I have a super roundup for you today. Many of the projects were compiled by Kim Six Fix, and I want to thank her for allowing me to share the projects that I thought you would LOVE to see. If you would like to see more projects, be sure to check out her post 100 DIY Bloggers Share Their Most Popular Post of 2014. Besides the projects she compiled, I asked on Facebook for you to share your post with me, thank you for responding.
Vintage Charm Restored repurposed old doors and chairs to make a great entryway unit with lots of seating storage, and hanging options!
Designs by Studio C made an entry table from an old door. Old doors are easily found at your local ReSTore (Habitat for Humanity)
From Reinvented, this fabulous foyer table with a repurposed bike wheel, don’t you love it when it all comes together so perfectly?
Fun and functional barn door baby gate from Simply Kierste. You can make this for you baby or even your furbaby with Kierste’s tutorial.
Improve Outdoor Spaces
Old farm shed becomes a new guest space from Knick of Time. So charming, you’ll want to move in!
Oh, how I wish I had this pallet deck in my backyard. Hoosier Homemade gives you all the details, step by step to make your own.
Adorable Potting shed/Patio Makeover by The Scrap Shoppe. Curb appeal counts in the back yard too!
Beyond The Picket Fence did some front porch decorating. You’ll be inspired!
I love a great door repurpose, and everyone needs a fun beverage station. Our Southern Home achieved both!
Bliss Ranch was so enamored by a mud pie station from Prodigal Pieces, that she just couldn’t help herself—she just had to make one herself. What was it? A $1 auction find—an old work bench.
Front porch decorating ideas-from Let's Go Junking
Here’s another pallet wood project. Flooring for a pantry! Flipping the Flip will give you all the details on how to do this floor including the special ingredient grout!
Brown paper bag floor tutorial, do’s and don’ts by Domestic Imperfection.
Do you have concrete floors you hate? Today’s Creative blog will show you how to stain concrete floors to give them new life!
How to disguise an IKEA cart by Homeroad. Your friends won’t know you got this one at IKEA.
China Cabinet redo by Design Dreams by Anne. Update that old piece with a little paint and hardware cloth.
Two-toned t.v. stand, media center makeover by at home with The Barkers.
Mid century modern dresser becomes a new t.v. stand. Get the scoop over at The Cape on the Corner.
Design Décor discovered that plastic drawer fronts can be removed—making a huge difference in the look of this dresser into media center project!
Did you know you can paint upholstery? Fresh Idea Studio will give you the details of how she refurbished this thrift store chair for a friend using ASCP.
How to upgrade your cheap bookcase shelving unit from the 90’s into a more classic, timeless look from Pneumatic Addict.
Thrifty chair makeover-paint that fabric! Artsy Chicks Rule has all the tips you need to save that old chair.
Art Is Beauty rescued an old worn out cabinet and worked some real magic on it. So much better than it rotting away in a landfill.
Southern Hospitality will show you step by step how to add charm to an old table resembling the stripe of a grain sack.
How to use a t-shirt or jersey to make your favorite team chair by Confessions of a Junkaholic.
Thrift store cart refurbished into a useful bar cart by dogs don’t eat pizza.
White Lace Cottage explains why she likes distressing furniture with vinegar. I think I’ll be trying this one!
From My Repurposed Life--Change up a thrift store dresser into a fun and functional DIY Lego Table.
10 steps for prepping and painting furniture. Whether you’re new to furniture projects or you have many projects under your belt, Petticoat Junktion has tips and tidbits for everyone.
After you have your furniture prepped, Refresh Restyle will show you the easiest way to paint chairs.
Let’s Get Organized
Home office in a armoire. Staying organized is easy when it’s all in one place, by 11 Magnolia Lane.
How to make industrial pipe shelving for your home by Serendipity Refined
Get all that clutter off your counter with this project. Repurpose an old breadbox into a useful charging station by The Kim Six Fix.
No pantry? Not a problem for the DIY Show Off! Turn that small space into a fabulous open pantry with industrial shelving.
This master closet makeover from My Love 2 Create will give you lots of ideas to keep clutter at bay.
An old set of school lockers get a makeover and a new job-toy and game storage. Dogs Don't Eat Pizza found these at a ReStore, but they didn't look anything like this!
How to build your own wide dresser, from Sew Woodsy. Inspired by Pottery Barn Kendall Dresser.
These galvanized pieces (yard sale finds) were cleverly repurposed into industrial pendant light fixtures by My Creative Days.
Build your own modern vintage kitchen island. Complete tutorial at Rain on a Tin Roof.
How to update an old ceiling fan with spray paint, by Living Rich on Less
How to use yardsticks for a tabletop by Full Circle Creations.
It’s All About the Planks
Easy Plank and beam ceiling to cover up the dreaded popcorn from Prodigal Pieces.
DIY plank wall using fence boards. Fox Hollow Cottage redid her bathroom with a nautical theme, and this $28 plank wall is just the beginning. You’ll love the after!
Old fence boards make a great herringbone design planked wall. Find the complete tutorial from Designer Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body.
Give your kitchen back splash a new planked look using peel and stick flooring. Mom 4 Real is a genius!
Easy Repurposed Craft Ideas
Create.Craft.Love made these adorable luminaries out of pool noodles! So cute and so fun!
Aren’t these repurposed bottle cap ornaments—a Ballard Knockoff from I Am A Homemaker so sweet? Who doesn’t love spray paint and glitter?
Little Nostalgia needed some craft show displays, so she "shopped" her home for just the right stuff!
How to make an infinity scarf out of an old t-shirt tutorial by Girl In the Garage.
I love painting glass, and Carla Schauer Designs painted glass bottles for Halloween. These would be great for anytime, with a different color of paint.
Looking for a quick and easy gift idea? Or make one for yourself. This beautiful metallic paint jewelry plate will remind you how beautiful you are—from Glamorous Affordable Life.
This is a perfect gift for that special woman in your life. the Happy Housie will show you how to customize a tea pot with all those special quotes
Crayon craft holder made out of an old knife block-tutorial by Thrift Diving. These knife blocks are easily found at yard sales and thrift stores.
Here’s a great repurpose for those jeans you cut off for shorts. My Soulful Home will show you how to snip and sew this great hostess gift!
Faux tin tiles using disposable cookie sheets by Suzys Artsy Craftsy Sitcom.
Wow! That’s a lot of projects to inspire you in the new year! If you have a great tutorial that went viral for you in 2014 that fits in one of these categories, leave me a note in the comments below, and I’ll be happy to edit this post to add you.
I know which project will be on my to-do list—the repurposed door (beverage station) But I would make mine more into a hall tree I think I have a couple of doors hanging around just waiting for a makeover.
Which of these will end up on YOUR to-do list this year?
need more? Check out my post Tips from DIY Bloggers
Gail Wilson is the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. She is obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believes that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again, including herself!
Gail reinvented herself during a midlife crisis and has found purpose again. She hopes you will find new ideas for old things and pick up a few tools along the way.