steamer trunk up cycle, Here is the after

Steamer Trunk Up-cycle

We had this old steamer trunk that for several years simply stored Christmas decorations. I have always been in love with this trunk and wanted to do something special with it but was never sure what, so I let it go on living as a storage trunk.

upcycled bench headboard footboard, outdoor furniture, pallet, woodworking projects

Up-cycled Head/foot Boards

Someone gave us a head/foot board that could no longer be used as a bed. The holes where it all connected had worn out and it was no longer sturdy enough to hold a bed frame.

filing cabinet to bar chic, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling

Filing Cabinet to Bar Chic

I got this banged up filing cabinet for $5 at a yardsale. The drawers would not work smoothly and one of the handles was broken.

snowman decoration winter tire upcycle, christmas decorations, home decor, seasonal holiday decor

The Snowman Family

These are some really fun Christmas/Winter decorations made from tires.

my kind of filing , crafts, gardening, how to, repurposing upcycling

My Kind of Filing...

So I had this NEED to have a filing cabinet. My junk loving friends, you know not to ignore this calling from the soul, lol! So I got one and it of course sat around FOREVER before it hit me...a planter but obviously not like one I have seen yet ;) .

snails i would welcome into my garden, pest control

Snails I Would Welcome Into My Garden...

These google eyed creations were a complete accident! We were organizing our tires that we use for various creations when I rolled up some of the tread we had cut off. I looked at my husband and said "what does this look like?". He responded immediately with "A snail!" And these little cuties were born...

chic barbie storage, bedroom ideas, organizing, repurposing upcycling, storage ideas, finished corner

Chic Barbie Storage

We recently redid our daughter's room. I will post the finished pics once her desk is done but I could not wait to post this one project. I needed to create storage and around here we do it for as cheap as we possibly can. FREE if we can pull it off, lol. I took a banged up, rusted old filing cabinet that I got at a thrift store for $5 and created a place for all the naked Barbies to live so I would not have to walk thru a sea of bodies in our 8 year old daughter's room.

headboard bench, outdoor furniture, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling

Headboard Bench

So there is a beautiful head/foot board bench that is on the Hometalk homepage that I fell in LOVE with. It was bright, happy colors and I was inspired. I had gotten this plastic headboard from a friend who wanted it out of her garage and it sat in my barn for over a year or more but now I knew it would be perfect for this project!

floor lamp to flower pot, container gardening, flowers, gardening, repurposing upcycling

Floor Lamp to Flower Pot

So I got this floor lamp at the thrift store but never intended to use it as a lamp. I had a general idea but until I could get it apart, I was not sure how I was going to do it.

repurposed window to flower box, container gardening, gardening, mason jars, outdoor living, repurposing upcycling

Window Flower Box

I have lots of old windows. Some with glass and some without. This was a quick little project that allows you to have a window flower box anywhere you want because it comes with its own window!

Crystal Creation
Crystal Creation