How I Saved Hundreds of Dollars on Wall Mirrors

by Dinah Wulf
Wall Mirror Makeovers

The six mirrors I’m about to show you cost me about $100, plus a few dollars for supplies. Together they are worth much much more. I have had all six for a minimum of three years and they have lasted room changes and even a move to a new home. They were all what I […]

DIY White-Washed Screen

by T Berokoff
DIY White-Washed Screen (5)

DIY White-Washed Screen               I’ve always loved the look of white-wash, so decided to try it on a screen for the fireplace. Summer is here and with the metal screen in storage, I looked no farther than the pallets stacked in the garage for building materials to build a summer screen.  To make a […]

Repurposed Coca Cola Boxes

by T Berokoff
Repurposed Coca Cola Boxes for Books

Repurposed Coca Cola Boxes Two old Coca Cola boxes were given to me the other day by a friend who didn’t know what to do with them.  Not much needed to be done to the boxes other than clean them and then let the creative juices flow!  Here’s the boxes before they were cleaned: One […]

Repurposed Tree Saw

by T Berokoff
Repurposed Tree Saw Sign

Repurposed Tree Saw to Sign On our recent trip to GA, I found this awesome old tree saw. The saw only needed some sanding and paint to clean it up a bit. After adding some lettering, the end result is exactly what our pigeon loft needed. (Pigeon houses are called lofts as the first pigeon houses […]

Thrift Store Magazine Rack Upcycle

by Dinah Wulf
Painted Thrift Store Magazine Rack

My husband and I always seemed to order magazine subscriptions from our friend’s older kids.  We actually have some pretty good ones. I love flipping through them on my spare time. Even though our world is saturated with digital information, I will always love the feel of actual magazine (or book) pages.  I went to […]

Fourth of July Front Door Decoration

by Dinah Wulf
DIY American Flag Front Door Sign

This may be one of my most favorite patriotic trash to treasure projects I’ve done. I had some left over laminate flooring planks from the repurposed DIY projects I did for Best Laminate.  I made a coat hanger, coasters, and a welcome sign out of them. So, with Independence Day coming up, I thought I’d […]

Upcycling an Old Glass Water Bottle

by T Berokoff
Upcycling an Old Glass Water Bottle

Trash to Treasure: Upcycling an Old Glass Water Bottle When I found this 5 gallon water bottle I knew it was old because the marking in the glass on the bottom of the bottle read 72.  I found this meant it was made in 1972.   If I could clean it, I had the perfect place […]

School Auction Basket Idea

by Dinah Wulf
Organic Themed Gift Basket for School Auction

My friend Maria volunteered to make the school auction basket for the carnival this year. She decided on an eco-friendly theme. It was filled with gift cards, organic snacks, non-toxic beauty products, and eco-friendly household products. Maria enlisted my help to wrap it up and put it all together. I loved the result so I […]

Vintage Toolbox Serving Caddy

by Dinah Wulf
Vintage Toolbox Serving Caddy Carrier

The other day I posted a picture of this vintage toolbox I found at the Long Beach Antique Swap Meet. It’s fairly large and beat up and I bought it for $20.00. I asked my Facebook friends: “Help: I have this old wooden toolbox that I’d like to use for entertaining. Carry drinks, plates, napkins, […]

Repurposed Pallet Porch Bench

by T Berokoff
Repurposed Pallet Porch Bench

Trash to Treasure: 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.  […]

Chicken Nesting Box to Herb Home

by T Berokoff
Chicken Nesting Box Turned Herb Home Repurposed

Trash to Treasure: 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 […]

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 ad 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

Trash to Treasure: 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!  […]

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 Parents Magazines Blogger Decorating Challenge. All opinions are 100% my own. I was lucky enough to be chosen to participate in Parents 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

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 […]

Marble Side Table Upcycle

by Dinah Wulf
Upcycled Side Table Makeover

Trash to Treasure: 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 […]

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 trash to treasure hunting 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 […]

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 […]

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