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.
How to build a customized craft paint shelf to organize small bottles of craft paint. Step by step directions to make the perfect shelf to hold those small bottles of paint.
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 am always so amazed by the awesome projects and recipes that are shared each week at Talk of the Town. Link parties have always been one of my favorite ways to find new blogs and great projects. I’m happy to help bring you these great ideas each week. You won’t be disappointed this week!
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.
You’re going to love this quick and easy update of a plastic desk fan using Sea Glass Spray Paint. Step by step directions on how you can change up the color of your plastic desk fan with spray paint. Easy project you can do today!
Great features to inspire you to make, bake or cook something great this week. I love all of these projects and recipes!
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…
For this month’s Dollar Store Design Squad I’m showing you how to set up kitchen and bathroom areas using items from the Dollar Tree. There are so many inexpensive items available for just a buck that are just as good as what you might find in a department store. Great for RV’s, campers, a new apartment and more!
It was really tough choosing this week’s features. So many great recipes and DIY projects! I hope you find inspiration in the featured projects and recipes. Which is your favorite?
How to make a unique, one of a kind bookshelf out of an old door and two small cupboard doors. Compete tutorial will show you just how to repurpose your own door.
Spray paint is a quick and easy fix for any accessories you have around your house in order to do an update. Do you find yourself changing wall colors often? Just spray paint to keep your decor up to date. I used stainless steel spray paint to update my kitchen accessories and I love how they turned out.
Talk of the Town #133 is live!!! So much for you to see and do. What will inspire you?
How to make floor cabinets or cupboards for home decor display using windows as doors. Great tips on how to add legs to window cabinets to make them into floor cabinets.
After the deck demolition at my daughter’s house, we had a huge pile of yummylicious weathered blue wood leftover, and I couldn’t bare to see it go to waste. Solution? Make simple benches for the NEW deck! It’s tough to get this weathered paint look.
Yay! Talk of the Town is live to inspire you with fun recipes and great DIY projects. What will YOU make?
After using an ugly green messed up nightstand for storage in the garage for years, I was about to throw it out. BUT! I posted it on Facebook and most people said keep it. I’m so glad I did. Look at it now. After a little TLC, paint and adding a window (door) I love it! I’ll show you just how it all came about in this article.
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.