Vintage Tablecloth to Wall Art

by T Berokoff
Vintage Tablecloth Wall Art

Vintage Tablecloth to Wall Art   Vintage 1950s treasures can add a touch of nostalgia to a room.  With my 1950s California Missions tablecloth I created a piece of wall art for our kitchen/dining room.  The tablecloth measures 32” x 36” and framing it was cost prohibitive.   This called for a trip to the Habitat […]

Repurposed DIY Dog Bowl Stand

by Dinah Wulf
Repurposed Dog Bowl Stand

I was on a massive trash to treasure hunt the other day. I had some free time because my husband was on a date with our oldest daughter getting in some bonding time. So, the baby and I went to a couple thrift stores to see if we could find some potential new projects. One […]

How I Saved Hundreds of Dollars on Wall Mirrors

by Dinah Wulf
Wall Mirror Makeovers

The six mirrors I’m about to show you cost me about $100, plus a few dollars for supplies. Together they are worth much much more. I have had all six for a minimum of three years and they have lasted room changes and even a move to a new home. They were all what I […]

Repurposed Coca Cola Boxes

by T Berokoff
Repurposed Coca Cola Boxes for Books

Repurposed Coca Cola Boxes Two old Coca Cola boxes were given to me the other day by a friend who didn’t know what to do with them.  Not much needed to be done to the boxes other than clean them and then let the creative juices flow!  Here’s the boxes before they were cleaned: One […]

3 Beach Inspired Crafts for Adults with Tutorials

by Dinah Wulf
3 Beach Inspired Crafts for Adults with Tutorials

With summer here, the beach really inspires me creatively, especially when it comes to entertaining. Here are 3 beach inspired crafts for adults with step by step instructions. You can use all three for your summer parties and BBQs this year! DIY Shell Napkin Rings Materials:                    Shells Rope- I used manila rope (3/8 inch X […]

Repurposed Tree Saw

by T Berokoff
Repurposed Tree Saw Sign

Repurposed Tree Saw to Sign On our recent trip to GA, I found this awesome old tree saw. The saw only needed some sanding and paint to clean it up a bit. After adding some lettering, the end result is exactly what our pigeon loft needed. (Pigeon houses are called lofts as the first pigeon houses […]

Thrift Store Magazine Rack Upcycle

by Dinah Wulf
Painted Thrift Store Magazine Rack

My husband and I always seemed to order magazine subscriptions from our friend’s older kids.  We actually have some pretty good ones. I love flipping through them on my spare time. Even though our world is saturated with digital information, I will always love the feel of actual magazine (or book) pages.  I went to […]

Trash to Treasure Garden Decor

by T Berokoff
Trash to Treasure Garden (12)

Trash to Treasure Garden Decor: From Rusty Metal Pieces to Inviting Rest Area To encourage people to use our front door instead of our back door, we added a pull- in and rest area in our front yard.  We started by using two tree stumps from trees we had removed when we moved into the […]

Long Beach Antique Market

by Dinah Wulf
Long Beach Antique Swap Meet - Repurposed Truck Bench

One of my favorite places to treasure hunt is the Long Beach Antique Market at the Veterans Stadium.  It’s held on the third Sunday of every month. When I’m lucky enough to convince my family to go, we are ALWAYS glad we did. You can find the coolest things there, both vintage and antique.  There […]

Fourth of July Front Door Decoration

by Dinah Wulf
DIY American Flag Front Door Sign

This may be one of my most favorite patriotic trash to treasure projects I’ve done. I had some left over laminate flooring planks from the repurposed DIY projects I did for Best Laminate.  I made a coat hanger, coasters, and a welcome sign out of them. So, with Independence Day coming up, I thought I’d […]

Upcycling an Old Glass Water Bottle

by T Berokoff
Upcycling an Old Glass Water Bottle

Trash to Treasure: Upcycling an Old Glass Water Bottle When I found this 5 gallon water bottle I knew it was old because the marking in the glass on the bottom of the bottle read 72.  I found this meant it was made in 1972.   If I could clean it, I had the perfect place […]

