Step by step directions on how to make a secretary desk from an unwanted sewing cabinet. Perfect for laptop, or bill paying center. Tips for building and painting.
It’s so much fun to transform old pieces into new items! Cutting something to make it smaller, or adding items to make it larger are perfect ways to consider changing things up. This hutch top ended up making the best coat rack shelf. You will love it!
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?
How to make a drawer front hook rack using a broken dresser drawer and inexpensive Fleur De Lis coat hooks. This easy project only uses basic tools and paint. Don’t throw away those broken dresser drawers!
I’m sharing some tv tables that I updated for the camper. Space is very limited in my Vintage Cruiser so I have to have items that are dual purpose and easy to store. The folding tv tables are perfect for this very reason. They can be used indoors or outdoors and easily fold away for storage and transporting.
This repurposed headboard shelf coat rack is a fairly easy project for you to tackle this weekend. If you have a mudroom or a place that you’re in need of hanging hats, coats, or backpacks–this is a great fix. Step by step directions will show you just how to do it yourself.
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!
This month’s Power Tool Challenge was to make a sign. I’ve made a lot of signs, so I thought it would be fun to make a pumpkin sign greeting Fall with the words “hello Fall”. The rustic pumpkin is made out of pallet boards. I love the way it turned out and I hope you do to. Maybe it will inspire you to make your own pumpkin sign. If not, maybe one of the other great signs will inspire you!
I’ve had this child bench done for a couple of months. It’s a fairly simple toddler sized bench made out of a reclaimed bed. It’s actually the foot board of a bed. Because the bed posts sit closer to the ground, it was perfect for using to make a small bench for a child. A…
It’s the second Wednesday, so that means it’s time for the Thrift Store Decor Team projects. I love joining in with my friends each month to share great thrift store projects. This month won’t disappoint. Awesome projects for you to work on someday soon.
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!
Using parts of two different table, I put a new top on the broken claw foot table. After a little paint and glaze it’s ready for it’s new home. A cute little four legged claw foot table perfect for any small space.
For this month’s Thrift Store Decor project, I chose to do a small stool makeover. The stool was a great deal at only $4.00. But what should have been a very simple makeover gave me lots of issues and stress. Be sure to check out the other great projects this month from my friends. You will be inspired!
I exceeded my $5 limit on this busted up coffee table, but I ended up getting three projects out of it. I’m sharing project #1 with you today. I think it’s my favorite one of the bunch. I wish I could keep it! I hope you like this reclaimed coffee table made into a hall/entry table.
It’s time for the Power Tool Challenge project for May. This month’s theme is Pallets. I used pallet boards to make a table, but actually staged/styled it as a coffee station or coffee bar. It’s sofa table height, and you could easily make it to be a kitchen island or outdoor serving station. The possibilities are endless with this type of pallet board table!
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 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,…
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.
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.
I made a hollow core door chalkboard, and I LOVE it! I don’t think anyone would even know this extra large chalkboard was made from a door. Although it’s large, it isn’t real heavy because of the door being hollow. Lots of tips for disguising a door project.
An old oak drop leaf table gets a new purpose as a craft table. Tips on repairing and painting furniture to help you in your next furniture makeover. Hop over to see how I fixed a broken chair using an automotive clamp.
I have a great Coffee Table Bench with Easy Button Tufted Upholstery You Will Want to Try soon! Have you ever done button tufting with screws instead of drilling holes? It’s so easy and it looks great. This simple project took over a year to complete because I didn’t really like the way the project was going while trying to keep it as a table.
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.
Thrift stores are great places to find gold mirror frames to repurpose and transform into new and functional pieces such as this handy memo cork board. Paint is an amazing way to change up hollywood regency gold mirror frames. Tips on cutting thick cork board, as well as other great thrift store makeovers from the Thrift Stored Decor Challenge team!
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.
Using two free table legs and a table leaf from the storage garage, I made this beautiful new console table perfect for a hallway, entry or even as a sofa table. Tips and tidbits for you to file away to use someday in your own shop.
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.
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.
I can be such a procrastinator. I have had this drawer in one place or another for years. I painted it from black to white last year, but still didn’t do anything but move it around the garage. Finally I finished it. You’ll get the details on this and see many more repurposed drawer ideas to inspire you when you hop over.
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.
Last Fall a reader wrote me to ask if I could make her some shelves like she saw on Pinterest. I don’t typically do that, but I felt up for the challenge. Using new lumber and corbels I found online, I made Cindy some chippy farmhouse shelves. Click for more details on how I achieved the chippy paint look.
Do you ever have one of those projects that you start and then wish you had never laid eyes on the furniture pieces? This is one of those projects. Sure, it looks beautiful now, but you will want to click over to see how it all took place!
Welcome to this month’s Thrift Store Decor project. Okay, so this is suppose to be a thrift store makeover, but I actually got this side table free last Winter when my neighbors moved. It was a free for all kind of situation, but my storage situation made me make some tough decisions. I couldn’t…
Easy vintage sewing cabinet makeover I am so excited to show you my makeover on this vintage sewing cabinet. I didn’t even really transform it—but more like gave it a freshening up. Mostly, I cleaned up the vintage sewing cabinet and gave it new paint and gel stain along with a new top. This…
Some makeovers are easier than others, but the best makeovers involve at least a little sawing. If you know me, then you are aware that I’m happiest when cutting up furniture or lumber. This mid century side table was mostly unchanged during it’s makeover, just some paint and a new top. You can see I…
How to make a small cabinet door table using an old cabinet door and some thrift store spindles. Easy tutorial for you to follow.
I love a great repurposed headboard project. I first showed you how I painted this small foot board in one of my contributor posts for Homeright titled Maintaining Your Finish Max. Today, it’s a red headboard coat rack! PIN IT! I first painted it black, which is really the key to getting a great…