How to make an easy DIY plate stand using thrift store items. Yep, a brass candlestick and a pretty blue plate make the perfect match for this easy project.
If you're looking for easy projects you've found the right spot. Gail Wilson will show you how to repurpose regular old household items as well as reclaimed furniture pieces.
These repurposed projects can be done in an afternoon. What better way to spend an afternoon than turning trash into treasure the easy way? Whatever you're looking for, it's here.
All tutorials have step by step picture tutorials to help you successfully achieve your own simple project this weekend. Bonus! If you ever get stuck on a project, Gail is just an email away. She's always eager to help you finish those projects in record time.
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.
Using a thrift store chandelier, you can make this rope wrapped candelabra. Instead of candles, you could use solar lights. See more ideas for chandeliers while visiting this tutorial
Because I’m out of commission for awhile with a bad wrist, I’m revisiting a repurposed window project. I hope it inspires you to do your own repurposed window project. I recently finished (redid) a project that I started over a year ago. It had been hanging around my garage for way too long! Easy Repurposed…
Tips for turning an old singer sewing machine base into a table for your sofa or hallway. Spray paint was used for the base and reclaimed wood was used for the table top. Lots of tips for you to DIY.
Today, I’m sharing a couple of pallet top side tables. I have this thing for tables, and have collected several metal table bases. Metal Side Tables One metal table base had a top that was not made for outdoors, another didn’t have a top when I got it. Pallet wood is perfect for this project…
Spray painting glassware is not only easy, but it’s fun to change up thrift store pieces on a whim!
Old 90’s furniture gets a new look. A little TLC and paint, the set of bookcases are hardly recognizable. An easy bookcase makeover that will surprise you. Make your own chalk paint to make this not only easy, but very frugal!
I have an easy craft project to share with you! How to decoupage a watering can using pretty floral napkins. This easy craft can be done in just a couple of hours. Do more than one to make a set. Great for displaying cut flowers indoors.
Collecting glassware can be addictive! But, it’s a lot of fun and can be very rewarding when you have a lot of unique pieces to choose from when you make your repurposed glass totems. It really is a great way to upcycle all those glass vases you may already have on hand.
You know I love any and all solar light ideas! Repurposed Floor Lamps as Solar Lights are so easy to do. Sometimes they last long enough that they get a makeover on a makeover! That’s what this month’s Thrift Store Decor project is about. I repainted the floor lamp base and the solar light to spruce up the backyard camper retreat.
This fun and frugal picture frame shadow box is a fairly easy DIY using drawer parts and thrift store items. Step by step instructions included. The shadow box has been featured in a couple of magazines.
While digging in the wood shed for my next project, I landed on this old sewing cabinet that would be perfect for a side table. The poor thing did need a little TLC. Old Sewing Cabinet into Side Table The base of the sewing cabinet doesn’t look too bad. But the top was a little…
How to make your own repurposed drawer jewelry organizer. I used an old drawer, but you could easily customize this project by making a box out of 1×4’s. This jewelry organizer can hang on the wall or rest on a dresser. The small white dishes are perfect for holding smaller items such as earrings or bracelets.
Ohh, how easy this project is! How to use vintage drawer fronts as hook racks. Give new coat hooks a vintage look with spray paint and rub-n-buff! Don’t pass on free junky stuff! Repurpose it!
I saw a window project at Cracker Barrel and literally found the perfect window at a ReStore for a dollar two days later. The knobs were 50% off at the craft store. It makes a great wedding photo display hat rack.
How to use scrap wood to make these easy 2×4 Valentine blocks to decorate your mantel or table. Chalk Couture completes the look, but you could easily use your own stencil or paint pens.
I have the easiest antique chest of drawers paint makeover ever! Seriously, this was so easy. I did have to make a few repairs, but this gal was in sad shape. But when it’s free, I don’t say no. I hope you love her great neutral color. I think she’s going to find a home really quickly. I’d love to keep her, but no room, and no need for her.
This month’s Thrift Store Decor project is a farmhouse perpetual calendar makeover. Using Chalk Couture transfers really makes this calendar so charming. If you’re handy enough to paint go for it! Tips for painting with homemade chalk paint and tips for distressing the already painted numbers and pegs.
