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!
Have you ever seen a tea light log candle holder used for Christmas centerpieces? Recently, I was outside throwing ball with Lulu Mae, something we do at least twice a day. She got distracted, so I was left there just standing and waiting for her to get her ball when I noticed one of my…
I have a lot of headboards in my stash, but one day while I was putting some stuff in my booth at Vendors’ Village, I picked up this fancy french provincial headboard for $7. I set about changing this fancy headboard into a headboard bench right away! The frame is made of wood, but the…
I recently shared a great pallet Christmas tree project from Donna at Funky Junk Interiors on my Facebook page. Later that day I was looking for a quickie project, and decided to make a reclaimed wood Christmas tree similar to Donna’s. I still have a lot of this free weathered wood stored in a…
While perusing some magazines, I saw a picture of Joanna Gaines’ kitchen during the holidays and fell in love with the Fixer Upper star’s Christmas Trees For Sale sign. I filed it away in my memory as well as snapping a picture with my phone and uploading it to a secret Pinterest board. …