We’re looking back over the most popular projects from 2017. How does a blogger figure out their most popular posts? We use Google Analytics. Over the last year, many of the most popular posts (according to GA) are older projects from years past. I weeded out those and I’m only sharing the most popular from this past year. Which is your favorite? Did it make the cut?
I have partnered with Maytag to sponsor this post, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. Sometimes a project like removing several layers of kitchen flooring can seem so challenging and overwhelming. That is until you know the right way to do it. I’ve disliked my vinyl kitchen floor for many, many years. Because…
This awesome collection of lamps, chandeliers, lights and more will show you why you should never pass up a good deal on any light fixture at the flea market or thrift store.
I used a free old clock to make a repurposed project for Christmas. The clock frame would also make a great shadow box if you attach a new back.
This past year was a busy one for the Thrift Store Decor team. 100 project ideas just for you! Surely there’s something you missed in this huge collection of thrift store decor projects. I wonder which one you will try?
Sometimes I make myself laugh out loud. I am far from perfect and make the same silly mistakes that you may make on your projects. Just remember to laugh at yourself and not take it too serious. That’s the case in this JOY wooden spindle sign I made for Christmas.
Mindi is sharing a fabulous tutorial of how to make a planked wood sign using scraps with the phrase “Dance in the Rain”. Mindi always give great tips and you’re sure to learn something.
I’m so excited to share my latest Christmas project with you. I made a Christmas Tree Stand Box to hide the trunk of your tree–a great alternative to using a tree skirt. My friend Kim inspired me. Hop over to see how my Christmas box folds flat for storage. Be sure to visit Kim to see how she made her scrap wood crate!
Hi friends! I made a Dollar Store Garland Christmas Tree for the very first ever Dollar Store Design Squad party! I’ve put together a great group of bloggers to bring you awesome dollar store projects six times a year. I’ve tried to make it easy to remember. New projects will be on the FIRST Friday…
It’s Power Tool Challenge Time! This month the theme is Secret Santa. We’re exchanging our decorative items with another member of the team. I can’t wait to see who my secret Santa is! All of the projects are so cute, I’ll be happy no matter who it is. Hop over to see all of the fun holiday projects!
I love making projects using reclaimed wood. A lot of people use barn wood and pallet wood, but my go-to is weathered fence wood. This easy coffee sign with hooks to hold coffee cups is perfect for displaying in a kitchen coffee station area. I stenciled the word COFFEE on the fence boards and then framed them. To see more details and tips, hop over.
This roundup of 50+ repurposed table ideas will inspire you to change up or transform that table you have in storage, or maybe you just found the perfect table at a thrift store or on the side of the road. In any case, you’re sure to find something here to inspire you to save an…
I’m sharing tips with you on how to lay laminate floating floors. There are some definite things you shouldn’t do, but I have some very helpful tips to make this Do It Yourself job much easier.
Last week I shared Home Depot’s Holiday Tree Shelf that they are having a workshop with this coming Saturday. Today, I’m sharing a tutorial on my version of a Christmas Tree Shelf. I give you step by step directions to make my version. If you want to make one like the Holiday Tree Shelf from Home Depot, hop over to the blog and get the details there.
Mindi will show you how to create a beautiful Magnetic Chalkboard flower. Fun home decor using a $1 pizza tray and bead board!
For this month’s Thrift Store Decor Team challenge I decided to go with something for the holidays. This simple jelly jar centerpiece was fun and easy to put together using a small drawer and items from the dollar store. Be sure to check out the other projects from my friends.
Do you like to make pallet wood projects? Are you looking for the best way to harvest pallet wood? I’ve searched the internet and found the ten best videos showing how to take pallets apart with and without using power tools. There is something for everyone. I’d love to know what technique you use to dismantle pallets.
You guys! I’m so excited to share these easy scrap molding signs with you! Sometimes projects are accidental around My Repurposed Life! While cleaning the garage out, I found a couple of small pieces of molding that I just couldn’t get rid of. I don’t know what kind of molding this is. I don’t think…
I have a fun repurposed porch post coat rack project to share with you today! It was a last minute Glendale project, and I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. I used my new favorite paint technique. I just can’t stop using that glaze! I hope you love it as much as I do. It was popular in the booth last weekend at the craft show.
It’s time for this month’s Power Tool Challenge. The theme is right up my alley, REPURPOSED. If you love doing repurposed projects, you can share them for a chance to win one of two Ryobi prize packs. All the details are in the blog post, so click over and get all the details. I can’t wait to see what you will make!
A pallet cut in half makes the perfect pallet coffee cup rack. I used one of my favorite sayings–But First. Coffee stenciled in black on the weathered oak stained pallet. Eleven single hooks allow a variety of your best coffee cups to be displayed above your coffee station.
