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!
A free full length mirror gets a makeover with some rustic picture frame molding. Add some reclaimed wood for the perfect rustic framed full length mirror. The mirror had been in my way for months, happy to have it completed and out of the shop!
I know you’ve already seen the table, but I wanted to share this chair makeover with you and show you that the table not only works as a console or library table, but add a chair–and you have a writing table. The writing table is perfect for a home office or a kitchen nook.
Thrift stores are great places to find gold mirror frames to repurpose and transform into new and functional pieces such as this handy memo cork board. Paint is an amazing way to change up hollywood regency gold mirror frames. Tips on cutting thick cork board, as well as other great thrift store makeovers from the Thrift Stored Decor Challenge team!
How to make your own serving stands from repurposed drawer fronts and scrap spindles. Mindi will show you step by step how easy these serving stands are to make. The serving stands are perfect for small gatherings, parties, and even weddings!
Using FREE bed posts (have you ever seen a bed with these kinds of posts?) and some bargain plywood along with the picture frame molding I recently shared, I made this handy double column console table. I also think it would be great at a vintage wedding for displaying photos and a guest book.
How to display vacation photos is not something I usually think about. Many times I do a photo book upon returning, but while visiting Cape Cod with my daughter Jamie, I collected sand, rocks and shells. I wanted to display these along with a favorite photo in a shadow box that fits with my decor. I’ll show you how I made a rustic shadow box using an IKEA ribba shadow box.
Here’s a new episode of DIY with MRL, the podcast of My Repurposed Life. If you’re interested in hearing the previous episodes go to the podcast tab at the top of the site. Click it and you’ll be able to pick and choose which episode to listen to.
A small mid century modern side table gets a new chance after the makeover it got is ruined with a huge scratch. A painted, stenciled table top disguises the not so pretty top. Details on the original makeover as well as the newest, latest look.
The Power Tool Challenge Team is back this month with fabulous, creative weekend garden projects to inspire you. Some are similar and a few are very different, but all are very creative. Be sure to hop over to see all the details on the blog.
Do you ever get an idea in your head and you want it done YESTERDAY? That’s the way things go around here. Once I decide to do a project, I can’t wait. This was one of those projects. Suddenly I realized I wanted a standing laptop table and I got right to work. A couple of weeks later and I’m loving it. Details on the blog.
Mindi is back this month with great tips on repairing and painting this adorable grain stripe step stool. It didn’t start out looking like this, it was in desperate need of repairs. She even added storage in the dead space in the back of the step stool. I always learn stuff from Mind’s tutorials, be sure to check it out.
My Repurposed Life is my name, repurposing furniture is my game. Sometimes I even re-do a re-do. This is one of those projects. After years of having this end of bed bench in the bedroom, it was time for an update. Using a coffee table as a bench for the bedroom is great for putting on shoes and/or helping the pets get off and on the bed. Complete tutorial to make your own.