Upcycling Ideas for the Kitchen

by Dinah Wulf
Upcycling ideas for the kitchen (1)

Writing this blog, I see so many amazing and creative upcycling ideas.  Upcycling is when you take something old or unused and turn it into something more useful and beautiful.   It’s not a new idea by any means; rather I think it has become more of a fun a trend in today’s tough economy.   I’ve […]

Craft Room Ideas

by Dinah Wulf
Glass Jar Craft Storage

We moved into this house in February of this year and we never used the office.  I housed all my craft supplies in the closet, and had an old desk, filing cabinet, and office chair in it but that was it. So this year when my husband asked what I wanted for Christmas, I thought […]

Free Curb Side Pick Up

by Dinah Wulf
Free Curb Side Pick Up (1)

The frame you see here was a free curb side pickup.  It was left unwanted alongside of a few other frames I picked up in my friend’s neighborhood.  I made a craft organization board with another one.  When I first had an interest in literally turning trash to treasure, I was hesitant in dumpster diving.  […]

Recycled Craft Jars

by Dinah Wulf
Recycled Craft Jars (1)

OK, I’m not going to lie.  Sometimes I purchase things because of the packaging.  If I know I can reuse things, I feel like I get my money’s worth.  That’s what initially attracted me to Sir Kensington’s Gourmet Scooping Ketchup.  OK, the packaging was a bonus but I also liked that the ketchup is an […]

Top 15 Recycled Crafts and Projects of 2012

by Dinah Wulf
Top 15 Recycled Craft and Projects of 2012

It is so tough to figure out what the top projects are for the 2012, especially when you have to sort through over 200 posts I wrote this year!  I ended up narrowing them down specifically to recycled, repurposed, or upcycled projects.  All of these got a lot of love from social media.  They have […]

Metal File Cabinet Makeover

by Dinah Wulf
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Today I have the honor of sharing an amazing metal file cabinet transformation done by Barbara from Chase The Star.  Here is her tutorial for her metal file cabinet makeover. Witten By Barbara from Chase The Star I’m all about bringing out of the box ideas to fruition, on the cheap! My most recent attempt […]

DIY Craft Organization Board

by Dinah Wulf
DIY Ribbon Board

This painting I found was in a pile of unwanted garage sale items about to hit the trash.  Lucky for me, I was able to salvage a few of them before their journey to the garbage dump and ultimate demise. I am re-doing my office into a craft room…yay… and wanted to turn this old […]

Recycled Coffee Bean Sack Pillow

by Dinah Wulf

I purchased these coffee bean sacks from a flea market a while ago.  They have been sitting in my craft closet just waiting to be transformed.  Ever since we remodeled our patio, I knew I wanted to make this Recycled Coffee Bean Sack Pillow.  I knew it would look fabulous on my new outdoor furniture.  […]

DIY Colored Glass Tutorial

by Dinah Wulf
Stained Mason Jars

Since I have done so many mason jar crafts, I have always wanted to try DIY Colored Glass.  I searched the web and found some great tutorials, but as always found my favorite one and tweaked it a little. I love these jars because they are so pretty and useful at the same time.  You […]

Book Folding Tutorial

by Dinah Wulf
Recycled book folding (4)

I am so excited to share one of my favorite tutorials from Loren Crane of Pandora’s Craft Box.  This book folding art is a great way to upcycle an old book. Written By Loren Crane of Pandora’s Craft Box Here’s a new craft idea I learned it’s called book folding. I occasionally saw it in […]

Refurbished Garage Sale Night Stands

by Dinah Wulf
Refurbished Night Stands (8)

On the same garage sale trip I found my bench I posted recently, I found these two night stands for… you’ll never believe this… $5.00 each!!! What?? I know!  All I knew was that it has great bones and would be a good trash to treasure project, it didn’t smell, there were no major scratches […]

Recycled T Shirt Bunting

by Dinah Wulf
Recycled T Shirt Banner (11)

I wanted to spruce up my mantle for the holidays so I decided to make a Thanksgiving banner.  Naturally, I wanted to use recycled materials so I found an old wrinkled cotton T shirt in my husband’s side of the closet (my side is neat and tidy of course!).  There was a huge stain on […]

Shoe Box Lid Clock

by Dinah Wulf
Shoe Box Clock (2)

I recently painted my guest room and I wanted to add some DIY wall art so I decided to recycle some shoe boxes and make shoe box lid wall art instead of buying paint canvases from the craft store.  For one of them, I thought I’d turn into a clock using a clock kit from […]

Garage Sale Bench Makeover

by Dinah Wulf
Garage Sale Bench Makeover (11)

Here is my story about the best trash to treasure garage sale bench makeover ever.  Two weekends ago I got a call from my best friend.  It went something like this: Jen: I just dropped Tiff off at school and am stopping at this garage sale. Me: Ooooh is it any good? Jen: Let me […]

Shoe Box Lid Wall Art

by Dinah Wulf
Shoe Box Lid Wall Art (13)

I’ve said it a hundred times and I’ll say it again!  I’m cheap!  Let me add to that; I may have an acute hoarding problem as well.  Wait. Is “acute hoarding” and oxymoron?   Anyway, I recently painted my guest room and I wanted to add some DIY wall art so I decided to recycled some […]

Repurposed Inspiration from Antique Shopping

by Dinah Wulf
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I can’t believe this is my 400th post!  Thought I’d celebrate by sharing a lovely event I went to.  Recently, I attended the Socal Social here in Orange County, a local get together for Bloggers.  I didn’t know what to expect, as this was the first blog conference I had ever attended.  All I have […]