This month’s Power Tool Team’s theme is trays! In honor of Mother’s day we figure we all could use a new idea for a handy tray. I think you’ll be inspired by all the creativity, hop over to see what we’ve done!
This tutorial uses reclaimed wood to make a custom rustic shutter cabinet. The reclaimed wood is the same size as 1×6 pine boards that you can buy at your local hardware store. I’ll show you how to frame out the front facing, and build the cabinet to your size. No project is without a few kinks, I would love for you to click over to see the ins and outs of this project.
This is it! The last piece of the free furniture from my neighbor! The headboard has been repurposed into a sign for my kitchen! I love, love, love how it turned out. I hope you do to.
It’s time for this month’s Thrift Store Decor Team’s fun makeovers! I did a new lining for a vintage suitcase. You’ll also see a metal farmhouse sign, a desk makeover, an anything container, woven basket and a teacup candle. Something for everyone! Which one will inspire you?
Can you spy cabinet doors in this simple bench? I boxed in two doors for each support. This was a fun and easy project that can be done in a couple of hours. Extra seating that could even double as a coffee table? Won’t you click the picture to see how it all came together? I think you’ll be surprised how easy it is.
Mindi does it again! She made this cute spindle crate out of reclaimed bits and pieces and scrap wood. No surprise–she painted it blue! Lots of tips and ideas on this very handy crate.
I’m still in the process of changing up the free furniture I got from my neighbors. Today’s project involves a nightstand that I turned into a kid’s chalkboard desk. Lots of tips on how I re-imagined this little guy into it’s new and useful purpose. It’s a fairly straightforward tutorial-I hope you enjoy it.
Unique small wine bar created with pallets and fish tank stand. GET HERE TO SEE PROJECT DETAILS Rustic wine bar submitted by Eileen C. Johnson Click Here for more information about dismantling pallets.
Today, Angie shares a quick and easy project using an old cabinet door and a loaf pan. She made an indoor herb planter and herb drying hook with just a few very basic supplies. We hope you click over to see all the details.
I’ve been working my way through the free furniture I got earlier this year. You may remember the awesome dresser bench I made last week. By parting out the dresser I was left with two louvered dresser doors. They were used in this easy project to make a wall cabinet great for craft storage!
I recently got some awful furniture, including a dresser. I re-imagined the dresser into a beautiful and useful storage bench. I even went the extra mile on this one and made a cushion and pillows. The step by step tutorial is only a click away! I think you’ll be amazed!
I’m sharing a step by step picture tutorial of how to make an easy pallet sign. Lots of tips about my favorite products for making an easy project to help decorate a coffee lover’s kitchen.
It’s time for the Power Tool Challenge, and it’s a Home Decor reader event. We’re sharing what we made, but we’re also inviting YOU to share your projects for a chance to win a fabulous prize pack from Homeright. I made this much needed custom sofa side table to help me keep track of all my remotes in the living room!
I recently got a free dresser (I call the tall pieces chest of drawers, but most people call them dressers). The piece had a lot of damage on the bottom, after cutting off the damaged portion, it was shorter, and seemed the perfect size to make a coffee station cabinet. A step by step tutorial is just waiting for you on the blog.
Making easy projects out of 2×4 boards is so much fun. I have the easiest 2×4 farmhouse bench project tutorial for you, perfect for beginners! PIN IT! *this post contains affiliate links, you can read more here. * This project starts with this awesome product called 2×4 basics any sized table. I’ll share more…
I married a free chandelier with a thrift store floor lamp to make this unique and fun garden or patio light. I’m sharing all kinds of tips and tricks to complete your own project. This is a very versatile project, you could even use candles or flameless candles. This is the monthly Thrift Store Decor Project, so hop over to see what my blogger friends have been up to.
I have another easy jigsaw project for you to make! DIY chalkboard speech bubbles are easy to make and fun to use for parties, special events, weddings, and gender reveal parties. Make 2 or 10, I’ll show you how easy it is in this blog post.
Make a beautiful reclaimed wood photo display for your home using dollar store photo frames and reclaimed wood.Mindi gives you an easy to follow picture tutorial!
A project today from Angie . . . How to make a simple and charming rope shelf with just one pallet wood board, rope and a drill. This is an easy project for the beginner.
