We’re bringing you another creative winning project from the Creating with the Stars promotion Homes.com was honored to sponsor. We love how Sarah, from While They Snooze, used an everyday item to create something spectacular for the up-cycle theme. Who would have thought an ugly tire could become such a beautiful table! See how she made this statement home decor piece.
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After a recent trip to France where I purchased some pretty fabric, I tried to think of a simple ,inexpensive way to display my find. I had various sizes of those wooden embroidery hoops but then , how do I display those? I really had no idea what I wanted but after visiting a local thrift shop I found this inexpensive rail. I don't have any pictures of what I did but it was very simple. After ironing the appropriate size fabric for each hoop, leaving a little extra around the edges, I basically stretched the fabric over each hoop and cut off the excess edge fabric.
I had a couple 2x4's kickin around the garage, so I decided to cut them up and make a blanket ladder with them. A blanket ladder is a fun and easy way to display or store blankets when your not bundled up in them. I made the ladder 54" tall with four 13" rungs attached to the middle. I turned the rungs a little bit so they were offset and using three inch screws, drove in four for each rung (two on each side). I gave the whole thing a good coat of chalk paint and wax and hung up my blankets!
Looking around my work shop, I was inspired to make this sunburst mirror!
Never having made one before, I had to wing it, but I was happy with the outcome.
I already made one of these little tables with Dollar Store glass gems and it came out colorful and blingy. I knew I wanted to make one with a pebble top and pallet boards and boy, am I happy with the way it came out!!
My daughter is a chip off the old block...she's a crafter like her momma! And, she has almost as many 'tools' and 'supplies' as I have. I'm always looking for thrifty ways to keep her organized. Have you seen the new Diet Coke brightly colored cans and bottles? I thought they were too cute to throw out! Using just a few supplies, I three cans into a functional for my daughter's collection of markers and pencils.
This is where it started- an old mill in foreclosure that a man bought at auction and was giving away everything in the warehouse.
We got about 900 square feet of 1/4" heart pine lumber for FREE!!!!!! It was dark, hot and dusty but it was FREEEEEE!
As you can see, the boards were not in a finished state. But surprisingly we had very little waste!
I am all about repurposing. I try to reuse, recycle and repurpose any time I can. I also love camping and a great campfire is the best! I have the best marriage of repurposing and campfires! Homemade fire starters. For this project you will need a few cardboard tubes, dryer lint and some tissue paper or newspaper.
My friend challenged me and brought me three pallets to see what I could make out of them. She really wanted some new furniture for her patio so I decided to give it a try. I was able to make a bench, a table, a chair and a small wine holder all from pallet wood! Here's how:
Y’all, I love my bay window. It was the view from this window which finally sold me on buying this fixer-upper! I have never covered it up with curtains, shades, or furniture because being able to look out across a huge grassy field and watch deer and other wildlife pass unobstructed is a daily joy. But the space was screaming for some love and attention.
Pallet projects seem to be flooding the world of DIY! And why shouldn’t they?! If you are lucky, you can get decent pallets for free and save on the cost of lumber for your projects. The problem with pallets... breaking them down. Luckily, this project doesn’t require all the prying (unless you really want to)!
Are you ready for spring? I am! I couldn't wait to get a few new things on my patio and decided to make these cute planters to spruce things up a bit. A little paint and some plants and your are ready to go.
My new herringbone pattern headboard made from free pallets, plywood and some 1x4s! This headboard was made from two pallets that we had leftover from when we built our deck. They sat leaning against our house for YEARS waiting for the perfect project. Because these pallets were FREE this made it a very inexpensive project - perfect for my $100 guest room makeover.
I made a planter box from tiles. The tiles are actually meant for outdoor paving (Mediterranean style) but as I rent, I couldn’t see the point of doing something like that for a garden that I didn’t own. Instead I thought, why not use the tiles to make a stylish planter…. on wheels?That way, if I did ever move homes, I could roll it along with me!Its not the first time ive made a planter - check out my baking tin herb planter i made last year
We finished our back porch makeover and this reclaimed wood wall is my favorite part! It really made this room pop. The best part............ it was totally FREE! Yes! Free!
We promise that with minimum effort and just a couple of tools you can make one for yourself! Here's what you'll need:
Cute drawer pull knob with a screw. Make sure it is long enough to go all the way through your cork. FYI - Hobby Lobby has an extensive decorative knob selection.
Wine bottle cork...
Pumpkins, pumpkins, pumpkins! Yay pumpkins!! Can you tell I love pumpkins!? They are probably my favorite part about Fall… actually, that is a lie. I love Fall so much that I can’t pick just one favorite thing! I am in complete Fall go mode and I would like to share this DIY Rustic pumpkin art that me and my mother made. I would take all the credit, it was her idea!😀 Now you know where I get my creative genius from lol!
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Though some say that the copper trend is on the way out, for me, it is still a favourite style of mine. Plus copper looks great in any space and doesn't seem to date as much as other trends. As we are doing up our bedroom at the moment, I have been looking for some interesting coat hooks to go on the back of our bedroom door. Most hooks as you can imagine are slightly on the boring side, so when I came across these copper pipe hooks, I was hooked myself! To buy these though, they can be quite pricey, so Pete and I realised that we could make some ourselves. Hooray! All you need is a few cheap copper accessories and a pipe cutter and away you go. Check out how to make these funky copper hooks here......