I’m always looking for ways to create an earth-friendly, green, and sustainable home. Here are 6 ideas to try to make your home kinder to the planet.
Eco-friendly changes–taking these small steps in your home can contribute to a movement towards impactful changes. The world is in trouble. Every day you hear the news that species extinguish, forests diminish, ice caps melt, the ozone layer depletes, and much more.
Are you a seasoned gardener? Or more of a beginner wanting to venture into the world of flora and fauna this new year? Maybe you’re neither a veteran nor a novice, but someone who has been able to cultivate a satisfactory level of gardening skills and experience? Whichever category you fall into, before you get down and dirty in your gardens, it’s best to check out the top 7 garden trends for 2018.
These 3 cool desk accessories are made from upcycled items and washi tape.
When you burn a jar candle down to nothing, don’t toss it! You can upcycle a used jar candle into two useful items in just a few minutes.
I burn candles all the time. I love the warm glow and the delicate fragrant scent. As most of you know, I’m a thrifty DIY’er. But candles are a luxury that I don’t mind spending my hard-earned cash on.
I recently had an idea on how to fill an empty corner of my office without spending a dime. This involved an empty wood spool upcycled into a seasonally decorated side table. The spool I had in mind was a smaller spool, and it was just sitting in a warehouse waiting to be hauled to the dumpster. Of course, my upcycling senses kicked in! How could I let such a useful object be hauled off?
Engage in amazing DIY projects for your bedroom this weekend because it totally deserves a makeover. You might not really think much about it, but your bedroom is your safe haven; it’s like your place of refreshing when the world takes its toll on you. For me, it’s where I go to regroup whenever I’m […]
In our world today, no two words have ever been more opposite than “DIY Projects” and “Teenagers”. I mean, let’s face it, why would a teen want to get down and dirty in the backyard when there are lots of cool stuff online to check out, friends to chat with on social media, and amazing […]
Purchasing comfy and elegant beds for your pets can be quite expensive, and totally not worth it if Mr. Fluffy decides he doesn’t like it. Let’s be honest, pets can be very picky and fussy. Instead of shelling out some major cash to keep Oscar in comfort, why don’t you spend time this coming weekend […]
Continuing with our upcycling trend, we’d be looking at 6 ways to upcycle an old chair. For those of us who are still not sure of the difference between recycling and upcycling, we had a post solely focused on that last week. Do check it out. It’s fun and educating! Upcycling simply means transforming or […]
I’ve long been wanting to upcycle a broken chair into a planter for my yard. I have one particularly bare spot in my front flower bed that needed a good bit of color. Unfortunately, it gets full sun, during the hottest part of the day and nothing seems to thrive in this spot.
The upcycled vs recycled debate is a long and ongoing one. Staunch supporters of each feel one is more beneficial to the environment than the other. If you love debates and are at the moment, rubbing your hands in glee at an opportunity to contribute your own quota to this controversial topic, err….sorry to disappoint […]
Mere mirror on the wall? I think not! Today I will show you how to refinish a vintage mirror properly. This ensures that it comes out without getting paint on the mirror or breaking the glass. It’s a quick, fun, and easy project.
I have seen this project on many sites but never could find a step by step DIY how to upcycle a picture frame into an earring holder tutorial. I searched for directions, but couldn’t find them. I took matters into my own hands. I found an old frame, headed out to my shop, and figured it out, taking a few photos along the way.
If you’re a parent or guardian seeking to develop the gardening skills of your child or ward, here are 6 awesome garden ideas for kids you would definitely fall in love with. Building your child’s gardening skills comes with a lot of perks and nary a downside. It provides recreation and fun, develops their motor […]
I recently refinished an old wood desk and transformed it to farmhouse decor style. This desk was sitting in an old barn for over 10 years. The back was removed, someone had decided to run wiring to it and cut a light switch hole in the desk top. As some point, mice had chewed up that wiring, making it useless.
I have been interested in DIY game tables for a fun family game night for quite some time. I have been given an antique table top (no base) and would love to recycle this into a game table top. This piece is nostalgic for me and takes me back to childhood.
This how to guide will show you just how simple it is to chalk paint a mason jar. Mason jars are so useful! They are cute. They hold stuff. They can be used to display things. I am wild about them. Chalk painting a mason jar was the natural solution for me when I decided to look for a new pen organizer for my desk.
