I saw a window project at Cracker Barrel and literally found the perfect window at a ReStore for a dollar two days later. The knobs were 50% off at the craft store. It makes a great wedding photo display hat rack.
Cheap & Easy! That’s what I love! 🙂 Today’s project is both of those. A plain door mat from Home Depot for less than $5 is easily customized with spray paint-even in the dead of winter. I love this color, and it really dresses up this plain rug.
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 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!
This is a project that I have had on my to-do list for a long time. It’s been done a lot, and maybe you’ve even done one yourself. I’m giving you lots of tips on the build and the painting, so you will want to hop over to the blog to see the transformation.
Mindi will show you how to create a beautiful Magnetic Chalkboard flower. Fun home decor using a $1 pizza tray and bead board!
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.
Mindi from My Love 2 Create is sharing a super tutorial today showing how to make a picture frame jewelry holder out of decorative metal. This step by step tutorial will give you tips and tricks to make this jewelry holder to match your decor. Fun, pretty AND functional! Thanks Mindi!
Hello! I am happy to be here! It’s Mindi from MyLove2Create! Today I am sharing how to make a Cabinet Door Magazine Rack! PIN IT! This is a pretty easy project and very useful too! I am excited to show you how I made it! Let’s get started! How to make a DIY Magazine Rack:…
A small mid century modern side table gets a new chance after the makeover it got is ruined with a huge scratch. A painted, stenciled table top disguises the not so pretty top. Details on the original makeover as well as the newest, latest look.
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.
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.
A trio of gray glazed shelves are made from one odd piece of wooden trim. Adding wood for the shelves and hooks make the large one perfect for any room. I’d love to know your thoughts on what configuration the trio should be displayed.
A free, damaged headboard gets a new chance after a little sawing and painting. I rarely throw anything away or turn down free stuff from neighbors. This was one of those cases where I said yes, but was wondering what I was going to do with this damaged particle board headboard.
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.
I picked up a $5 vintage drawer and with a scrap piece of wood, paint and glaze, it’s now ideal for a small wall shelf, or a shelf to rest on a console or library table. I found a new glaze and I’m loving it so much, I can’t stop using it.
A $5 chippy chair planter? Yep, this project was so easy, and I love how it looks. The chippy chair got a quick white wash paint makeover and it was ready to display my pretty Boston fern. Hop over to see more chair planter ideas.
I can be such a procrastinator. I have had this drawer in one place or another for years. I painted it from black to white last year, but still didn’t do anything but move it around the garage. Finally I finished it. You’ll get the details on this and see many more repurposed drawer ideas to inspire you when you hop over.
Originally priced at $20 this whiskey barrel lid was a steal at $4. It needed some TLC, repairs and sealing. Now it makes a real statement piece for a home bar or the bourbon lover. The brand is Stitzel Weller, poured right here in Louisville, KY back in 1961.
I found a $1 antique oval picture frame at Vendors’ Village (where my booth is located). It was in rough shape, but I knew it was worth a buck. It got put aside until I finished my latest hall tree and I was wishing I had the perfect wreath to hang on it. I didn’t, so I redid the oval frame into a chalkboard instead. I hope you learn something from this short tutorial.
I LOVE making repurposed door projects. This DIY entry table is beautiful and functional. Add a basket under the lower shelf to add even more functionality. The blue door and table is the perfect addition to any home decor. The addition of a chalkboard is just the icing on the cake! Click over to see all the details so you can make one yourself.
We have a guest post today from Charlee of Travel Build Create. She will show you how to use a repurposed chair to make a beautiful doll bed perfect for that special girl in your life. I’m thinking you could also use it as a pet bed for your kitty or puppy. Please give Charlee a warm welcome.
We have another Thrift Store Decor project today! I’m sharing the easiest and cheapest project ever. $2.50 Easy Glass Globe Solar Light! Drop another buck for a bracket and you’re all set. I love how this set looks on my front gate arbor. Think weddings, parties and more!
This accidental project came about by accident, but had a few hiccups along the way. Sometimes projects can try my patience, and I may even give up for a while. I stuck with this one even after some stenciling gone wrong. Hop over to read all the details on this girl’s step stool.
Another blue project from Mindi? Well, that’s no real surprise! But the paint technique and color is beautiful. And that Sunny? What a perfect name for that sweet face. If you’ve wanted to get a holder for your dog bowls, Mindi will show you the perfect way to DIY it!
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.
This is it! The last piece of the free furniture from my neighbor! The headboard has been repurposed into a sign for my kitchen! I love, love, love how it turned out. I hope you do to.
Can you spy cabinet doors in this simple bench? I boxed in two doors for each support. This was a fun and easy project that can be done in a couple of hours. Extra seating that could even double as a coffee table? Won’t you click the picture to see how it all came together? I think you’ll be surprised how easy it is.
Mindi does it again! She made this cute spindle crate out of reclaimed bits and pieces and scrap wood. No surprise–she painted it blue! Lots of tips and ideas on this very handy crate.
I’m still in the process of changing up the free furniture I got from my neighbors. Today’s project involves a nightstand that I turned into a kid’s chalkboard desk. Lots of tips on how I re-imagined this little guy into it’s new and useful purpose. It’s a fairly straightforward tutorial-I hope you enjoy it.
I’ve been working my way through the free furniture I got earlier this year. You may remember the awesome dresser bench I made last week. By parting out the dresser I was left with two louvered dresser doors. They were used in this easy project to make a wall cabinet great for craft storage!
I recently got some awful furniture, including a dresser. I re-imagined the dresser into a beautiful and useful storage bench. I even went the extra mile on this one and made a cushion and pillows. The step by step tutorial is only a click away! I think you’ll be amazed!
I’m sharing a step by step picture tutorial of how to make an easy pallet sign. Lots of tips about my favorite products for making an easy project to help decorate a coffee lover’s kitchen.
It’s time for the Power Tool Challenge, and it’s a Home Decor reader event. We’re sharing what we made, but we’re also inviting YOU to share your projects for a chance to win a fabulous prize pack from Homeright. I made this much needed custom sofa side table to help me keep track of all my remotes in the living room!
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.
Making easy projects out of 2×4 boards is so much fun. I have the easiest 2×4 farmhouse bench project tutorial for you, perfect for beginners! PIN IT! *this post contains affiliate links, you can read more here. * This project starts with this awesome product called 2×4 basics any sized table. I’ll share more…
I married a free chandelier with a thrift store floor lamp to make this unique and fun garden or patio light. I’m sharing all kinds of tips and tricks to complete your own project. This is a very versatile project, you could even use candles or flameless candles. This is the monthly Thrift Store Decor Project, so hop over to see what my blogger friends have been up to.