Morena of Morena’s Corner shares at Crafts Unleashed how she refabbed a thrift store storage cube with a fun dice design. Morena used chalk paint, so there was no need for sanding or priming. She simply painted the wood cube and then glued on wood circles. I can’t think of a more perfect place to [...Read More]
Over at The Knock-Off Crafter you can see how easy it is to repurpose a frame into a dry erase calendar. The crafty gal behind this project used editing software to create her calendar and then had it printed at Staples for an inexpensive yet quality print. That’s the most time consuming part, and guess what it’s already been done for you. Booyah! From there it only takes minutes to pop it into your frame and get yourself organized.
With the help of Ana White’s plans, Jaime from That’s My Letter built this simple, modern toy box with inset sides and a personalized lid. And let me just say this baby covers all the bases when it comes to safety with a child safe closure that holds its position and a cut-out in front so no little fingers get pinched! The lumber and hardware cost less than half of the retail price, making this DIY version a beautiful and budget-friendly option.
With a generously-sized closet and no need for a dresser, Hillary from The Friendly Home had plenty of space for furniture in her daughter’s bedroom. She already had a set of bookcases. Unfortunately, they happened to be “cheap, ugly, and “not very sturdy” bookcases that Hillary was more than eager to replace. She said goodbye to the laminate shelving and built a pair of solid wood cubby shelves following plans from Ana White. Hillary loves how the cube design keeps book standing up and allows for hidden storage so everything looks neat and tidy.
ChiWei from One Dog Woof has always loved the idea of having lots of little drawers to store all those bits and pieces of craft supplies she owns. When a card catalog came up on Craigslist at a reasonable price, ChiWei jumped on it, or rather, had her husband jump on it to ensure she became the proud new owner. ChiWei and her helpful hubby cut the original piece in half to create two consoles, built a new top for one of the pieces, and then gave them a fresh coat of paint. Now instead of one old broken down card catalog, ChiWei has two console tables to hold all of her goodies and plenty of room on top for display!
Adding wheels to a basket is a great way to increase its functionality. The good news is that you don’t have to spend big bucks to buy a rolling basket when you can make one yourself. That’s exactly what Tanya from twelveOeight did when a rolling basket from Pottery Barn had her drooling. Tanya freshened up an old wicker basket with paint and then added casters to complete the update for a grand total of $10!