Repurposed Kitchen Inspiration

by Dinah Wulf
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My motto is, “Repurpose, Reinvent.” (If you haven’t noticed ;)) I thought I’d put together some of my favorite repurposed kitchen ideas from some of my favorite websites. A website I peruse often is Apartment Therapy.  They have countless inventive and creative ideas.  Check out this repurposed IKEA shoe rack turned pot holder and this […]

Wine Crate Shelves

by Dinah Wulf
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A few posts ago I wrote asking for help on recycled wine crate ideas.  I FINALLY thought of something! But first, as a recap, I’ve had these wine crates from a Wine Tasting Bridal Shower that I did.  You can get wine crates from any specialty wine store.  Oftentimes they are free or some stores […]

Crafting with Duct Tape

by Dinah Wulf
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Walking through craft stores all the time, I noticed there were so many different patterns and colors of duct tape. Intrigued, I thought I’d do some research on crafting with duct tape.  Surprisingly I found so many cool projects! Gift Wrap It doesn’t get much simpler than this.  Use duct tape to embellish your graft […]

Repurposed Lighting Inspiration

by Dinah Wulf
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Everywhere I go, I always have my camera.  Not only do I want to capture fun moments with my daughter, family, and friends, but I find decorating inspiration EVERYWHERE. I end up filing my pictures in digital folders on my computer. I just noticed that I had taken several pictures of lighting ideas and thought […]

Repurposed Nursery Furniture

by Dinah Wulf
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Over the past few months we’ve had a few cool DIY tutorials perfect for a baby’s nursery.  I posted a step by step how to for a DIY Ribbon/Organization board to hold hair clips and photos. I also shared some DIY Nursery Letters that my best friend made, and perhaps my favorite, I showed you […]

Repurposed Pin-spiration

by Dinah Wulf
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“Pin-spiration” is a new term I’ve been seeing a lot lately. Pintrest is yet another social networking site that allows you to create virtual pin boards of absolutely anything that fits your fancy.  Check out my Pin boards here.  Did I mention I am obsessed with it? I can spend hours perusing the site. Here […]

Six Ways to Recycle Maps

by Dinah Wulf
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Maps are so beautiful.  I’ve been looking for some ways to use them because I see them everywhere (including my glove box).  Just like CD’s, record albums, and books, they are becoming obsolete due to the emergence of electronics like the GPS and the internet.  But what I do love about maps is that they tell a story and […]

Long Beach Antique Swap Meet

by Dinah Wulf
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Every time I attend the Long Beach Antique Swap Meet I have the best time.  This time, last weekend, I went by myself and I STILL loved every second of it. I spent two and a half hours meandering around, admiring each vintage find, examining unknown artifacts, and meeting friendly vendors. I spoke to a father […]

Repurposed Crate Ideas

by Dinah Wulf
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A few months ago, I did a blog post on recycling old crates.  It included using crates for shelving, bike baskets, and side tables.  Since then, I have gathered a collection of old wine crates from a wine tasting party I did in October.  I’ve been searching for more inspiration for a new project and […]

Flea Market Finds

by Dinah Wulf
Flea Market Bottles

I am completely obsessed with Flea Markets.  Ever since I started blogging, I have come across so many fun places to go. I wanted to share some of my flea market finds and show how you can get hunt for inexpensive great pieces and repurpose them into something new. I found this old milk crate […]

Paper Flower Magnets

by Dinah Wulf
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After making a Hollow Book Safe out of antique books that I inherited, I kept the left over pages in case I wanted to use them to make other craft projects. I ended up making these cute Paper Flower Magnets out of a few of the recycled book pages and beer bottle caps. I actually […]

DIY Ribbon Board

by Dinah Wulf
DIY Ribbon Board

  I always see these cute ribbon boards at gift shops, catalogues, and craft fairs.  They are great for organization for an office or (in my case) my daughter’s room.  I made this DIY Ribbon Board for items such as her hair bows, clips, and photographs. Another reason I wanted to make this DIY Ribbon […]

Wine Bottle Frames

by Dinah Wulf
Wine Bottle Frame

I made these wine bottle frames out of recycled wine bottles for a wine tasting party.  It was also a bridal shower party, so I used them for a “who knows the bride best game”. I framed each question and placed the wine bottle frames all over the room so that the guests could mingle, […]

Salvaged Wood Toy Chest

by Dinah Wulf
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The minute I received this toy chest in the mail I had to share it on my blog. You see, my father has been a Cardiologist in the same hospital and nursing home in the same small town for almost forty years and as a result, he has developed some close familial relationships with his […]

Eco-friendly Gift Tags and Gift Wrapping

by Dinah Wulf
Gift Wrapping Idea

Here are some creative and inspiring eco-friendly gift tags and gift wrapping ideas in time for the holidays.   Check out these beautiful gift tags made out of recycled CD’s from our friends at Bellenza!   Also from Bellenza, here is a tutorial for making eco-friendly gift packaging with decoupage paper mosaics.   Personalize your gift […]

Candy Mason Jar

by Dinah Wulf
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Yet another recycled Mason jar project here! I saw this DIY project on the Nate Show last week and I’ve been dying to try it! I recently made these frosted Mason jar tea light holders and I had a few Mason jars left over. This project was super easy and took little time and money […]

30 DIY Gift Ideas

by Dinah Wulf
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Click on the link for DIY inspiration and tutorials for these 30 DIY gift ideas. All of them are clever, creative, and won’t break the bank.  Only have ten minutes to make your gift? Scroll all the way down to see quick and easy budget-friendly DIY gifts by Overstock.com.  Here we go… 30 DIY Gift Ideas! […]

Coffee Filter Wreath

by Dinah Wulf
How to make a coffee filter wreath

  So I bought six feet of plumbing insulation tube at Home Depot to make this wreath out of antique book pages.  The project only needed thirty six inches, so I had enough to make a second wreath. I had seen amazingly creative DIY projects made out of coffee filters, including wreaths, and with the […]