You will be inspired to upcycle junk when you see this collection of recycled yard and garden projects from My Repurposed Life and friends.
Things do not always go smoothly. Not even for me! I’ve been doing the junkin’ thing for many, many years. I’ve often said color can make or break a project. This is one of those cases. I almost gave up on this sweet repurposed garden bench. I’ll take you through the steps of how it went wrong before I finally got it right.
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.
So many planter ideas to inspire you for Spring and Summer planting! Are you ready for Spring and getting your flowers planted in fun and unique planters? Build your own, or find something around your home to repurpose into that perfect planter to use as a conversation piece.
It’s a special edition of our Thrift Store Decor Challenge! This theme is repurposed planters. I chose to turn an old toolbox into a succulent planter. I hope you love it as much as I do! Be sure to check out all the other ideas from my friends!
I fixed an old wooden ladder up and painted it with my Finish Max. It makes the perfect outdoor plant stand for a garden or patio. I decorated it with some succulents and other plants. Topping it off with some inexpensive outdoor decor from local dollar stores. All in all, this makes for a very frugal project!
One of the many diy projects done for the backyard makeover is the whiskey barrel lampposts. Having the tiny solar lights surround the fire pit is one of my favorite elements of the backyard. Originally I wanted larger bulbs but I have fallen in love with the tiny solar lights.
What? You have an ugly plastic flower pot you don’t want to display on your deck or patio? I have the perfect solution for you for a great price. You can make many of these for under $20. If you’re only making a couple, you will have enough money left over for a quick lunch or a cup of coffee. Step by step directions, plus more great projects from my talented DIY blogger friends!
I’m participating in an Outdoor Overhaul with Ryobi Tools USA! I’m already a huge fan of their tools in my shop and regularly use their outdoor tools too. So, to say I’m thrilled about this project is an understatement. There are prizes! Today, I’ll show you the dreaded before of my sad, sad backyard. I’m hoping in about a month, you won’t even recognize the space!
Yay! It’s my favorite time, it’s time for the Thrift Store Decor Team to share their latest easy thrift store projects. This is such a popular item each month, so I know y’all love it! My friends never cease to amaze me with their creativity.
For this month’s Dollar Store Design Squad project I made a small tabletop fairy garden. Most of the items came from the Dollar Tree, a few items I already had on hand. Have you ever made a fairy garden? This was my firs, and it was a lot of fun!
I’m using up some old stuff from the backyard as decor for my upcoming new backyard space. I’ll be doing some backyard camping this spring and summer in my own campground! This project uses more of my reclaimed landscape timbers and Dollar Store Solar Lights! I hope you love it as much as I do.
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?
How to make an easy Americana Flag out of wooden garden stakes. This easy project is great to do with the kids for any patriotic holiday.
This fun and easy repurposed shutter vertical garden will make you smile and look around for a shutter near you! It’s bright and cheery color is what will really draw you in. This vertical garden can hold a variety of small plants. Hang it on a fence, or lean it against your patio wall.
It’s time for the thrift store decor challenge. I made a small pedestal planter using a reclaimed spindle and a porch light cap. It makes the perfect succulent planter. Be sure to hop over to see the projects my friends made too.
How to repair a garden hose. Don’t throw out that damaged garden hose. It’s easy and inexpensive to repair. I’ll show you step by step how to fix a bad hose. Bonus: Tips for storing and taking care of your water hose.
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.
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.
A $5 chippy chair planter? Yep, this project was so easy, and I love how it looks. The chippy chair got a quick white wash paint makeover and it was ready to display my pretty Boston fern. Hop over to see more chair planter ideas.
Angie is so lucky to have access to great farmhouse items to repurpose. In today’s project she will show you how to use an old farmhouse water pump as yard decor! How clever and creative. Have you ever seen a farmhouse water pump?
Today, Angie shares a quick and easy project using an old cabinet door and a loaf pan. She made an indoor herb planter and herb drying hook with just a few very basic supplies. We hope you click over to see all the details.
