How to make decorative wooden houses out of scrap wood pieces. Tips for painting, stenciling styling and more. Easy project to do in an afternoon. Great idea for neighbor or teacher gifts!
How to decorate flour sack towels for your home decor. Stop shopping for them, and DIY it! Step by step directions will leave you loving these cute towels. Even an alternative way of hand decorating flour sack towels.
How to make a Bless The Food Before Us sign using reclaimed, weathered fence boards. This step by step tutorial will tell you how to build, paint, frame and stencil this extra large handmade sign.
How to prep and paint acorns from your yard. Step by step details on drying, baking, painting and sealing. A great Fall decor project.
Last week when I was digging through my baskets for the thrift store basket with leather belt, I remembered this great idea for a cute washi tape basket idea from my friend Jeanie at Create & Babble. She left her basket au natural, but I decided to paint my basket. After spray painting the last…
You will love this collection of Fall Decor Ideas from 7 DIY bloggers. Thrifty finds, repurposed, and crafty ideas just in time for Autumn. Over 100 ideas from your favorite DIY bloggers!
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.
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.
I have a super collection of repurposed drawer projects for you. Many of them are so easy, you can be done in an hour or so. I find drawers are easily orphaned–drawers from kitchens, dressers and more! What kind of drawer do you have laying around?
Today’s easy project will have you looking around to see what you have to make it! I used an old lamp base and a wooden platter to make this pedestal platter project. Easy to spray paint and be done in record time!
This fun and frugal picture frame shadow box is a fairly easy DIY using drawer parts and thrift store items. Step by step instructions included. The shadow box has been featured in a couple of magazines.
For this month’s DIY challenge “wall art” I made a wooden letter board. I recently bought a very inexpensive one, but decided I would prefer to make my own. Some of my steps are a little difficult for a beginner, but I’ll share tips so you can make your own. Bonus: check out the other wall art projects from my friends.
Because it’s the second Wednesday of the month, I have a fun thrift store decor challenge project. Do you remember when I used the hydrangea napkins on a basket last year? I have plenty of napkins leftover, so I used them on a vintage sewing drawer. Be sure to check out all the other projects from my friends.
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.
This is the post you’ve been waiting for all year! The numbers are in, and I’m sharing the top posts of the past year. In addition, I’ve also collected the most popular projects from 2019. The best thing about repurposed furniture? It’s timeless. It’s not going out of style anytime soon.
How to make a house shaped cubby wall shelf! I will be honest and tell you it takes a lot of patience, but it’s well worth it in the end. I was inspired by another blogger, so be sure to check out her project to see how our projects differ.
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!
I’ve put together a collection of 22 inspiring rustic Fall projects for you! Home decor projects, outdoor and porch projects for fall. Many projects are very frugal being from the dollar store or your local thrift store. Lastly, of course there are reclaimed wood projects for fall.
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!
Thrift Store Decor time!!! Yep, it’s time for our team to show you our latest and greatest thrift store makeovers. I am sharing an over sized vase I have had for years and never used. It’s just been patiently waiting for it’s big day! Be sure to check out all the other fabulous makeovers shared this month.
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