Trash cans, garbage cans, recycle bins—they can be so unsightly. I’ve had this garbage can enclosure on my to-do list all summer. I finally got around to putting it together. The best part? This project didn’t cost me a single dime. I used all reclaimed materials, with the exception of staples and screws. I’d love…
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!
My between the studs broom closet came about for a blogger challenge. A bunch of us will be participating in monthly challenges, this month the challenge was: Choose a space in your home that is in need of some organization and build a clever solution for it! This DIY project has been on my to-do…
Using a wooden box bought at a thrift store for less than $4, I made a mail organizer. On the outside it’s a chalkboard, no surprise there, but when you open it up, wowser! That’s where all the organization takes place for mail organization and bill paying.
I love using old cabinet doors to make new and useful projects. This chalkboard key rack wall organizer is perfect for the gal or family on the go! Keep everything you need right by the back door. Hop over to see complete step by step directions.
This linen closet organization project was a long time coming! Would you believe it took me nearly a month to complete this bathroom organization task? You know how a lot of people “turn over a new leaf” in January? We make resolutions, and start purging. A friend told me about a challenge, and I jumped…
This fun repurposed cabinet door made into a craft paper dispenser is easier than it looks. Don’t attach your paper dispenser to your wall, make it more portable. By using a cabinet door with d-rings, this paper dispenser can easily be moved from the kitchen to the playroom.
I love my battery operated leaf blower! In fact I have two. I keep one at home and the other lives in the camper. Leaf blowers, not just for leaves! See all my clever uses for leaf blowers in this fun article about all the ways to use a leaf blower.
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.
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…
Do you have an old dresser mirror? Turn that wooden mirror into the door for a jewelry cabinet that hangs on the wall! A simple box construction is all you need. With these step by step instructions you will know just how to make your own DIY Jewelry Wall Cabinet.
Just because you may live in a tiny space doesn’t mean you can’t be more organized. The messy cords and outlet plugs in the camper needed to be controlled. I came up with a small wooden valance that disguises all the cords and the power outlets. Adding a stencil, or in my case a Chalk Couture transfer was just what this project needed!
How to build a customized craft paint shelf to organize small bottles of craft paint. Step by step directions to make the perfect shelf to hold those small bottles of paint.
For this month’s Dollar Store Design Squad I’m showing you how to set up kitchen and bathroom areas using items from the Dollar Tree. There are so many inexpensive items available for just a buck that are just as good as what you might find in a department store. Great for RV’s, campers, a new apartment and more!
Spray paint is a quick and easy fix for any accessories you have around your house in order to do an update. Do you find yourself changing wall colors often? Just spray paint to keep your decor up to date. I used stainless steel spray paint to update my kitchen accessories and I love how they turned out.
Junk is my life! Sometimes that junk can seem overwhelming when you let it get out of hand. I’ve been trying to take back my storage areas and workshops a little at a time. Clearing out the woodshed was way overdue. It was a huge undertaking but it’s finally done. Tips for storing reclaimed lumber and junky treasures – hop over to check it out.
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!
How to make an easy diy printable display frame out of scraps of bead board. Did you know you can purchase clips online and put them on whatever you want? This is the perfect display for printables, photos, kids’ artwork , recipes in the kitchen and more!
I made a diy headband organizer for my great niece! Her mom had been wanting a way to keep all of those small hair accessories organized. I’ll share tips for dry brushing the hooks with a sweet pink color and glazing the wood to give it the perfect gray glaze.
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!
It’s over! The Clean Up Your Act Creative Space Reorganization Challenge! I didn’t exactly get D.O.N.E. But done enough for now. I’ve even worked on a few projects in my newly organized basement shop area. I’m so happy we put this together. I can’t wait to see your after pictures of your newly organized spaces.