*I’m so happy to tell you this is a sponsored post from The Home Depot* It’s here! The #DIHWorkshop where you can make a gutter planter is right around the corner! Today, I’m going to show you how I made my own gutter planter for my new DIY picket fence arbor. Be sure to see…
Using some rotted tree parts, I made some unique and fun succulent planters. The rotted areas of the wood slices were the perfect void to plant small succulents. This was an easy project, and the outcome is perfect! I love the rustic look of the succulent planters.
I’m taking part in this month’s Power Tool Challenge. Is a chain saw a power tool? You bet! Check out this wood slice rolling plant stand I made using a piece of one of my trees. Wood Slice Rolling Plant Stand Last fall when we were ready to put up the new DIY picket…
Of all the projects I’ve worked on this month, I knew immediately that this broken down chair planter was the project I had to share on My Repurposed Life. Could it be it’s repurposing possibilities? Hey fellow diyers, it’s Joan from Scavenger Chic. Broken down chair It looks like this chair had been kept…
I’m sharing my latest project—a rustic crib garden bench! Y’all know I love to do easy projects as fill ins for the larger stuff I do. Designing my own projects and building from scratch is my favorite thing to do. When the weather is pretty and I’m able to be outside doing what I love,…
I hope to inspire you to make your own mason jar vases, just like I was inspired by my friend Sharon.
I love using reclaimed wood to make projects, y’all know that! The reason? The cost! The only thing I have invested in this reclaimed wood potting bench are some screws, paint, time and energy.
I’m one of 12 bloggers doing a Power Tool Challenge, using just one tool. This round we’re using a DRILL. That’s it, only a drill. My DIY American Flag project doesn’t even need to be sawed!
Doll Bench I made this little doll bench almost 6 years ago. It was one of my very first projects. It’s been in storage ever since. As I was tidying up in the last few weeks I dug it out and decided to rework the poor little thing into a garden bench. Note: this…
Today I am sharing fun DIY Corner Planter. I guess technically I used a corner cabinet door, but I decided to shorten it. 🙂 Last year I made Old Drawers into Porch Planters, which I shared on My Repurposed Life as one of my contributor posts. They were such a pretty addition to my porch…
How in the world did Thursday get here so quick? oh wait! I know! I’ve been playing (working on projects) all week, and the time has flown by! We’ve been blessed with beautiful weather, and I’ve been taking advantage of it. Remember those headboards I posted on Monday? They’ve all been transformed! Of course,…
Hello! Today I am sharing a repurposed project, old drawers into porch planters. I have seen drawers used for planters several times and loved them….so, here is my version. This project makes me super happy, and I am so glad I get to see them on my porch every day! Let me show you how…
Free wood on the burn pile? Perfect for making a picket fence garden shelf! Do you remember this fence I saved from the burn pile?
My mission –should I accept it is to build a potting bench from leftover bits and pieces that are hanging out in Jamie & Andy’s garage, including a former privacy fence gate, a shutter, some former display racks and random 2×4’s and 4×4’s.
I have a fun project for you today. You know what a Koozie is, right? Nooo, not that kind of koozie. A koozie encloses or wraps around a beverage. 🙂 Or in this case my Koozie wraps around a flower pot! Do you remember all this fence I got from my sister? How to hide…
You will love this DIY Planter made from cabinet doors. You may remember I used $1 cabinet doors to made a cute toy box, but I have many more cabinet doors looking for a purpose. Easy DIY Planter So, I whipped up this little diy planter cutie using four of those $1 cabinet doors. …
I have an easy project for you today turning an old cornice piece into a cute flower box! I curbed this cornice piece years ago. It’s been hanging out in the garage just waiting for it’s “purpose”.
I’ll admit I’m a little quirky. I name my flowers. It’s the best way for me to keep up with them. This rose bush is Jamie. It’s very old, older than Jamie. It’s been enjoying a new home and loving the additional sunshine it’s been getting since it was moved. In the background you…