How to make a basket succulent planter out of a clearance priced wicker Easter basket. Although I used an Easter basket, you could easily update a thrift store basket in the same way. This easy spray paint project will have you looking at baskets in a whole new way.
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.
Fun Flea Market Finds get makeovers! Lots of easy projects you can do in an afternoon. Shopping at thrift stores and flea markets is the perfect way to pick up unwanted and outdated pieces that just need a little TLC. What will you make?
How to make a Sorry game board box to hold trinkets, treasures or gifts! Step by step tutorial will show you just how to cut, score and fold all the lines to get your game board box to the perfect size.
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I’m very excited to share this tutorial for glazing an outdated ornate frame that no longer matches your decor. I’ll give you step by step directions on how to paint and glaze an ornate gold and black mirror frame. I love glazing thrift store projects.
I have TEN clever projects that you can make this weekend using items from the dollar store! Most of these craft and home decor projects can be made for less than $5 each. What will YOU make?
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!
How to make an easy diy printable display frame out of scraps of bead board. Did you know you can purchase clips online and put them on whatever you want? This is the perfect display for printables, photos, kids’ artwork , recipes in the kitchen and more!
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.
It’s time for the Thrift Store Decor Challenge! I repurposed a cheese cloche glass dome into a butterfly display project. Small butterflies from the dollar store along with a $1 cheese tray makes this project a fun and easy Spring project.
I love reclaimed wood projects. Mostly I use weathered fencing, but I recently got some great blue pallet wood. So for this month’s power tool challenge I decided to make a printable pallet frame. It’s a fun printable that my friend Jocie made for me. I have never really posted a printable on this site,…
It’s time for this month’s Thrift Store Decor project! I made a luggage rack side table using an old luggage rack I bought years ago and a cabinet door. The luggage rack was a pretty simple makeover, the cabinet door feet became a little more challenging. But I have good tips for you to add feet to make a cabinet door tray.
I’m so excited to share today’s loaf pan planter project with you! It turned out so cute with it’s fun wooden feet and twisted wire handle. I’ve used this wire for lots of projects, but this is the first time I ever twisted it in this cute fashion. I made a video to show you exactly how to do it.
We’re back with our second edition of the Dollar Store Design Squad. We have 10 great projects from the Dollar Store. My project cost just $3 and filled a need for my little Lulu Mae, a fun dog bowl mat. Won’t you hop over and see the other awesome projects in this month’s collection?
This necklace holder jewelry organizer was a fun project using an old lamp and a wire fruit basket. This project would also be great for holding a baby girl’s headbands and bows. Easy directions over on the blog.
I used a free old clock to make a repurposed project for Christmas. The clock frame would also make a great shadow box if you attach a new back.
For this month’s Thrift Store Decor Team challenge I decided to go with something for the holidays. This simple jelly jar centerpiece was fun and easy to put together using a small drawer and items from the dollar store. Be sure to check out the other projects from my friends.
Do you LOVE pallet projects? I have tips for easily dismantling pallets, and a great variety of pallet projects to inspire you. Pallet projects are popular these days because pallets are readily available, and withstand the test of time.
You guys! I’m so excited to share these easy scrap molding signs with you! Sometimes projects are accidental around My Repurposed Life! While cleaning the garage out, I found a couple of small pieces of molding that I just couldn’t get rid of. I’m not sure what kind of molding this is. I don’t think…
I have a fun repurposed porch post coat rack project to share with you today! It was a last minute Glendale project, and I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. I used my new favorite paint technique. I just can’t stop using that glaze! I hope you love it as much as I do. It was popular in the booth last weekend at the craft show.
A pallet cut in half makes the perfect pallet coffee cup rack. I used one of my favorite sayings–But First. Coffee stenciled in black on the weathered oak stained pallet. Eleven single hooks allow a variety of your best coffee cups to be displayed above your coffee station.
A fun repurposed shutter (bi-fold door) project. This easy fireplace screen cover-strictly for decorative purposes-made from cut up bi-fold doors is easy to make and oh so functional for your fireplace hearth this fall and holiday season.
