How to prep and paint acorns from your yard. Step by step details on drying, baking, painting and sealing. A great Fall decor 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.
Last week when I was digging through my baskets for the thrift store basket with leather belt, I remembered this great idea for a cute washi tape basket idea from my friend Jeanie at Create & Babble. She left her basket au natural, but I decided to paint my basket. After spray painting the last…
I have already showed you the twin to this repurposed bunk bed …. the bunk bed wall shelf. Today I have another repurposed bunk bed project, a small shelf, but more importantly it’s a great DIY bed coat rack! Share & Save On Pinterest! How To: DIY Bed Coat Rack My friend…
This repurposed headboard sign isn’t too difficult to make. I used a power saw to cut the bed apart, but you could use a handsaw. Small bunk beds or twin headboards are fairly easy to find. This would even work with a larger bed, you would just cut more of the sides off if you…
How to spray paint plastic chairs. You know those old white chairs you have? They are pitted and ugly? Easy fix with some colorful spray paint! Refresh wrought iron metal furniture with spray paint too!
How to make a small shadow box using hobby plywood board and wood glue. No nails needed for this project. Step by step directions included so you can make one, two, three or MORE!
If you’re serious about furniture flipping and want to have a quicker turnaround, I highly recommend making your own chalk paint primer! DIY Chalk Paint Primer for Furniture Projects Have you seen this sofa table makeover ? I painted it using my homemade diy chalk paint primer as a base coat. I’ve never been a…
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.
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!