A broken bi-fold door (or shutter) makes an awesome DIY Welcome Sign for your porch or patio. Perfect for anytime of the year. Step by step directions with lots of paint tips!
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How to use twin bed parts to make a very unique and comfortable headboard bench. Adding upholstery using drop cloth not only makes this bed bench come in under budget, it also makes it very durable. Complete steps to make this an easy weekend projects for the couple who love to DIY together.
Turning a repurposed desk into a new piece of furniture is so much better than throwing it out. I’m sure you’ve seen a lot of repurposed desks into nightstands. But have you ever seen the two drawer sections stacked? My favorite had been the desk I repurposed into a kitchen island. But now I have a…
How to make a Christmas stocking hanger out of a repurposed headboard. This easy tutorial will give you all the details you need to make your own Christmas stocking holder for your family.
A small French Provincial nightstand or side table gets a new look with a little gray paint. This easy furniture makeover really updates an old piece of furniture. A Finish Max paint sprayer really made a difference in painting the sides of this small table. I hope you love it as much as I do!
How do you make a twin bed bench? I’m sort of known for making a bed into a bench. Many people tell me that’s how they found My Repurposed Life. I decided that since the theme of this month’s Power Tool Challenge is Repurposed I would do what I love doing! By the way, this…
I really love doing any kind of bench, but using an old crib to make a toy box just seemed like the perfect project. There were a few kinks to work out, but I love those kinds of challenges. Seeing a project come together without any plans drawn out is quite satisfying.
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.
I have an oh so easy project for you! It’s a mirror frame chalkboard. The mirror was broken, but the frame was perfect to make into a chalkboard. I even used the masonite board that helped hold the mirror in place. Spray paint, and chalkboard paint sprayed with my Finish Max and this project was finished in record time! Oh, bonus! I added a Chalk Couture transfer to take it to the next level.
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!
I’ve had this reclaimed armoire door book shelf on my to-do list for almost a year. I finally got around to building it. The two armoire doors were missing a couple of glass panels, so I had to make a decision on what to put in the empty space. Great tips on how to build your own bookcase out of old tall cabinet doors.
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…
After using an ugly green messed up nightstand for storage in the garage for years, I was about to throw it out. BUT! I posted it on Facebook and most people said keep it. I’m so glad I did. Look at it now. After a little TLC, paint and adding a window (door) I love it! I’ll show you just how it all came about in this article.
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!
Today’s project is the third in the trilogy of table projects made from that one $7 damaged queen anne coffee table. This project is about the table base getting a new top to replace the damaged top that was on it when I picked it up at the thrift store. Don’t throw out a damaged piece of furniture.
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.
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.
Sometimes when I finish a project I just can’t wait to share it. This chippy white dresser is one of those makeovers! It looks like it was a fairly easy transformation. However the sanding alone took hours. Was it worth all the work? Totally! I hope you love the decoupage knobs. They are the original knobs with paper and Mod Podge!
This free computer desk was a fairly easy project. Who needs a keyboard tray these days? I removed the tray and gave the new craft desk a quick and easy paint makeover. Checking the chair department in the storage garage, I found the perfect chair to compliment the new craft desk. Where do you do your craft projects?
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.
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!
While putting down the new laminate flooring, the wall to wall closet in the master bedroom was removed. The triple mirror by-pass doors were removed and that meant a new closet enclosure was needed. The area was framed with 2×4’s and a header was made with plywood. Bi-fold doors were turned into french doors. I love, love, love my new closet.
A FREE vintage sewing desk makes the perfect storage solution and T.V. stand for a small kitchen. Tucked away in a corner the red glazed vintage sewing cabinet doubles as a t.v. stand and a safe place for Lulu Mae’s dog bed. I used my favorite smoked glaze to give this new furniture piece the perfect color RED!
I messed up the original paint job on the sewing cabinet makeover. But I used the Super Finish Max Extra to save the day and give this cabinet a perfect, flawless makeover. I think you’ll love how it turned out. I know I do.
Do you have an old headboard that you love, and don’t know what to do with it? A queen, full or king sized headboard is perfect for repurposing into a corner bench. Making a headboard corner bench is easier than you think, and I am showing you step by step just how to make one for that special corner in your home.
If you don’t like people painting wood, or redoing an antique singer sewing machine, just walk away now. I understand how people feel about such things, but I’m in the business of repurposing furniture. Today’s project will show you how to transform a vintage singer sewing machine into a very versatile makeup vanity, jewelry organizer,…
A fun repurposed shutter (bi-fold door) project. This easy fireplace screen cover-strictly for decorative purposes-made from cut up bi-fold doors is easy to make and oh so functional for your fireplace hearth this fall and holiday season.
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.
I picked up this mid century hutch at the thrift store a couple of weeks ago for $15! What a steal! BUT-the glass in one of the doors was broken. I had planned to use decorative metal but the pieces I have aren’t large enough. I’d love to get your ideas of what I should do with the doors now that the glass has been removed.
I know you’ve already seen the table, but I wanted to share this chair makeover with you and show you that the table not only works as a console or library table, but add a chair–and you have a writing table. The writing table is perfect for a home office or a kitchen nook.
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.
Do you ever get an idea in your head and you want it done YESTERDAY? That’s the way things go around here. Once I decide to do a project, I can’t wait. This was one of those projects. Suddenly I realized I wanted a standing laptop table and I got right to work. A couple of weeks later and I’m loving it. Details on the blog.
Mindi is back this month with great tips on repairing and painting this adorable grain stripe step stool. It didn’t start out looking like this, it was in desperate need of repairs. She even added storage in the dead space in the back of the step stool. I always learn stuff from Mind’s tutorials, be sure to check it out.
My Repurposed Life is my name, repurposing furniture is my game. Sometimes I even re-do a re-do. This is one of those projects. After years of having this end of bed bench in the bedroom, it was time for an update. Using a coffee table as a bench for the bedroom is great for putting on shoes and/or helping the pets get off and on the bed. Complete tutorial to make your own.
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.