Use an upcycled metal table frame to make a very colorful and useful table for an outdoor space. It’s easier than you think. I’ll show you how.
How to make Joy Christmas letters out of reclaimed oak flooring. Tips on gluing the pieces together, painting and more. Fairly quick project.
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.
Maybe you call it a tote, but I call it a diy wooden caddy! Yes, a wooden caddy made from reclaimed materials such as fence boards, chair parts, and random spindles as handles! You will love this easy wooden caddy project so much that you won’t be able to make just one! I had been…
Tips for turning an old singer sewing machine base into a table for your sofa or hallway. Spray paint was used for the base and reclaimed wood was used for the table top. Lots of tips for you to DIY.
I finally did it! I made a reclaimed wood heart for Valentine’s day. I’ve long admired others I’ve seen my blog friends make. This step by step tutorial will show you just how easy it is, and make you wonder why you’ve never made one. You still have time to make one for your home or someone you love!
This bench made from a door is a perfect weekend project. You can have it built and painted in just a couple of days. I’m sharing some things that didn’t quite work for me as well as the easiest way ever to quickly paint this project!
How to make easy farmhouse shutters for your home, she shed, or outbuilding. Step by step directions on assembling and installing wooden shutters. This is a great weekend project to update the look of any building.
This very fun and easy project will make you smile–oh wait that’s me! I love all shades of blue, but don’t really need beachy or coastal decor. I still want to add something to this project, so I’m looking for your advice about how I should finish it off. If you do a lot of framing I have the tool you need to put on your wish list!
This simple apple caddy made from reclaimed fence will inspire you to make some sort of crate or caddy soon. I have lots of great tips for stenciling. I love the stenciling technique I used for this project.
This easy picket fence coat rack is something a novice can do by following my simple instructions. Minimal tools are needed for this project, you could even use a handsaw if that’s all you have. Of course a jigsaw would work and a miter saw would be so easy peasy!
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?
How to make a tall outdoor We Are Thankful sign out of reclaimed lumber. This is an easy afternoon project that will make you smile every time you see it. It’s the perfect reminder that we should be thankful for what we have.
This month’s Power Tool Challenge was to make a sign. I’ve made a lot of signs, so I thought it would be fun to make a pumpkin sign greeting Fall with the words “hello Fall”. The rustic pumpkin is made out of pallet boards. I love the way it turned out and I hope you do to. Maybe it will inspire you to make your own pumpkin sign. If not, maybe one of the other great signs will inspire you!
After the deck demolition at my daughter’s house, we had a huge pile of yummylicious weathered blue wood leftover, and I couldn’t bare to see it go to waste. Solution? Make simple benches for the NEW deck! It’s tough to get this weathered paint look.
I’m a sentimental sap, with silly attachment to things. I made a landscape timber solar light for my yard out of 25 year old landscape timbers that had my initials carved into it by my husband. As we become grandparents, it’s important to remember that we raised a wonderful daughter who is married and raising a sweet son of their own!
It’s time for the Power Tool Challenge project for May. This month’s theme is Pallets. I used pallet boards to make a table, but actually staged/styled it as a coffee station or coffee bar. It’s sofa table height, and you could easily make it to be a kitchen island or outdoor serving station. The possibilities are endless with this type of pallet board table!
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 love reclaimed wood projects. Mostly I use weathered fencing, but I recently got some great blue pallet wood. So for this month’s power tool challenge I decided to make a printable pallet frame. It’s a fun printable that my friend Jocie made for me. I have never really posted a printable on this site,…
Sometimes I make myself laugh out loud. I am far from perfect and make the same silly mistakes that you may make on your projects. Just remember to laugh at yourself and not take it too serious. That’s the case in this JOY wooden spindle sign I made for Christmas.
I’m so excited to share my latest Christmas project with you. I made a Christmas Tree Stand Box to hide the trunk of your tree–a great alternative to using a tree skirt. My friend Kim inspired me. Hop over to see how my Christmas box folds flat for storage. Be sure to visit Kim to see how she made her scrap wood crate!
I love making projects using reclaimed wood. A lot of people use barn wood and pallet wood, but my go-to is weathered fence wood. This easy coffee sign with hooks to hold coffee cups is perfect for displaying in a kitchen coffee station area. I stenciled the word COFFEE on the fence boards and then framed them. To see more details and tips, hop over.
