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 trash to 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 […]

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… literally trash to treasure. When I first started blogging I didn’t have any money to put into crafts, so […]

Upcycled Kitchen Doors to Repurposed Headboard

by T Berokoff
Kitchen Cabinet Doors to Repurposed Headboard

Trash to Treasure: 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 […]

DIY Repurposed Coasters

by Dinah Wulf
DIY Repurposed Coasters (6)

I love DIY challenges and upcycling trash into treasure is a true passion of mine. I have been guest blogging for Bestlaminate for a while now, and I have loved coming up with repurposed flooring plank projects. This time, I am sharing how to make DIY repurposed coasters out of left over flooring planks. Here […]

Junk Parts Turned Christmas Bells

by T Berokoff
Junk Parts Turned Christmas Bells

Trash to Treasure: Junk Parts Turned Christmas Bells What better way to celebrate the season than with Christmas bells!  I recently visited Can-It Recycling and found some great free stuff in one of the trash cans! I knew when I saw these old parts they were destined to become Christmas bells for our front porch. […]

Repurposed Shovel Turned Santa Decor

by T Berokoff
Repurposed Shovel Turned Santa Christmas Decor

Trash to Treasure: Repurposed Shovel Turned Santa Decor  From Shovel to Santa! Nothing says Christmas like Santa and HoHoHo!!!  Looking through my “loot” of junk, I found an old shovel head that I knew would make a perfect Santa by our front door!  Here’s the shovel as I found it. After a bit of sanding, […]

Upcycled Vintage Faucets Christmas Tree

by T Berokoff
Upcycled Vintage Faucets Christmas Tree

Upcycled Vintage Faucets Christmas Tree Trash to Treasure: Water Faucet Covers to Christmas Tree When a friend gave me on old faucet handle, I knew I wanted to find more.  Little did I know these handles are now plastic and the old metals ones aren’t that easy to find.  But, when I visited Can-It Recycling, […]

Repurposed Light Fixtures to Christmas Bells

by T Berokoff
Repurposed Light Fixture Christmas Bells

Trash to Treasure: Repurposed Light Fixtures to Christmas Bells Wanting to decorate our front porch for Christmas and continue to use “trash” to do so wasn’t difficult at all.  I saw some forgotten light fixtures in the garage, and didn’t see fixtures, I saw bells!  Here’s what I saw on some shelves in our garage… My […]

Repurposed Pine Cone Christmas Tree

by T Berokoff
Repurposed Pine Cone Christmas Tree

Trash to Treasure: Repurposed Pine Cone Christmas Tree – Upcycled Wood Towel Holder to Christmas Tree A bag of pine cones, an old wooden towel holder, and some chicken wire make a unique natural Christmas tree!  When a friend gave me a bag of pine cones from his property, I knew I wanted to make […]

Repurposed Paper Pine Cone Ornaments

by Dinah Wulf
Repurposed Paper Pine Cone Ornament

Since I made my DIY Paper Christmas Ornaments not long ago, I have received a few emails and comments about how people liked them because it reminded them of a pine cone. I didn’t even think of that! So, it inspired me to make some matching ornaments for my tree, with the intention of them […]

Repurposed Wheel Towel Holder

by T Berokoff
Trash to Treasure

Trash to Treasure: Rusty Wheel Turned Towel Holder When a towel holder literally falls off the wall, what do you do?  Replace it with an old bank cart wheel of course!  Our guest bathroom towel holder had seen better days, in fact, the only thing that remained were the holes in the wall and the […]

Upcycled Bed Spring Christmas Tree

by Dinah Wulf
Upcycled Bed Spring Christmas Tree

The other day I shared how to make repurposed bed spring Christmas bells. Well, I had one more bed spring left over. I stared at it for a minute and with a hand to my forehead said, “Duh! Christmas Tree!” So, in about five minutes, I whipped up this little trash to treasure bed spring Christmas […]

Upcycle Wire Fencing for Outdoor Christmas Lights

by T Berokoff
Upcycle Wire Fencing for Outdoor Christmas Lights

Trash to Treasure: Upcycle Wire Fencing for your Outdoor Christmas Decorations Christmas is right around the corner and our porch is beginning to reflect the season!  A length of found wire fencing from our barn ended up as a porch decoration!  This year is definitely a DIY Christmas because we brought hardly any decorations when […]

Repurposed Bed Spring Christmas Bells

by Dinah Wulf
Repurposed Bed Spring Christmas Bells

Old bed springs can be repurposed into so many different things. I had a few left over from a trip to the Long Beach Antique Swap Meet that I purchased for $1 apiece so I wanted to make something festive for the upcoming holidays.  I found this rustic bell ornament on sale and together with […]

DIY Upcycled Striped Utensil Holder

by Dinah Wulf
DIY Upcycled Striped Utensil Holder

A friend of mine, Rasy, asked me for tips on how to make a knock off of these utensil holders she loved.  She wanted the look without paying full price. I raided my craft room, gave her some tips, and gave her most of the supplies. She texted me her project, and it turned out […]

Repurposed Paper Towel Roll Napkin Ring

by Dinah Wulf
Repurposed Paper Towel Roll Napkin Rings Recycled Craft

This post, Repurposed Paper Towel Roll Napkin Ring, is sponsored by Bounty. All opinions are 100% my own. Bounty paper towels have taken over my household and I know that I will be able to rely on them when cleaning up my messes this upcoming Thanksgiving (which will be here before we know it!).  In […]

Wooden Side Table Makeover

by Dinah Wulf
Wooden Side Table Makeover

This article, Wooden Side Table Makeover is sponsored by Mohawk. All opinions are 100% my own. One of my best friends moved in to a new place and wanted to change her décor. I spotted this old wooden side table she had and asked her if she needed me to give it a makeover to […]

Repurposed Chicken Feeder

by T Berokoff
Repurposed Chicken Feeder Wall Art

Repurposed Chicken Feeder: From Rescued Feed Tray to Wall Art This project was created to add some color to our white walls.  Using another “found” object, an old feed tray, I was able, with a bit of elbow grease and paint to create a cheerful piece of “wall art”.  Here’s the rusty chicken feed tray […]

Repurposed Wheelbarrow Address Sign

by T Berokoff
Repurposed Wheelbarrow Address Sign

Repurposed Wheelbarrow Address Sign What do you do with an old beat up wheelbarrow?  Use it to display your house numbers!  Now our house numbers can be easily be seen from the street.  This trash to treasure make over began with finding it in a field.  First, it needed to be taken apart, cleaned and […]

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