I have a confession to make.... I can't cook; but I have a friend who can whip up a delicious meal using stuff I don't even remember buying. She's always bailed me out when my cooking experiments go horribly wrong. The only way I know how to say thank you is to make her something that celebrates her culinary magic.
I am an avid repurposer and love when my customers think outside of the box. This Idea blew the box up!
One day I was talking with one of my paint customers and she wanted something for her cats to climb on to get to her big window.
This week I decided to take care of the mess under my bed and transformed two large drawers of an old Ikea dresser to under bed drawers. I must say I'm pretty amazed at how tidy my bedroom now looks. I guess my visitors now think that I am living neat and organized. Oh, if they only knew how the inside of my new under bed drawers already looks!
Don’t throw away that old furniture! Learn to take an ugly, beaten up piece and transform it with this chalk paint tutorial for the perfect piece in a coastal bedroom makeover.
A gift from a friend of eight old worn card catalogue drawer fronts inspired this project. Another friend suggested we make shelves with them, so that’s what we did! The floating shelves were not initially designed to have a secret storage space, but towards the end of the build we realized we had the perfect opportunity to build in a secret compartment. Ours will hold a secret stash of candy!
I took part in a thrift store swap with my fellow DIY bloggers to create some inspiring pieces. You can read the whole story on the blog (if you wish), but I had to upcycle two items - an old drawer and an empty pickle jar. I decided to make it pretty and turn it into a beautiful spring centerpiece at a fraction of cost (using items I already had at home). If you are re-creating this, I promise it will not cost you too much!
There are many projects to be found, similar to this one, but it doesn't hurt to share another style or repurpose, now does it? :) I found these very solid wood drawers at a country yard sale and got them for 50 cents each. Can't beat that!They were old, to be sure, but I knew that some primer, paint and paper could spiff them up nicely. Here's what I did ...
Every once in a while it's fun to take on an uncomplicated project. When we were gifted a piece of 30 year old redwood board, we realized it would make the perfect industrial shelf for Steph's bedroom. Take a look at the video to see how it came together or read on for a tutorial. If you need further information, please click the link to our website post. There you will find links to the materials and tools used.
This particular plug-in pendant light came about when we were visiting my parents. My mom had this planter from the yard in her back porch. She wasn’t sure what she was going to do with it, but I immediately saw it as a plug-in pendant light.