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.
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.
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…
Step by step directions on how to decoupage a thrift store basket with hydrangea beverage napkins. I’m not sure why I waited so long to do this project. I have a lot of napkins left over, what should I do next?
I’m so giddy about this project! I love how my repurposed lamp plant stands turned out. This is a fairly easy project if you have enough junk in your stash. I save lamp parts when I do projects, so I had extra stuff. I recommend you dedicate a place to hold onto them as well. 🙂
I’m sharing a fabulous easy chippy shutter shelf that can be used indoors or outdoors. Want to know a secret? It’s not made from a shutter. Yep, many times I substitute bi-fold doors for shutter projects. But who would ever want to search for a chippy bi-fold door?
Just in time for Christmas, you can make a cute pallet wood decoration for your home. Easy instructions included. Make a pallet wood Christmas tree today.
When you are a pet parent and have a pet with a disability or medical issues you may need to think outside the box. I couldn’t find an indoor pet ramp for my aging dog, so I decided to make one myself. Since then, I have used it for a new puppy and a geriatric cat! Step by step directions to make your own indoor pet ramp.
You will love these easy to make Santa Coasters. Using 2 ply napkins is a great option to DIY any holiday coasters. *this post contains affiliate links, read more here* Materials to make DIY Santa Coasters Small Ceramic Tiles 2 Ply Holiday Napkins White School Glue Foam Brush Paper Cutter Small Cork…
These DIY Candlesticks are just in time for the Holidays! I love a great challenge! Sandra from Sawdust Girl issued a challenge to make something from your scrap pile. My scrap pile may not be like your scrap pile, because I hoard fun stuff that makes awesome projects. Granted, I do have the regular scrap…
How to make a peppermint patty platter! It’s so easy and inexpensive to make. You could make a large one, or several smaller ones, or both!!! I love how this turned out and would love to make more very soon. I may even mix colors of peppermints!
How to make a drawer front hook rack using a broken dresser drawer and inexpensive Fleur De Lis coat hooks. This easy project only uses basic tools and paint. Don’t throw away those broken dresser drawers!
How to make a Christmas stocking hanger out of a repurposed headboard. This easy tutorial will give you all the details you need to make your own Christmas stocking holder for your family.
A small French Provincial nightstand or side table gets a new look with a little gray paint. This easy furniture makeover really updates an old piece of furniture. A Finish Max paint sprayer really made a difference in painting the sides of this small table. I hope you love it as much as I do!
How do you make a twin bed bench? I’m sort of known for making a bed into a bench. Many people tell me that’s how they found My Repurposed Life. I decided that since the theme of this month’s Power Tool Challenge is Repurposed I would do what I love doing! By the way, this…
Repurposed shutter projects are usually very easy and fun to make. Coming by authentic (affordable) wooden shutters is not so easy. That’s why I’m here to tell you that using 1/2 of a louvered door works just as well. That’s what I used on this repurposed shutter magazine rack.
Yay! It’s time for the Dollar Store Design Squad! Fun Fall projects made from dollar store items. Those foam pumpkins seem to be a favorite, what have you done with them?
I’m sharing some tv tables that I updated for the camper. Space is very limited in my Vintage Cruiser so I have to have items that are dual purpose and easy to store. The folding tv tables are perfect for this very reason. They can be used indoors or outdoors and easily fold away for storage and transporting.
For my contribution to this month’s Power Tool Challenge I made a DIY toddler busy board for Eli! This month’s theme is unusual items. Of course we still were to use at least one power tool. I used saws and a drill. Eli loves all the gadgets mounted to the activity board. I can already see a difference in his ability to work the hardware bits and bobs.
I have an oh so easy project for you! It’s a mirror frame chalkboard. The mirror was broken, but the frame was perfect to make into a chalkboard. I even used the masonite board that helped hold the mirror in place. Spray paint, and chalkboard paint sprayed with my Finish Max and this project was finished in record time! Oh, bonus! I added a Chalk Couture transfer to take it to the next level.
It’s time for the Thrift Store Decor team to get together to show you our easy thrift store makeovers! My project this month is a small footstool that I redid for the camper. On a recent trip I realized that my feet don’t touch the floor while sitting at the dinette set. With the table removed, it’s more like a sofa and I need a way to work on the laptop. You will love the projects from my friends!
How to make an easy headboard coat rack out of a vintage spool bed using wire coat hooks and doorknobs. This step by step tutorial will show you just how do make your own headboard coat rack. This hook rack would also look great in a guest room or guest bath to hold towels.
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.
This month’s Power Tool Challenge was to make a sign. I’ve made a lot of signs, so I thought it would be fun to make a pumpkin sign greeting Fall with the words “hello Fall”. The rustic pumpkin is made out of pallet boards. I love the way it turned out and I hope you do to. Maybe it will inspire you to make your own pumpkin sign. If not, maybe one of the other great signs will inspire you!
You’re going to love this quick and easy update of a plastic desk fan using Sea Glass Spray Paint. Step by step directions on how you can change up the color of your plastic desk fan with spray paint. Easy project you can do today!
Spray paint is a quick and easy fix for any accessories you have around your house in order to do an update. Do you find yourself changing wall colors often? Just spray paint to keep your decor up to date. I used stainless steel spray paint to update my kitchen accessories and I love how they turned out.