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.
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.
A trio of gray glazed shelves are made from one odd piece of wooden trim. Adding wood for the shelves and hooks make the large one perfect for any room. I’d love to know your thoughts on what configuration the trio should be displayed.
A free, damaged headboard gets a new chance after a little sawing and painting. I rarely throw anything away or turn down free stuff from neighbors. This was one of those cases where I said yes, but was wondering what I was going to do with this damaged particle board headboard.
Here’s a redo of a redo! It doesn’t happen often, but this is an old project I did in 2009, and now I’ve updated it and gave it a new look. It was a nightstand, then a t.v. stand, now it’s a small chest great for a guest room OR a coffee station in a small kitchen.
I picked up a $5 vintage drawer and with a scrap piece of wood, paint and glaze, it’s now ideal for a small wall shelf, or a shelf to rest on a console or library table. I found a new glaze and I’m loving it so much, I can’t stop using it.