Upcycling is a fantastic way to use materials that you probably already have around the home for a fresh purpose. By doing this you can minimize waste and remain as eco-friendly as possible while adding some awesome new designs and pieces to your home that are completely unique.
When you burn a jar candle down to nothing, don’t toss it! You can upcycle a used jar candle into two useful items in just a few minutes.
I burn candles all the time. I love the warm glow and the delicate fragrant scent. As most of you know, I’m a thrifty DIY’er. But candles are a luxury that I don’t mind spending my hard-earned cash on.
I recently had an idea on how to fill an empty corner of my office without spending a dime. This involved an empty wood spool upcycled into a seasonally decorated side table. The spool I had in mind was a smaller spool, and it was just sitting in a warehouse waiting to be hauled to the dumpster. Of course, my upcycling senses kicked in! How could I let such a useful object be hauled off?
I’ve long been wanting to upcycle a broken chair into a planter for my yard. I have one particularly bare spot in my front flower bed that needed a good bit of color. Unfortunately, it gets full sun, during the hottest part of the day and nothing seems to thrive in this spot.
I have seen this project on many sites but never could find a step by step DIY how to upcycle a picture frame into an earring holder tutorial. I searched for directions, but couldn’t find them. I took matters into my own hands. I found an old frame, headed out to my shop, and figured it out, taking a few photos along the way.
You might be a parent or guardian seeking to develop the gardening skills of your child or ward. If so, here are 6 awesome garden ideas for kids you would definitely fall in love with. Building your child’s gardening skills comes with a lot of perks and nary a downside. It provides recreation and fun, […]
I have been interested in DIY game tables for a fun family game night for quite some time. I have been given an antique table top (no base) and would love to recycle this into a game table top. This piece is nostalgic for me and takes me back to childhood.
I am fascinated with old ladders and want to share 10 ways to upcycle an old ladder with you. Recently, I was given an old, rickety wooden ladder that was going to go to the trash if I couldn’t do something with it. In fact, I created two projects out of this ladder
Upcycling is fun, easy, and can save you a ton of money. Today, I’m going to share 5 easy upcycling ideas featuring common household items.
I upcycled an old wooden ladder into a trellis last weekend. In that post, I promised you that part of the ladder which I cut down was going to make a second project. This is that project. It’s a charming, shabby chic towel rack to keep in my She-Shed.
Last week, a friend gave me a worn out, rickety wooden ladder. She happened to be clearing out an old barn. Moreover, she’s always entertained by how I transform junk into something usable. Well, she should prepare to be double-amazed because that old ladder is being repurposed into two useful items. Today, I’m sharing Upcycled […]
I recently drove past a yard sale that was ending and stopped, only to find a yard sale leftover piece that I thought could be easily turned into a charming “welcome” chair for my foyer. It had a $2 price tag on it.
A few weeks ago, I found a vintage 1950s kitchen utility cart in the scrap metal pile at our county trash drop off point. I decided to “rescue” it and upcycle it into a chic bar cart. It’s going to work perfectly to serve cocktails, wine, or coffee.
You probably have an outdated laminate microwave cart somewhere around your house. Once you learn the basic technique of how to repaint laminate furniture, you can transform your former ugly furniture can become a piece in a child’s playroom.
Locker up! A DIY guide on how to repaint a locker and inspiration for a locker upcycle project. You will have a unique piece in your home.
After making a wish list and planning for weeks, my she shed is finally done! Completed, it features a workbench at my height, storage, seating for when I want a break from gardening, and…running water!
At some point, you’ve probably wondered if you can/how to refinish laminate furniture. Yes, indeed, it can be done. In fact, it’s quite easy to do!
Transforming a piece or two of furniture is now a hot trend, especially with the things that are wasteful to dispose of, like dressers. One of the best ways is to squeeze those creative juices and unleash your DIY skills to make something new out of this old stuff. Here are some of the ideas that you may want to consider in your next project.
I recently saw…and fell in love with…an antique child’s school desk which I purchased and upcycled into a charming end table. My new end table adds a unique rustic charm to my living room where it now holds a special place. It sits centered under the picture window and holds a lamp which lights up the room every evening.
The cutest of container gardens are easy to create with just a little time and imagination. In fact, any vessel or bucket can be turned into a container garden. In my opinion, unexpected containers add charm and a rustic folk-art appeal to your outdoor living space. Whether the container is large or small makes no […]
We refinished a rusted old beach bike and it’s become a planter tto add to my container gardens.