I am always up for a repurpose, and this Ballard-inspired sign from Melaine at My Sweet Savannah is a story of giving an old object new life. Melaine found what appeared to be a kids lemonade stand at the thrift store. She brought the rundown stand home and cut it into pieces, one of which [...Read More]
After coveting Restoration Hardware’s orb chandelier for years, Roxanne from The Honeycomb Home finally decided to make her own. Roxanne found a hanging orb on clearance at Home Goods that actually served as the catalyst for this project. She paired it with parts from an old chandelier to FINALLY get her own version of the [...Read More]
Ananda from A Piece of Rainbow found a unique coat rack online that incorporated colorful garden hose knobs. The negative is that it was no longer available, but it gave Ananda the perfect excuse for a DIY! Ananda added her own spin by creating a pipework design on her reclaimed wood. How fun is this?!? [...Read More]
You all know I love a good trash-to-treasure story. Throw in a little outside-the-box-thinking and a knock-off to boot, and I am hooked! Jami from An Oregon Cottage had an old pair of dining chairs that were literally falling apart and had been relegated to the shed. Her husband had the genius idea to turn [...Read More]
If you’ve got kids, you’ve been probably been finding random plastic Easter eggs around the house. Morena of Morena’s Corner shares a creative way to repurpose those eggs into a kid-friendly wind chime project. Morena painted her egg halves and then threaded them onto a wire to resemble a fish. A bell on the wire makes for a pretty jingling sound when the wind blows. Here’s what Morena has to say about her project, “It’s a thrifty way to craft with kids while recycling at the same time. Win-win!”
When her son requested a new desk for his bedroom, Bharati of Techie’s DIY Adventures politely turned down her husband’s offer to buy one and started scouring Craigslist for fixer uppers. She finally found a desk that had definitely seen better days, BUT it was only $15 and close to home. Whoop whoop! Bharati performed quite the miraculous makeover with a little love and a lot of elbow grease. It’s pretty amazing what a can of paint and roll of beadboard wallpaper can do!
Five years ago Jamie from anderson + grant rescued a metal cabinet from her grandmother’s garage before it was torn down. The old cabinet had collected quite a bit of dirt and grime over the years, but Jamie saw some future potential in it. Years later inspiration finally hit, and Jamie transformed the rundown cabinet into a functional message center for her home that features a chalkboard door and key hook rack.
Kat from Basil and Chaise shares the steps to achieving that shabby chic look yourself without spending big bucks. Kat was fortunate to find a set of solid wood ladder back chairs on the side of the road that were tired and in need of a makeover. She decided to give one of her new chairs a heavily distressed look with white paint, a paint scraper, and sandpaper. Fresh fabric finished off the chair and gave it a second chance to shine!