Repurposed Barbed Wire Wall Art

by T Berokoff
Upcycled Barbed Wire Heart

Repurposed Barbed Wire Wall Art We keep removing barbed wire on our property for safety reasons – four dogs!  We are also finding old pieces of wood.  In wanting to use the wire and wood we are finding, first I made a lampshade cover out of the wire and now I’m using the wood and […]

Vintage Toolbox Serving Caddy

by Dinah Wulf
Vintage Toolbox Serving Caddy Carrier

The other day I posted a picture of this vintage toolbox I found at the Long Beach Antique Swap Meet. It’s fairly large and beat up and I bought it for $20.00. I asked my Facebook friends: “Help: I have this old wooden toolbox that I’d like to use for entertaining. Carry drinks, plates, napkins, […]

Upcycled Wire Lamp Shade

by T Berokoff
Upcycled Lamp Shade DIY

Upcycled Wire Lamp Shade This old lamp had seen better days yet it still worked; there was no reason to throw it away when all it needed was some upcycling! I updated it with some barbwire I cut from a fence on the property.  Needed for this project: Lampshade frame Sand paper Barbwire and wire […]

Rusty Trowel to Wall Décor Upcycle

by T Berokoff
Repurposed Trowel to Decor

Rusty Trowel to Wall Décor Upcycle I wanted some flowers on the wall of the guest bathroom.  I wanted the flowers to be in something that would complement the rustic look of the towel holder I made out of an old bank wheel that I wrote about in an article from November, 2015.  SUPPLIES NEEDED: […]

Repurposed Pallet Porch Bench

by T Berokoff
Repurposed Pallet Porch Bench

Trash to Treasure: Repurposed Pallet Porch Bench Our porch has a new bench!  We are experiencing a phenomenon here in the south to one, have a porch, and two, to actually sit on the porch!  Never experienced this as a native Californian!  I love this tradition.  Only problem was we had nothing to sit on.  […]

Recycled Tin Cans Become Flower Pots

by T Berokoff
Recycled Tin Cans Become Flower Pots

Recycled Tin Cans Become Flower Pots Empty tin cans make perfect flower containers!  I wanted to add some flower pots to the wall around my herbs.  I just took some empty tin cans and removed both ends of the cans. Then after smashing one end of the can up, I sprayed them. Because the smashed […]

Painted Upcycled Garden Tools

by Dinah Wulf
Painted Dipped Upcycled Garden Tools

I was at Habitat for Humanity not long ago and found these garden tools for about $3-$4 apiece. I snatched them up and took them home thinking in my head that, “these are great. I need them, but I can make them prettier…” Ha! So, here is my quick and super easy tutorial for how […]

Chicken Nesting Box to Herb Home

by T Berokoff
Chicken Nesting Box Turned Herb Home Repurposed

Trash to Treasure: Chicken Nesting Box to Herb Home My herbs have a new home!  This old chicken nesting box became home for my herbs this year.  I wanted to plant more herbs this time around and have them protected from the wind and cold that is still here in Tennessee in April. Here’s the […]

Three Clever DIY Upcycled Packaging Ideas

by Dinah Wulf
Upcycled Packaging (4)

This article, “Three Clever DIY Upcycled Packaging Ideas,” is sponsored by the Paper ad Packaging Board for the HowLifeUnfolds.com campaign. All opinions are 100% my own. It seems that all year long we’re invited to celebrate special events and holidays with our friends and family. With those festivities comes gift giving. The tutorials I’m sharing […]

Upcycled Axe Head Welcome Sign

by T Berokoff
Upcycled Axe Head Welcome Sign

Trash to Treasure: Upcycled Axe Head Welcome Sign An old axe head was given to me and I had no idea what to do with it until I went to the local thrift store and saw these wooden hearts on a $1.00 clearance table. Somehow the axe head and these hearts fit together in my mind!  […]

Repurposed Changing Table to Potting Bench

by Dinah Wulf
Repurposed Potting Bench (3)

This article, Repurposed Changing Table to Potting Bench, is sponsored by the Parents Magazines Blogger Decorating Challenge. All opinions are 100% my own. I was lucky enough to be chosen to participate in Parents Magazines Blogger Decorating Challenge. They shipped me an IKEA changing table, and my job was to totally transform/repurpose it into another piece […]

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