Making spindle candlesticks out of bits and pieces, is not only easy-but a lot of fun! Using scraps of wood for bases, and parts of chairs, beds, and stairs . . . you will have more candlesticks than you need!
How to make a baseball wreath for your front door out of baseballs from your favorite games. Tips for getting just the right amount of baseballs and what kind of wire to use. Embellish your baseball wreath with your team colors or monogram.
Printing on fabric is a real thing! It’s easier than you think, but I don’t suggest using a high end printer for this. But don’t we all have an extra printer laying around? Oh, that’s just me? Print on fabric to make a pillow, or use a favorite photograph to use for art.
Step by step directions on how to decoupage a thrift store basket with hydrangea beverage napkins. I’m not sure why I waited so long to do this project. I have a lot of napkins left over, what should I do next?
I’ve put together a collection of over 65 chalkboard project ideas from My Repurposed Life and friends. Even a beginner can make some of these chalkboard projects. Hop over to be inspired to make something one day soon!
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 so excited to share my latest repurposed crib rail project. I made a chalkboard menu, perfect for busy families. The chalkboard menu has extra room for notes for the family as well as daily menus.
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….
Two repurposed nightstands stacked for vertical storage is the perfect solution when you are short on space but need organization. Complete details included will have you putting this on your to-do list very soon.
These DIY Candlesticks are just in time for the Holidays! I love a great challenge! Sandra from Sawdust Girl issued a challenge to make something from your scrap pile. My scrap pile may not be like your scrap pile, because I hoard fun stuff that makes awesome projects. Granted, I do have the regular scrap…
I used a reclaimed wooden spindle to make a Christmas Tree Card Holder. Using twisted wire ups the game and makes this an easy project you can do in an afternoon.
Good lighting is important to me. As I get older, reading, crafting and playing games is much easier on my eyes when my home is well lit. In dim lighting situations it’s more difficult to see. I’m sharing tips and tricks for making the best of your indoor and outdoor lighting with Cree light bulbs.
How to make a wooden geometric candle holder using scrap lumber. Simple project – cut and glue squares together. Patience is needed along with a little elbow grease when it comes to sawing the angles. I almost gave up, but I’m so happy I stayed with it.
Easy faux fireplace mantel makeover to inspire you! This electric fireplace was found on the road, sadly unwanted by someone. Little did they know the true beauty this faux fireplace could become with just a little paint and scrap lumber. You’re going to love how easy this project is.
You’re going to love this quick and easy update of a plastic desk fan using Sea Glass Spray Paint. Step by step directions on how you can change up the color of your plastic desk fan with spray paint. Easy project you can do today!
How to make a unique, one of a kind bookshelf out of an old door and two small cupboard doors. Compete tutorial will show you just how to repurpose your own door.
Today’s post is chock full of information. I’m sharing how I painted those picture frames I showed you yesterday. There are fun details about a contest for my blogger friends going to Haven Conference and a giveaway for those of you who aren’t a blogger going to Charleston later this month. I love my friends at Homeright!
I’m showing you how to do a reverse canvas technique. The reverse canvas uses a regular canvas and it’s frame but totally changes up the look. Easy video tutorial included.
I made a fun concrete door stop for my master bedroom to enter in the One Bag Wonder contest by Quikrete. The winner wins a trip to my favorite blog conference. Wouldn’t that be wonderful? I have more mortar mix left, so I’d love to hear your suggestions for more projects.
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
I am sharing an awesome reclaimed wood skyline artwork project as part of a blogger challenge! The only rule was the project had to be square. I’m sure you know most skylines are rectangular, so this one is definitely different in that way. I, of course did the Louisville skyline. This would be a fun project to do for the city skyline where you live or grew up. Be sure to check out the other 30+ projects from my friends!
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?
A free roadside find-a mission style headboard is the perfect piece to make a headboard bench with storage. I don’t do storage benches very often. I love how this headboard turned out. I hope you love it too!
Easy projects? Yep, I have them. I could have cut out my own, but I got a really good deal on pre-cut letters, so why? Decoupage letters like these cost over $20 on Etsy. I needed FIVE letters, so that meant it was time to DIY it! I’m sharing tips and tricks I’ve learned over the years so you can make your own decoupage name letters for your little one.
Maybe this post should be titled “how not to make an octagon tray”. I really struggled with the angles and cuts, but I stuck it out and wanted to share the finishing details with you. In the end, I really love how regal the navy blue paint looks with the copper accents. I think you’ll learn some great tips.
Hi friends! I made a Dollar Store Garland Christmas Tree for the very first ever Dollar Store Design Squad party! I’ve put together a great group of bloggers to bring you awesome dollar store projects six times a year. I’ve tried to make it easy to remember. New projects will be on the FIRST Friday…
Last week I shared Home Depot’s Holiday Tree Shelf that they are having a workshop with this coming Saturday. Today, I’m sharing a tutorial on my version of a Christmas Tree Shelf. I give you step by step directions to make my version. If you want to make one like the Holiday Tree Shelf from Home Depot, hop over to the blog and get the details there.
Mindi will show you how to create a beautiful Magnetic Chalkboard flower. Fun home decor using a $1 pizza tray and bead board!
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.
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.
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!
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.
Originally priced at $20 this whiskey barrel lid was a steal at $4. It needed some TLC, repairs and sealing. Now it makes a real statement piece for a home bar or the bourbon lover. The brand is Stitzel Weller, poured right here in Louisville, KY back in 1961.
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.
I saw a window project at Cracker Barrel and literally found the perfect window at a ReStore for a dollar two days later. The knobs were 50% off at the craft store. It makes a great wedding photo display hat rack.
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.
This month’s Power Tool Team’s theme is trays! In honor of Mother’s day we figure we all could use a new idea for a handy tray. I think you’ll be inspired by all the creativity, hop over to see what we’ve done!
Make a beautiful reclaimed wood photo display for your home using dollar store photo frames and reclaimed wood.Mindi gives you an easy to follow picture tutorial!
This easy project can be completed fast and frugally. This is the easiest idea ever for turning a cutting board into an iPad holder that has a chalkboard. With some hooks on the back, it’s a chalkboard key rack! So many possibilities for using a thrift store cutting board!