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 […]

Upcycled Candle Lids Turned Coasters

by T Berokoff
Repurposed Candle Lids Turned Coasters

DIY Upcycled Candle Lids Turned Coasters Wanting some new coasters, I was inspired to upcycle some old candle lids to make pretty coasters at little cost.  Here’s a picture of one of my candles with the lid on it: Materials: Candle Lids Screwdriver Spray Paint Paper Pencil Scissors Cork Inside the lid there is a […]

12 Thrift Store Housewares Transformations

by Dinah Wulf
How to Etch Glass Thrift Store Makeover

When I go treasure hunting at a thrift store, I head straight for the housewares. There are so many fun things to look at. I take my time investigating each aisle and inspecting vases, bowls, cups, trays, anything that speaks to me. I have done a lot of thrift store housewares transformations over the years […]

DIY Upcycled Marble Coffee Table

by Dinah Wulf
Marble Coffee Table Makeover

My friend, Rasy who made this DIY Upcycled Striped Utensil Holder, shared a beautiful DIY upcycled marble coffee table she made for her living room. She upcycled her existing coffee table on the cheap!  Rasy said, “I’ve always loved marble but I couldn’t get myself to spend $400-$600 on a marble coffee table. So did […]

24 Cheap Recycled Crafts for Adults to Make

by Dinah Wulf
24 Cheap Recycled Craft for Adults to Make

Everyone has jars, magazines, old books, and cardboard tubes laying around the house.  Even though these things are normally trash we throw away, with a little imagination you can upcycle them into something new and useful. When I first started blogging I didn’t have any money to put into crafts, so the thrifty side of […]

Upcycled Kitchen Doors to Repurposed Headboard

by T Berokoff
Kitchen Cabinet Doors to Repurposed Headboard

Upcycled Kitchen Doors to Repurposed Headboard We are in the process of updating our kitchen cabinets.  Looking through the L.L. Bean home goods catalog, I liked the look of their Mission Style headboards, but not the price!  The cabinet doors we weren’t going to put back up in the kitchen looked very close to the […]

Recycled Can Centerpieces with Succulents

by Dinah Wulf
Recycled Can Centerpieces with Succulents

My best girlfriends and I recently threw a birthday party for one of our best friends.  To save on cost and expenses, we crafted as much as possible. I made the cake topper and party centerpieces on a budget. This way, we were able to splurge on the food, cake, and fresh flowers. Perfect for […]

DIY Repurposed Coasters

by Dinah Wulf
DIY Repurposed Coasters (6)

I love DIY challenges and upcycling trash into treasure is a true passion of mine. I have been guest blogging for Bestlaminate for a while now, and I have loved coming up with repurposed flooring plank projects. This time, I am sharing how to make DIY repurposed coasters out of left over flooring planks. Here […]

Junk Parts Turned Christmas Bells

by T Berokoff
Junk Parts Turned Christmas Bells

Junk Parts Turned Christmas Bells What better way to celebrate the season than with Christmas bells!  I recently visited Can-It Recycling and found some great free stuff in one of the trash cans! I knew when I saw these old parts they were destined to become Christmas bells for our front porch. I made these Repurposed […]

Repurposed Shovel Turned Santa Decor

by T Berokoff
Repurposed Shovel Turned Santa Christmas Decor

Trash to Treasure: Repurposed Shovel Turned Santa Decor  From Shovel to Santa! Nothing says Christmas like Santa and HoHoHo!!!  Looking through my “loot” of junk, I found an old shovel head that I knew would make a perfect Santa by our front door!  Here’s the shovel as I found it. After a bit of sanding, […]

Upcycled Vintage Faucets Christmas Tree

by T Berokoff
Upcycled Vintage Faucets Christmas Tree

Upcycled Vintage Faucets Christmas Tree Trash to Treasure: Water Faucet Covers to Christmas Tree When a friend gave me on old faucet handle, I knew I wanted to find more.  Little did I know these handles are now plastic and the old metals ones aren’t that easy to find.  But, when I visited Can-It Recycling, […]

Repurposed Light Fixtures to Christmas Bells

by T Berokoff
Repurposed Light Fixture Christmas Bells

Wanting to decorate our front porch for Christmas and continue to use “trash” to do so wasn’t difficult at all.  I saw some forgotten light fixtures in the garage, and didn’t see fixtures, I saw bells!  Here’s what I saw on some shelves in our garage… My mission, “should I choose to accept it”, was […]

Repurposed Pine Cone Christmas Tree

by T Berokoff
Repurposed Pine Cone Christmas Tree

Repurposed Pine Cone Christmas Tree: Upcycled Wood Towel Holder to Christmas Tree A bag of pine cones, an old wooden towel holder, and some chicken wire make a unique natural Christmas tree!  When a friend gave me a bag of pine cones from his property, I knew I wanted to make something for Christmas out […]

Upcycled Christmas Craft Ideas

by Dinah Wulf
Upcycled Christmas Craft Ideas

The purse strings always seem to be a little tight around the holidays because of all the extra parties, gifts giving, donations, decorating, and more. But don’t let the lack of funds discourage you from getting some Christmas craft time in. I thought I’d put together a round-up of some of my projects, as well […]

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