Finally our side yard makeover is done. And oh boy, did it turn out beautifully! Hopefully, Greg will share the reveal pictures soon, but until then, I wanted to share something unique from our side garden: our new DIY waterdrop solar lights!
Turn an Old Vintage Stereo Cabinet into a functional storage place.Have you passed by vintagestereo cabinets at yard sales, Craig’s lists and said what would you do withthis piece. Well here are some easy inexpensive steps to transform your newfound piece into a treasured jewel. This is where chalk paint or clay basepaint and some easy Diy projects will make you stop in your tracks and not passup the next one. Mom and I couldn’t help but rescue this vintage stereocabinet it was calling our name. We decided we were going to transform thispiece into a Funky Bold Moroccan Style Cabinet.
I have a love hate relationship with coasters! They are necessary to preserve the beauty of our furniture, but *sigh* why are they so lacking in design and proper functionality? I decided it was time for me to figure out a better coaster design for my house. I thought about all the issues of coasters I have previously used...cardboard and cork seems to just get soppy wet (and let's face it, leave an even bigger ring), flat tile ones (so pretty, but the condensation just puddles and runs off)...what to do what to do?! Hmmm...a saucer?! Terracotta flower pots have those nice saucers....not very pretty though. Wait! I can fix that.
We just completed a makeover on a home near Nashville, Tennessee with Lowe's. It was a chance to give a home a fresh new look for spring after a very harsh winter.
The home owner was wanting to add new shutters to their windows, so we built them some board and batten shutters.
Making fun things for the garden is one of my favourite things to so so I decided to create some repurposed garden flowers using thrifted strainer steamers.
I am always looking for inexpensive ways to create storage in my kids' rooms. I originally made this storage unit for my daughter but used boy-friendly colors, on the off chance that she doesn't want it. Turns out she wants it, but wants it painted fuchsia. This project uses wooden crates that I already had, a lazy susan mechanism, two pieces of wood for the lazy susan, a full length mirror, hooks, and scrap wood for shelving. **Just a note, my daughter is all of 5 ft 1 inch tall, so this project is the perfect height for her, but if I were making for myself... I would add another crate.** One of the comments below from Snuttall1947 was brilliant! She is making one of these for her bathroom. Imagine what a great space to store towels and bath products vertically. Just wanted to share, in case you miss this in the comments. So many great comments on where to use this: craft rooms, closets, pantries, pool areas, garages, laundry rooms and mudrooms... I hope I didn't forget any... Possibilities are endless...
I found myself in possession of an old broken lampshade that was on a lamp in the living room I grew up in. This particular one was about 25 or so years old, and had good strong bones, so I didn’t head directly to the garbage pile with it. Because I Up-cycle just about EVERYTHING, I asked myself: What should I do with this thing?
My wife saw this DIY shelf idea on Pinterest, so we decided to build it because our kids need a bookshelf to put their books and this looked like the perfect kids bookshelf, and I thought it was cool that it was made from rain gutters! Our kids have a playroom where they have a lot of their books, but they didn't have a dedicated spot for their books. We decided to go to the hardware store and try to build these DIY shelves for our kids.
After what seemed like an eternity I FINALLY gave in and made my own version of this bench. This is another element of my backyard transformation, that I am documenting-slowly but documentation nonetheless.
Well, that's the way it started... In the last year we renovated our house and there are too many things that are still waiting in our backyard to be reused (good luck with that.. ).
Last summer, I made it my mission to create and craft using nothing but items I found on garbage day within a few block perimeter of my house. Unfortunately my mission was prematurely cut short after my craft studio sprang a leak and I no longer had a place to work and store my finds :( I did however, score a few great things before becoming water logged and having to put my projects on hold! It's amazing what you can find kicked to the curb every week. It breaks my heart to see the abundance of waste that goes to landfill when there's much that can be done to breathe a second life in it! As I walked down the street on this particular day, I spotting something in the distance.
I’ve done really good with curbing my “buy-and-hoard” tendencies at the thrift store. But when you find thrifted pathway lights like these, and then upcycle them into fall-inspired DIY lanterns, I have a renewed appreciation of my “buy-and-hoard” ways.
I bought these old path walkway lights many months ago from the thrift store.
I gasped when I found them because I knew how amazing they could be once you get past the dirt and discoloration. They turned into great upcycled Fall-inspired lanterns!...
Brushed by Brandy said this piece was intimidating as all heck. It was huge and boldly styled, those claw feet make a statement on their own. When I picked this up, my husband wasn't sure what I was thinking! I just look for things that are different, styles I haven’t done before, and well made. This thrift store find met those criteria, so I brought the set home.