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How to make DIY Coat Hooks From Old Fence Boards I Love DIY Coat hooks and I love Old Boards. Are you like me and have a love affair with old wood? Do your neighbors think you are slightly off your rocker because you are begging them for their old fence boards? Do you drive […]

If your family is anything like mine,  there are always a collection of shoes somewhere near the bottom of the stairs, or the front door.  We have tried several different systems to corral the shoes, but I always disliked the massive shoe pile that would eventually build.  My solution? Get a Drawer turned Shoe Storage! […]

Before I share pictures and this post with you I have a disclaimer. No literature was harmed in this project. All books that were altered were not only dumpster dive finds but were the probably trash for the mind as well…..Not that they were THAT kind of trash, I go to the Dumpster not the […]

Watching Time Turn Into a Mirror This post was originally posted several years ago, but it’s a timeless classic and could easily be done with old clocks from thrift stores, etc. I had this old clock, that I LOVED but the clock was dying a slowwwwww death. The company I bought it from has long […]

How to Make a Door Chalkboard from a bunch of Junk (This post was originally written in 2012, but the instructions remain the same, paint brand has changed) Do you remember this thing I pulled out of le garbage? My client had texted me the night before I found this, asking if I could make […]

Trashy Tuesday How to Stencil on Old Wood With Stain Update!  I only use Debi’s Design Diary DIY Paint since publishing this post.  DIY Paint is 100% Natural, Clay Based, which makes it different from every other chalk paint product.  It is perfectly smooth, the colors are beautiful and cover well, even their whites.   It paints […]

Dumpster Makeover Ficus Tree Trashy Tuesday You might be asking yourself right now.   Ficus Tree?  Really?  Like those big fake things in a basket that every model home and new apartment, and maybe even (you) had in a corner of your front room?  Yep, that very same Faux Ficus Tree that probably still graces […]

Trashy Tuesday New Idea for that Metal Bucket You know, the one you threw in your garbage last week?  The one I pulled out of your garbage when I was out walking my dog…. I realize you threw it away because you thought you had no use for it.  And, it was a little wonky on […]

Dumpster Floral Makeover For Halloween with Mod Podge I love a good makeover.  Especially if it is something I found for free, and I had some FREE goodies to make it over with, like this box of goodies I received from Mod Podge!   This Mod Podge makeover was so fun. I started with this […]

Pouf, Upcycle a Pouf in a Poof with nothing but CeCe Caldwell’s Paints. I love the word Pouf. Pouf  originates from a French word for something inflated.  (which I think is funny) Pouf has come to mean a fancy word for a small ottoman.  Whatever the meaning.  Here are two Poufs I recently made over with […]

Don’t you love Fall?  The change in colors in nature and the endless possibilities of decorated Pumpkins. Check out how to Gild Fake Pumpkins with Metallic Paint.  I didn’t have to spend a fortune and I can save my money for something I really want for Halloween instead, some candy! Here is what you will need for […]

Old kitchen cabinet doors are all the rage these days in Dumpsters.  At least that seems to be what I find when I am out doing my shopping (ummm, dumpster diving, curbside shopping). There are one million and one uses to repurpose them.  OBVIOUSLY the people who threw them out in the first place have […]