This is the post you’ve been waiting for all year! The numbers are in, and I’m sharing the top posts of the past year. In addition, I’ve also collected the most popular projects from 2019. The best thing about repurposed furniture? It’s timeless. It’s not going out of style anytime soon.
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.
It’s always such a good feeling to do a custom job for friends, and their family. Imelda needed a simple table to hold her printer and printer paper. She gave me the dimensions, and I got to work using scrap wood left over from a large DIY project here at home.
I’m sharing the easiest iPad or tablet stand ever. Using a cutting board and the back (easel) of a picture frame makes the perfect iPad stand for your kitchen. Look up recipes or catch a movie while you’re baking or cleaning.
How to make custom wood slice ornaments using a tree branch from your yard. Also, did you know you can easily purchase these wood slices online?
Who could pass up this awesome record cart table for $5? Did you know that for years, that was my thrift store limit? It had seen better days, but I felt I didn’t really have much to loose if this ended up being a project fail.
Are you like me, always searching for a scrap piece of paper and a pen? This inside the cabinet rolled paper memo is the perfect solution. Make your notes and lists and just rip off the paper and you’re good to go. Step by step directions on how to make one for yourself.
A broken bi-fold door (or shutter) makes an awesome DIY Welcome Sign for your porch or patio. Perfect for anytime of the year. Step by step directions with lots of paint tips!
Button tufting 101 in three easy steps Please share this on Pinterest with your friends! Do you remember this corner bench I built from a headboard? Easy Button Tufting using Screws What I hadn’t showed you was that I attempted to upholster it with a button tufting technique, but I left too much…
This simple apple caddy made from reclaimed fence will inspire you to make some sort of crate or caddy soon. I have lots of great tips for stenciling. I love the stenciling technique I used for this project.
This easy project can be completed fast and frugally. This is the easiest idea ever for turning a cutting board into an iPad holder that has a chalkboard. With some hooks on the back, it’s a chalkboard key rack! So many possibilities for using a thrift store cutting board!
This is a project that I have had on my to-do list for a long time. It’s been done a lot, and maybe you’ve even done one yourself. I’m giving you lots of tips on the build and the painting, so you will want to hop over to the blog to see the transformation.
This easy shadow box is made from a thrift store frame. There are so many options of picture frames available that the possibilities are endless. I’ll show you step by step how to achieve this picture frame shadow box in an afternoon.
This easy picket fence coat rack is something a novice can do by following my simple instructions. Minimal tools are needed for this project, you could even use a handsaw if that’s all you have. Of course a jigsaw would work and a miter saw would be so easy peasy!
Someone tried to rescue this laminate cabinet, but it was time for another little makeover. This time with paint and chicken wire! It’s amazing what a little paint can do to change up an ugly piece of furniture.
I have put together the best collection of fun & frugal pet projects for you to copy. Tutorials included for everything. Some projects are so easy, you could complete them in just an hour or so. Projects for cats & dogs. What will YOU make?
Making spindle candlesticks out of bits and pieces, is not only easy-but a lot of fun! Using scraps of wood for bases, and parts of chairs, beds, and stairs . . . you will have more candlesticks than you need!
This fun and easy repurposed chandelier project is perfect for your porch or patio. Solar lights have changed a lot, and easily charge in shady areas. Hang this from a tree, shepherd’s hook or your porch. It will make you smile every night as it adds a special ambiance to your outdoor space.
How to make a baseball wreath for your front door out of baseballs from your favorite games. Tips for getting just the right amount of baseballs and what kind of wire to use. Embellish your baseball wreath with your team colors or monogram.
Printing on fabric is a real thing! It’s easier than you think, but I don’t suggest using a high end printer for this. But don’t we all have an extra printer laying around? Oh, that’s just me? Print on fabric to make a pillow, or use a favorite photograph to use for art.
This easy coat rack shelf made from a cabinet door project makes me smile. It was fairly easy the way I made it, but I have tips on how you can make it easily if you don’t have the tools I have. You can see the simple construction is a long narrow cabinet door…