Repurposed Pallet Porch Bench

by T Berokoff
Repurposed Pallet Porch Bench

Repurposed Pallet Porch Bench Our porch has a new bench!  We are experiencing a phenomenon here in the south to one, have a porch, and two, to actually sit on the porch!  Never experienced this as a native Californian!  I love this tradition.  Only problem was we had nothing to sit on.  Enter a pallet […]

Chicken Nesting Box to Herb Home

by T Berokoff
Chicken Nesting Box Turned Herb Home Repurposed

Chicken Nesting Box to Herb Home My herbs have a new home!  This old chicken nesting box became home for my herbs this year.  I wanted to plant more herbs this time around and have them protected from the wind and cold that is still here in Tennessee in April. Here’s the nesting box before […]

Three Clever DIY Upcycled Packaging Ideas

by Dinah Wulf
Upcycled Packaging (4)

This article, “Three Clever DIY Upcycled Packaging Ideas,” is sponsored by the Paper and Packaging Board for the HowLifeUnfolds.com campaign. All opinions are 100% my own. It seems that all year long we’re invited to celebrate special events and holidays with our friends and family. With those festivities comes gift giving. The tutorials I’m sharing […]

Upcycled Axe Head Welcome Sign

by T Berokoff
Upcycled Axe Head Welcome Sign

Upcycled Axe Head Welcome Sign An old axe head was given to me and I had no idea what to do with it until I went to the local thrift store and saw these wooden hearts on a $1.00 clearance table. Somehow the axe head and these hearts fit together in my mind!  I went home […]

Repurposed Changing Table to Potting Bench

by Dinah Wulf
Repurposed Potting Bench (3)

This article, Repurposed Changing Table to Potting Bench, is sponsored by the Parent’s Magazines Blogger Decorating Challenge. All opinions are 100% my own. I was lucky enough to be chosen to participate in Parent’s Magazines Blogger Decorating Challenge. They shipped me an IKEA changing table, and my job was to totally transform/repurpose it into another piece […]

DIY Industrial Bobbin Hanging Light

by Medina Grillo
DIY INDUSTRIAL BOBBIN HANGING LIGHT

DIY Industrial Bobbin Hanging Light     I love the industrial look and have decided to give my sons room the metal effect look by repurposing vintage items! This light was made using a large bobbin and PVC pipes.   I spray  painted the pipes to make them look more like metal and less like […]

Refurbished Barn Find to Side Table

by T Berokoff
Refurbished Barn Find to Side Table - Trash to Treasure

Refurbished Barn Find to Side Table When I looked up in the rafters of a friend’s barn recently, I saw old rattan and wicker pigeon carrier baskets.  Being in a racing pigeon club, as was this man, I knew these were old and needed to be rescued and upcycled!  The baskets are from the 1930’s […]

Marble Side Table Upcycle

by Dinah Wulf
Upcycled Side Table Makeover

Marble Side Table Upcycle, Written by Rasy Sor Have you ever moved and thought that your old furniture no longer fits in your new place? I have. Most of my old furniture is made of wood and my new place has hardwood floors. My place started to look like a log cabin with all the […]

DIY Suitcase Shelves

by Medina Grillo
DIY Suitcase Shelves

DIY Suitcase Shelves Who doesn’t love vintage suitcases? They can be used in so many different ways to add that unique look to any room or space. Although these were a nightmare to cut up (and I felt super guilt about it) they looked fabulous in my hallway. I sourced these suitcases off ebay at […]

Upcycled Razor Refill Cases

by T Berokoff
Upcycled Razor Boxes turned Pill Boxes

Upcycled Razor Refill Cases I’ve saved Intuition razor refill cases for some time but didn’t know why, except that I thought they would be good to reuse for something someday.  Then inspiration hit!  Why not take these lids that I used to throw away and use them to solve a pill problem.  Let me explain.  […]

Drawer Turned Under the Bed Toy Storage

by Medina Grillo
Drawer Turned Under the Bed Toy Storage

Drawer Turned Under the Bed Toy Storage My sons room is extra small (what we would call a box room here in the UK) so storage is a big challenge! I decided to get creative and  hacked an IKEA pax drawer to make an under bed toy storage box. It has little caster wheels and handles […]

Upcycled Thrift Store Easter Bunny Décor

by Dinah Wulf
Upcycled Thrift Store Easter Bunny Decor

I was out shopping the other day and saw these adorable stone Easter bunnies. I couldn’t however, bring myself to pay the price for them. I decided to go on a thrift store search for cheap ceramic bunnies that I could upcycle to make my own version of this upcycled thrift store Easter bunny décor […]

DIY Decorated Pencil Frame

by Medina Grillo
DIY Decorated Pencil Frame

DIY Decorated Pencil Frame My son and I created this pencil frame for his Nursery  teacher before she left for maternity.  She absolutely  loved it! It was fun and super easy to do. Its also a great way to recycle unused pencils and the great thing about it, is that any leftover from this project […]

Upcycled Candle Lids Turned Coasters

by T Berokoff
Repurposed Candle Lids Turned Coasters

DIY Upcycled Candle Lids Turned Coasters Wanting some new coasters, I was inspired to upcycle some old candle lids to make pretty coasters at little cost.  Here’s a picture of one of my candles with the lid on it: Materials: Candle Lids Screwdriver Spray Paint Paper Pencil Scissors Cork Inside the lid there is a […]

12 Thrift Store Housewares Transformations

by Dinah Wulf
How to Etch Glass Thrift Store Makeover

When I go treasure hunting at a thrift store, I head straight for the housewares. There are so many fun things to look at. I take my time investigating each aisle and inspecting vases, bowls, cups, trays, anything that speaks to me. I have done a lot of thrift store housewares transformations over the years […]

DIY Upcycled Marble Coffee Table

by Dinah Wulf
Marble Coffee Table Makeover

My friend, Rasy who made this DIY Upcycled Striped Utensil Holder, shared a beautiful DIY upcycled marble coffee table she made for her living room. She upcycled her existing coffee table on the cheap!  Rasy said, “I’ve always loved marble but I couldn’t get myself to spend $400-$600 on a marble coffee table. So did […]

24 Cheap Recycled Crafts for Adults to Make

by Dinah Wulf
24 Cheap Recycled Craft for Adults to Make

Everyone has jars, magazines, old books, and cardboard tubes laying around the house.  Even though these things are normally trash we throw away, with a little imagination you can upcycle them into something new and useful. When I first started blogging I didn’t have any money to put into crafts, so the thrifty side of […]

Upcycled Kitchen Doors to Repurposed Headboard

by T Berokoff
Kitchen Cabinet Doors to Repurposed Headboard

Upcycled Kitchen Doors to Repurposed Headboard We are in the process of updating our kitchen cabinets.  Looking through the L.L. Bean home goods catalog, I liked the look of their Mission Style headboards, but not the price!  The cabinet doors we weren’t going to put back up in the kitchen looked very close to the […]

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