Repurposed Headboards

by Dinah Wulf
Budget friendly headboards (2)

A DIY Inspired reader emailed me and asked for some repurposed headboard ideas… here we go! A headboard in your bedroom or guest room can make a dramatic impact.  Check out these low budget DIY headboard ideas using reused and recycled materials.  These repurposed headboards are made from everything from reclaimed wood to fabulous inexpensive […]

Reupholstering a Dumpster Find

by Loren Crane

Written by Loren Crane   I thank you for Dinah for  letting share my new chair with you guys. If you remember my last chair was done with Ikea fabric.   I decided to go in another adventure in reupholstering a chair. The new chair is completely different from the other one I did and […]

Upcycled Baseball Themed Dresser

by Barbara Hiatt
Upcycled Baseball Themed Dresser

Written By: Barbara from Chase The Star Hi there!  I’m Barbara from Chase the Star, a little blog about decorating and crafting on a budget.  I love to take something in need of some DIY love, and make it look fabulous!  I just recently stumbled upon Dinah’s blog, and must say, I’m a big fan […]

Repurposed Shadow Box

by Loren Crane
shadow box foot stool

  I am very happy to be a guest here at DIY Inspired! I want to thank Dinah for the opportunity.  I am Loren over at  Pandora’s Craft box. I am a full time mom and crafter. I hate to cook but love to make messes. I am clumsy and hot tempered but I love with […]

Upcycled Vanity

by Loren Crane

Written By Loren Crane of Pandora’s Craft Box   I am finally back in my groove in doing projects after taking a month off. I’ve been working overtime trying to setup and maintain my blog that I needed a small break. I did not know how much I would miss doing projects until I finished […]

Antique Chair Update

by Dinah Wulf
Simply Spray DIY Inspired (3)

My taste is very eclectic.  There are several reasons why I can appreciate so many different styles.  I inherited this antique corner chair.  When I first got it, my mind went racing with different colors and upholsteries. BUT after some research, I found out that this chair may actually be worth something.  I didn’t want […]

DIY Reupholstered Chair

by Loren Crane
Chair 6

DIY Reupholstered Chair, Written By: Loren Crane, Pandora’s Craft Box One cloudy day we found this lonely, awkward looking chair by the dumpster. I just saw the potential and the beauty this chair could bring to my home. We took it in and wondered what we had gotten ourselves into! We knew nothing of reupholstering […]

Chair Bench

by Dinah Wulf

My friend emailed me a few pictures of a dining room set she wanted to try and update. The first thing I thought of when I saw the chairs was that we HAVE to upcycle them into a chair bench.  I first saw this idea on an HGTV show (I can’t remember which one but […]

Wine Crate Shelves

by Dinah Wulf
Repurposed Wine Crates (4)

A few posts ago I wrote asking for help on recycled wine crate ideas.  I FINALLY thought of something! But first, as a recap, I’ve had these wine crates from a Wine Tasting Bridal Shower that I did.  You can get wine crates from any specialty wine store.  Oftentimes they are free or some stores […]

Fiber and Fire

by Dinah Wulf
FandF via diyinspired (6)

Oh my gosh… I can’t stand it! I am obsessed with the craftsmanship and knack for design of this talented mother and daughter team, Patricia and Andrea also known as Fiber and Fire. I was doing my usual rounds of blog exploration one day and I came across Fiber and Fire on Picket Fence Blogs. […]

Repurposed Nursery Furniture

by Dinah Wulf

Over the past few months we’ve had a few cool DIY tutorials perfect for a baby’s nursery.  I posted a step by step how to for a DIY Ribbon/Organization board to hold hair clips and photos. I also shared some DIY Nursery Letters that my best friend made, and perhaps my favorite, I showed you […]

Repurposed Pin-spiration

by Dinah Wulf

“Pin-spiration” is a new term I’ve been seeing a lot lately. Pintrest is yet another social networking site that allows you to create virtual pin boards of absolutely anything that fits your fancy.  Check out my Pin boards here.  Did I mention I am obsessed with it? I can spend hours perusing the site. Here […]

Six Ways to Recycle Maps

by Dinah Wulf
Gift wrap

Maps are so beautiful.  I’ve been looking for some ways to use them because I see them everywhere (including my glove box).  Just like CD’s, record albums, and books, they are becoming obsolete due to the emergence of electronics like the GPS and the internet.  But what I do love about maps is that they tell a story and […]

Kitchen Cart Makeover

by Dinah Wulf
Kitchen cart makeover_cart8

I know I’ve blogged about this before, but I’ll say it again.  One of the BEST things about blogging is meeting amazingly creative people that you would have NEVER come across if it wasn’t for the power of the internet.  Even more powerful is the interpersonal aspect of an online connection. Recently, I received another […]

Repurposed Pallets

by Dinah Wulf
Design Finch

I love the idea of repurposed pallets into furniture or art.  When I first thought of doing my own project, I would drive around town looking near the dumpsters of commercial and retail buildings.  The last time I went to Home Depot, I asked if I could buy them and they said depending on the […]

DIY Headboard

by Dinah Wulf
Canvas Headboard

So when a couple finally moves in together, so does all of your stuff.  Unfortunately there are things that come with every bachelor now husband that you wish you could just throw away.  In my case, my hubby came with this enormous and atrocious orange painting (oh yeah and a garbage disposal lamp and a […]

10 Before and After Furniture Makeovers

by Dinah Wulf

10 Before and After Furniture Makeovers Hopefully these before and after furniture makeovers gets your creative juices flowing.  Furniture makeovers are at the very least, eco and budget friendly. Take on a DIY project and transform your flea market finds into fabulous one-of-a-kind furniture. With a little spray paint or fabric, and a lot of […]

6 Ways to Repurpose Suitcases

by Dinah Wulf
vintage suitcase- craft storage

6 Ways to Repurpose Suitcases I love the look of vintage suitcases.  There are so many beautiful styles and colors.  Made of many different materials, vintage suitcases are perfect for repurposing and adding some character and style to your home decor. Vintage suitcases can be purchased at any thrift shop, flea market, or antique store. […]