30+ Upcycling Ideas for Old Books

30+ Upcycling Ideas for Old Books

What to do with old books – upcycle or leave alone? It can be a controversial topic (the repurposing of books) and one I’ve grappled with myself. I am a casual collector of vintage books, particularly the ones with crumbling leather binding, and I use them around our home for decorative purposes. But other books are considered less “visually valuable”, so I’m always interested in finding new upcycling ideas for old books.Read more ›

30+ Upcycled Fall Decor Project Ideas

30+ Upcycled Fall Decor Project Ideas

Every year, I look forward to the “-ber” months…September-December…for an abundance of reasons. Certainly the end-of-year holidays are wonderful, but more importantly, I simply love Fall. When I was younger, I loved going back to school for all the non-educational reasons: back-to-school clothes, boys I hadn’t seen all summer, football games. So, it should come as no surprise that I REALLY love upcycled Fall decor projects…and I suspect I’m not alone.Read more ›

25+ Project Ideas using Repurposed Cabinet Doors

25+ Project Ideas using Repurposed Cabinet Doors

Similar to cutting boards, salvaged cabinet doors (or cupboard doors, depending on your lingo) are an amazing DIY canvas. A large blank expanse of wood, painted or not, with minimal prep work to be done- usually limited to removing handles and hinges. Now, I haven’t repurposed many cabinet doors yet- a few, yes, but not many– but I do have a handful in my stockpile, just waiting for their time to shine.Read more ›

25+ Project Ideas for Repurposed Picture Frames

25+ Project Ideas for Repurposed Picture Frames

Few things in life are certain, but this one is: step into any thrift store in any town, and you will find a plethora of picture frames. Why so many end up donated to thrifts, I’ll never know…but the good news is that they are full of repurposing an upcycling potential. I’ve upcycled a few frames myself, and I’ll surely use some repurposed picture frames in future projects as well.Read more ›

25+ Project Ideas for Repurposed Drawers

25+ Project Ideas for Repurposed Drawers

Wooden drawers- whether they come from a dresser, a sewing cabinet, a library card catalog, or something else entirely, are full of repurposing and upcycling potential. If you think about it, they’re a ready-built box or crate…just waiting to be refurbished in a new and unexpected way! I’ve repurposed drawers in a few projects already and surprise, surprise…I’ve got another project idea in the queueRead more ›

Curb Appeal Ideas from The DIY Housewives

Curb Appeal Ideas from The DIY Housewives

It’s time for a new collection of project ideas from The DIY Housewives! This means that a group of my blogging friends (The DIY Housewives) will be sharing an older project as part of a themed collection. Sometimes, the theme will be seasonal…or based on a project material…or possibly a room in your home. No matter what, each collection will be a wonderful way to find timely inspiration in one compact posting- plus, you’ll get to know new bloggers and some of their favorite older projects. And with our calendars reading June, it’s a very good opportunity to work on…Read more ›

25+ Project Ideas for Repurposed Cutting Boards

25+ Project Ideas for Repurposed Cutting Boards

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times- beat up cutting boards from thrift stores and yard sales are one of my all-time favorite treasures. Sure, they’re plain and probably scarred all over- BUT, they are blank canvases that are destined for upcycling greatness. There are just SO many ways to repurpose and upcycle them- heck, I’ve reused them in several projects myself! I just can’t get enough repurposed cutting boards in my life, I guess.

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Memorial Day Ideas with The DIY Housewives

Memorial Day Ideas with The DIY Housewives

It’s time for a new collection of project ideas from The DIY Housewives! This means that a group of my blogging friends (The DIY Housewives) will be sharing an older project as part of a themed collection. Sometimes, the theme will be seasonal…or based on a project material…or possibly a room in your home. No matter what, each collection will be a wonderful way to find timely inspiration in one compact posting- plus, you’ll get to know new bloggers and some of their favorite older projects. And with our calendars reading May, it’s the perfect time to start thinking red, white, and blue for…Read more ›

25+ Repurposed / Upcycled Garden Markers

25+ Repurposed / Upcycled Garden Markers

Repurposing and upcycling random items from the thrift shop, that junk drawer in your kitchen, or even your yard into DIY garden markers is one of the easiest (and most creative) projects I can think of. The possibilities are truly endless- from wine bottles, to small frying pans, to wooden spoons, and beyond. And while some people might turn up their nose at the idea of even needing garden markers (“Don’t you KNOW what marjoram looks like??”), I’m here to tell you that it doesn’t matter.Read more ›

Flower Gardening Ideas with The DIY Housewives

Flower Gardening Ideas with The DIY Housewives

It’s time for a new collection of project ideas from The DIY Housewives! This means that a group of my blogging friends (The DIY Housewives) will be sharing an older project as part of a themed collection. Sometimes, the theme will be seasonal…or based on a project material…or possibly a room in your home. No matter what, each collection will be a wonderful way to find timely inspiration in one compact posting- plus, you’ll get to know new bloggers and some of their favorite older projects. And with our calendars reading April, it’s the perfect time to head outside for some…Read more ›