This Fall harvest yard sign – plans available at your local Home Depot at their DIH Workshop coming up this Thursday evening at a store near you. I made a pumpkin sign that could be used throughout the Fall season including Thanksgiving. The small box could be used as a planter or even to hold fall decor picks and such.
It’s time for the Thrift Store Decor Challenge team project for this month. I’m giving a small wooden trinket keepsake box a makeover with paint and rub-n-buff. Have you ever used it? Well… have you used it for stenciling? Be sure to check out the projects from my friends as well. They’re pretty much awesome!
I made a hollow core door chalkboard, and I LOVE it! I don’t think anyone would even know this extra large chalkboard was made from a door. Although it’s large, it isn’t real heavy because of the door being hollow. Lots of tips for disguising a door project.
An old oak drop leaf table gets a new purpose as a craft table. Tips on repairing and painting furniture to help you in your next furniture makeover. Hop over to see how I fixed a broken chair using an automotive clamp.
Mindi from My Love 2 Create is sharing a super tutorial today showing how to make a picture frame jewelry holder out of decorative metal. This step by step tutorial will give you tips and tricks to make this jewelry holder to match your decor. Fun, pretty AND functional! Thanks Mindi!
I used reclaimed fence pieces to make an adorable picket fence candle sconce using cute little jelly jars. This easy project is useful, pretty and versatile. I photographed it with battery operated candles and vacation sand. But wouldn’t it be perfect as vases for pretty flowers? Step by step directions and tips-hope you click over to get all the details.
I have a great Coffee Table Bench with Easy Button Tufted Upholstery You Will Want to Try soon! Have you ever done button tufting with screws instead of drilling holes? It’s so easy and it looks great. This simple project took over a year to complete because I didn’t really like the way the project was going while trying to keep it as a table.
Tutorial to change up a dollar store chalkboard into a hanging project. Tips on stenciling chalkboards with Martha Stewart Erasable Chalk Paint. Easy project to do with lath boards or paint stir sticks.
I’ve been wanting to make a ONE pallet project. This month’s Power Tool Challenge was the perfect opportunity to do so. I made an easy potting table out of a wooden pallet I got from a neighbor. This is a fairly easy project with minimal cuts.
I’m sharing a tutorial for an extra large picture frame that I transformed into a cork board memo board. Using my favorite Smoked Glaze really makes this color oh so pretty! I can’t stop using that glaze! Looking for some fun push pin ideas for this cork board.
It’s time for this month’s Thrift Store Decor project, a jewelry organizer to hold necklaces. I made two of these organizers out of old table leaf trim pieces left over from another project. Do you remember the console table? Lots of other great ideas from my friends to inspire you to give thrift store items a new life.
Hello! I am happy to be here! It’s Mindi from MyLove2Create! Today I am sharing how to make a Cabinet Door Magazine Rack! PIN IT! This is a pretty easy project and very useful too! I am excited to show you how I made it! Let’s get started! How to make a DIY Magazine Rack:…
I’m always looking for inspiration for projects, everywhere I go. On my daily walks with Lulu Mae I pass a neighbor’s house and have long admired a wooden slat bench on their porch. I thought for a long time that I would make one out of a couple of chairs. BUT! Then I got those great reclaimed wooden slats from a neighbor . . .
I got some free tables with metal legs. They were by a dumpster I passed while running errands. There were a LOT of tables, but I only took eight of them. Now I wish I had taken all of them. The problem was how much room they were taking up in the truck, and where I would store them once I brought them home. I worked that out by dismantling them. If only I had brought more of them home. Here is a trio of diy side tables I made with some of the metal table legs.
I actually started this project in 2009! This vertical coat rack is the perfect solution for tight spaces. Use it in the bathroom for towels, by the front door for hats and coats. Hang it low for kids coats and hats.
Easy tutorial showing you how to make pretty pushpins out of yard sale vintage jewelry. Have some of granny’s old jewelry? Get it out of storage and keep it out in the open – give it a new purpose by adding thumb tacks. Of course, fine jewelry should never be repurposed this way, just old costume jewelry.
I picked up this mid century hutch at the thrift store a couple of weeks ago for $15! What a steal! BUT-the glass in one of the doors was broken. I had planned to use decorative metal but the pieces I have aren’t large enough. I’d love to get your ideas of what I should do with the doors now that the glass has been removed.
A FREE old chair is the perfect furniture to repurpose. This chair side table is great for outdoors by my drop cloth hammock or porch swing. I gave it a quick whitewash because I didn’t want it to look too new. I did hit a few glitches and had to call in a favor from a neighbor. I still get stumped and challenged on even some easy projects.
It’s time for August’s Power Tool Challenge. This month’s theme is Use Unconventional Materials. I used fabric! Other projects include pipes and more! You’ll love all the new ideas. I love my new DIY Drop Cloth Hammock!