I love making hall trees. I think a green hall tree was one of my very first projects. This one was made from an old door and a dreadful orange shelf/nightstand. I’m so pleased how it turned out. I’ll show you how I removed all evidence of the doorknob! Do click to see the transformation!
I have an easy project to share with you today! I love using reclaimed wood for outdoor projects. Sometimes I just make stuff up as I go along, and learn better ways to do things, that is the case with this project. The next rustic ladder plant display I make will be a little different.
This month’s power tool challenge was “favorite tool”. Although the jigsaw is not my very favorite tool, I think it might be the best option for a beginner’s first saw! You’ll be inspired by all the projects from my friends as well as this easy diy cutting board!
A new writing desk hutch made from a vintage sewing cabinet and a repurposed furniture drawer! There was some trial and error trying to find “just” the right drawer, and a few hiccups along the way, but in the end, I love how this turned out and I think the Naval color is perfect with the cubbies.
Cheap & Easy! That’s what I love! 🙂 Today’s project is both of those. A plain door mat from Home Depot for less than $5 is easily customized with spray paint-even in the dead of winter. I love this color, and it really dresses up this plain rug.
I have wanted to make some drop cloth curtains for a very long time. When I got the Iron Orchid Designs roller stamps, I knew they would be the perfect addition for my curtains. Incredibly easy, and a beautiful look= a win/win situation! Easy project-hop over to see just how easy!
This month I have been cleaning things out and getting organized. I just made a super cute Desk Organizer out of fence wood scraps, crib slats and left over chicken wire. It is great to keep my taxes and bills from getting lost! I am excited to share a simple picture tutorial so you can make your own!
I’ve been making headboard benches since the very beginning of my DIY era. I’ve made more than I can count. But today I’m going to show you just how easy it is to make your own, with this very easy step by step picture tutorial as well as a quick video tutorial.
Do you ever have one of those projects that you start and then wish you had never laid eyes on the furniture pieces? This is one of those projects. Sure, it looks beautiful now, but you will want to click over to see how it all took place!
How to repurpose a vintage dresser drawer into a dog bed or toy box for your pooch using a leather belt for handles. Stay organized!
I basically made these stools and benches like the one board project stool I made a couple of months ago. I let the size of the boards determine the size of the stool/bench. Cheap Lumber Bargains Do you remember these boards I picked up at Vendors’ Village? They were perfect for some of these stools…
A couple of months ago I found a great deal on picture frames. Soon after I got an even better deal on some cork boards. It seemed to me that they were meant to come together to make a picture frame cork board. Good Deal on Cork Board I got this great deal on cork…
A wire basket organizer is made from an old table top. The same project can be completed using an old picture frame. Using a table top to make a wire basket organizer I was given this old table base without legs from my neighbor Rodney. He knows I’ll take any left over junk he…
Today’s project a reclaimed wood coffee table is very versatile. It can be used as a coffee table or bench indoors or out! This coffee table is easy to make, and for me it was relatively free. However, it did involve a lot of labor hauling the reclaimed wood and building the table. Look at…
It’s time for our monthly Thrift Store Décor party! This is where we take items and put our own spin on them. Today’s metal tiered stand project was a bit challenging, and I even took a little hiatus from working on it. Do you do that? Walk away from projects when they aren’t going your…
I think y’all know how much I love cutting up thrift store furniture. While looking at this pair of Queen Anne side tables, one of the vendors at Vendors’ Village called me out and said. “You’re thinking awfully hard on those tables, it’s a good deal and he just put them out”. hahaha I wasn’t…
Happy New Year! It is great to be back at My Repurposed Life! In case you are new here, my name is Mindi. Nice to meet you! I blog at My Love 2 Create, and love contributing for Gail once a month. Today I am sharing my Repurposed Cupboard Door Lap Desk, which I am…
I have a really great project today. Can you believe I got three projects out of one vintage desk? Today’s project is a narrow wall shelf made from part of a desk top. Repurposed Desk Top into Narrow Wall Shelf Here is the original desk I picked up at Vendors’ Village. This is the first…
I made a craft show checkout station for Glendale! I’ve never really needed one before, but having help this year (cousin Terry) I thought it might be confusing for customers—not knowing who to pay. Not to mention that I’m constantly digging for bags, tissue paper, etc. Now, you might think “I don’t do craft…