A $1 yard sale find becomes a beautiful French country inspired bistro table. It was the end of a hot yard sale day in Florida, and at the last stop, they were ready to just get rid of everything. This bistro table wasn't cute, and the top wasn't even the original glass top, it was a wood replacement that had definitely seen better days. Knowing it was metal and wood, I knew there would be a way to give it a good makeover.
I love to upcycle old stuff into new stuff and I am always looking for new techniques and tools to recycle unwanted things. So imagine how excited I was to find out that you can fuse small pieces of glass in your microwave! It's not like I really need an excuse to drink more wine but seriously wine, beer and liquor bottles do come in some pretty colors . :-)Anyway this little gadget is called the Fuseworks microwave kiln and it makes it possible to melt and fuse glass right in your kitchen! Most of my projects have been small jewelry pieces but today I have finished a much larger project.
TV trays are fun and inexpensive makeover projects!
I wanted a portable DIY Lego table for my newly updated living room and I wanted it to match. I went through my garage and found an old wooden TV tray. It was perfect! I painted it to match my living room and even added some gold stickers and leg tips. It's chic and fun! (More photos and details on the site link at the bottom.)
One afternoon, hubby and I went for a drive and stopped at one of those kind of scarey road side "sale" buildings. You know the kind of place, dark, smelly, and a tad like something out of a horror flick. Anyway, we stumbled across this set of end tables. They had seen better days, but we quickly saw the potential! So, after a bit of haggling, a run to the atm to get cash, we purchased them for $12. Loaded them into the truck and brought them home...then the fun began!
I volunteer at Habitat for Humanity so when I went to a meeting I got there early enough to do a walkthrough. I wasn’t looking for anything in particular. Then I spied a table. It was a little table that needed an update. Now you see the before and those ducks had to go. They had their day but no more.
It's probably safe to say that we've all come across a piece of furniture (or two... or three...) that has seen better days. We want to rescue them from the landfill or a bad paint job, but the wood looks beyond salvage. Well, I'm here to show you that many of those pieces are hidden treasures, just waiting for someone like YOU to come along and apply the TLC necessary to restore the wood to its former glory. Not everything needs to be painted. In fact, I will usually try to save the wood on the top surface with stain rather than paint over it. Take a look at this sad little table I brought back to life:Just look at the mess on the 'BEFORE' photo with all the mold, black and white stains. No one thought I could get this in shape suitable for staining.
Sunflowers happen to be one of my favorite flowers. It reminds me of my younger son, who has always loved them and wanted to have them planted! I've done a handfuls of sunflower tables, but this one I'll be sharing with you is a little different! This is my first one I created, and was my favorite of all of my sunflowers. Until now... now, I can't decide which I prefer.
Hi, I'm Miranda. I love farmhouse decor and barn doors a lot and since they are in such a big trend lately I wanted to try putting one on a table. I bought this little side table and I thought it would be perfect except I didn't like the size of the walls. I felt like it needed to be about 6 inches taller all the way around. So I embarked on the mission to get that done. These are the tools I used. (Always Wear Safety Glasses and Gloves If needed when working with powertools. )The tools:Circular saw nail gundrill Jig Saw with a metal blade.a metal drill bit in six 3/8speed squaretape measure