As I continue to clean and organize the basement shop, storage is a must! Productivity can be impeded by constantly looking for tools and supplies. This simple build storage shelf was free because I used material I already had. I’ll share tips for cleaning up a messy space as well as tips on building this storage shelf as part of the Power Tool Challenge this month.
I am so excited to share this DIY laundry cart with you! I love my new washer and dryer-my first front loading machines. The problem? I’m always dropping items on the floor. The solution? A handy laundry cart to move clothes from the washer to the dryer to the linen closet!
I want to clean up my shop, but where do I begin? That’s what I was asking myself and there’s only one answer. Just begin!!! I honestly put off starting the cleanup as long as I could. But, once I got started, I was so happy I did. So, to recap. Some blogger friends and…
This necklace holder jewelry organizer was a fun project using an old lamp and a wire fruit basket. This project would also be great for holding a baby girl’s headbands and bows. Easy directions over on the blog.
Would you like to join our Clean Up Your Act |creative space| Reorganization Challenge? Some friends and I challenge you to clean up your creative space whether it be a shop, sewing room, or craft room. Submit a before picture now and an after picture later this month to be eligible to win prizes!
Use a plastic coffee container to organize small items such as toys. These repurposed coffee cans are also great for snacks and holiday items. Easy to make with printables from your home printer.
It’s time for the Thrift Store Decor Challenge team project for this month. I’m giving a small wooden trinket keepsake box a makeover with paint and rub-n-buff. Have you ever used it? Well… have you used it for stenciling? Be sure to check out the projects from my friends as well. They’re pretty much awesome!
It took me five days (with the help of my neighbor) to clean out and organize my one car garage wood shop. We didn’t just clean, we built shelving and small skids to keep items off the floor when it rains hard. Lots of tips to help you organize your shop.
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.
Here’s a redo of a redo! It doesn’t happen often, but this is an old project I did in 2009, and now I’ve updated it and gave it a new look. It was a nightstand, then a t.v. stand, now it’s a small chest great for a guest room OR a coffee station in a small kitchen.
This tutorial uses reclaimed wood to make a custom rustic shutter cabinet. The reclaimed wood is the same size as 1×6 pine boards that you can buy at your local hardware store. I’ll show you how to frame out the front facing, and build the cabinet to your size. No project is without a few kinks, I would love for you to click over to see the ins and outs of this project.
I recently got a free dresser (I call the tall pieces chest of drawers, but most people call them dressers). The piece had a lot of damage on the bottom, after cutting off the damaged portion, it was shorter, and seemed the perfect size to make a coffee station cabinet. A step by step tutorial is just waiting for you on the blog.
This month I have been cleaning things out and getting organized. I just made a super cute Desk Organizer out of fence wood scraps, crib slats and left over chicken wire. It is great to keep my taxes and bills from getting lost! I am excited to share a simple picture tutorial so you can make your own!
A wire basket organizer is made from an old table top. The same project can be completed using an old picture frame. Using a table top to make a wire basket organizer I was given this old table base without legs from my neighbor Rodney. He knows I’ll take any left over junk he…
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…
It is great to be back at My Repurposed Life to share this chalkboard coat rack project with you. In case you are new here my name is Mindi, and I blog over at MyLove2Create. I have always been inspired by Gail and so it really is a privilege for me to be a contributor…
Rarely do I find real shutters while I’m out junking. I didn’t know I’d be making a hanging produce bin from a repurposed shutter when I bought these at Vendors’ Village, but I think it really was the perfect easy project. John had 4 of these black shutters in his booth in the back room….
I think the title says it all. I’m a junker ie: a collector of junk! I am fortunate enough to have a 2 1/2 car garage next door that is at my disposal. It is where I “hold” my projects in waiting and finished projects until they are ready to be sold. When you collect…
I love my new Easy DIY Hose Hanger. I’ve needed to do this for a while now, but I tend to work on fun projects that I can sell in my booth instead of must have projects for the home. Wendi’s Power Tool Challenge theme this month is Summer. I suppose a diy hose hanger…