diy rustic bookshelf and storage

DIY Rustic Bookshelf and Storage

There is just something satisfying about creating your own piece of furniture. I‘m excited to show you the steps I took to create this rustic bookshelf; this can also be used for storage. This bookshelf is designed to be broken down for easy transport. The nice two-tone finish quickly draws attention to the eye with lots of storage.

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Record Storage Redo

I often get a strange look when I bring something like this home that I find, but there's potential in everything.

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French Provincial Couch + Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint

The story of my red velvet, French Provincial style couch began when an Instagram photo popped up on my feed advertising a single seater red velvet armchair for $40 via an antique store.

pallet bookshelf

Pallet Bookshelf

Reclaimed pallet projects are a great way to get into woodworking and making for two reasons: one, they’re really easy and two, old pallets can be found for free if you know where to look. Any store that has a garden center or warehouse will have extra pallets laying around and if you ask nicely they are usually happy to let you take them of their hands. This project is a reclaimed pallet bookshelf. It’s incredibly simple to make and looks great when its done.

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The Dress up Closet Makeover Part 1

Its been a while since I have posted so I thought I would share a fun little project that I am working on! It all started with a china cabinet you know the ones that your grandparents kept those thing that looked really cool but you were never allowed to touch or that fine china that was never used just looked at.
I found one on trash day and decided to take it home one mans trash is another's treasure right??? hahaha at least that's what I tell my husband when he sees my stash taking up valuable garage space!
Because this project is taking me longer than I had anticipated I will be doing it in two parts the door/glass and then the body and labor of turning a hutch top into a dress up closet.

painted sofa

Painted Sofa

We are redecorating a much needed family room/man cave and rather than get rid of the couch, I decided to paint with chalk paint (my favorite paint). We are thrilled with the results and I can't wait to finish the room! Painting the walls next and then a new floor!

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DIY Bookcase Ledges for Our Nursery

In our nursery, we had a narrow wall, that hid behind the open door. It was a wasted space with no utility and at the same time we really needed more space for our daughter's books.
We made these super easy ledges that are not only practical, they made the whole room look better! (You can see our nursery here).

how to repurpose a dresser to a mudroom hutch

How to Repurpose a Dresser to a Mudroom Hutch

Hello everyone, I'm Jeremy Hoffpauir. My family and I moved recently and had a few pieces of extra furniture. Stacey and I decided to repurpose this furniture into items we needed in the new house instead of selling them as individual pieces for next to nothing on Craigslist. I converted our old bedroom dresser to a super-functional mudroom hutch & repurposed the drawers for something else..

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Two Upcycled Projects From One Old Ladder

We picked up this old wood ladder that had been left as trash a while ago, and finally got the inspiration for what to do with it! It started out as one project, but quickly turned into two. Here's how we upcycled it!

diy outdoor coffee table

DIY Outdoor Coffee Table

Today I have another addition to my DIY, diamond-design, deck furniture to share with you! As you may know, I built a DIY curved floating deck earlier this summer and since then, I have been DIYing myself some furniture to enable us to enjoy that deck. I previously built a planter and an outdoor sofa, both with a diamond-shape design incorporated into each piece. Now, I have a super cute DIY Outdoor Coffee Table to add to the collection!

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China Cabinet Organizing

I confess....I'm a stasher, but I'm trying to change! I'd like to share with you my first organizing project of 2013! Only new items purchased were some wire racks from Lowe's!

4 fast home builds that will make you want to do it yourself

4 Fast Home Builds That Will Make You Want to Do It Yourself!

You don't have to be a master DIYer to accomplish these quick builds. By the end of the video you're going to be running to the store to buy your materials!

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Buffet Turned Island

We found this old buffet at our local ReStore for $80. I wasn't looking for a new island or a buffet, but when I saw this one I knew I had to have it. We reused the top from our old island and remarkably it fit perfectly on this buffet and looks so much better now.

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A Coffee Table Update Rustic Style

When I updated my living room recently, I was forced to find a new coffee table to fit my new furniture arrangement. I’d always wanted a round coffee table after all, and since I love a bargain I started searching Craigslist for a round coffee table. I finally scored and found one the perfect size I needed. Let me show you how I updated it!

