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 collection of over 150 trash to treasure Christmas Decor Ideas from 7 top DIY bloggers will have you trying to decide what to make first. What is your favorite?
How to make a vegetable bin out of a repurposed cabinet door. Make your own project in an afternoon to hold produce and vegetables. Easy & inexpensive. Customize it to your own needs!
Are you looking for a great wall shelf with hooks that you can make yourself? This collection offers something for everyone. Great tutorials. So many ideas and repurposed items.
This large collection of wooden spindle projects will have your head spinning wondering just what you will make first! So many spindles so little time.
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?
How to make an outdoor coffee table using a repurposed fire pit. Pallet boards were the perfect addition to this metal frame to make this bright and colorful coffee table/ottoman for my backyard.
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?
Today’s easy project will have you looking around to see what you have to make it! I used an old lamp base and a wooden platter to make this pedestal platter project. Easy to spray paint and be done in record time!
I picked up a brass vanity light at the ReStore in Nashville while visiting my grandson a few weeks ago. I got a great deal on it and decided to paint it and repurpose for the backyard camper retreat. I will be adding solar lights, but so far I’m not loving how it’s turning out.
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 a repurposed drawer shadow box using a reclaimed drawer and a thrift store picture frame. Step by step directions and lots of tips to pull of this DIY!
After months of feeling like this former floor lamp was mocking me, I finally figured out what it wanted to be! A Welcome Porch Post! Lots of tips and tricks that I learned along the way, including how NOT to mix up homemade chalk paint. Yikes!
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 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 used a reclaimed wooden spindle to make a Christmas Tree Card Holder. Using twisted wire ups the game and makes this an easy project you can do in an afternoon.
Repurposed shutter projects are usually very easy and fun to make. Coming by authentic (affordable) wooden shutters is not so easy. That’s why I’m here to tell you that using 1/2 of a louvered door works just as well. That’s what I used on this repurposed shutter magazine rack.
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!
It’s time for the thrift store decor challenge. I made a small pedestal planter using a reclaimed spindle and a porch light cap. It makes the perfect succulent planter. Be sure to hop over to see the projects my friends made too.
Fun Flea Market Finds get makeovers! Lots of easy projects you can do in an afternoon. Shopping at thrift stores and flea markets is the perfect way to pick up unwanted and outdated pieces that just need a little TLC. What will you make?
I have put together a great collection of over 30 repurposed desk project ideas. Whether you are looking for ideas to update an old desk with paint and stain, or reinvent a desk into another piece of furniture, there’s something for everyone. I even have some ideas for using old desk parts for new and useful items.
It’s Power Tool Challenge Time! This month the theme is Secret Santa. We’re exchanging our decorative items with another member of the team. I can’t wait to see who my secret Santa is! All of the projects are so cute, I’ll be happy no matter who it is. Hop over to see all of the fun holiday projects!
Angie is so lucky to have access to great farmhouse items to repurpose. In today’s project she will show you how to use an old farmhouse water pump as yard decor! How clever and creative. Have you ever seen a farmhouse water pump?
Today, Angie shares a quick and easy project using an old cabinet door and a loaf pan. She made an indoor herb planter and herb drying hook with just a few very basic supplies. We hope you click over to see all the details.
I never really thought about making a coffee table using chair legs and hardwood flooring, but one day while I was looking for something to make, I took a second look at the base of these chairs…. I got these chairs from a local reader last fall, and they’ve just been hanging around ever…
Hi there, MRL friends! It’s Angie from Knick of Time, back with an easy tutorial to turn a pie plate into a pedestal stand. I’ve lost count of how many pedestal stands and tiered stands my husband and I have made together, but it’s well into the double digits. The tiered stands are best-sellers in my…
Merry Christmas everyone! I know this is a busy day for everyone, but when the festivities start winding to a close and you have a few minutes to sit down and relax with a hot cup of coffee, cocoa or tea, I’m here to share a new project that may be just the thing you…
Hi MRL friends! It’s Angie from Knick of Time, and it’s good to be back again this month with a tutorial to make rustic display for old tools that are family keepsakes. How to display old tools I was given a bunch of old tools that belonged to my husband’s grandfather. Rather than keep them boxed…
It’s Angie here, and I’m excited to be back to share another tutorial with you this month! I love being able to keep old, unwanted books out of the landfill, so books are some of my favorite things to recreate with. I’m going to show you how to make your own repurposed books lamp! The…
EDITED to add: Catch as Catch Can will be on vacation next week due to Blogapalooza 2014. It’s been a whirlwind week since arriving home Sunday night from Atlanta. Monday was catch-up day with 10 Etsy orders. I wanted to get them all done right away because a cool front was arriving, and I wanted…