I used a reclaimed wooden spindle to make a Christmas Tree Card Holder. Using twisted wire ups the game and makes this an easy project you can do in an afternoon.
How to update a thrift store pedestal bowl using paint, glaze and a stipple effect. The stipple effect is done with a chip brush and helps to hide the brush strokes of paint and glaze.
Good lighting is important to me. As I get older, reading, crafting and playing games is much easier on my eyes when my home is well lit. In dim lighting situations it’s more difficult to see. I’m sharing tips and tricks for making the best of your indoor and outdoor lighting with Cree light bulbs.
Just because you may live in a tiny space doesn’t mean you can’t be more organized. The messy cords and outlet plugs in the camper needed to be controlled. I came up with a small wooden valance that disguises all the cords and the power outlets. Adding a stencil, or in my case a Chalk Couture transfer was just what this project needed!
How to make a wooden geometric candle holder using scrap lumber. Simple project – cut and glue squares together. Patience is needed along with a little elbow grease when it comes to sawing the angles. I almost gave up, but I’m so happy I stayed with it.
As I was moving my furniture items out of Vendors Village I spied this half price vintage piano bench. It looked lonely, but was at least double my regular budgeted thrift store amount. What can I say, I brought it home and got right to work giving it a little makeover. I love how it turned out!
This spray painted outdoor rug project is so easy, you can do it this weekend! I’ll give you tips and tricks to get great results when customizing your own outdoor rug with spray paint and stencils.
I’m a sentimental sap, with silly attachment to things. I made a landscape timber solar light for my yard out of 25 year old landscape timbers that had my initials carved into it by my husband. As we become grandparents, it’s important to remember that we raised a wonderful daughter who is married and raising a sweet son of their own!
I’m showing you how to do a reverse canvas technique. The reverse canvas uses a regular canvas and it’s frame but totally changes up the look. Easy video tutorial included.
I made a fun concrete door stop for my master bedroom to enter in the One Bag Wonder contest by Quikrete. The winner wins a trip to my favorite blog conference. Wouldn’t that be wonderful? I have more mortar mix left, so I’d love to hear your suggestions for more projects.
How to repair a garden hose. Don’t throw out that damaged garden hose. It’s easy and inexpensive to repair. I’ll show you step by step how to fix a bad hose. Bonus: Tips for storing and taking care of your water hose.
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.
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?
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!
How to make a baseball bat grow chart for those parents that are huge baseball fans. Chances are if a child is young enough to need a grow chart he or she probably isn’t a big fan yet. Why wait? This fun growth chart is the perfect way to keep up with growth spurts. Dated baseball stickers round out this project to make it last for years!
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.
An old forgotten plastic garment clothes rack in the basement laundry room gets rescued. Instead of buying a new garment rack that matches my space, I cleaned up the old one and spray painted it with a metallic paint to make it fresh and pretty again.
While putting down the new laminate flooring, the wall to wall closet in the master bedroom was removed. The triple mirror by-pass doors were removed and that meant a new closet enclosure was needed. The area was framed with 2×4’s and a header was made with plywood. Bi-fold doors were turned into french doors. I love, love, love my new closet.
I am still working on the laundry space in the basement. The latest project I tackled in that space was painting the basement floor. I’ll share tips to help if you need to paint your basement. I’m really excited for you to see how it’s coming along. I’m loving the diy stenciled rug AND the laundry cart.
I am so excited to share this DIY laundry cart with you! I love my new washer and dryer-my first front loading machines. The problem? I’m always dropping items on the floor. The solution? A handy laundry cart to move clothes from the washer to the dryer to the linen closet!
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…
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.
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:…
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.
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.
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.
Hey there, MRL fans, it’s Angie from Knick of Time here to share how easy it is to transform a chair – even one in bad condition, with fabric and a stencil. Your chair will be one of a kind, and there’s tons of ways to customize it. Here’s how my chair started out. Bad,…
Today I’m going to show you how to make an easy shadow box out of an old picture frame and thin plywood. Step by step directions will allow you to make your own in an afternoon. As I mentioned in episode #2 of my new podcast, Thrift Store and Curb Shopping, picture frames are…
Welcome to Episode #12 show notes for DIY with MRL! THE diy podcast related to My Repurposed Life hosted by little ole me—Gail Wilson. The information below is a reference for today’s show content. This picture is from an old post take a peek in my toolbox. I don’t use a toolbox…
I never really thought about making a coffee table using chair legs and hardwood flooring, but one day while I was looking for something to make, I took a second look at the base of these chairs…. I got these chairs from a local reader last fall, and they’ve just been hanging around ever…
It’s Power Tool Challenge day! Each month some of us bloggers get together and share projects with you to help encourage you to use power tools to do projects of your own. We understand what it is to be intimidated by power tools. At one time we all were newbies at this, but we kept…
Episode 10 gives us 10+ DIY tips you didn’t know you needed to know. The tips I share can be found in the blog posts below. Pineapple Headboard Bench (how to double the width of your bar clamps) Shutters Repurposed into a Bookcase (how to use Irwin Quick Clamps as an extra hand) How to…
It’s already time for episode 6 of DIY with MRL! Did you know that most people who give up on podcasting, do so around episode #7. I’m trying to improve with each episode, so I know I have to keep going! Karen Cooper from Dogs Don’t Eat Pizza was our guest this week. Karen…
Oh my gosh guys! I love my white picket fence! Is the yard done? NO. Do I still have more to do? Always! But the fence is done and is finally painted. I took advantage of some cooler weather in early June to really knock out the fence. It took the better part of three…
We have a new episode of DIY with MRL, where Gail talks about getting started with power tools, and Jeanie Emmert joins in on the discussion with getting over your fear of power tools. *This post contains Affiliate Links* You can see pictures from the early years and learn more on my About Me page….
*I’m so happy to tell you this is a sponsored post from The Home Depot* It’s here! The #DIHWorkshop where you can make a gutter planter is right around the corner! Today, I’m going to show you how I made my own gutter planter for my new DIY picket fence arbor. Be sure to see…
Using some rotted tree parts, I made some unique and fun succulent planters. The rotted areas of the wood slices were the perfect void to plant small succulents. This was an easy project, and the outcome is perfect! I love the rustic look of the succulent planters.
I’m taking part in this month’s Power Tool Challenge. Is a chain saw a power tool? You bet! Check out this wood slice rolling plant stand I made using a piece of one of my trees. Wood Slice Rolling Plant Stand Last fall when we were ready to put up the new DIY picket…