A broken bi-fold door (or shutter) makes an awesome DIY Welcome Sign for your porch or patio. Perfect for anytime of the year. Step by step directions with lots of paint tips!
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I’ve been keeping a secret, and I can finally spill the beans with you. My neighbor has an extra outbuilding that she isn’t using for her apartment complex. So, now I have a place to store and display my finished repurposed furniture projects and craft items! I’m so excited to share the details with you!
I had some leftover molding from a previous project. By adding a scrap board and another small piece of trim, the only thing left to do was add reclaimed decoupage cabinet knobs as hooks for jewelry!
Trash cans, garbage cans, recycle bins—they can be so unsightly. I’ve had this garbage can enclosure on my to-do list all summer. I finally got around to putting it together. The best part? This project didn’t cost me a single dime. I used all reclaimed materials, with the exception of staples and screws. I’d love…
I don’t know who will enjoy these projects more. You will love making something special for the kids, and your children will love using these kids furniture projects that you made just for them!
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!
I have a really easy window project for you today. I was inspired by something I saw on Pinterest for my fireplace. This is sort of like a fireplace screen to use when you’re not building fires. In my case, my fireplace is no longer a working fireplace.
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.
I can’t remember when I was so excited about a bench. I’ve never made a bench quite like this one. Nope, it’s not a headboard bench, it’s make from a pallet. It truly is the sturdiest and most comfortable bench I’ve made to date. Yep, it’s going in my new backyard space. I hope you love it as much as I do.
How to move a garden shed like a pro! With these tips and a video, you’ll know just what to do when it’s time to move your garden shed. This is a DIY, no need to hire the professionals for this job.
I’m using up some old stuff from the backyard as decor for my upcoming new backyard space. I’ll be doing some backyard camping this spring and summer in my own campground! This project uses more of my reclaimed landscape timbers and Dollar Store Solar Lights! I hope you love it as much as I do.
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…
I’ve put together a great collection of over 35 picture frame ideas for home decor and more! Picture frames are everywhere, and I’m thinking you probably have at least 3-5 laying around your home somewhere needing a new purpose. Hop over to see all the fabulous transformations from My Repurposed Life and friends.
I’ve put together a collection of over 65 chalkboard project ideas from My Repurposed Life and friends. Even a beginner can make some of these chalkboard projects. Hop over to be inspired to make something one day soon!
Easy step by step directions on how to make Christmas decor using aluminum cake pans and a cookie sheet. Sweet peppermint decor and a chalkboard. It can be used as a menu board, or a welcome sign for the front porch.
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…
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…
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 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.
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!
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.
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 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.
Talk of the Town #133 is live!!! So much for you to see and do. What will inspire you?
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!
Talk of the Town 129 is ready to inspire you to make or bake something fun this week. Lots of DIY projects from your hosts and their friends!
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.
Talk of the Town 128 is filled with fabulous features from our blogger friends and so much inspiration from your hosts. There is definitely something to inspire you this week.
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.
This fun and easy repurposed shutter vertical garden will make you smile and look around for a shutter near you! It’s bright and cheery color is what will really draw you in. This vertical garden can hold a variety of small plants. Hang it on a fence, or lean it against your patio wall.
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!
It’s time to inspire you with great features from Talk of the Town #123. Something for you to make or bake.
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 a basket succulent planter out of a clearance priced wicker Easter basket. Although I used an Easter basket, you could easily update a thrift store basket in the same way. This easy spray paint project will have you looking at baskets in a whole new way.
Welcome back to Talk of the Town #120! As usual, you can probably predict which features are mine from last week. I can’t wait to see what y’all share this week. Remember there are two link ups. One for recipes and the other for DIY projects. I hope you enjoy the features and the new items shared this week.
This free computer desk was a fairly easy project. Who needs a keyboard tray these days? I removed the tray and gave the new craft desk a quick and easy paint makeover. Checking the chair department in the storage garage, I found the perfect chair to compliment the new craft desk. Where do you do your craft projects?
Talk of the Town #117 features including yummy desserts and fun diy ideas. What will you make?
I’ve done a few one board projects and so have my creative blog friends. I have collected some clever, one board home decor projects and more to inspire you to make your own this weekend. I hope your find something to inspire you!
Are you looking for a way to disguise a sump pump? Maybe you’re just looking for a way to make plain flat doors look better? I used two plain jane closet doors to hide my sump pump in the basement. The basement laundry space is coming together, and I couldn’t be happier!
Spring Project ideas using thrift store items! Maybe you have some of these items at home already. Easy outdoor projects. Easy Home Decor projects to make this weekend.