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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Message in a (Repurposed) Bottle

Message in a (Repurposed) Bottle

Ever since my county stopped recycling glass, I’ve been trying to come up with fresh ways to repurpose the glass bottles I end up with. Now that summer is on the horizon, my head is already in the sand- beach sand, that is. So, this time around, I decided to recreate the look of a message in a bottle…using glass wine and liquor bottles that are no longer allowed in our recycling bin.Read more ›

Product Test Drive: Terracotta Spray Paint

Product Test Drive: Terracotta Spray Paint

How would y’all feel about a new series on the blog? I would “test drive” different craft/DIY products and the blog post would focus on the product and NOT a project tutorial. Yes, I’d still upcycle something- but it would be a super simple/basic project that wouldn’t require much of a tutorial. If you’re on board, then let’s get right to the point in this month’s test drive: terracotta spray paint!Read more ›

Jewelry Hanger from a Refreshed Memo Board

Jewelry Hanger from a Refreshed Memo Board

Sometimes I am flush with project ideas, but then there are the scary droughts. And you guys, I was in a drought recently- all sorts of self-doubt creeped in, my thrifting luck dried up, and I just needed to step back for a bit. But, thankfully I felt the gears in my head start to turn again when I stepped back into a thrift store and found this outdated memo board thingamajig. I knew right away that it would be easily transformed into a very handy DIY jewelry hanger, perfect for a teen or tween’s room, a dorm, or any small space, like an apartment.Read more ›

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 ›

Coastal Coat Hooks using Repurposed Vintage Drawer Handles

Coastal Coat Hooks using Repurposed Vintage Drawer Handles

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As luck would have it, my friends are constantly offering up freebies from their homes for me to repurpose for my blog. And so was the case with these vintage drawer handles- my friend, Teri, had given her mother’s dresser a makeover for her daughter’s new apartment. Because she knows me so well, she asked if I could use the old hardware- and it only took one look for me to think “these look like boat cleats!”. And so, my idea to create coastal coat hooks came to be…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 ›

Spring Porch Décor in a Harvest Basket

Spring Porch Décor in a Harvest Basket

For this month’s Thrift Store Décor Team project, I decided to make something for our front porch. Spring is settling in nicely around here, and I wanted to celebrate that with a fun and easy project that would bring fresh color to the porch. I found a harvest basket (the kind that are typically filled with peaches during our South Carolina summers) at a thrift store and decided that I’d use it as a base for my porch décor this Spring.Read more ›

Craft Junk Giveaway- April 2018

Craft Junk Giveaway- April 2018

Are you ready for another Craft Junk Giveaway? Four times a year, I wrangle up some of my favorite blogging friends and we all fill boxes with everything upcycling and crafting- whether it’s vintage pieces, thrift store treasures, or fun DIY supplies! And now that April is officially here, that means it’s time for the second quarterly craft supply giveaway of 2018. So, let me show you how my giveaway box came together…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 ›