Your favorite Repurposed and DIY projects from 2020. Projects from My Repurposed Life and friends will inspire you to do some DIY. Please let me know YOUR favorite and what you would love to see more of in the coming year!
This project has been years in the making, and sadly it is still not finished. I have to add one more door to the radio record cabinet. However, I’m off with an injury, so the cabinet will have to wait a few more weeks for it’s debut! But meanwhile, you can see the thought process of what it’s been through over the last 5+ years.
Things do not always go smoothly. Not even for me! I’ve been doing the junkin’ thing for many, many years. I’ve often said color can make or break a project. This is one of those cases. I almost gave up on this sweet repurposed garden bench. I’ll take you through the steps of how it went wrong before I finally got it right.
After seeing a picture of a small cabinet hanging on the wall in a magazine, I realized that it would be easy to recreate using a couple of repurposed drawers. I find my inspiration by looking at manufactured pieces and then ask myself what can I make that from?
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?
It’s here! The second project from that over sized coffee table. I called the first one a Kid’s Bench with Storage, but I think this one would be perfect for a TV stand. Although they look the same, I actually supported the second project differently than the first one. I can’t wait to hear which one you like best!
How to turn a Jenny Lind Spool Bed into a bench using only your basic five power tools you may already have. Step by step instructions will show you that you really can make this bed bench. Bonus! See more five power tool projects from my blogger friends.
So many planter ideas to inspire you for Spring and Summer planting! Are you ready for Spring and getting your flowers planted in fun and unique planters? Build your own, or find something around your home to repurpose into that perfect planter to use as a conversation piece.
How to make your own repurposed drawer jewelry organizer. I used an old drawer, but you could easily customize this project by making a box out of 1×4’s. This jewelry organizer can hang on the wall or rest on a dresser. The small white dishes are perfect for holding smaller items such as earrings or bracelets.
I had some leftover molding from a previous project. By adding a scrap board and another small piece of trim, the only thing left to do was add reclaimed decoupage cabinet knobs as hooks for jewelry!
I don’t know who will enjoy these projects more. You will love making something special for the kids, and your children will love using these kids furniture projects that you made just for them!
You will love these repurposed bed and crib ideas. They’re all about the kids! How to make kids’ projects out of old beds, headboards, and cribs. Maybe you already have your child’s old bed or crib? no? They are so readily available at thrift stores, flea markets and yard sales.
I first started on this sewing machine cabinet turned into a drink station over a year ago. But I wasn’t quite happy with it, so I stored it in the garage and recently decided to revisit it. I have to say I love it now! I searched for years for the perfect insert to make a drink station, and I finally found the perfect tub!
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….
This repurposed headboard shelf coat rack is a fairly easy project for you to tackle this weekend. If you have a mudroom or a place that you’re in need of hanging hats, coats, or backpacks–this is a great fix. Step by step directions will show you just how to do it yourself.
Keeping kids organized can be quit challenging, and expensive! These repurposed furniture items will not only keep the kids organized, they won’t break the bank. Many items are easily found from family, friends, or maybe even in your own attic or basement.
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.
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…
How to make floor cabinets or cupboards for home decor display using windows as doors. Great tips on how to add legs to window cabinets to make them into floor cabinets.
How to glaze painted furniture–full of tips I’ve learned along the way. I spent years looking for a way to stop waxing and buffing chalk painted furniture. Now I do it all in one easy step. I love the hint of antiquing the glaze gives to all colors of painted furniture. Red paint, blue, and especially white painted furniture will look beautiful with this Smoked Glaze!
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.
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.
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 time for this month’s Thrift Store Decor project! I made a luggage rack side table using an old luggage rack I bought years ago and a cabinet door. The luggage rack was a pretty simple makeover, the cabinet door feet became a little more challenging. But I have good tips for you to add feet to make a cabinet door tray.
Shutter Shelf I’m Julie from follow your heart woodworking and I am so pleased to be able to Guest Post at Gail’s great blog My Repurposed Life. Gail is the queen of repurposing and she was the very first follower I had when I began blogging. I consider her to be a friend, even though…
Remember this? I got this e-mail from Rose… Subject: Pics of my twin to your cabinet Isn’t that the funniest thing? I hadn’t checked your blog in a couple days and was so surprised to find the pics of your $8 cabinet. I think it was originally a tv cabinet. Mine also does not have…