4 ways to turn ordinary items into pottery barn style home decor

4 Ways to Turn Ordinary Items Into Pottery Barn-style Home Decor!

Got an old ladder, window or table legs lying around? Here are 4 perfect ideas to up-cycle your unused items.

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Give an Old Table Another 20 Years....

For any of us old enough to remember buying furniture that was made from solid wood, you know how rare that is. You don't want to just give it away or sell it for $10 at a garage sale due to something getting old.I've had this coffee table for 20 years...yes I got it as a baby gift. Ha Ha.It's solid wood and I couldn't part with it....but I just couldn't stand having to tighten striped bolts and nuts every other week any longer. It's in our game room so I was racking my brain how to make this a game room table. One day it hit me...It needs storage added to it...why can't I make storage areas the new legs?Well I can. So now the labor of love....and necessity...begins. It did take me a while to find the parts that I wanted. I could have settled for the parts that were at the store when I went but that was not the look or durability that I wanted. This room houses up to 15 boys (not all mine) on a weekend, so I needed something that will withstand that type of use.I already made a TV stand out of wooden crates so I wanted to keep with that industrial is what I call it. Hopefully no one else has called it that and trademarked it...So this is a weekend project for sure as there is a lot of staining and drying time involved. The best part is since I'm not going to be using the old legs for the new table....oh yeah... 4 more items to repurpose into something new.My total cost for this is just under $70. Find me a solid wood table with large storage for $70....

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Give New Life To An Old Table With A Map

This table was pretty boring but now it has a vintage feel. I used an old map of our state to add some interest to the top and inside the drawer.

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A Footstool Upcycle to Get A Leg Up

I transformed an old drawer found curbside into a footstool with storage to give my little dog a little help getting up on the couch!

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Chalk Paint Coffee Table Transformation!

After purchasing a farm as a second home we didn't have a big budget to furnish it so when my mother gave me an old coffee table and side table that she had stored away I took it. They are great tables but too dark for the look I am going for.

11 pictures of crazy cool uses for tree stumps, outdoor furniture, outdoor living, repurposing upcycling, woodworking projects, Photo via Mickey

11 Pictures of Crazy Cool Uses for Tree Stumps

We don't know what it is about tree stumps that we love so much - maybe the natural texture, the joy of reusing materials, or the fact that they're completely free. Whatever the reason, we LOVE them, and we know you do too, which is why we collected some inspiring and crazy cool pictures of tree stump upcycles that you'd better not miss!
1. Tree Stump Planter

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DiY Black Pipe and Pine Industrial Shelves

And looked upon the room did she,
Spun 'round and uttered her decree,
She pointed there, her eyes ashine,

making the cutest diy pallet couch


Hey everyone!Karen and I weren't quite done with our house yet, and one of the things we needed was a comfortable couch. Before building this we had no place to sit at all since we had just moved in. Let me show you how we went about building it. The process is simple. First you buy pillows or square sponges as well as a glue gun and some pallets. Also pick up the type of material you want to cover the sponges for the cusion.

stunning outdoor sofa refresh with shibori

Stunning Outdoor Sofa Refresh With Shibori (Indigo) Dyeing.

One of my favourite places in the summer is the outdoor sofa in my back garden. When l get 10mins to myself I love to just lounge on it sipping cocktails and flicking through interiors magazines.My sofa is an Ikea Ammero which has lasted really well considering it's had to put up with the unpredictable British weather for 7 years. However even though I store away the cushions in the winter they were looking rather grubby and ready for a refresh.

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So as newly weds we wanted a coffee table for our apartment but they ran about $150-$200 at furniture stores. We decided to DIY our own coffee table for only $60! I love how it has storage units, it's perfect for small spaces!
I have an entire YouTube video on how we made this and the link is at the bottom, please check it out!

circa 70 s pine dining room hutch gets a new lease on life, painted furniture

Circa 70's Pine Dining Room Hutch Gets a New Lease on Life

In my kitchen I had so many small appliances they were stored everywhere and anywhere they fit. I wanted to have them all in one place. I had a pantry that seemed the logical solution. I then had to re-home the pantry items. I decided I could use the cabinets I store my dishes and glassware in if I could find just the right hutch. I had a specific style in mind.