I recently turned to blog readers for advice on how to attract hummingbirds to my garden, and this easy DIY bird bath is the result of some of that advice. It’s built from scrap wood and a plastic plant saucer, this is as simple as it gets.
I am fascinated with old ladders and want to share 10 ways to upcycle an old ladder with you. Recently, I was given an old, rickety wooden ladder that was going to go to the trash if I couldn’t do something with it. In fact, I created two projects out of this ladder
You can save money when budgeting for your DIY project; learn when to save and when to splurge on materials. A DIY project can really hit you in the wallet…hard. But if you know what you can save money on and where you need to really spend it, you can alleviate some of the financial strain.
Upcycling is fun, easy, and can save you a ton of money. Today, I’m going to share 5 easy upcycling ideas featuring common household items.
I upcycled an old wooden ladder into a trellis last weekend. In that post, I promised you that part of the ladder which I cut down was going to make a second project. This is that project. It’s a charming, shabby chic towel rack to keep in my She-Shed.
I was given a worn out, rickety wooden ladder last week by a friend who was clearing out an old barn. She’s always entertained by how I transform junk into something usable. Well, she should prepare to be double-amazed because that old ladder is being repurposed into two useful items. Today, I’m sharing Upcycled Ladder […]
I recently drove past a yard sale that was ending and stopped, only to find a yard sale leftover piece that I thought could be easily turned into a charming “welcome” chair for my foyer. It had a $2 price tag on it.
If you’re overwhelmed with clutter in your home, this how to guide will show you some ways to turn your trash into cash as you organize your home. We all unintentionally collect things that we don’t use. Now make some money selling them!
You may pass on furniture restoration projects because you don’t know how to re-cover a chair cushion. Actually, it’s an easy task. In just 10 easy steps, you can have a freshly reupholstered seat for your chair.
A few weeks ago, I found a vintage 1950s kitchen utility cart in the scrap metal pile at our county trash drop off point. I decided to “rescue” it and upcycle it into a chic bar cart. It’s going to work perfectly to serve cocktails, wine, or coffee.
I’m sharing with you a free printable jpg: DIY Project Planning Checklist because there’s nothing worse than really getting started on a project only to need to put it on hold. Use this free printable project planning sheet to set yourself up for success.
You probably have an outdated laminate microwave cart somewhere around your house. Once you learn the basic technique of how to repaint laminate furniture, you can transform your former ugly furniture can become a piece in a child’s playroom.
Today we are going to look at how you can create quick and easy vertical storage space in your home. While most of us daydream of living in a large home with huge walk-in closets, that’s not the reality for most. While small home owners are content with their snug space, they have one common complaint: lack of storage space.
The upcycling trend is on the rise. Everyone is upcycling everything. Old dressers are being converted into gardening containers, emptied wine bottles are being used as antique table lamps, antique school desks are being transformed into charming end tables, and the list goes on….. A very popular upcycling idea is the transformation of several old […]
You waited until the last minute and now it’s almost Mother’s Day. You can treat the Mom who loves to garden to a quick, easy, and customized present with this DIY garden sign. Because it’s quickly personalized, it will look like you had made it weeks ago. Nothing about this looks like an OMG I […]
Locker up! A DIY guide on how to repaint a locker and inspiration for a locker upcycle project. You will have a unique piece in your home.
After making a wish list and planning for weeks, my she shed is finally done! Completed, it features a workbench at my height, storage, seating for when I want a break from gardening, and…running water!
At some point, you’ve probably wondered if you can/how to refinish laminate furniture. Yes, indeed, it can be done. In fact, it’s quite easy to do!
Transforming a piece or two of furniture is now a hot trend, especially with the things that are wasteful to dispose of, like dressers. One of the best ways is to squeeze those creative juices and unleash your DIY skills to make something new out of this old stuff. Here are some of the ideas that you may want to consider in your next project.
The cutest of container gardens are easy to create with just a little time and imagination. In fact, any vessel or bucket can be turned into a container garden. In my opinion, unexpected containers add charm and a rustic folk-art appeal to your outdoor living space. Whether the container is large or small makes no […]
I love that I can upcycle plastic bottles into useful garden tools; here I show you how to take 5 plastic bottles and make 7 useful gardening tools out of them. I love recycling and try to upcycle anything that’s useful. There are a lot of reasons that I choose to upcycle my plastic bottles. […]
A rused beach bike has been refinished to become a planter to be added to my container gardens.