Are you looking for repurposing ideas? I've got the perfect projects for you! It’s that time of year. I love to go through my analytics and see what was popular from last year. Yep, the most popular ideas from 2019 comes in two forms. First, we’ll go over the most popular POSTS from last year. These are mostly collections that are still going strong after all these years. We call it evergreen content. Stuff that doesn’t really go out of style.
The second group I’m sharing is the most popular PROJECTS I did in 2019. If you’re new here, maybe some of these repurposing ideas will inspire you. Old friends might be inspired by something they may have missed.
#10 Table Makeovers
I love repurposing tables AND just giving them a quick makeover. Tables can be found pretty cheap at thrift stores and yard sales, especially if they need a few repairs. By learning how to make these repairs you can pick up a table cheap for yourself, or better yet to flip! A little wood glue and paint and voila! you're on your way to making a few bucks.
#9 eBook from Gail Wilson
Repurposed Furniture Projects for All Skill Levels
I've been at this repurposing furniture gig for over 10 years. I've seen my share of repurposed furniture projects. In my first eBook, I share 36 projects with you. These repurposed furniture projects are for all skill levels with lots of tips and tidbits to make your projects come together easily.
#8 Cabinet Made from Cabinet Doors
Repurposed Cupboard Door Shelf
My friend Mindi loves repurposing as much as I do. She was one of my early friends online and I love everything she does. Mindi was a regular contributor to My Repurposed Life for a few years. This Repurposed Cupboard Door Shelf continues to be a favorite.
#7 Easy Solar Lights
Solar light projects are not only easy to do, but very fun and useful. These glass globes are from broken ceiling fans. Don't they make the perfect solar light?
#6 Painted Decoupaged Bottles
Easy Image Transfer & Decoupage
Old glassware such as wine bottles and more can easily be transformed with paint and decoupage.
#5 Ideas for Old Dressers
Repurposed Furniture Old Dresser Ideas
This collection of old dresser ideas is courtesy of My Repurposed Life and friends. So many repurposing ideas for dressers all in one place to inspire you.
#4 Headboard Bench Tutorials
Another favorite of mine is repurposed headboards. Headboard benches were some of the first projects I ever made, and I still enjoy making several each year.
#3 How to DIY Faux Barn Doors
Not all projects are repurposing ideas on My Repurposed Life.
Installing my DIY barn doors was very challenging, however making them was so much easier. You could make one or a pair of doors depending on where you want to hang them.
#2 Pallet Tips and Projects
Pallet Projects Plus Tips for Dismantling Pallets
For many years I shied away from repurposing ideas using pallet wood because of an old shoulder injury. But, then I found the easiest way to dismantle pallets and that all changed. In this bonus post you will see lots of unique pallet projects from the best diy bloggers around!
#1 Repurposing Ideas for Windows
Do you have vintage windows in your stash? You've found the right place to get ideas. This collection of repurposed window ideas is from me and many of my diy friends!
These are the projects of 2019 that were the most popular!
#10 Solar Light Chandelier
Repurposed Chandelier Solar Light
Because solar lights can be inexpensive they are quickly becoming popular with weekend warriors. A repurposed chandelier may be a little challenging, but oh so worth it in the end. Isn't it stunning?
#9 Picture Frame Shadow Box
Picture frames is another one of my favorite items to score while thrift shopping. Large artwork frames are perfect to make unique shadow boxes. You'll find more picture frame repurposing ideas here.
#8 Sewing Machine Chassis Table
Did you know that metal sewing machine chassis do not match? Yep, the left and right sides are different, making this project a little more challenging--until you know the secret!
#7 Hide that Eyesore
Gas Meter Cover (disguise)
While doing a backyard makeover for my camper, I really wanted to disguise my gas meter. A faux gate was the perfect solution for me. The meter man can still read the gas meter, and I no longer have to look at it while hanging out in the new backyard space.
#6 Dollar Store Solar Light
Dollar Store Basket Solar Light
This basket solar light is actually made from a moss basket from the dollar store! Did you know that all projects on My Repurposed Life have complete step by step directions?
#5 Bowling Ball Gazing Ball
DIY Gazing Ball out of a Bowling Ball
An oldie but a goodie. Some of my first repurposing ideas and projects on this site were decoupaged bowling balls turned into gazing balls. It's an easy and fun project, so of course I made some new bowling ball gazing balls for my new camper retreat in the backyard.
#4 Vintage Nightstand Makeover
Vintage Black Nightstands Makeover
Don't throw out old bedroom furniture because it doesn't match your new stuff. Paint will bring all the pieces together. Yes, painting these nightstands allowed my cousin to save over $500 on new nightstands to match her new bed.
#3 Build a Between the Studs Closet
Between the Studs Broom Closet
Storage space is tight in my small 2 bedroom home. I've never really had a broom closet, so I put a broom closet between the studs in my bathroom.
#2 Backyard Makeover DIY Fire Pit
What makes a backyard more cozy and friendly than a fire pit? Many people loved my backyard makeover. I love it all, but the diy fire pit might be my favorite.
#1 Basket Makeover with Paint & Napkins
Decoupaged Basket with Hydrangea Napkins
How many baskets do you have laying around your house that could use a new look? I have this easy tutorial using napkins for decoupage. Don't you love how the hydrangea napkins totally change the look of a generic basket?
I truly hope you enjoyed this quick tour of repurposing ideas on My Repurposed Life. Of course, I look forward to another year of creating great projects and sharing complete tutorials with you.
As always, I would love to hear what your favorites are, and if you have something you'd love to see a tutorial on, please leave those thoughts in a comment below.
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Hi, there! I’m Gail, the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. I’m obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believe that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again—myself included! I hope you’ll enjoy the journey and pick up a few tools along the way… literally!