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Two Free Dumpster Tables that Got an Easy Makeover Recently my husband and I became empty-nesters! This has left us with some empty bedrooms. And plenty of space to have a dedicated guest room! We invited out-of-town friends (last-minute ask) to stay with us recently when they were in town for a wedding. Dilemma…I did […]

Easily Make a New Crate look old with my easy tutorial! Do you love the look of old crates but are shocked at the price of them? I will see some beautiful old Flower Crate, see the price tag, and keep moving. I wish I could find old wood crates in the Dumpsters I look […]

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 […]

Happy Trashy Tuesday! It’s a Lingerie Dresser Makeover! It was time to start clearing out that garage full of junk again and finally get to a diy furniture makeover.  I am VERY good at adding to the collection of junk in there. If you have not had a chance to check out some of my […]

How to Find Free Furniture – 5 Easy Steps This is an updated version of a post I ran in November 2018.  I am always discovering new ways to find free and adjusting and improving my skills.  Read on if you want to get the best tips on how you can find free furniture! If […]

How to Makeover a Vintage Stereo Cabinet How many times have you seen one of these old Stereo Cabinets and just dismissed it as a worthless?I found this old Stereo Cabinet one day while out walking my dog.  I really believe people put stuff out on their driveways with a free sign up because they know I […]

Get the Chippy Paint look using Debi’S Design Diary DIY Paint and a surprising little tool. I am in the process of switching from a PC to my MacBook.  In that process, somehow all my before and during pictures disappeared.  SIGH.  Cest la vis. Use your imagination.  Plain brown table, good bones, needs some love.  I […]

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! […]

DIY Black and White Staircase ………….Is Completed!!  (except for the railings on the 2nd floor of my house that no one but my family can see and I am so over this project that I need a break before I can go back to painting all those 1 inch round railings…..that is next…) This post […]

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 […]

Do you have one of these? Old White Book Shelf, or Black, or whatever cheap color it was. They are literally a dime a dozen in the Dumpster World. After they have served their purpose, they are often unceremoniously thrown out with the trash. Wait! You can give that ugly old thing a new life. […]

  It’s here!  The easiest way to learn How To Make Paint Look Like Wood. **This post is my most pinned post!  It has been pinned literally millions and millions of time, thank you!  Please stick around, visit my Projects Page and see what else you might like to check out and try. I enjoy […]