Shoe Box Lid Clock

by Dinah Wulf
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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
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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
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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 […]

Add New Life to Everyday Objects with ‘Upcycling’

by Dinah Wulf
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If you are looking to upgrade but don’t want to discard, it’s possible to add new life to everyday items by “upcycling” them. Whether they are boring, broken or just taking up unnecessary space, here are three easy Do-It-Yourself crafts using materials you already have in your home. Problem: Drab Light Control If your living […]

Repurposed Doors

by Dinah Wulf
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There is so much inspiration out there for recycled DIY repurposed furniture ideas.  I’ve noticed during my recent flea market trips and visits to Habitat for Humanity Restore that you can easily pick up an inexpensive wooden door.  Here are some amazing ideas I found for repurposed doors. How about making a kitchen island?  This […]

Recycled Plastic Container Crown

by Dinah Wulf
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This year for Halloween my family is going to be the Mad Hatter, the Queen of Hearts, and Alice from Alice in Wonderland.  As you know I preach recycled crafting and I made a DIY Mad Hatter Top Hat out of a cardboard box and hanger (among other things), but this time I decided to […]

Mudroom Makeover

by Dinah Wulf
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I don’t know why but when I think about a mudroom, I think about the Fall season, perhaps because that’s when school starts.  I think about a place where the kids leave for school in the morning and all their necessities for the school day are all in one place.  I think about a place […]

Recycled Plastic Container Pencil Box

by Dinah Wulf
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School’s here!  I know my little one isn’t quite ready just yet, but she does love drawing and coloring.  I don’t think a day passes that she doesn’t (she must take after her Mama).  I have a trip coming up to visit my parents back home in Maryland and I have a long(ish) plane flight […]

Recycled Book Page Art

by Dinah Wulf
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As you know, I am a BIG fan of recycled book page crafts.  I have done more than one wreath tutorial, magnets, and flowers, just to name a few.  I think my most favorite craft done to date is my recent book page butterfly wreath.  One of my favorite online retailers, Shabby Apple, not only […]

DIY Recycled Jar Tea Light

by Dinah Wulf
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I’m pretty sure I save every single jar after it’s empty.  Pickle, spaghetti sauce, salsa… I don’t discriminate.  The Mason jar is beautiful but I think it gets too much credit (don’t get me wrong, I’ve done several Mason jar crafts in the past and I still LOVE them).  For this DIY Recycled Jar Tea […]

Repurposed Shutters

by Dinah Wulf
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Shutters are probably the one item that you can find in every flea market, garage sale, salvage yard, or recycling stores like Habitat for Humanity Restore.  Not only are they abundant, but they are usually inexpensive. With a little paint and creativity, you can literally turn trash into treasure.  Here are some great ideas for […]

Repurposed Storage Ideas to Update an Entryway

by Dinah Wulf
Porch railing upcyled to mail organizer

The foyer or entryway to a home is usually the first impression your guests have when they come over.  It’s often an inexpensive and budget-friendly area to remodel, since it is typically a small area.  You may consider installing a durable wood or slate floor as a DIY idea to freshen this high traffic area.  You […]

Repurposed Table Ideas

by Dinah Wulf
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I have been blogging for what seems to be a while now.  In my search for repurposed furniture I have seen some really cool and creative stuff.  Today, I wanted to write about repurposed table ideas.  I’ve seen a ton of suitcase tables and pallet tables but this time I wanted to find some truly unique […]

Junk Drawer Crafts

by Dinah Wulf
Recycled Junk Drawer Crafts

I made these simple junk drawer crafts for a fundraiser coming up.  I call them “junk drawer crafts” because they are recycled crafts literally made out of items I found in my horrendous kitchen and completely unorganized kitchen drawer (I was totally inspired to do this because I’m watching Craft Wars…awesome show!). I decided to […]

Recycled Book Page Butterfly Wreath

by Dinah Wulf
DIY Book Page Butterfly Wreath

If you follow me on Facebook, you saw this Recycled Book Page Butterfly Wreath I found on Pintrest. A few of us were commenting on how to make it and inspired each other to take this project on ourselves (Thank you, Elise, Rose, Katie, Jo, Michelle, and Zach & Lois… you all are the best!).  […]

Repurposed Headboards

by Dinah Wulf
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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 […]

Recycled Coffee Filter Inspiration

by Dinah Wulf
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I made this Coffee Filter Wreath a few months ago.  I came across my left over coffee filters the other day and thought I’d go online to look for some DIY inspiration.  I found some great ideas and some new favorite blogs.  Oh and by the way, here is how I made this Coffee Filter […]