I used reclaimed fence pieces to make an adorable picket fence candle sconce using cute little jelly jars. This easy project is useful, pretty and versatile. I photographed it with battery operated candles and vacation sand. But wouldn’t it be perfect as vases for pretty flowers? Step by step directions and tips-hope you click over to get all the details.
I’ve been wanting to make a ONE pallet project. This month’s Power Tool Challenge was the perfect opportunity to do so. I made an easy potting table out of a wooden pallet I got from a neighbor. This is a fairly easy project with minimal cuts.
I’m always looking for inspiration for projects, everywhere I go. On my daily walks with Lulu Mae I pass a neighbor’s house and have long admired a wooden slat bench on their porch. I thought for a long time that I would make one out of a couple of chairs. BUT! Then I got those great reclaimed wooden slats from a neighbor . . .
How to display vacation photos is not something I usually think about. Many times I do a photo book upon returning, but while visiting Cape Cod with my daughter Jamie, I collected sand, rocks and shells. I wanted to display these along with a favorite photo in a shadow box that fits with my decor. I’ll show you how I made a rustic shadow box using an IKEA ribba shadow box.
The Power Tool Challenge Team is back this month with fabulous, creative weekend garden projects to inspire you. Some are similar and a few are very different, but all are very creative. Be sure to hop over to see all the details on the blog.
I needed to make an artwork rustic frame. Why? Because reclaimed artwork doesn’t generally come with a frame. While vacationing in Cape Cod with my daughter Jamie in late June, I actually picked up three pieces of reclaimed art. This sweet painting of three sandpipers scurrying on the beach is done on a piece of…
I am so excited to share this month’s Power Tool Challenge project. The theme was Summer Fun, and I DID struggle with trying to figure out WHAT to make. But when I figured it out, I ran with it and I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out! I made a portable diy pallet bar. It’s so easy to set up, store and transport for on-the-go parties and functions. I did a little video so you can see exactly how easy it sets up.
How to make a rustic garden table perfect for potting, entertaining and more. Step by step tutorial using reclaimed fence boards. Weekend project for you to make. Check it out!
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.
Unique small wine bar created with pallets and fish tank stand. GET HERE TO SEE PROJECT DETAILS Rustic wine bar submitted by Eileen C. Johnson Click Here for more information about dismantling pallets.
I have an easy project to share with you today! I love using reclaimed wood for outdoor projects. Sometimes I just make stuff up as I go along, and learn better ways to do things, that is the case with this project. The next rustic ladder plant display I make will be a little different.
Today’s project a reclaimed wood coffee table is very versatile. It can be used as a coffee table or bench indoors or out! This coffee table is easy to make, and for me it was relatively free. However, it did involve a lot of labor hauling the reclaimed wood and building the table. Look at…
So, I got the old picket fence of a burn pile and decided a quick project was in order, and that meant a picket fence coat rack! How about a whitewash coat rack? Reclaimed Picket Fence Section into a Whitewash Coat Rack As you can see, I really did get this off a burn…
I recently shared a great pallet DIY Christmas tree project from Donna at Funky Junk Interiors on my Facebook page. I still have a lot of this free weathered wood stored in a wood shed. How to make a Pallet Christmas Tree Loosely following Donna’s tutorial I cut my fence boards on an angle…
I’m so excited to show you this outdoor bar I made from reclaimed wood. It would also make a great kitchen island or maybe even a potting bench. How to make an easy outdoor bar I still have a lot of this salvaged wood stored in a woodshed. (this picture is of the wood when…
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. …
Hello My Repurposed Life fans, it’s Joan from Scavenger Chic once again. I actually have 2 projects for you this month, a wooden storage caddy and painted canning jars. When I first saw this bundle of wood at the local thrift store, I actually thought it was a set of wooden blinds. But now that…
Pin it! Overview How to make a simple stool. It’s perfect to reach those upper kitchen cupboards, rest your feet, extra height for a closet. Also great for kids who may need a little time out. Materials (1) 2×10 by 6’ Wood Glue (6) 1 5/8 wood screws Paint or stain (optional) Tools…