how do make your own headboard coat rack. This hook rack would also look great in a guest room or guest bath to hold towels.
It’s beginning to look like Fall in blogland. I know, I know, many of you aren’t ready to even think about Fall. But now that Labor Day has come and gone, Summer is unofficially over. 🙂 Personally, I can’t wait till the cooler weather arrives! Until then, you can get Fall inspired her on My Repurposed Life with these great features.
Keeping kids organized can be quit challenging, and expensive! These repurposed furniture items will not only keep the kids organized, they won’t break the bank. Many items are easily found from family, friends, or maybe even in your own attic or basement.
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!
Talk of the Town #138 is up and running to help you find something yummy to eat and even some great DIY projects to do this weekend! What will you make?
Easy faux fireplace mantel makeover to inspire you! This electric fireplace was found on the road, sadly unwanted by someone. Little did they know the true beauty this faux fireplace could become with just a little paint and scrap lumber. You’re going to love how easy this project is.
This spray painted outdoor rug project is so easy, you can do it this weekend! I’ll give you tips and tricks to get great results when customizing your own outdoor rug with spray paint and stencils.
Fun DIY projects and yummy recipes, that’s what Talk of the Town is all about! It’s tough to choose just one each week. Then when I choose, and I see what my friends choose, I thump my forehead! loving all the features this week.