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

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.  Enter a pallet […]

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

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 nesting box before […]

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

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!  I went home […]

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 […]

Roadside Rescue to Work Table

by T Berokoff
Roadside Rescue to Work Table

Roadside Rescue to Work Table A week ago I saw a round circular piece of wood at the railroad crossing where some men were working.  I drove by and then stopped.  That piece of wood needed to go home with me.  I backed up and asked them if I could have the wood.  Puzzled I […]

Repurposed Coffee Cup Succulent Garden

by Dinah Wulf
Repurposed Coffee Cup Succulent Garden

I went on a very successful trip to Habitat for Humanity a while ago. I can’t wait to show you the project I’m doing, but that will come later… While I was there, I found these coffee cups in the dollar section. The second I set my eyes on them I knew what I was […]

DIY Industrial Bobbin Hanging Light

by Medina Grillo
DIY INDUSTRIAL BOBBIN HANGING LIGHT

DIY Industrial Bobbin Hanging Light     I love the industrial look and have decided to give my sons room the metal effect look by repurposing vintage items! This light was made using a large bobbin and PVC pipes.   I spray  painted the pipes to make them look more like metal and less like […]

Marble Side Table Upcycle

by Dinah Wulf
Upcycled Side Table Makeover

Marble Side Table Upcycle, Written by Rasy Sor Have you ever moved and thought that your old furniture no longer fits in your new place? I have. Most of my old furniture is made of wood and my new place has hardwood floors. My place started to look like a log cabin with all the […]

Drawer Turned Under the Bed Toy Storage

by Medina Grillo
Drawer Turned Under the Bed Toy Storage

Drawer Turned Under the Bed Toy Storage My sons room is extra small (what we would call a box room here in the UK) so storage is a big challenge! I decided to get creative and  hacked an IKEA pax drawer to make an under bed toy storage box. It has little caster wheels and handles […]

Upcycled Thrift Store Easter Bunny Décor

by Dinah Wulf
Upcycled Thrift Store Easter Bunny Decor

I was out shopping the other day and saw these adorable stone Easter bunnies. I couldn’t however, bring myself to pay the price for them. I decided to go on a thrift store search for cheap ceramic bunnies that I could upcycle to make my own version of this upcycled thrift store Easter bunny décor […]

DIY Decorated Pencil Frame

by Medina Grillo
DIY Decorated Pencil Frame

DIY Decorated Pencil Frame My son and I created this pencil frame for his Nursery  teacher before she left for maternity.  She absolutely  loved it! It was fun and super easy to do. Its also a great way to recycle unused pencils and the great thing about it, is that any leftover from this project […]

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