Repurposed Inspiration from Antique Shopping

by Dinah Wulf
Repurposed Inspiration from Antique Shopping (8)

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 […]

Tissue Box Monster

by Dinah Wulf
Halloween Kid's Craft

Seventh Generation came out with the cutest DIY tissue box monster video on YouTube showing appreciation for their one million Facebook fans.  Congratulations, Seventh Generation!  Check the adorable video out here: As a fan of Seventh Generation products myself (I love that they promote healthy products, healthy environment, healthy communities, and healthy company!), I decided […]

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 […]

Mudroom Makeover

by Dinah Wulf
Mudroom Storage Ideas (4)

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 […]

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
Repurposed Table Ideas (7)

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
Budget friendly headboards (2)

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 […]

Mason Jar Soap Dispenser

by Barbara Hiatt
Mason Jar Soap Pump

Hello everyone!  I’m Barbara from Chase the Star, and I’m thrilled to be a guest here at DIY Inspired!  I’m such a fan of Dinah’s work, so having an opportunity to share one of my projects with you guys is so exciting!  I have a super simple project you can make with what you may […]

Repurposed Plant Hanger

by Dinah Wulf
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Oh my! This may be one of my most fun projects to date! When my husband and I moved into our home, I found this pile of junk lying on the ground on the side of the house. The first thing that caught my eye was the rusty iron plant hanger.  I didn’t quite know […]

Repurposed Phonebook Flowers

by Dinah Wulf
Recycled Phonebook

I don’t know why I get SO annoyed when this shows up at my front door step. The phonebook.  Every year I get it; it stays in the plastic bag and gets shoved in this cupboard I can’t reach above my stove.  When I get the next one, I throw the old one away (still […]

Father’s Day Bouquet

by Dinah Wulf
Father's day Bouquet

Here is something you can do last minute for Father’s Day.  I hope I’m not posting it too late, but I’m taking the chance that my husband won’t look at my website until Monday!  It’s very easy and inexpensive. I think many of us enjoy receiving bouquets of flowers, however for many men in our […]

Recycled Text Books

by Dinah Wulf
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Recycled Text Books, Written By Caitlin Farkas (@Ms_Cait) of This Crazy Life You, your kids or someone you know is graduating from school. After the congratulations are put to rest, the cake is eaten and the money collected there’s something left over that might seem to intrude on your living space; textbooks. Every student has them, […]

Repurposed Coffee Cans

by Dinah Wulf
Repurposed Coffee Can Ideas (2)

Not that long ago, I posted on my Facebook page, “What can I repurpose a large coffee can into? Hmmmm…” Joann said a flower pot. Flomo said a centerpiece. Charlotte suggested baking apple bread in it!  Such great ideas!  After some thought, here are some ideas I came up with for repurposed coffee cans. Craft […]