Do you stress over “how to distress” furniture and other diy projects? I’m sharing many projects highlighting 5 ways to get the perfect look. I’d love to hear how YOU choose to distress your projects.
This collection of creative decoupage projects will have you scratching your head, asking why you haven’t done some decoupage lately. It’s easy to do! So, grab some white glue or Mod Podge and get busy on furniture or home decor items.
Yes, I painted it. Free furniture is anything goes around here. Only family heirlooms get restored. This easy chest of drawers makeover may have you looking at your thrift store items differently. What have you painted lately?
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.
A friend gave me a couple of ladder back chairs last year. She had found them on the side of the road. I felt they were the perfect project for this month’s Thrift Store Decor Challenge! For painting details please visit Homeright DIY. Do you like them after I glazed them, or should I have stopped with the white paint?
It’s the second Wednesday of the month which means it’s time for our Thrift Store Decor team challenge. For this month’s challenge I chose a small side table to makeover. It’s perfect for a Fall porch! Be sure to check out the projects from my friends. They are soooo creative!
You need a new bed, but the matching nightstands are $500 extra. Your nightstands are still in good shape, but they are outdated and don’t match the new bed. Not a problem. A quick DIY paint job is in order! Step by step directions on how to give these nightstands an updated vintage black paint job with gentle distressing.
I’ve put together the BEST collection of reclaimed wood projects. I love using weathered fencing, pallets and vintage reclaimed lumber. There is something here for everyone. What will YOU make?
I’m taking a look back on my favorite upcycled projects and Home Reno DIY ideas from last year. Choosing only one a month was really difficult. There are a couple of home reno DIY projects, plus a few crafts thrown in. I hope you find something to inspire you to DIY in the new year….
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!
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!
How to make floor cabinets or cupboards for home decor display using windows as doors. Great tips on how to add legs to window cabinets to make them into floor cabinets.
How to glaze painted furniture–full of tips I’ve learned along the way. I spent years looking for a way to stop waxing and buffing chalk painted furniture. Now I do it all in one easy step. I love the hint of antiquing the glaze gives to all colors of painted furniture. Red paint, blue, and especially white painted furniture will look beautiful with this Smoked Glaze!
I did a long overdue bedroom makeover. Small updates can make a big change in a room. After laying the new laminate floor and building the wall to wall closet I was ready to call it done. Even though it still needed a few tweaks. I’m calling it
Sometimes when I finish a project I just can’t wait to share it. This chippy white dresser is one of those makeovers! It looks like it was a fairly easy transformation. However the sanding alone took hours. Was it worth all the work? Totally! I hope you love the decoupage knobs. They are the original knobs with paper and Mod Podge!
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 messed up the original paint job on the sewing cabinet makeover. But I used the Super Finish Max Extra to save the day and give this cabinet a perfect, flawless makeover. I think you’ll love how it turned out. I know I do.
I have put together a great collection of over 30 repurposed desk project ideas. Whether you are looking for ideas to update an old desk with paint and stain, or reinvent a desk into another piece of furniture, there’s something for everyone. I even have some ideas for using old desk parts for new and useful items.
Using FREE bed posts (have you ever seen a bed with these kinds of posts?) and some bargain plywood along with the picture frame molding I recently shared, I made this handy double column console table. I also think it would be great at a vintage wedding for displaying photos and a guest book.
My Repurposed Life is my name, repurposing furniture is my game. Sometimes I even re-do a re-do. This is one of those projects. After years of having this end of bed bench in the bedroom, it was time for an update. Using a coffee table as a bench for the bedroom is great for putting on shoes and/or helping the pets get off and on the bed. Complete tutorial to make your own.
I LOVE making repurposed door projects. This DIY entry table is beautiful and functional. Add a basket under the lower shelf to add even more functionality. The blue door and table is the perfect addition to any home decor. The addition of a chalkboard is just the icing on the cake! Click over to see all the details so you can make one yourself.
It’s time for the Power Tool Challenge, and it’s a Home Decor reader event. We’re sharing what we made, but we’re also inviting YOU to share your projects for a chance to win a fabulous prize pack from Homeright. I made this much needed custom sofa side table to help me keep track of all my remotes in the living room!
Making easy projects out of 2×4 boards is so much fun. I have the easiest 2×4 farmhouse bench project tutorial for you, perfect for beginners! PIN IT! *this post contains affiliate links, you can read more here. * This project starts with this awesome product called 2×4 basics any sized table. I’ll share more…
Have you missed DIY with MRL? I’ve taken a few weeks off, but I’m back this week talking about redoing all kinds of furniture for your home. This includes cutting, sawing, and painting furniture you find on the curb, in a thrift store, or in your own home. These are the projects I discuss in…
how to deal with musty drawers… nah, not THOSE kind of drawers, I can’t help you with those. Do you have musty dresser drawers? When I repurposed the old desk into the tower of terror, the drawers were very musty due to being stored in the basement for so long. I did what I always…
My regular readers know about my friend Jan. Some of you who are new around here may not know the backstory. Jan has been reading my blog for awhile now. She’s a local lady, actually living just a few miles from me. Jan is a collector of junk stuff. She collects some really good stuff!…