Mindi from My Love 2 Create is sharing a super tutorial today showing how to make a picture frame jewelry holder out of decorative metal. This step by step tutorial will give you tips and tricks to make this jewelry holder to match your decor. Fun, pretty AND functional! Thanks Mindi!
I hope this collection of easy Halloween projects and more helps to inspire you to decorate for Fall. Fall is such a fun time to decorate inside and outside. I’ll be sharing a fun Halloween project early next month!
Tutorial to change up a dollar store chalkboard into a hanging project. Tips on stenciling chalkboards with Martha Stewart Erasable Chalk Paint. Easy project to do with lath boards or paint stir sticks.
I’ve been wanting to make a ONE pallet project. This month’s Power Tool Challenge was the perfect opportunity to do so. I made an easy potting table out of a wooden pallet I got from a neighbor. This is a fairly easy project with minimal cuts.
I’m sharing a tutorial for an extra large picture frame that I transformed into a cork board memo board. Using my favorite Smoked Glaze really makes this color oh so pretty! I can’t stop using that glaze! Looking for some fun push pin ideas for this cork board.
It’s time for this month’s Thrift Store Decor project, a jewelry organizer to hold necklaces. I made two of these organizers out of old table leaf trim pieces left over from another project. Do you remember the console table? Lots of other great ideas from my friends to inspire you to give thrift store items a new life.
I’m always looking for inspiration for projects, everywhere I go. On my daily walks with Lulu Mae I pass a neighbor’s house and have long admired a wooden slat bench on their porch. I thought for a long time that I would make one out of a couple of chairs. BUT! Then I got those great reclaimed wooden slats from a neighbor . . .
I got some free tables with metal legs. They were by a dumpster I passed while running errands. There were a LOT of tables, but I only took eight of them. Now I wish I had taken all of them. The problem was how much room they were taking up in the truck, and where I would store them once I brought them home. I worked that out by dismantling them. If only I had brought more of them home. Here is a trio of diy side tables I made with some of the metal table legs.
I actually started this project in 2009! This vertical coat rack is the perfect solution for tight spaces. Use it in the bathroom for towels, by the front door for hats and coats. Hang it low for kids coats and hats.
Easy tutorial showing you how to make pretty pushpins out of yard sale vintage jewelry. Have some of granny’s old jewelry? Get it out of storage and keep it out in the open – give it a new purpose by adding thumb tacks. Of course, fine jewelry should never be repurposed this way, just old costume jewelry.
A FREE old chair is the perfect furniture to repurpose. This chair side table is great for outdoors by my drop cloth hammock or porch swing. I gave it a quick whitewash because I didn’t want it to look too new. I did hit a few glitches and had to call in a favor from a neighbor. I still get stumped and challenged on even some easy projects.
A free full length mirror gets a makeover with some rustic picture frame molding. Add some reclaimed wood for the perfect rustic framed full length mirror. The mirror had been in my way for months, happy to have it completed and out of the shop!
How to make your own serving stands from repurposed drawer fronts and scrap spindles. Mindi will show you step by step how easy these serving stands are to make. The serving stands are perfect for small gatherings, parties, and even weddings!
A small mid century modern side table gets a new chance after the makeover it got is ruined with a huge scratch. A painted, stenciled table top disguises the not so pretty top. Details on the original makeover as well as the newest, latest look.
The Power Tool Challenge Team is back this month with fabulous, creative weekend garden projects to inspire you. Some are similar and a few are very different, but all are very creative. Be sure to hop over to see all the details on the blog.
Do you ever get an idea in your head and you want it done YESTERDAY? That’s the way things go around here. Once I decide to do a project, I can’t wait. This was one of those projects. Suddenly I realized I wanted a standing laptop table and I got right to work. A couple of weeks later and I’m loving it. Details on the blog.
Mindi is back this month with great tips on repairing and painting this adorable grain stripe step stool. It didn’t start out looking like this, it was in desperate need of repairs. She even added storage in the dead space in the back of the step stool. I always learn stuff from Mind’s tutorials, be sure to check it out.