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I have a Dumpster Bookshelf TURNED ROLLING ISLAND!   How is this possible you might be asking?  A few power tools, some casters, reclaimed wood, and of course CeCe Caldwell’s Paints and their new ALL NATURAL Stain! Update!!!  I no longer use CeCe Caldwell’s Paints.  I found something I love EVEN MORE.  I use DIY […]

Cheap bookshelf makeovers are on a roll. Cheap bookshelf makeovers are one of my favorite trash to treasure projects.  Its a box with some shelves.  No character, and can be found for a few dollars.  Or, maybe even around a dumpster.  I recently transformed another one of my junk bookshelves to jewel of a bookcase. Here […]

How to Paint a Vinyl Chair with CeCe Caldwell’s Paints UPDATE! I no longer use CeCe Caldwell’s Paints.  I have found the long lost love of my life with DIY Paints by Debi’s Design Diary.   It is an all natural Clay Based Paint (Like a Chalk paint, but with a predominantly Clay Base).  The […]

Welcome to Weekend DIY Inspiration, Girlfriend’s DIY week 5! Here you get four fabulous DIY projects from my Upcycling friends, and plenty of inspiration for the weekend. Check out what we have in store for you this week!   Happy weekend and welcome to Weekend DIY Inspiration, Girlfriend’s DIY week 5!   This is your […]

Welcome to The Best Linky Party #151 and Features!!!  Hope everyone had a week of creativity, or maybe a week of productivity! In case you missed it, here is what I shared this week: Distressed Hamper! I shared how to wet distress CeCe Caldwell’s paints on this little hamper/cabinet. Free French Table Goes Glam. Can […]

Welcome to Trashy Tuesday!  This week definitely had a theme. Here is a hint, they are round, they are square, they are short, they are tall, and this week, I found them all!   Tables!  And a cabinet with potential, a nice floor lamp (not pictured) plus 6 VERY solid oak chairs that go with the […]

Garage Organized using Junk. Is your garage full of junk?  Keeping  your garage neat and organized is hard! Especially if you a)have children and their equipment b)restore and refurbish furniture c)collect a lot of junk.  I am all of the aforementioned. Last year my friend Emma (organizer extraordinaire) came to my rescue and helped me […]

Wheels Change the entire look of Furniture Just Add Wheels.  Rolling Furniture Part One.  Adding wheels to furniture is easier than you think! I LOVE furniture that rolls.  Partly, because it is easy to move around…..I often change my mind about where I want things to live and wheels make it easier for everyone to […]

Make a Work Bench from Wood Pallet! If you are new to REDOUX then you should know, I love nothing more than “FREE JUNQUE”!  I have an (unhealthy my husband would probably say) obsession with things people throw away.  For as long as I can remember, I have loved “making things”. And if I make […]

Bathroom Vanity Turned Rolling Kitchen Island?   I admit, I can be a bit vain from time to time.  I am not one to spend too much time in front of the mirror in the getting ready process.  Having twins cured me of this to the point where it is a matter of pride on how […]

Don’t try this at home.  I should have told myself this before I began this project. Remember THIS? My friend called to tell me it was in the middle of her road, so of course, I couldn’t resist the siren song of the dumped furniture!!! It was missing drawers, so immediately I thought it would […]

Trashy Tuesday – Country Style Dresser turned Industrial Chic Do you remember THIS POST, the one where I started stripping a “Free to Me” dresser, and thought I would have the whole project completed that day? This is what it was transformed to!  This is where we started.  Country Style, all the way back to mid […]